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Saturday, March 15 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Spiral Beach

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Spiral Beach is fast becoming one of the most exciting bands to come out of Toronto in recent memory. Already known worldwide as a hotbed of rising talent, Toronto's thriving indie community has given bands like Tokyo Police Club and Crystal Castles the support they need to break out internationally. Since releasing their self-titled debut independently in 2005, the band's following has developed into a flourishing self-contained community that brings energy and enthusiasm to each show, a flock to which Spiral Beach preach only genuine entertainment and excitement. Comparisons have been drawn between Spiral Beach's music and a carnival-esque atmosphere, and the band have sought out and succeeded wildly at unusual venues where they can create the perfect environment to suit their music, organising DIY shows at vaudeville theatres, art galleries, downtown parks and on the Toronto Islands. The band has become reknowned for their engaging and entertaining live shows, and have played the Canadian club circuit extensively, as well as touring the United States with fellow Canadians the Hidden Cameras and Sloan. Spiral Beach's songs are kaleidescopic pop gems drawing from a vast array of influences, showing both an appreciation and understanding for music well beyond their years. The band's interest in 60's psych, new wave, electronica, rockabilly and calypso music all belies the fact that songwriters Daniel & Airick Woodhead grew up in Toronto's folk music community along with singer Maddy Wilde, with bassist Dorian Wolf (a transplant from New York City) joining the band in 2003. In December of 2006, the band was featured on the cover of NOW Magazine, and has enjoyed the favour of music critics across Canada, with features in Exclaim, Eye Weekly, the Ottawa Express and popular music BLOG I(heart)music. A last-minute appearance on MTV Canada Live in July 2007 received praise for the band’s apparent disregard for the show’s sterile aesthetic, bringing a vibrant and much-needed splash of excitement to the typically tame studio taping. The band also released their second album BALL to excellent reviews, and filmed an impromptu show in Trinity Bellwoods Park for a music video to the song "Made Of Stone".
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Saturday March 15, 2008 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Momo's 618 W 6th St

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