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Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Bailiff

Bailiff

Photo by Melissa Lin Ellis

In a recent interview, A Music Blog, Yea? caught up with Chicago-based rock trio Bailiff to discuss studio highlights, coach houses, sitting in chairs, and Beethoven. Want to know more? Dive in!

AMBY: Hey Bailiff, welcome to our site. What’s the band been up to lately?

Bailiff:We’re on tour at the moment. Comin’ at ya from Pittsburg, PA at the moment. We’ve been touring…

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July Talk
Mill Street Brewery has collaborated with July Talk to brew a beer that was designed to spark conversation in the indigo hours of a long summer’s night. The launch party appropriately took place in the exposed-brick open-concept gardens of the Distillery District on a flawless Monday evening in July.

Mill Street Beer Hall was the exclusive party that everyone wanted to sneak into for weeks. Conversation was brewing because of the stage presence and authentic name Leah Fay and Peter Dremanis have created– they sure are a classy bunch – Leah wore a beautiful white summer’s dress while Dremanis was a cool cat as always, complimenting Leah in a simple white dress shirt. “Conversation” California Commons beer by Mill Street is a golden lager with a fruity aroma of citrus with a hint of woodiness. It tastes sweet with a hint of mint, and finishes dry with only a slight bitterness – a perfect end to any rocking music festival, a hike in the beaches or even a day of manual labour. The brew is named after the long July conversations that occurred at the band’s inception a few years ago.

The hanging trellises of the distillery were a perfect haven for July Talk’s set – the beauty was full circle when they sang Summer Dress and Gentleman – and while they wouldn’t think of pulling their club-show stunts like at the Horseshoe or Lee’s Palace, the evening was complimented when Leah poured the beer over her head – and fed Peter a pint through her nude heeled shoe. I’m proud of them for making Toronto feel so loved by them – they are constantly performing at this level of authenticity that an outsider might feel is put-on. The band compliments each other so well that there seems to be no stoppage of their creative flow. I thoroughly enjoyed my night and stuck around after their set for the after-party – the glow of the evening looming blue, indigo, velvet as we all seemed to forget that most of us had to work in the early morning. Toronto is just too romantic a setting to despise Mondays – especially ones that end like this.


Photos by Katrina Thorn () | Review by Stefanie Romano ()

Concert Review + Photos: Mill Street Brewery Conversation California Common Beer Launch Party w/ July Talk Mill Street Brewery has collaborated with July Talk to brew a beer that was designed to spark conversation in the indigo hours of a long summer’s night.

Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ HIGHS

Highs

Photo by Justin Godelie

Toronto band, HIGHS are going places quickly. This alt-pop quartet plays melodic, catchy tunes and rocks the harmonies seamlessly. HIGHS took some time out of their weekend at SCENEfest for A Music Blog, Yea? to talk about festival season, reminisce about their first show as a band, and share their excitement of touring with Hey Ocean!

AMBY: Thanks for chatting with my…

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You’ve GOT To Hear This: Soph Nathan – “Our Girl”

Soph Nathan
Brighton seems to be an unfeasibly dense melting pot of musical talent right now, with a thriving scene of embarrassingly young musicians making incredible, intelligent music and seamlessly hopping between multiple projects with nary a single dip in quality. It makes me sick.

‘Our Girl’, the debut from Brighton’s own Soph Nathan, is a thing of unquestionable noise and beauty that perfectly…

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Getting Cozy With: Swaying Wires

Swaying Wires
Hey AMBY-readers, this is Swaying Wires checking in. Hope you’re cozy!

We’re a little group from Turku, Finland that got together back in 2010. Our music has been given various labels including gothically tinged folk-rock, alternative and even blues roots (which is perhaps a little too farfetched..). We’d like to think we’re a little bit of everything, but mainly we just like to make good songs.

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Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ The Sheepdogs

The Sheepdogs
Caught between an overused outhouse and an energized storm of a crowd fuelled by the claps of The Strumbellas, we stood with Ewan Currie and Ryan Gullen of The Sheepdogs.

With their guitarist of eight years, Leot Hanson off the leash and venturing into other projects like his bar is Saskatoon, it is undeniably the unfolding of another forward march for them. They’ve settled into an restless air…

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Ticket + CD Giveaway: Rixton and T. Mills @ The Mod Club

Ticket Giveaway + CD: Rixton and T. Mills @ The Mod Club

Rixton
On August 7th, British R&B/pop act Rixton will play an all ages show at Toronto’s The Mod Club with American rapper T. Mills. Courtesy of our friends at Union Events, we’re giving all Rixton lovers the chance to win an excellent prize pack which includes tickets to the show and a CD copy of Rixton’s Me & My Broken Heart EP.

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is fill out the form below and…

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Ticket Giveaway: Gogol Bordello @ London Music Hall

Gogol Bordello
New York gypsy punk group Gogol Bordello are bringing their energy and theatrics to the London Music Hall in London, Ontario on August 1st. Courtesy of Live Nation, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the event!

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is fill out the form below and write in your name and mailing address. The contest will run until Wednesday, July the 30th 6PM EDT, and the…

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The Wytches

Pet Sun


For our interview with The Wytches, click here.

Photos by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout

Concert Photos: The Wytches and Pet Sun @ The Drake Underground The Wytches Pet Sun For our interview with The Wytches, click here. Photos by Alicia Atout…
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