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|Legendary Red Rooster||Polarity | Left Turn City | VOSQQ | Arsonist
|Emma's Back Porch||Sunrise Salvo | Speedball Tucker
|CJ's Cafe||Jim Lefrancois & Rob Joy | Karen Durocher
|The Roxy||Tim Alberts | | Chris Golden | Mr Slate | Prodical Son
The few that compose Polarity formed in the beginning of 2008. Polarity can be described as a catalyst of personal and societal observation. Their name is as much a reflection of a universal truth, as is a reflection of their sound. They seamlessly blend together opposing sounds with juxtaposing concepts. Polarity writes music as a progression of linear noise that flows together for a transformational experience tortured aspects of the soul find release in. Polarity is the epitome of an 'Indie' band, creating a buzz amongst the scene for their high energy live show. Financing their own album and merchandise as well as working with independent producers has allowed them to progress quickly . They have just released their self-titled debut album and are currently out to promote its release. Their future plans include making many more albums and rocking the world.
Left Turn City is a 4 piece hard rock outfit from Toronto, Canada. Their sound is undeniably fresh while still holding true to the early 90’s sound in which the four members were raised on. From the speakers to the stage Left Turn City hits hard all the way; dubbed the “Feel good” rock band by their peers, the band continues to make audiences move and turn first-time listeners into lifelong fans.
VOSQQ formed (some would say congealed) in 2003 to explore new dimensions of abrasive tones and environments. Unearthed in the toxic soil of an industrial brownfield in Toronto/Hamilton, Canada. Complemented by a rotating roster of guest artists, VOSQQ use all manner of audio and vocal manipulations to craft their inconsistent and unpredictable sound. From faint oscillations to cascading earthquakes of noise to ear searing screams, VOSQQ redefine the state of unified, renewable undeath.
Arsonist is a talented Hamilton guitar shredder who's making a splash in Hamilton's Metal and Experimental music circles. "I started off making hip-hop beats and breaks and then jamming over top of it. Then I tried to make it a little more heavy, programming drums with double kick, taking full advantage of the unhuman (drum) machine. Triplets on the ride while still hitting the snare and crash and impossible double kick speed." When asked to categorize his music into a genre, Arsonist feels his brand of shredding and politically charged backing tracks is unique to others in the scene. "I'm always trying something new with my music. There is not to many people doing what I'm doing out there, so its hard to put my style into any category. Pretty much every song I make is its own." While many have suggested he join up with a more traditional metal band, Arsonist relates that his current set up works well for him, giving him enough time to balance his family life. "It would be nice to be in a real band, but I have no time. I work 40 hours a week and I'm a dad. So this is the only way to go for me."
Sunrise Salvo is an acoustic duo from Hamilton, Ontario.
Classic rock and acoustic blues.
Karen Durocher, by trade is a Social Worker. She works at CMHA-HRB COAST program as an outreach crisis worker. But Karen has always been musician and began her classical training from a young age. She studied piano until the age of 17 earning her Grade 8 Piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Karen’s real passion however was for voice. She was lucky enough to study with Lita Classen, of McMaster University. Under Lita’s tutelage, Karen specialized in Leider, which is German art song. Karen earned her Grade 10 in Voice through the Royal Conservatory of Music and won several awards at the Kiwanis Music Festival. She has toured the US and Europe with Salvation Army Choral groups and sang in the seven women ensemble, Pleiades. Karen’s most recent focus is being the wife of James and mother to her 18 month old daughter Reese.
Tim Alberts is a singer-songwriter living and performing in the Toronto area. In February of 2004, he and fellow songwriter, Philip Cottrell, released their first CD, Spin. In June of 2008 they released Wide Open. The album featured some of Canada's finest players including Fergus Marsh on bass and Gary Craig on drums. In his review of the CD, D.S. Martin wrote, "this is mature music from sophisticated songwriters who know how to make it all seem simple." In his Halton Hills studio, Tim also produces other artists, recently completing the debut album by Guelph artists, The Great Wooden Trio. As well, he works as a film composer, scoring feature films, documentaries and corporate videos.
Golden has been writing / producing/ performing hip-hop for the last 10 years he writes about things ranging from politics to social issues, to his life. Since he has began he has opened up for various artist like Choclaire to Classified just to name a few. He has now working on his debut album " Force Able Entry" release date pending. He will hit the stage with his D.J. and good friend Mr. Slate.
Mr. Slate aka Corey Slater was born & raised in Southern Ontario, Canada. He has been DJing and hosting events for 7 years in and around Toronto and has worked with hip hop artists such as Optikz, JD Era, Rochester and Wu-tang. He has also been producing hip hop beat's for some local and international artists, along with production of DnB and Dubstep. To give us all a taste of his productions with the launching of his new label, Future Tone Recordings. His own creative style integrates classic entertainment clips, deep heavy basslines and melodic synth work. Watch out for his debut release on Future Tone Recordings dropping in all download shops September 9th 2011. Followed by “Filtered Frequencies” Dropping September 30th.
My Name Is Chris Teggart AKA The Prodical Son.
I moved around a lot when I was young but when I was in grade 4 I settled in Limehouse, A small town in Halton Hills. Moving around a lot when I was younger I found that I didn't have a solid foundation of friends like most kids, I would more so float around from group to group. I have always been very easy to talk to and felt like many people would come to me to talk about their problems. I would try to help by talking the whole time focusing my energy on others peoples issues instead of my own. This eventually lead to a build up of emotions that I had never addressed and led me into a spiraling depression. I come from a family with a History of depression and know all to well that people look at suicide as a way out. When you have no energy/love for yourself you don't think logically, and question everything, I go through this often. My goal in music is to try and raise peoples vibrations/energy in hopes to make the world a better place. If I can put a smile on somebody's face, Or give them any sort of encouragement, That is what I was put here to do...