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Audio Blood Unveils April Listings

It may not feel spring in my neck of woods yet but the good folks at Audio Blood Media have sprung their April artist listings, including Acres Of Lions hitting the road in support of their new album Home(s), out now on Cordova Bay Records, they’ll be joined by The Town Heroes as well as The Balconies and Ben Caplan heading across the pond for European dates.

Check it out to see if they’re coming to a town near you;

Acres of Lions
Apr. 12 @ The Pawnshop, EDMONTON
Apr. 18 @ Vangelis Tavern, SASKATOON, SK
Apr. 24 @ Red Herring Pub, SAINT ANDREWS, NB (w/ The Town Heroes)
Apr. 25 @ Plan B, MONCTON, NB (w/ The Town Heroes)
Apr. 26 @ Michael’s Bar and Grill, HALIFAX (w/ The Town Heroes)
Apr. 27 @ Hunter’s Ale House, CHARLOTTETOWN (w/ The Town Heroes)
Apr. 29 @ Quai Des Brumes, MONTREAL  (w/ Kingsfoil)
Apr. 30 @ Mavericks, OTTAWA (w/ Kingsfoil)
May 01 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON ON
May 02 @ The Mansion House, SAINT CATHERINES ON
May 03 @ The MOD Club, TORONTO ON

Amos The Transparent
May 23 @ Maxwell’s Music House, WATERLOO, ON
May 24 @ Phog Lounge. WINDSOR, ON
June 9 @ West Fest, OTTAWA, ON
Jul. 18 @ Dakota Tavern, TORONTO, ON
Jul. 19 @ Quai Des Brumes, MONTREAL, QC

Andy Brown
Apr. 19 @ The Capital, FREDERICTON, NB
Apr. 26 @ The Seahorse, HALIFAX, NS
Apr. 27 @ The Tide and Boar, MONCTON, NB
May 3 @ Peppers Pub, SAINT JOHN, NB
May 10 @ Hunters Alehouse, CHARLETTETOWN, PE

Apr. 26 @ The Drake Underground, TORONTO, ON

The Balconies
May 2 @ Brooklyn Mixer, LIVERPOOL, UK (*Liverpool Soundcity)
May 7 @ Water Rats, LONDON, UK (w/ Two Hours Traffic)
May 8 @ Burgerweeshuis, DEVENTER, NL (w/ Two Hours Traffic)
May 9 @ Duaw Pop Festival, HELLENDOORIN, NL (w/ Two Hours Traffic)
May 10 @ De Oude Rechtbank, EINDHOVEN, UK (*The Great Escape- OMDC Canada House Day Party)
May 17 @ Green Store Door, BRIGHTON, UK (*The Great Escape-The Agency Group showcase)

Ben Caplan
Apr. 11 @ Hedon, ZWOLLE, NL
Apr. 12 @ Tivoli De Helling, UTRECHT, NL
Apr. 13 @ Gigant, APELDOORN, NL
Apr. 14 @ Patronaat, HAARLEM, NL
Apr. 15 @ Theater der Wohngemeinschaft, KOLN, DE
Apr. 17 @ Grüner Jäger, HAMBURG, DE
Apr. 18 @ Privateclub, BERLIN, DE
Apr. 19 @ Ampere, MUNCHEN, DE
Apr. 22 @ Papeersal, ZUNRICH, SWITZERLAND
Apr. 25 @ Piekny Pies, KRAKOW, POLAND
Apr. 26 @ Powiekszenie WARSAW, POLAND
Apr. 28 @ John Dee, OLSO, NO
June 08 @ The Rivoli, TORONTO ON
June 13 @ Mosofest, SASKATOON AB
June 15 @ Sweaterwater 905 Arts Festval, ROLLA, BC
June 16 @ Artspace, PRINCE GEORGE, BC
June 18 @ Electric Owl, VANCOUVER BC
June 19 @ The Habitat, KELOWNA BC
June 28-30 @ Worthy Farm- SOMERSET UK (Glastonbury Festival)
June 05-06 @ Hop Farm, TONBRIDGE UK (The Hop Farm Festival)
July 06 @ Julianpark UTRECHT, NL (Roots In the Park Music Festival)
July 12 @ Pembina River Nights Festival, RANGETOWN PARK, AB
July 13 @ Black Dog, EDMONTON, AB (Early show 4PM)
July 13 @ Bohemia, EDMONTON, AB (Late show 11PM)
July 15 @ From Scratch, MEDICINE HAT, AB
July 17 @ Owl Acoustic Lounge – LETHRBRIDGE, AB
July 18 @ The Root – LLOYDMINISTER, AB
July 20-21 @  South Country Fair- FORT MACLEOD, AB
July 25 @ The Secret Garden Party – CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK

