This years lineup of the Sound of Music definitely does not disappoint. With headlining acts like Down With Webster, Doc Walker, LIGHTS, April Wine and many more, this weekend is shaping up to be a blast!! But aside from the big names that everyone is so familiar with we want to highlight a few of our lesser known must sees!
- The Balconies @ 1 on the Sound Of Music Stage : Saturday June 15h
- National Parks @ 6 on the Hyundai Stage : Saturday June 15th
- Autumn Hill @ 7 on the OLG Stage : Saturday June 15th
- Of Gentleman And Cowards @ 8:15 on the Hyundai Stage : Saturday June 15th
- Laura Cole @ 1 on the Cogeco Stage : Sunday June 16th
There are many many more acts to check out! To see the full schedule head to the link below:
With festival season quickly approaching the first on our radar is the always great Sound Of Music Festival which takes place in Burlington, Ontario. It is Canada’s largest free music festival and never fails to disappoint! This years festivities will be taking place from June 13th – June 16th. The official line-up release will be this Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 pm. However they have given a few details already to get all their fans excited. 1st announcement was the appearance of April Wine on the concluding day of the festival!! The most recent announcement which occurred a little over an hour ago was Canadian Pop/Alt Rock sensation LIGHTS. To stay up to date with festival announcements be sure to check their Facebook page for updates! You can also check their website for the latest news and press releases.
There are also still tickets available for the line-up release party which is taking place this Friday, May 10th at the DeGroote School of Business / Ron Joyce Center. Click the link below to get your ticket today!!
We’ll leave you with a few of our favorites from the already announced artists!!
Still Waters, the newest EP from The Como Brothers Band, does not disappoint!! This sophomore album was anything you could have asked for and then some!! From awesome lyrics to catchy riffs, great vocals to awesome instrumentation, the boys brought it! Historically many bands sophomore release is one that does not quite live up to there original album! However The Como Brothers took their time and put out an amazing EP! From the opening lyrics and riff of ‘Parachute’ I was hooked, with a Foo Fighters feel ‘Parachute’ really sets the tempo for this album! The next track ‘Bad Karma’ takes on this Sublime sounding genre and well to put it simply gets your body rocking! The rest well you’ll just have to pick up a copy and listen for yourself!
4.5 / 5
With a busy year ahead of these guys make sure you stay up to date with all their releases and concert dates!
A quiet start for us with just one band on our radar for the opening day, however we made sure we picked a show that rocked!! The C’mons definitely delivered on that front. The C’mons are a Toronto based band who have come together over the years in what seems to be like carefully placed puzzle pieces. Immediate impressions of the band were intriguing, 5 piece band with a female lead singer and a female violinist! We had never heard this bands music prior so the punk rock that emerged took us by surprise but had us thoroughly entertained throughout their 9 song set list. In general we thought lead singer, Steph Bosch did an awesome job on vocals throughout the night. Instrumentally, the band had no obvious flaws however could do more to make the live experience a bit better.
So lets break it down for you:
- Steph’s vocals were awesome all night!! Definitely a highlight
- We were big fans of the lyrics, very interesting and catchy!!
- Their new song (no name was given) was awesome, it had a very early years of No Doubt feel which was cool!
- We’re suckers for stage presence and interaction with the crowd. Not that it was ‘bad’ but it was lacking and we wish there would have been some more.
All in all The C’mons kicked off the week in a great way for us!! Their show was high energy and driving. Whether you’re a toe tapper, head bobber or body shaker, The C’mons had a lot of their audience moving! We definitely recommend you get out to see this band because it will be a great time!
With an insane amount of festivals, events and concerts hitting T.O and the surrounding areas this summer, which one has your name on it?!
To point out a few, you have;
-Bud Lights ‘Sensation’
-Boots and Hearts
-Sound of Music
-City and Colour with Metric, Serena Ryder, Jimmy Eat World and Yukon Blonde
-The Grove Music Festival
The list can go on an on!!! Which one are you guys excited for?! All I can say for sure is that if you are as much of a music lover as I am then this summer will be one to remember!!
We provided you guys with some must see shows for the first few days of the festival, no we’re gonna give you some top choices for the weekend portion!!
Friday March 22nd:
- Protest The Hero 10:00 Pm/ The Hoxton
- You Vs Me 3:00 Am/ The Hideout
- Zedd 10:00 Pm/ Sound Academy
- Sirius XM Indie Awards 7:00 Pm/ Kool Haus
- Blackdog Ballroom 11:00 Pm/ Hard Rock Bar
Saturday March 23rd:
- Frank Ryan 10:00 Pm/ C’est What
- Papermaps 11:00 Pm/ Rancho Relaxo
- Matt Dusk 9:45 Pm/ Randolph Theatre
- Jessie Giddings 7:10 Pm/ Tattoo Rock Parlour
- The Treasures 8:00 Pm/ Dakota Tavern
- Mad June 12:00 Am/ The Garrison
Sunday March 24th:
* The whole showcase at Horshoe Tavern!!!!*
The Richmond Hill band are currently sitting as the 10th band in Canada on the alternatives chart and the 3rd ranked band in Ontario!! And where can you catch this amazing band live?! Right at our very own MarchOn Charity Festival!! The guys in You Vs Me have put together an amazing product and the results don’t lie!! With their latest EP “The Book Of …” enjoying continued success, You Vs Me continues to grow its massive fan base! We are extremely excited to have them at our event and can’t wait to meet their fans at our show!!
Here’s our favorite song from the guys!