Garage

Town Criers III

Garage Rock group Town Criers recently released second EP of the year and their third overall, Town Criers III.

The band was interviewed by Jennifer Machuca for Music Why Not! two years ago after having just released their first two singles, and you can relive that full interview below.

   

Garcia Peoples expand their psych sound on “One Step Behind” play Poisson Rouge 12.30

The term “jam band” can be a divisive term, evoking images of meandering guitar work and instrumentation pandering to a heady listener base, and while NJ-based outfit Garcia Peoples incorporates psych rock as a founding pillar of their music, their new LP One Step Behind embraces a fuller sound. Opener and title track “One Step Behind” begins on a jazz fusion note, gradually segueing into an accessible, more indie influenced groove; while there’s no shortage of noodling guitar solos, the band’s eager incorporation of garage and prog rock could turn even the most reticent of listeners into full fledged fans. Stream it below to hear for yourself, and catch Garcia Peoples at Le Poisson Rouge on December 30th, opening for Ryley Walker.

   

Enchanters - Glam-Garage Trio Lee's Palace Show Review!

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be at the jam packed Lee’s Palace for Danko Jones featuring the garage rockin’ Enchanters as the openers. This power trio, fronted by Craig Daniels, play great throwback 60’s garage rock with a heavy brit-rock influence from bands like The Kinks. Daniels’ fashion sense is second to none with the vintage striped pants he dawned as they took the stage. They opened up with a tune called “Backstabbers UK” which set the tone nicely. However they really kicked it into high gear on their third tune “Torture Chamber” which actually gives off some early KISS vibes. The guitar solo in particular ripped especially hard. “Too Late” showed off some psych rock elements but the highlight of the set was the gritty rocker “Firetruck”. The crowd popped huge as they finished the tune at a frenetic pace. The rhythm section were able to show off some of their chops during the final tune “High Heel Roller Skates”. Overall great set by Enchanters who would have certainly been hard to follow. Your next opportunity to rock out with them would be Saturday January 25th at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton or Saturday February 15th at Bovine Sex Club. – Kris Gies

   

All hail Seldomo’s psych rock “Scrap King,” play Hart Bar 12.20

Irreverent genre-wanderers Seldomo are seemingly never comfortable putting out the same flavor of music album after album. Their latest double single Insomnia / Scrap King is a hard pivot from their 2017 folk-tinged LP Probably Cool, informed by the same delightfully weird songwriting yet noticeably more discordant; both tracks’ psych-surf-stoner-rock sound feature heavy riffs, an abrasive drive, and the additional saxophone accents. It’s recommended listening for fans of The Oh Sees and screaming in general; jam it below, and catch Seldomo at Hart Bar on December 20th.

   

The Rickaneers - Stoner Track "The Dancer" from latest EP!

Toronto rockers The Rickaneers have released a brand new EP “Leave it All on the Floor” which is an aptly named title seeing as how this record was recorded live off the floor onto reel-to-reel tape. One standout track on the album is “The Dancer”.  This tune has a rippin’ stoner rock riff and hollering vocals. The sustaining lead guitar licks give the track a great desert feel. The lyrical content also touched on the relatable topic of whether or not to pursue a greater goal in our lives or stick with what is in front of us. Next gig for The Rickaneers is at Junction City Music Hall on February 22nd with The Manvils, Babyshades and The Sarandons. – Kris Gies