Charlotte Cornfield
Apr. 25 @ Ebar, GUELPH, ON (w/ New Country Rehab)
May 3 @ The Great American Roots Stomp, UNION HALL, BROOKLYN NY
May 12 @ Rockwood Music Hall, NEW YORK CITY, NY
June 1 @ The Drake Hotel, TORONTO ON w/ Ryan Granville Martin
June 29 @ Union Hall, BROOKLYN NY w/ Birds & Arrows

Dominique Fricot
Apr. 19 @ The Club, REGINA, SK (Junofest)
Apr. 20 @ Java Express, MOOSE JAW, SK (Junofest)
Apr. 21 @ The Royal Canadian Legion, MEDICINE HAT, AB
Apr. 22 @ Ironwood Stage, CALGARY, AB
Apr. 23 @ The Rockwater Grill and Bar, GOLDEN, BC
Apr. 24 @ The Habitat, KELOWNA, BC
Apr. 25 @ The Electric Owl, VANCOUVER,BC
Apr. 26 @ Solstice Cafe, VICTORIA, BC
Apr. 27 @ Duncan Garage Showroom, DUNCAN, BC

Emma Hill
Apr.12 @ Laurelthirst Public House – PORTLAND, OR
Apr. 13 @ Harbor Performing Arts Center, HARBOR, OR
Apr. 18 @ Good Karma Café, SAN JOSE, CA
May 5 @ Bikenetic, FALLS CHURCH, VA
May13 @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern,TORONTO, ON
May 15 @ The Supermarket,TORONTO, ON
May 16 @ Rumba Café, COLUMBUS, OH
May 22 @ The Bridge, COLUMBIA, MO
May 28 @ The Horned Hand, BEND, OR
May 29 @ Great Pacific, PENDLETON, OR

Gabrielle Papillon
Apr. 27 @ Lane Privateer Inn, LIVERPOOL, NS
May 17 @ Little River Folk, PETITE RIVER, NS
May 18 @ Evergreen Theatre,  MARGRETSVILLE, NS
June 03 @ The Iron Wood, CALGARY, AB.
June 22 @  Mermaide Theatre, WINDSOR, NS

Miesha & The Spanks
Apr. 18 @ Broken City, CALGARY, AB (w/ Whitey Houston)

Apr. 26 @ Cafe-Bar Le Zenob, TROIS, RIVIERES, QC
May 24 @ Le Sous-bois, CHICOUTIMI, QC
Aug 4 @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, MONTREAL, QC

The Noble Theifs
Apr. 19 @ Le Tigre, PARIS, FR
Apr. 25 @ Central Station, WREXHAM, WALES, UK (FOCUS Wales Festival)
Apr. 26 @ Empty Space, WREXHAM, WALES, UK (FOCUS Wales Festival)
Apr. 29 @ The Compass, CHESTER, UK
May 1 @ The Dublin Castle, LONDON, UK
May 2 @ ‘Station Sessions’ St. Pancras Int’l, LONDON, UK
May 3 @ The Brink, LIVERPOOL, UK (SoundCity Festival)
May 7 @ Calon FM, WREHAM, WALES, UK
May 9 @ De Bees, WINSFORD, UK
May 10 @ Saith Seren, WREXHAM,WALES, UK
May 11 @ Telford’s Warehous, CHESTER, UK

