JRDN TO RELEASE NEW EP & WILL JOIN HEDLEY ON SELECT DATES

 

AWARD-WINNING R&B / POP ARTIST JRDN

TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED EP FEBRUARY 11

 

 Toronto, ON – Canadian R&B / Pop sensation JRDN is set to release his highly anticipated self-titled EP (Kuya Productions / Fontana North / Universal Music Canada) on February 11, 2014.JRDN includes his smash single, “Can’t Choose,” ft. Kardinal Offishall, which hit the Top 5 on the CHR charts with the accompanying music video receiving heavy rotation on MuchMusic and M3. Additionally, JRDN is set to join Hedley for select dates on the Wild Live tour alongside Danny Fernandes and Alyssa Reid, beginning February 14 in Prince George, BC.

“I am in love with what I do,” says JRDN. “Sometimes the road we travel isn’t what we expect it to be, but it’s up to us to be patient and persevere. Recording this collection of songs has truly been a musical education and I feel very blessed to be able to share this journey with my fans.”

Written and recorded with longtime collaborators, Kuya Productions (Nelly, Ginuwine, Akon), Danny Boy Styles and Chuck Harmony (Ne-Yo, K’naan), among others, the new EP finds JRDN expressing himself more candidly than ever. Showing substantial growth as an artist, his evolving sound can be heard on tracks like “Ali” and standout ballads including “Reset” and “Rebel.” The second single off JRDN, “Love Ain’t Enough,” was released to radio on January 6 and is now available for purchase at iTunes.ca.

JRDN’s 2010 breakthrough follow up album, IAMJRDN, debuted at #13 on the Canadian R&B charts, yielding the Top 20 Gold-selling singles, “U Can Have It All” and “Like Magic.” Additionally, the release garnered him a 2011 SOCAN Urban Music Award, a Canadian Radio Music Award (CRMA) in the category of Dance/Urban/Rhythmic and a 2012 nomination for Fans’ Choice. Nominated for New Artist of the Year and R&B Soul Recording of the Year at the 2012 JUNO Awards, JRDN was a part of the live broadcast for the first-ever ‘Mixtape’ performance.

JRDN – EP Track Listing

Love Ain’t Enough
Reset
Can’t Choose
Ali
King
Rebel
Live My Dream

 

Wild Live Tour Dates w/ JRDN

February 14, 2014                                CN Centre                                               Prince George, BC

February 15, 2014                                Prospera Place                                      Kelowna, BC

February 16, 2014                                Interior Savings Centre                         Kamloops, BC

February 18, 2014                                Crystal Centre                                        Grande Prairie, AB

February 19, 2014                                Imperial Oil Place (Energy Centre)    Cold Lake, AB

February 20, 2014                                Enmax Centre                                        Lethbridge, AB

February 21, 2014                                Medicine Hat Arena                              Medicine Hat, AB

February 23, 2014                                Spectra Place                                         Estevan, SK

February 26, 2014                                Copps Coliseum                                    Hamilton, ON

February 27, 2014                                Memorial Auditorium                             Kitchener, ON

February 28, 2014                                GM Centre                                               Oshawa, ON

March 1, 2014                                        WFCU Centre                                         Windsor, ON

March 3, 2014                                        Molson Centre                                        Barrie, ON

March 4, 2014                                        Sudbury Arena                                       Sudbury, ON

March 7, 2014                                        Peterborough Memorial Arena            Peterborough, ON

March 8, 2014                                        K-Rock Centre                                        Kingston, ON

March 10, 2014                                      Aitken Centre                                          Fredericton, NB

March 13, 2014                                      Mile One Stadium                                  St. John’s, NL

March 15, 2014                                      Pepsi Centre                                           Cornerbrook, NL

March 17, 2014                                      Centre 200                                              Sydney, NS

March 18, 2014                                      Metro Centre                                           Halifax, NS

March 20, 2014                                      Moncton Coliseum                                 Moncton, NB

March 21, 2014                                      Palais Municipal                                     Saguenay, QC

March 22, 2014                                      Colisee Pepsi                                          Quebec City, QC

March 25, 2014                                      Budweiser Gardens                                London, ON

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HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD LIVE IN TORONTO: PHOTO EDITORIAL

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TYLER MEDEIROS’ NEW RECORD OUT SEPTEMBER 4TH!

