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Posts Tagged ‘Inward Eye’

Canadian Blast @ SXSW

Posted by bigincanada on March 23, 2009

Featuring the stellar line-up of  Two Hours Traffic, Mother Mother, Beast, Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains, Shout Out Out Out, and The Arkells, the Canadian Blast BBQ & Showcase brought its highest turnout in the event’s 5-year history with 3000 music-loving souls. In addition, Canada further made its mark on Austin, Texas with its new “Canada House,” which showcased 40 artists over 4 nights of music.

Wondering what you missed? Check out the official Canadian Blast website @ http://www.canadianblast.com and the full calendar here.

A list of all artists participating in this year’s Canadian Blast at SXSW is below (courtesy of the Canadian Blast website):

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1 Hundred Dollars

A
AIDS Wolf
Alex Cuba
Ann Vriend
Arkells
Aun
Azeda Booth

B
Beast
Bedouin Soundclash
Boats
Bonjour Brumaire
Buck 65

C
Cancer Bats
Caracol
Classified
Codie Prevost
Colin Moore
Colin Munroe

D
Dan Mangan
David Martel
DDMMYYYY
The Deep Dark Woods
Moka Only + Def 3
Delhi 2 Dublin
The Details
D.O.
D’Urbervilles

E
Elliot Brood
Emma-Lee
Empire Isis
The Evaporators

F
Felix Cartal
The FemBots
Final Flash

G
Gavin Stephenson
Gentleman Reg
The Golden Dogs
Gordie Tentrees
Grand Analog

H
Handsome Furs
Hey Ocean
The High Dials
Hollerado
Hot Panda
Human Highway

I
Immaculate Machine
Inward Eye

J
Jay Semko
Jeff Pitcher
Jen Lane
Jenn Grant
Jesse Dangerously
Jill Barber
Jokers of the Scene
John Lajoie
The Johnstones
Josh Martinez
The Joys

K
Katie Stelmanis
Keys N Krates
Kim Beggs
Krista Muir

L
Les Handclaps
Lights
Lindi Ortega
Lions In the Street
Little Miss Higgins
Lorrie Matheson
Luke Doucet

M
Magneta Lane
Melissa Auf der Maur
Melissa McLelland
Mishka
More or Les
Mother Mother
MSTRKRFT

N
NO KIDS
Ninjasonik
N.Q. Arbuckle

O
OHBIJOU
Oh Susanna

P
The Pack A.D.
The Painted Birds
Pat Thornton
Peer Pressure
The Perpetrators
Po’Girl

R
Ruby Coast
The Rural Alberta Advantage

S
Sagapool
Sam Roberts
Sebastien Grainger
Shad
Shout Out Out Out Out
Skavenjah
Slim Twig
Smokekiller
Social Code

T
Telepathic Butterflies
Thunderheist
Torngat
Twilight Hotel
Two Hours Traffic

W
The Wet Secrets
We Were Lovers
Winter Gloves
Wintersleep
The Wooden Sky
Woodhands

Y
Young Galaxy

Z

Zaki Ibrahim

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Inward Eye release debut EP

Posted by bigincanada on February 1, 2009

TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ – Winnipeg Manitoba rockers Inward Eye [released] their debut EP in Canada on January 27th, 2009. The EP [is] available at all music retailers and on-line. 

With a sound reminiscent of The Jam, The Kinks, The Clash and The Who, and hailed by critics as “the next big thing”, the brothers Erickson, Dave (vocals/bass), Kyle (guitar/vocals), and Anders (drums), deliver this highly anticipated EP to satiate their rabid and ever-increasing fan base. 

Recorded at producer Arnold Lanni’s (Simple Plan, Finger Eleven, Our Lady Peace) studio in Temecula, California the boys took the lessons learned from logging ungodly long trips in their van, criss-crossing the continent on tour, and put them to the test in the studio. The result of their labours is the Inward Eye EP rife with powerful anthems that crackle with bratty energy and recall the swinging riffs, shouted chants, and raw-nerve rock of their favourite bands. The lead off track “Shame” was serviced to Canadian rock and modern rock radio stations on January 19th, 2009. “Shame” started as a straight-up guitar riff and morphed into a snotty shuffle with yelped vocals. “It was too high for me to sing in a regular voice,” explains Dave. “It sounded like the theme to Psycho. We were like, that can be a hook! Lyrically, I felt like there was a lot of problems around me, and a lack of justice.” The Video for “Shame” is set for an early February delivery and was created by renowned animation specialist Rémy M. Larochelle.

At the heart of Inward Eye is their live show that wins over audiences every time they play. With Anders’ manic drum fills, Kyle’s guitar outbursts, and Dave’s command of the audience, Inward Eye is bringing back a fun spontaneity to rock shows. Choice slots on the 2007 Warped Tour and a breakout show at Lollapalooza 2007 added to the band’s climbing momentum culminating with an opening slot for the North American tour of their idols – The Who in late 2008. Although a full compliment of Canadian tour dates is in the works be sure to catch Inward Eye opening for Mobile on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – Toronto – Nu Music Nite – Horseshoe (not with Mobile)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 – Quebec City – Le Cercle
Saturday, February 28, 2009 – Fredericton – Nicky Zees
Thursday, March 05, 2009 – Trois-Rivieres – Café Nord Ouest
Friday, March 06, 2009 – Montreal – Club Soda
Thursday, March 12, 2009 – Toronto – Rivoli – Coalition CMW showcase (not with Mobile)
Friday, March 13, 2009 – Sudbury – Townehouse
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 – Calgary – Back Alley
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 – Edmonton, Jet Nightclub
Friday, March 27, 2009, Vancouver – Bourbon – Juno Fest Weekend
Saturday, March 28, 2009 – Victoria – Lucky Bar
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 – Prince George – Rum Jungle
Thursday, April 02, 2009 – Grande Prairie – Better Than Fred’s
Saturday, April 04, 2009 – Saskatoon – The Roxy

Inward Eye has also been added to the following U.S. Warped Tour dates this coming summer:

Wednesday July 29th, 2009 – Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Thursday July 30th, 2009 – Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
Friday July 31st, 2009 – Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Saturday August 1st, 2009 – Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Sunday August 2nd, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN Canterbury Park
Monday August 3rd, 2009 – St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Tuesday August 4th, 2009 – Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Friday August 7th, 2009 – Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
Saturday August 8th, 2009 – Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
Sunday September 9th, 2009 – Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amp / Invesco Field

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