The Town Heroes
Apr. 12 @ The Split Crow, TRURO, NS
Apr. 24 @ Red Herring Pub, SAINT ANDREWS, NB (w/ Acres of Lions)
Apr. 25 @ Plan B, MONCTON, NB (w/ Acres of Lions)
Apr. 26 @ Michael’s Bar and Grill, HALIFAX (w/ Acres of Lions)
Apr. 27 @ Hunter’s Ale House, CHARLOTTETOWN (w/ Acres of Lions)

Apr. 20 @ RSD Secret Show, TORONTO, ON

Looking For A Place T.O. Happen; Canadian Music Fest Edition

At long last, Canadian Music Fest, or Canadian Music Week as we vets still call it, is upon us.

With over 40 artists from Canada and around the world playing 40 venues around Toronto, it may be tough trying to decide to see. Luckily, h@tb is here with the gigs that are worth checking out.

March 21

Daniella Watters @ Czehoski

The Balconies @ Lee’s Palace

Audio Blood Media’s CMF Showcase (Featuring The Mohawk Lodge, Amos The Transparent & more) @ The Dakota Tavern

Mo Kenney, Mad Ones, PS I Love You, Wildlife & more @ The Great Hall

March 22

The Indies (Featuring Metric, Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Yukon Blonde & More) @ The Kool Haus

Young Rival & Limblifter @ The Horseshoe

Ben Caplan @ The Rivoli

A K U A & Boys Who Say No @ The Silver Dollar

Acres Of Lions @ The Tranzac Club

The Town Heroes & Dearly Beloved @ The Bovine Sex Club

The Cheap Speakers @ Cabin 5

White Ash Falls @ The Cameron House & Supermarket

Pkew Pkew Pkew @ Global Village Backpackers

Parallels @ Hard Luck Bar

The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Revival

Mac DeMarco, Brews Willis & Grounders @ Sneaky Dee’s

We Need Surgery @ The Sister

March 23

Donovan Woods @ The Central

The Buzz Factor Series featuring Suuns, Lioness, Decades, Valleys & Savages @ Lee’s Palace

Papermaps @ Rancho Relaxo

Gabrielle Papillon @ The Rivoli

The Mohawk Lodge @ Shanghai Cowgirl

The Great Wilderness & Revolvers @ The Annex Live

Tin Star Orphans @ The El Mocambo

Shout Out Out Out Out @ The Horseshoe

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Massey Hall

Austra @ The Danforth Music Hall

Fucked Up @ The Great Hall

Diemonds @ The Hideout

Audio Blood Unveils Canadian Music Week Showcases

The good folks at Audio Blood Media have unveiled their Canadian Music Week schedule. See below for who’s playing where;

RSVP here.

March 23 @ The Horseshoe Tavern

The Good Ships -12.00pm
Vaudeville Smash – 12.40pm
Blackchords – 1.20pm
Jackson Firebird – 2.00pm
The Beards – 2.40pm
Strangers – 3.20pm
The Trouble with Templeton – 4.00pm
Grey Ghost – 4.40pm
Seth Sentry – 5.20pm

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Audio Blood Unveils Canadian Music Week Schedule

The good folks at Audio Blood Media have unveiled the list of artists they work with who will be playing Canadian Music Week this year.

Check it out!