 

CANADA’S TEEN SENSATION TYLER MEDEIROS SET TO RELEASE 

TYLER MEDEIROSTM 

TOUR WITH BIG TIME RUSH AND CODY SIMPSON KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 4

 

Toronto, ON – 17-year-old Canadian pop artist Tyler Medeiros announces the release of Tyler MedeirosTM  on September 4, 2012, which will be available on iTunes and at www.tylermedeiros.com. As a bonus, fans can go to Medeiros’ website for a free download of his upcoming single, “#QTEE.” The new release will coincide with the first date of his Canadian tour with Big Time Rush and Cody Simpson, kicking off in Montreal, QC. Medeiros will also be hitting the stage at Family Channel’s Big Ticket Summer Concert alongside Bridgit Mendler and Allstar Weekend on August 26. For full track-listing see below.

“I’m really pumped to be able to share Tyler MedeirosTM with my QTEEs,” says Medeiros. “We’ve been waiting for the right time to release a new song and now I get to share seven. I hope my fans love the new tracks as much as I do.”

Tyler MedeirosTM features seven songs including fan favourites “Girlfriend” ft. Danny Fernandes and “Say I Love You (Please Don’t Go)” ft. Young Money’s Lil Twist. Previously, both singles were played in high rotation on the Family Channel and MuchMusic. Additionally, there will be five new songs including “Radio” featuring international superstar Flo Rida.

Earlier this year, Medeiros toured with pop icons Flo Rida and Pitbull on the Canadian leg of the Planet Pit World Tour 2012. Medeiros is signed to Flo Rida’s record label, International Music Group (IMG), in the U.S. and serves as one of the flagship artists on the label. Managed by both Strong Arm Management and CP Management, his projects are released through a joint venture with Canada’s leading independent record label, CP The Major Independent. In 2011, Medeiros worked with the Family Channel as the face of their Bullying Awareness Week Campaign. The project had him visit middle schools across Canada to talk about anti-bullying and perform his single “What’s Up, Stand Up.”

 

Tyler MedeirosTM Track Listing:

  1. Girlfriend ft. Danny Fernandes
  2. #QTEE
  3. Radio ft. Flo Rida
  4. Say I Love You (Please Don’t Go) ft. Lil Twist
  5. First Time
  6. I Got It Bad
  7. Favorite Girl

Tyler Medeiros Canadian Tour Dates:

* – Indicates all tour dates with Big Time Rush & Cody Simpson

 

August 22, 2012           Fair at the PNE                                                  Vancouver, BC

August 26, 2012           Family Channel’s Big Ticket Summer Concert       Toronto, ON

September 4, 2012*      Bell Centre                                                         Montreal, PQ 

September 5, 2012*      John Labatt Centre                                     London, ON  

September 7, 2012*      Scotiabank Place                                          Ottawa, ON

September 8, 2012*      Molson Canadian Amphitheatre       Toronto, ON

September 13, 2012*  Rexall Place                                                       Edmonton, AB

September 14, 2012*    Scotiabank Place                                                Calgary, AB

September 16, 2012*    Rogers Arena                                                      Vancouver, BC

                               

Weblink: www.tylermedeiros.com

Twitter: @TylerMedeiros

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TylerMedeirosCP

FREE DOWNLOAD – CANUCK METAL VOL 2.

Free Download – Canuck Metal Vol. 2

Presented by Loudtrax.com & Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.)

     This Canada Day, in honour of the great country that is Canada and its vast amount of unbelievable, unrivaled metal talent, the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.) and LoudTrax.com are proud to announce the release of Canuck Metal Vol. 2, a free download compilation, part of a series to showcase Canada’s up and coming head banging talent.

Download Link – http://www.loudtrax.com/canuckmetal2/default.aspx  

Promo Code – HMMAC

1. Arapacis – End of The Line (5:50)
2. Crisis Kings-Glutton (3:24)
3. Forbidden Sin – Man Down(4:12)
4. Hollow – Sunriser (4:41)
5. Hymnosis – How Dare You (5:16)
6. Makaria – Spire (3:57)
7. Nephelium – Merciless Annihilation (6:18)
8. Project Mars – Don’t Hold Back (4:30)
9. Sanktuary – Raise the Flag (4:25)
10. The New Jacobin Club – My Smile (2:37)
11. The Void – If We Can’t Beat ‘Em (Detour ‘Em!) (1:23)
12. Trainwreck Architect – Dream Pariah (3:34)
13. Tribune – The Succubus (3:15)
14. Wolven Ancestry – The Animistic Awakening (5:59)

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FRIDAE TV’S JUNE TOP 10 2011 CHART

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Yes it’s July!  I hope everyone in Canada and The United States is having a wonderfully safe holiday weekend. The top of June’s chart is dominated by the Ladies! What can I say, we Females totally rock! Boys just can’t live without us, Gay or Straight.

