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One of my personal favourite bands, the Tony D Band, will be playing at The Fat Cat (with MonkeyJunk) in St. John’s, Newfound land this coming Friday and Saturday. So if you’re in town, pop in and catch the show at 10pm. You’ll have a blast, I promise!
Formed in 2002, and containing members of such noteworthy Maritime bands as Next To Red, Empty Handed and Not Funny Anymore, Hospital Grade’s sound is the sound of possibilities; the sound of plastic chairs being thrown out of the way to make room for movement; the bright, shining sound of the warm hull of a sturdy vessel breaking murky, restless seawater beneath a foggy Bay of Fundy sky. Under it all is a nervous twitch that could change everything in a heartbeat things could soar, plummet, or fall apart completely.
Hospital Grade released their first CD, Written Axe To Trigger, in 2004 on Kansas City, MO’s URININE Records, and followed it with a U.S. Tour. They just released their sophomore album, Secrets & Sawdust, on BBQ Records.
Newfoundland rover Don Brownrigg wants to go far. From the mountains and rivers of the Codroy Valley to his newfound homestead in Halifax, his musical meanderings are catalogued in his Wander Songs debut release.
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The album features some of the city’s finest, including former Thrush Hermit drummer Benn Ross , Down With The Butterfly ’s Kris Pope , radical rhymer Tanya Davis and songbird Jenn Grant . Ottawa’s Jim Bryson makes an appearance on electric guitar, too.
The Human Soundtrack’s, from St. John’s, musical influences are harvested from vinyl, cassettes, and discs alike, dipping into whatever comprises its members’ auditory intake. This pastiche of blues, folk, pop, alternative, punk and the touchstone rock form unique, undeniably catchy tunes and dense, defined soundscapes. After warming up and tightening a sound in various confining rented rooms around the city of St. John’s, The Human Soundtrack began to play their music in front of real, live people in the winter of 2006. Since then, the band has been playing rigorously for over 2 years now promoting their 7 song EP and gearing up for the release of their full length album “Organs For Sale” which was released February 29th of this year. You can pick it up right here through CDBaby:
Just two days after writing Tony D’s name down on a TCR profile to-do list, I ran into him on a local Ottawa OC Transpo bus! Freshly frozen from dental surgery, I couldn’t miss my opportunity to present Tony with a fancy blue TransCanadaRadio business card! So, armed with a card and covering my swollen, drooling mouth with one hand, I stumbled towards him and told him about my plans to profile him on the site. He was super friendly and joked with me about my drool-shielding hand. Card in hand, I made an impression, there’s no doubt about it! So you, my readers, can look forward to an upcoming interview with Mr. Tony D himself in the very near future! For now, here’s a profile on this amazing musician. Do yourself a favour – Continue reading ‘Tony D Band in profile: Dynamic!’