T-shirts and scarves, bags, purses, mittens, etc. will be hung from every wall in the halls of Phog.
Here’s a video about the first week of December.
From Modernboys, Moderngirls’ myspace:
“Garage soul rock ‘n roll from Toronto, Modernboys Moderngirls (MBMG) are a band to watch in the months to come. Led by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Akira Alemany, MBMG’s blistering live sets are quickly earning the group a reputation as one of the most exciting up-and-coming rock ‘n roll acts to emerge from the Toronto music scene.
Taking their name from a Japanese youth movement heavily influenced by western lifestyle and music in the 1920s, Modernboys Moderngirls proved their rock ‘n’ roll mettle after standout performances at the Canadian Music Week and North by Northeast (NXNE) festivals. The band was also booked to play Edgefest 2008 (in support of such acts as Stone Temple Pilots and Sam Roberts Band)—all before even releasing an album.
The wait is finally over for fans of the band’s electrifying live performances. Modernboys Moderngirls self-released their debut full-length,I Might As Well Break It in Canada on June 26, 2008 . Mixed by Ryan Mills (Born Ruffians, Most Serene Republic), the album is an exposed live wire, that mimics the energy of the band’s live set, burning through 60s soul and garage, ‘50s pop gems and 70s punk-funk influenced songs.
With a fresh album hot of the presses and one of the only independent band entries to make into the CBCRadio3 charts top 10, MBMG is ready to hit the road this fall with a tour that will include Ontario, Quebec and select U.S. dates, including a showcase at the prestigious Halifax Pop Explosion Festival.
“Modernboys Moderngirls…rock out like the devil has taken them over… The band sound like a southern-fried White Stripes” — Chart Attack Magazine
“If MBMG’s name isn’t on everyone’s lips in the coming months, there’s definitely something wrong with the world.” — Dose.ca
“All of the songs feel fully realized, with the band sporting a sound that’s alternately jangly, creepy…A confident release that could easily bring bigger things” — Eye Weekly, Toronto
“The gem of the disc, just after the midway point, is the heartfelt and affecting A Hammond Organ Singing, which builds with a slow burn before cascading into a smouldering finish.” — NOW Magazine, Toronto
“the most striking thing about I Might As Well Break It: it sounds incredibly strong for a debut.” — iheartmusic.net, Ottawa
“Singer, songwriter and guitarist Akira Alemany…steers his bright, brash, raucous songs with a sure hand, popping the top, delivering the goods” — Montreal Mirror
“Modernboys Moderngirls are doing their part to crank up the amps and put the brashness back in rock ‘n roll. The band’s debut record – I Might As Well Break It. – is ten songs that really play like a gig at a dark and dingy club. It leaves you sweat soaked, bruised and battered and remembering.” — Herohill.com, Halifax
“There’s something special in this lot, no doubt….the sky is the limit for Modernboys Moderngirls.” — The View Magazine, Hamilton”
From Europe In Colour’s myspace:
“Europe in Colour is Rebecca, Alt, and Dave, three former nemeses from junior high making indie synthy pop.
“Europe in Colour … played an adorable opening set of electric indie-pop.”
-Emily Whalen, The Journal
“The trio that make up Europe in Colour are ushering ’80s synthpop back into our robotic radars.”
- London Free Press
“Their performance was easily a highlight in Guelph’s recent concert history.”
- The Ontarion
“There’s something unique about them that sets them aside from much of the rest of this ‘synthy indie pop’ scene.”
- Jamie Milton, MFM blog”