Dilly Dally

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Dilly Dally

The Beverleys, Vallens

Fri, November 27, 2015

Doors: 9:00 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON

$10.00

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets available at The Horseshoe, Rotate This & Soundscapes

Dilly Dally - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Dilly Dally
For twelve years Katie Monks and Liz Ball have been connected through music. A sister-like bond that requires no words. The two Toronto-based musicians met in high school over a common love of legendary bands like The Pixies, scrawling lyrics and poetry to mimic their heroes. Both self-taught guitarists, Ball and Monks also idolized the lackadaisical sorrow of Kurt Cobain, Christopher Owens and Pete Doherty, slowly manifesting that admiration into their own band they called Dilly Dally.

"We started a band because we believed in ourselves," says Monks, "and we believed in Music—almost like it was a religion." .

That whole-hearted, delusional blind faith is what brings any musician to a point of both contention and success: you do not care, but you care so much it hurts. The reality of today's industry is long-cycle touring, frivolous press duties, tweets by the handful that paint life wealthier than it is and a mouth of Ramen, but what differs today is that those who pursue a band do it because they really, really need to. There's no promise of an easy, stress-free future. The feeling is intrinsic, an obsession that cannot be traded in for a bigger bankroll. In the last six years of "being drenched in the Toronto music scene," Dilly Dally found inspiration while doing the early 20's struggle of "working shit jobs, being in debt, partying too much and hustling in a band." When you rely on music for anything but love, it spits you out like poison and Dilly Dally are aware of this. .
The Beverleys - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Beverleys
In 2010 three friends made the decision to start making music together on a whim… three years, countless rehearsals and live shows later, we have The Beverleys, a TKO of a trio dead set on using their impulses to make heads bang while they shake off their troubles. Their dual guitar (Joanna Lund, Susan Burke) and drum (Audrey Hammer) attack recalls the time when punk first broke— their sound is imbued with a grungy heaviness characteristic of the Toronto scene but with the sharper and more defined lines of a band too quick to get lost in the murk. To their credit, it hasn't taken long for others to catch on: in 2012 The Beverleys recorded early versions of their taut tunes with Fucked Up's Ben Cook which they then released via their Bandcamp. They've also become an in-demand act locally, playing a flood of shows throughout 2013 with the likes of Buzz's own HSY as well as The Dirty Nil, Crosss and Ice Age.
Vallens - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
http://www.horseshoetavern.com/