Words Like Wildfire

SounDrive Records Presents: DRIVEWIRE

Drivewire is a new live showcase presented by SounDrive Records. It’s a two-day event featuring six local bands who are poised to make it big. The showcases take place at the beautiful Rose Theatre Brampton on October 21st and December 9th.

Day 1 Bands

The first showcase includes Mississauga based Alt-Rock band Polarity. This five-piece band have been making music since 2008 and list Tool, Deftones and A Perfect Circle as influences and we can definitely hear that when we listen. Polarity is fronted by Jasmine, with Matt Hamilton on guitar, Mike Sitana on guitar, Adrian DeSousa on bass, and Eric Zimmermann on drums and percussion.

Polarity Soundrive
The Ocean Cure is an Oakville-based band features Pauline Taylor on vocals, Casius Wray-Muto – bass and Unclean Vocals, Mike Di Monte on guitar and vocals, Nicola Sudano on drums and programming. Featuring a post-hardcore/rock sound, they’re definitely a band to watch.

The Ocean Cure
Also appearing on  Day 1 is Words Like Wildfire, a pop punk, hardcore, emo band who are a GTA fixture. Think New Found Glory meets Alexis on Fire, this five-piece is high energy and a band to watch.

Words Like Wildfire
Stayed tuned to thereviewsarein.com for more details and Day 2 band profiles.

You can get tickets here and you can check out the Day 1 bands via their Facebook links below.

Polarity – Facebook: PolarityMusic

The Ocean Cure – Facebook: TheOceanCure

Words Like Wildfire – Facebook: wordslikewildfire

Steve Fest 2017: NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash and More

On Sunday night I attended my first Steve Fest. This year’s edition was held at Toronto’s Hard Luck Bar and included NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash & The Celtic Outlaws, Dawn Valley, Her Majesty the King, and The Curse Within.

Additional bands which hit the stage before we arrived included This Is A Crisis,  Words Like Wildfire, Hashmarks, Jen Marks, Cole Hermer, Part Nerd and Microfierce.  Now as I alluded to above, this wasn’t the first Steve Fest. Originally held in Steve Prince’s backyard, Steve Fest brought together live performances in Steve’s backyard in the name of celebrating Steve’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Steve.

You might be wondering who is this Steve Prince? Well, he’s a family friend, an Edge 102.1 intern and a guy who knows a few people in the Toronto music scene.

Steve definitely took it up a notch this year and we’re happy that we were there to see it happen. Bands took to the stage some time after 5:00 pm and went well past midnight, not bad for a Sunday night. A great mix of music and the first time we’d seen any metal music live in a long time. It’s been too long. The music was all over the map and included metal, rock, country, punk and more.

We’ve included links above to the band’s pages, check ’em out and check out our super dark photos from the dark depths of Hard Luck Bar.

The Curse Within

Her Majesty The King

Dawn Valley

Johnny Nocash and The Celtic Outlaws

Zebra And The Bandit


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