Thursday, March, 21 @ Dakota Tavern: Audio Blood showcase- 11pm: Acres of Lions, Amos the Transparent, The Mohawk Lodge, Cai.ro, Miesha & The Spanks & The Town Heroes

Acres Of Lions

Friday, March, 22 @ Tranzac- 830pm
Saturday, March, 23 @ Sonic Boom In-store- 7pm

Amos The Transparent

Thursday, March, 21 @ Goorin In-store- 4pm *acoustic

The Balconies

Thursday, March, 21 @ Lee’s Palace – 10pm (w/ July Talk, Two Hours Traffic)

Ben Caplan

Thursday, March, 21 @ Horseshoe Tavern – 1:30am (w/ Great Bloomers, Teenage Kicks)


Tuesday, March, 19 @ Goorin In-store- 4pm *acoustic

Wednesday, March, 20 @ Cabin 5 – 11pm
Thursday, March, 21 @ Of A Kind In –store- 130pm *acoustic

Saturday, March, 23 @ Sonic Boom In-store- 2pm
Saturday, March, 23 @ The Hoxton: Iceland showcase- 830pm

Miesha & The Spanks

Tuesday, March, 19 @ The Crawford – 11pm

Wednesday, March, 20 @ Painted Lady- 1130pm
Thursday, March, 21 @ Of A Kind In-store- 2pm *acoustic

Friday, March, 22 @ Model Citizen In-store- 645pm
Saturday, March, 23 @ Shanghai Cowgirl- 930pm *acoustic 

Dominque Fricot

Wednesday, March 20 @ Rivoli – Sticky Magazine showcase- 830pm (w/ Revelstoke, Leif Vollebekk)
Thursday, March, 21 @ Model Citizen In-store- 6pm
Friday, March, 22 @ El Macambo: Music BC- 10pm
Saturday, March, 23 @ Of A Kind In-store- 1pm


Friday, March, 22 @ Sneaky Dee’s: M for Montreal – 10pm (w/ Mac Demarco)

The Meds

Thursday, March, 21 @ Model Citizen In-store- 640pm *acoustic
Friday, March, 22 @ Of A Kind In-store- 230pm *acoustic
Friday, March, 22 @ El Macambo: Music PEI- 9pm
Friday, March, 22 @ Dakota Tavern: CMF showcase- 1am

The Town Heroes

Thursday, March, 21 @ Model Citizen In-store- 720pm *acoustic

Friday, March, 22 @ Of A Kind In-store- 2pm *acoustic
Friday, March, 22 @ Bovine Sex Club- 10pm

Statue Park

Thursday, March, 21 @ El Mocambo (Upstairs) – 10:30pm
Friday, March, 22 @ Model Citizen- 6pm
Friday, March, 22 @ Cabin 5 – 10pm
Saturday, March, 23 @ Of A Kind In-store- 130pm *acoustic
Saturday, March, 23 @ 3030 Dundas West- 11:30pm

Mad Ones

Thursday, March, 21 @ Sonic Boom In-store- 2pm
Thursday, March, 21 @ The Great Hall – 10pm (w/ Wildlife, The Darcys)

The Noble Thiefs

Thursday March, 21 @ Bovine Sex Club- 11pm (Pipe + Hat Showcase w/ Mise en Scene, The Cola Heads)
Friday, March, 22 @ Goorin In-store- 4pm *acoustic
Friday, March, 22 @ Model Citizen In-store- 730pm

Acres Of Lions Return To Their Home(s) For New Album

Image courtesy of Audio Blood Media

Victoria, BC’s Acres Of Lions have announced that they will release their new album Home(s) on April 2 on Cordova Bay Records.

As a little preview, the band is offering a free stream of the first single ‘Bright Lights’.

They’ve also unveiled a spring tour along with The Town Heroes, Kingsfoil (Frankie “Malcolm In The Middle” Muniz’s band), and Thunderhawks. Dates are below;