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FRIDAE TV’S JUNE 2011 TOP 10 CHART

1.  DILEMMA – KELLY ROWLAND LIVE @ TORONTO PRIDE 2009
2.   GIRLICIOUS – MANIAC (NEW SINGLE) LIVE @ PRIDE TORONTO 2010
3.   BOYZ II MEN – ON BENDED KNEE LIVE @ THE KOOLHAUS
4.  MY DARKEST DAYS – COME UNDONE LIVE @ THE RIVOLI – NXNE 09′
5.   METAL ON METAL – ANVIL LIVE @ THE INDIES! – CMW 2009
6.   ART OF DYING – DIE TRYING LIVE @ THE TATTOO
7.   BITTER TASTE – THREE DAYS GRACE LIVE @ THE DIRECT ENERGY CENTRE
8.   DENIAL WAITS – ASHES DIVIDE LIVE @ EDGEFEST TORONTO
9.   ROLLIN’ – STATE OF SHOCK LIVE @ THE TATTOO ROCK PARLOUR
10. MARY ROSE OBSESSION – WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND (COVER)

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KRS-ONE’S NEW LP ON SUDBURY’S 6.8.2 RECORDS

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Sudbury Ontario based record label releasing albums by world renowned artists including KRS-One

 

Canada, May 30, 2011 – Sudbury, Ontario based record label, 6.8.2 Records, is gearing up for a very busy summer and a groundbreaking year. “It’s been a steady progression the last couple of years to get to this point. It’s hard to believe that we are finally readying ourselves to release some amazing new music onto the world” says Lynn Johnston Vice-President of the burgeoning label. You wouldn’t know that 6.8.2 Records has only been around for a few years, nor would you think an indie label with such a high calibre of artists would be based in Northern Ontario. With veteran artists like Boogie Down Productions, KRS-One & Bumpy Knuckles & Grand Puba releasing albums through 6.8.2 in 2011 it proves that this label is looking to make as much noise as it can right out of the gate. In fact, the first release from the label comes from KRS-One & Bumpy Knuckles on Tuesday May 31st, 2011. The album is called Royalty Check and it will be the first of many rolling out of the halls of 6.8.2 Records this year with the next album launch coming from Boogie Down Productions on June 28th. The Grand Puba album alone, produced by the Hit Squad from Bad Boy Entertainment, is a proverbial who’s who of the urban music scene with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes and P. Diddy making guest appearances on many of the tracks. This album is still in production so no confirmed release date has been set as of yet. The label isn’t just about releasing records from artists who already have a track record. They are also interested in artist development. “This city (Sudbury, Ontario) has some amazing talent” says Trevor Johnston CEO. “We just happen to be lucky enough to have one of the most talented local artists of the bunch (Michael O’Brien: Kill The Autocrat) signed to our label.”

Kill The Autocrat (KTA) is the first artist to be brought up through the development division. This specific project not only features Michael O’Brien as the principal songwriter and rapper, it also features the CEO of the label himself on drums and musical collaborator Scott Swain another Sudbury born artist most known for his work in the bands Far From Heroes and The Black Maria. Kill The Autocrat has also caught the attention of the Boogie Down Productions crew. Enough so that KRS-One will be collaborating with Michael O’Brien of KTA on a future track and legendary DJ Kenny Parker called the music of KTA “revolutionary” and stepped up to do all of the scratches for the album. The first release by KTA called “New World Disorder” will be unleashed to the world on July 5th, 2011.

