Fri 08 December 2023
It's Christmas Time And You Need To Be Afraid
This Friday is A CLASSMAS CAROL which is a huge night of entertainment with a mega lineup of bands and comedians.
What is CLASS? Well here's what they have to say for themselves...
"Leave some cookies and cheap smokes out a few weeks earlier this year, because CLASS is racing down the chimney of The Garrison for A CLASSMAS Carol on December 8th.
We’ve spewed eggnog everywhere, stolen Frosty’s magical hat, and banned Rudolph from participating in any reindeer games. Have we lost the true meaning of the holidays?
Will Deshaun turn into Santa Tim Allen style? Come help Fezenezer Scrooge and The CLASS crew rediscover the spirit of the season, and rock out to a stocking over stuffed with music, stand up comedy, and art. Bah Humbug, I just sat in some hot cocoa."
Comedy will be served hot thanks to Ryan Dillon, Sima Sepehri, Sam Burns and Kari Johnson
Grab your tickets now on Eventbrite.
Fri 17 November 2023
Your Grandad Record Release Show with Dig
Your Grandad are holding a very special event in Toronto to launch their debut self-titled album. It's going to be one hell of a party.
Your Grandad Record Release Show ~
Friday Nov 17th at The Monarch Tavern, Toronto
With support from Uncola & Miserable Weekend
Visuals by The Oscillitarium
Advance Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/yo...
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/event...
Presented by DIG.
And if you happen to be over in Hamilton, they play there this Thursday at The Casbah!
Copies of the album will be available to purchase on shiny vinyl record at both the shows... we cannot waaaaait!
Did you check out the music video for Your Grandad yet??
Nov 08, 2023
Breeze Is A Heart Attack Waiting To Happen
There has been so much Safe Sounds stuff happening of late, and were stoked to tell you the year is just getting started... well kind of!
Toronto band Breeze dropped by the bank vault recently to perform two tracks from their upcoming record, 'Sour Grapes'.
Originally a solo project led by Toronto-based producer Josh Korody who has worked with the likes of Tess Parks, Dilly Dally, Fucked Up, Weaves, Dirty Nil, Beliefs, Breeze has evolved into a full band with the addition of Braeden Craig, James Kearns, Robyn Phillips and Julia Wittmann.
Heart Attack Waiting To Happen has already been released as a single from the Sour Grapes LP, which will arrive in its entirety later this year via Hand Drawn Dracula.
This session was recorded and filmed in downtown Toronto here at Safe Sounds inside a real disused bank vault.
We've got a load of interesting content up there on our YouTube Channel so check out our previous live sessions and releases from Toronto favourites. Oh and if you could Subscribe that'd be great... it's like a modern day blood pact but on the internet and not involving blood.
As always keep your eyes peeled for more!
Thu 16 November 2023
World News Performing With Star Brides in Toronto & Guelph
World News are returning with two shows alongside Guelph prog rockers, Star Brides. It's gonna be electric!
The first show takes place in World News' hometown at the fabulous Bar Orwell, which is located at 1595 Dundas St W, Toronto.
What can you expect? World News will be performing an almost entirely different setlist compared to their recent outing for Project Nowhere. The duo, who walk the line between rebellion and euphoria, will take you on a sonic journey to another world.
November 16 at Bar Orwell, Toronto
$10 at the door / PWYC
RSVP on Facebook
November 25 at Artbar, Guelph
$10 at the door / PWYC
Keep warm, stay groovy, strike a match.
Nov 01, 2023
It's Album Release Day for Your Grandad
We’re excited and delighted to bring you Your Grandad’s self-titled debut album today! The nine songs on this record blend humour with sincerity, musical misdirection with good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll.
With a guitar, a bass, drums, vocals, and a cheeky Wurlitzer overdub, Your Grandad carve out a sonic territory far vaster and deeper than anything they’ve done before.
You’ll hear all three members — Cameron Kirk, William O'Neill and Max Sheffel — take turns singing lead vocals, with some tasty harmonies to boot. Expect all sorts of sounds; fun, abrasive, weird and normal.
Some of the tracks are danceable and some are decidedly not! We hope it sticks with you and you keep coming back year after year... as the kids get older you're going to need to make an honest effort to keep this love alive.
Luckily with Your Grandad being available on vinyl, you can grab a copy that will live forever and can be passed from generation to generation.
Here's a quote from the band —
“We’re very proud of this record, and we hope you enjoy it! We’d like to thank some people who helped get this record out there...
Stephen Pitman, who recorded and helped produce the recording. Shelby Wilson who provided vocals on Qualified Certified. Brandon Bak who mixed the album. Asher Gould-Murtagh who mastered it. Mitch Lohmeier who designed the artwork for the LP and all of its singles. Leesa Westwood and Richard Singh who helped design the liner notes.
Finally, Bill Cutbill and Desiree Das Gupta of Safe Sounds for helping us get it out there!”
November 10 - Sarnia
November 16 - Hamilton
November 17 - Toronto