Mar. 16 @ Bailey’s Pub, KAMLOOPS
Mar. 21 @ Dakota Tavern, TORONTO
Mar. 28 @ Joe’s Apartment, VANCOUVER
Mar. 29 @ Lucky Bar, VICTORIA
Mar. 30 @ Cobblestone Pub, COBBLE HILL
April 7 @ The Royal, NELSON
April 11 @ New Black, CALGARY
April 12 @ Pawnshop, EDMONTON
April 18 @ Vangelis Tavern, SASKATOON
April 24 @ REd Herring, ST ANDREWS (with The Town Heroes)
April 25 @ Plan B, MONCTON (with The Town Heroes)
April 26 @ Michaels, HALIFAX (with The Town Heroes)
April 27 @ Hunters, CHARLOTTETOWN (with The Town Heroes)
April 29 @ Quai Des Brunes, MONTREAL (with Kingsfoil & Thunderhawks)
April 30 @ Mavericks, OTTAWA (with Kingsfoil & Thunderhawks)
May 1 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON (with Kingsfoil & Thunderhawks)
May 2 @ Mansion, ST. CATHARINES (with Kingsfoil & Thunderhawks)
May 3 @ Mod Club, TORONTO (with Kingsfoil & Thunderhawks)

Audio Blood Heads To S.C.E.N.E Fest, Offers Free Mixtape

The good folks at Audio Blood Media will be well represented at this year’s S.C.E.N.E Music Festival in St. Catharines on June 24th with seven artists scheduled to play.

The Balconies and Sandman Viper Command are veterans of the festival. This year will mark the first time that Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers* (Pictured), Crystalyne, Inlet Sound, JF Robitaille, Revelstoke, and The Town Heroes will play at a number of venues around the city. Festival goers will also be able to catch the artists in a series of street performances.

All the AB artists will also be participating in War Child’s Busking for Change to help raise funds for War Child Canada.

For details and the complete festival line-up, head the official S.C.E.N.E. Fest website.

This is the second year that AB will be offering a mixtape to give a taste of what to expect from the bands playing on the 24th. Head here to download it for free! (It’s on the right side, scroll down a little bit.)

*Ben Caplan was one of my highlights of NXNE. If you’re heading to S.C.E.N.E Fest, do yourself a favour and go check him out!

Audio Blood Does NXNE With A Series Of Showcases

The good folks at Audio Blood Media will be keeping themselves busy during NXNE as previously reported.

They’re just unveiled the full line-up of gigs. See the flyers below.

In addition to the above gigs, AB’s artists will also be playing the following dates during NXNE (Please excuse the formatting on the dates below, I couldn’t fix it despite multiple tries);

The Aves

Jun. 12 @ 3030 Dundas (10:30PM) 

Jun. 13 @ The Painted Lady (9PM)

Jun. 17 @ Of A Kind (in-store, 5PM)
Jun. 14 @ Horseshoe Tavern (9PM)
Jun. 16 @ Live in Bellwoods (time TBA)
Jun. 14 @ Free Times Cafe (11PM)
Jun. 14 @ Silver Dollar (10PM)
Jun. 16 @ Hashtag Gallery (time TBA)
Jun. 13 @ El Mocambo (main floor, 8PM)
Jun. 13 @ 3030 Dundas (10:30PM)
Jun. 15 @ Live in Bellwoods (2:30PM)
Jun. 16 @ Model Citizen (in-store, 6:30PM)
Jun. 16 @ The Central (8PM)
Jun. 16 @ Dakota Tavern (1AM)
Jun. 14 @ 3030 Dundas (10:30PM)
Jun. 13 @ Of A Kind (in-store, 7PM)
Jun. 15 @ Monarch Tavern (8PM)
Jun. 16 @ 3030 Dundas (12AM)
Jun. 15 @ El Mocambo (main floor, 12AM)
Jun. 16 @ Live In Bellwoods (time TBA)
Jun. 14 @  Rancho Relaxo (11PM)
Jun. 15 @ Football Factory (time TBA)
Jun. 16 @ 3030 Dundas (10:45PM)
Jun. 17 @ Of A Kind (in-store, 7PM)
Jun. 16 @ Of A Kind (in-store, time TBA)
Jun. 12 @ 3030 Dundas (11:30PM)
Jun. 16 @ Model Citizen (in-store, 8PM)