The label 6.8.2 was started by Trevor and Lynn and Sudbury is their base of operations. Both are Northern Ontarians through and through. With Sudbury’s close proximity to Toronto it gives the label the opportunity to conduct business with clients based there easily yet the low overhead costs available in Sudbury helps them to stretch their dollars and cents allowing the 6.8.2 in house studio and development department to flourish. 2011 is a pivotal year for the label with summer releases coming from every artist on their roster, a 45 day North American tour showcasing all of their artists slated to start in mid July and extensive marketing and promotion initiatives supporting all of their artists. The music industry in the US and Canada is a buzz anticipating the release of many of the fledgling label’s artists. 6.8.2. Records’ goal is to provide honest music that has integrity to anyone who wants to listen and services that artists working in the modern era of the music industry will find to be fair and just. But don’t let the labels nicety’s fool you. They are all business and plan on making 6.8.2 Records one of the most successful indie labels in the world.

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FRIDAE TV’S INTERVIEW WITH CRASH PARALLEL

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JAYLYN TODD OF JAYLYN PHOTO FOR FRIDAE TV

If you haven’t heard of CRASH PARALLEL pay attention! Doing research for the interview I listened to a few tracks but it was a very brief listen, I didn’t have time to take in complete songs. While I was editing the interview that I shot on set of their new video for ‘Still Won’t Let You Go’, I actually listened to a few whole tracks and I must say, for their style of music they are really good! But, until I see Crash Parallel live and hear the entire record, that is all I will say. Check out the fun interview below and hit up their website to view upcoming tour dates with ‘The Goo Goo Dolls’ and to PRE-ORDER the new LP ‘Sunset In Reverse’ for your own Autographed copy. The album is IN STORES and ONLINE February 8th 2011. They seemed like really chill down to earth guys with a grand career in the making, be sure to keep an eye on these ones! CRASH PARALLEL IS: TIM EDWARDS – VOCALS, DAN SAITUA – GUITAR, GARY RUGALA – BASS, JON FEDORSEN – DRUMS, ROB BEZANSON – PIANO.

Huge Thank you to Miss Jaylyn Todd of JAYLYN PHOTO for helping out!


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FRIDAE TV’S NOVEMBER 2010 CHART

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As per the statistics gathered November 30th 2010, Fridae TV’s chart is still dominated by My Darkest Days the number 1, 4, 6 and 8 spots belong to them! Nobody is safe, ANVIL is making a comeback, sitting at #3 as Girlicious holds strong at #2 and 9. Who will be the end of 2010 chart topper and most viewed video of the year?

Congrats My Darkest Days! Now they are making it on OTHER charts hovering the top spots on ActiveRock charts in the USA. Can they stay at #1 for 3 months in a row? Only at the end of December I will  let you know!

WATCH #1 VIDEO (THIS VIDEO IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO THE BANDS REQUEST TO REMOVE IT AGAIN!)

Happy safe holiday season to everyone from Fridae TV, thank you so much for watching, listening and reading my jibberings! Fridae TV still exists and is growing because of you the people who read, watch listen to the music and whatever weird entertaining things I share.

Much LOVE xoxo Thank you!!


FRIDAE TV’S NOVEMBER CHART 2010

1. MY DARKEST DAYS – PORN STAR DANCING LIVE @ THE TATTOO ROCK PARLOUR

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2. GIRLICIOUS – MANIAC (NEW SINGLE) LIVE @ SPLASH BASH PRIDE TORONTO 2010

3. METAL ON METAL – ANVIL LIVE @ THE INDIES! – CMW 2009

4. MY DARKEST DAYS – FUCKED UP SITUATION (NEW VERSION) LIVE @ THE TATTOO ROCK PARLOUR

5. JDIGGZ FT. NEVERENDING WHITE LIGHTS BEHIND THE SCENES OF “THIS TIME”

6. MY DARKEST DAYS – COME UNDONE LIVE @ THE RIVOLI – NXNE 09′

7. WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER – KELLY ROWLAND LIVE @ TORONTO PRIDE 2009

8. MY DARKEST DAYS – COME UNDONE LIVE @ THE TATTOO – CMW 2010

9. GIRLICIOUS – OVER YOU (NEWBISH) LIVE @ SPLASH BASH PRIDE TORONTO 2010

10. MY DARKEST DAYS – LIKE NOBODY ELSE (NEWB) LIVE @ THE EL MOCAMBO 2009


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THREE DAYS GRACE LIVE IN TORONTO 2010 REVIEW

