Pony, Begonia, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Casper Skulls, Ought, The Dreamboats, Alert The Medic

Fri, May 11, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm

-The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON

$15 Advance

This event is 19 and over

Casper Skulls
Casper Skulls
Ought's debut More Than Any Other Day brought the band sudden and universal critical acclaim – including high praise from Drowned in Sound, Exclaim, Rolling Stone, NME, and a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork. They have been on the road ever since, where their channeling of passion, politics and charisma consistently connects with and galvanizes each and every audience.

Based in Montreal, Ought are a thrilling and adventurous quartet, delivering an earnest and exuberant post-punk: dextrous and exacting while bursting with propulsive and fluid energy, as indebted to Cap'n Jazz as to Talking Heads. The band shifts adeptly from sharp angles and stuttering counterpoint to softer edges and chiming flow, the instrumental interplay consistently whipsmart, supple and deceptively simple. Guitarist and vocalist Tim Beeler's declarative, observational style ranges from stately, composed oratory to ragged, impassioned yelp, by turns wide-eyed and worried, but never submitting to cool irony or emotional detachment.

More Than Any Other Day was released by Constellation on 29 April 2014. The band returned to the studio in early summer to record updated versions of some older songs and one new one. The resulting EP, Once More With Feeling…, hits stores 28 October 2014, as the band continues to tour extensively throughout the autumn in North America and Europe.
The Dreamboats
The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol’ Rock n’ Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry and The Wonders, this quartet of handsome Canadian boys delivers a high energy live show that has audiences singing and dancing the night away!
Alert The Medic
2011 East Coast Music Award Nominees for "Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year", Alert The Medic is a four piece rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, whose anthemic sound and high energy performances have been captivating audiences everywhere. Alert The Medic's sophomore album, "We, the weapon", received 2010 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations for Group Recording of the Year and Pop/Rock Artist/Group Recording of the Year as well as 2010 East Coast Music Award Nominations for Sirius Satellite Rock Recording of the Year and Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year for "Atlas", the debut release from the album. "Atlas" achieved national rotation for over 14 weeks and cracked Mediabase's Top 50 Active Rock Canadian Charts. The album continues to break new ground, charting on college radio stations from coast to coast. In 2010, Alert The Medic performed at the JunoFest celebrations in St. John's, Newfoundland, alongside fellow rockers The Arkells and Hollerado, and garnered a coveted spot on the Music Nova Scotia Week Gala Awards Show stage in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

"We, the weapon" is Alert The Medic's highly anticipated follow up to their 2006 Self-Titled debut. This album is nothing, if not forceful. A dynamic display of infectious melodies and passionate performances; driven only by their collective rock tendencies. Fueled by childhood MTV propaganda and the beckoning bright lights of their nearby Halifax metropolis, these former rural rockers are determined to fill the map with thumbtack holes.

In 2006, Alert the Medic joined forces with talented Producer Laurence Currie (Sloan, Wintersleep). The first single off this Self-Titled project, "Reported Missing" climbed to #1 on East Coast Radio and garnered the group national attention. 2008 saw Award Nominations from both the ECMA and Music Nova Scotia, including CBC's coveted Galaxie Rising Star of the Year and, with the welcomed addition of guitarist Troy Arseneault, Alert the Medic began pre-production for their sophomore album. The year was capped off with the D250 Rollercoaster Tour with Ill Scarlett and appearing as the special quest of Our Lady Peace at Center 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

In the spring of 2009, Alert the Medic temporarily relocated to Toronto and rejoined Currie to create, "We, the weapon" - the next installment in their collection. Toronto provided inspiration in the most unlikely of places - culture, history, people and poverty, overthrown by an endless skyline and glimpses of beauty, all tangled within a concrete jungle. These experiences were pivotal in the development of Alert the Medic's unique sound. "We, the weapon" is an excellent representation of big city claustrophobia and small town frustration, citing that somewhere in-between there is always room for another voice. Songs such as "Let's Hear It For the Symphony" and "The Wound That Won't Heal", call on the youth of the world to stand up and be counted, while "The Weatherman (pt.2)" presents a haunting tone, finding the lack of light at the end of the tunnel.

Alert the Medic's blue-collared approach to touring and compelling live performances make them a stand out on the East Coast music scene.
Venue Information:
-The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2