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Plain Jade - Psychedelic Debut "Anagram", Horseshoe 11.17

Plain Jade are a throwback psychedelic band from Toronto lead by Cameron Brown along with Tom Valkanas, Rachel Gerry, Chris Rikkerink and Charlie Wear. They released their debut single earlier this year titled “Anagram”. This tune really feels like it was from the 60’s with the reverb filled jangly guitar. It has a grittiness to it while not losing any sonic quality. The lead guitar has some surfy vibes and the extra percussion adds a great element to the track. Plain Jade will be opening up for Mikal Cronin as well as Shannon Lay on November 17th at the Horseshoe Tavern. – Kris Gies

   

Jimbo - Crank Up the Fuzz on New EP "Where the Vultures Gather"

Kingston psych-rockers Jimbo are back with a new EP “Where the Vultures Gather”. The first track rips right off the hop. “Mamawawa” has the fuzz cranked all the way up for the opening riff. The verse smooths out with a rolling bassline and laid back vocals. The fuzz can’t be silenced for long though as it fires back up and your head will bang with approval. The solo is an absolute shredder too! “Where the Vultures Gather” is available on their bandcamp page now! Jimbo rocks The Monarch Tavern on Saturday November 16th along with Kiss the Fish and Joe Mcleod. – Kris Gies

   

Meldrvm - Electronic Based Single "For Me"

Meldrvm originally hails from Scarborough, Ontario. This eclectic new artist has an album on the way at the end of this year with one single already released. “For Me” is an electronic based tune with many different layers involved. It contains some slacker influences not too far away from Mac Demarco but with less sloppy guitar and some wilder synthesizer work. If you are looking for something different; this might be it. – Kris Gies

   

Glitter Party - Fuzzy Slackers Debut Album

Glitter Party are bringin’ some dirty fuzzy glitter to the Toronto slacker scene. Their debut self-titled album was released in August of this year and features the previously released singles “Moonrise” and “Orange Paint”. The latter is a thumpin’ noise rock track that has about equal influences from modern California garage rock as well as 80’s pop rock. It could go either way depending on the grit level. In this case, it’s very gritty. Grab some Glitter Party on their bandcamp page! – Kris Gies

   

The Crowleys - Jangly New Psych Single "Clarice"

The Crowleys are a psychedelic pop-rock band from Hamilton. They have figured out a way to effectively master that lo-fi garage sound while keeping the quality high and melodies catchy. Their new single “Clarice” has duel vocals and a medium paced jangle. The lyrics touch on “the uncertainty within yourself when dealing with mental health issues”. The Crowleys play This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton on November 6th along with Hot Garbage and Simply Saucer. – Kris Gies