All Photos By: Melanie Schade For Fridae TV

THREE DAYS GRACE with Special Guests My Darkest Days

Rocking the 2010 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

LIVE Review

By: Fridae Mattas

Every year since 1922 Toronto holds The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair; it has since become the world’s largest indoor agricultural and international equestrian competition. This year they changed it up and threw in a concert series, the fair’s last day was today you can check out FridaeTV Facebook for some photos of the actual Fair in the next few days. Last Saturday November 6th 2010, the first ‘Royal Rock’ show raided the Direct Energy Centre, major thanks to the wonderful people of MCIPR and The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Headlining was the best band Canada has today, none other than ‘Three Days Grace’. Opening the show was Bleeker Ridge and of course they kept it in the family, just before Three Days Grace was My Darkest Days fresh from out west. What I mean by out west is they were on tour to the left, I haven’t seen these larries since before they went on tour at the beginning of summer. Before I continue with Norwood’s My Darkest Days, I will jibber briefly about Orillia’s Bleeker Ridge, I wanted to review the whole set but I was late and they only played four tunes. People think I’m late on purpose to be fashionable but that’s not the case, I’m an Aquarian it just happens!

We missed the first two tracks, reaching the media pit in the middle of the third tune. I didn’t even know if the media rules were in effect, restrictions were not specified. I was getting ready to film the next track and soon enough I had my answer. As I started filming security came over and told me to leave, my three songs were over. He was nice about it, so I migrated out of the pit without a battle empty handed. If you treat me with respect I will be just as courteous. Instilled in me are morals and ethics that I grew up with and will follow them for life. Drama needs to be avoided in all professional environments; I hate fighting and do my best to avoid everything that could manifest into some serious theatrics, there is a time and place for everything. Bleeker Ridge didn’t get any tracks filmed But! My Photographer for the evening Miss Melanie Schade did manage to shoot a few nice still shots during the third tune! Huge thank you to her, she took some amazing photographs and was great help to my injured self. From what I observed, Bleeker Ridge’s performance sounded better than the recent Tattoo set. I will have to do a full review at another show, until then you can watch previously filmed Bleeker Ridge videos on FridaeTV.

My Darkest Days dropped their self-titled Mountain View/604/Mercury/Island Def Jam debut September 21st 2010, it has since sold roughly over 30,000 units and can be purchased anywhere music is sold. Their hit single ‘Porn Star Dancing’ has been mounting a buzz Stateside, sitting at number one on a few rock charts. Could they really have everything they want? Only time will tell, because in reality you can’t always have it your way unless you frequent Burger King. Touring for half the year is not glamorous, particularly when you are just starting out. Just because you signed a recording contract does not mean management or the label will shack you up at ‘The Ritz’ or ‘Four Seasons’ and rent you this luxury tour bus to travel in.
My Darkest Days is probably having a great time on tour but also learning a lot about how much harder they have to work now that they are signed. Eventually they will be able to enjoy the fruits of their labour but until then they have to continue busting they’re balls and make some extreme sacrifices if they want to stay on fire and not fizzle out. Staying ahead of the game is so important for longevity in this business, Bleeker Ridge is creeping up as their fiercest competition, vocals are stronger and the Front Larry owns the stage like he was born on it. The touring has done some good for them, they looked a lot more comfortable, there was more interacting with the audience and they are getting some much needed exposure, all of this a very good sign. The current band is; Matt Walst  – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar,  Brendan McMillan – Bass, Doug Oliver – Drums, Sal Coz Costa – Lead Guitar and Reid Henry Keys/Guitar (Reid plays with them live).


Walst’s vocals have improved tenfold from the 2009 NXNE showcase I first saw and they continue to develop. It was good to see him coming out of his shell, I was a little surprised when he migrated down from the stage to greet the crowd at the barricades, it looked a little gauche but at least he’s trying. Be whoever you want to be on that stage, “Here they are now, entertain them”. Brendan was working his corner (Ha-ha) of the stage like a pro, with his Bass attached. There were moments where McMillan did seem too mechanical as if this is what he had to do and that he did. They all looked a little drained, the effects of the road written all over their faces, sick of playing ‘Porn Star Dancing’ yet? They closed the set with ‘PSD’ and opened with ‘Save Me’. Dougie always kills it on those drums, his heart is in it to win it, and I believed him! Sal Costa on Guitar is fitting in better with the band, his facial expressions are calming down but still a little too histrionically exaggerated. When you over exert it comes off as insincere but Costa gets a high five for vocals, blending better with Walst’s.

