Sunday, March 27, 2011

JunoFest

Hey guys, big night tonight.

I saw a couple pretty amazing bands the past couple nights that I want to get the word out about. The 2 main ones being the Sheep Dogs and Harlan Pepper. I know the Sheep Dogs already have a small following going and there was actually talk of them possibly getting on the cover of Rolling Stone sometime in the near future.
Harlan Pepper are a small group of teenagers but man these guys are talented, great voices and good songwriting ability.

So yeah, I'll be talking more about these guys and a couple more this week as well as what goes on tonight.

Also to the comment on the last post JunoFest is a 2 day music festival around the city of Toronto leading up to the Juno's which happen tonight. It was something like 105 total concerts over a 2 night period and you could get an all access wristband for $30 which is pretty decent when you consider that some really big acts were playing (such as Billy Talent on friday night at the Opera House).

Did anyone in Toronto see any good concerts the past couple nights?

4 comments:

  1. General question for you...how did you get plugged into your local music scene? Like how do you first discover good local bands? Word of mouth?

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  2. I personally don't actually go to that many on a regular basis, but the best thing you can do is just go to bars and clubs. Not huge ones where the acts are known in advance, but get together a couple friends and make it a goal once a week to go to a new place with music and check out who is there.

    One of the places I was working at was actually a country/ southern rock tavern. This is not the type of music I usually listen too but some of the bands actually blew me away such as thoe Harlan Pepper guys, so much so that I bought their CD on iTunes and am trying to figure out which song I want to go over tomorrow.

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  3. Sounds like you had a good time

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  4. I never end up going to as many gigs as i want :/

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