Overall, My Darkest Days put on a respectable performance, this was the finest set I have seen with the new line up. I was not going to address this because people should be allowed to have their own identity instead of always being compared to someone else. For the many messages and comments I receive regarding My Darkest Days’ getting a free ride because of the family connection to Three Days Grace. Honestly, if you don’t help your family, who will? Blood is thicker than water; I would do anything for my siblings, anything! It’s such a good thing that they help one another and not hate on each other, many families out there would rather see their siblings fall instead of helping them fly. My Darkest Days continue paying their dues just like everyone else trying to break through the window, if it was that easy for them don’t you think they would have been signed to Jive instead? In this business it’s all about who you know and if you plan to be in this soul sucking industry professionally, it is better to have family in your corner, well…Most of the time. If you haven’t heard of My Darkest Days, pay attention! This won’t be the last time; I believe they still have some dates in the States, you can watch videos of both 3DG and MDD at the end of the article. Buy Record!

On with the program…As we waited for the band they played music as all venues do during change over’s and breaks, this one was different because they played a BIG TUNE not many would recognize…Yet! But I did because it was up and coming Vancouver band Art Of Dying’s first single ‘Die Trying’ off their soon to be released record, the track is available to buy on iTunes!! Three Days Grace is from Norwood, Ontario, I first saw this band prior to the release of their debut record. They were just signed to Jive and opening for ‘Theory Of A Deadman’ at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. Those who follow my jibberings know this already, a year or so later they dropped their debut record and off they went. Three Days Grace is; Adam Gontier – Vocals/Guitar, Neil Sanderson – Drums, Barry Stock – Lead Guitar and Brad Walst on Bass. Three Days Grace formerly known as ‘Groundswell’ is a multi-platinum Canadian band. With their swift heavy double guitar riffs, slick relatable lyrics, infectious melodies and solid distinct vocals, it’s no wonder this band has made such an impact. When I first heard ‘I Hate Everything About You’ it was instantly my favorite track and they took over as my favorite band, Silver Linkin who? My ears love the bands sound and Like Chevelle, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Silverchair and Finger Eleven, Three Days Grace has a singer whose voice is truly one of a kind. Gontier’s vocals compared to the others…There is no comparison but I do have to say M. Shadows of A7X has been growing into a pretty fierce vocalist, the only thing I don’t like about Shadows vocals is the nasal. Adam has a full rich sturdy tone with grit and depth, first and last voice I ever heard that had the right combo. His vocals today sound completely different than those of the ‘Groundswell’ days, but even back then you could hear the potential.

This Royal Agricultural Winter Fair special event reached its 3000 person maximum capacity, Hall D was popping! Just ask the kid who left a comment on one of the 3DG tunes I filmed. They started in with a few tracks off the new record ‘Life Starts Now’ first tune played from the sixteen track set was ‘Bitter Taste’. The crowd had this remarkable energy, it was the perfect build up for an incredible set and every time Adam told the crowd to jump I thought the floor was going to collapse. As Sanderson counted down, on the third count fire exploded as the guitars came in and his sticks hit the skins, the crowd went wild! They soon calmed down enough to sing along with Gontier as the band tore into the opening track. The next song was the first single off the new record titled ‘Break’ the crowd went insane, I don’t know how they got louder and louder as the set progressed but they did. By the time they played the bands debut hit single “I Hate Everything About You’ five tracks in, this crowd was louder than at Rockstar Uproar fest when Disturbed hit the stage. I really wanted to film the song because it’s my favorite 3DG tune but too bad for me, my three tracks were over.

I just chilled and enjoyed the rest of the show watching the most incredible pyro I have ever seen in a live performance. I loved Avenged Sevenfold’s pyro but Three Days Grace took it to another level, they had different coloured flames as well as the usual reddish orange. I loved it, anyone who was near me could see the amazement in my eyes, I love fire. At the start of the set Vocals were a little rough but they smoothed out, unfortunately after Sanderson’s Drum solo Gontier seemed to be having issues singing the ballads. Once he began to sing the Apocalyptica cover ‘I Don’t Care’ Adam was struggling to get the words out with sound, his voice was gone. My ears could hear it immediately, as a singer vocals stand out the most. I could feel his pain as he tried to push out the sound, the same thing happened to me a few days earlier but there were only five or so people telling me I blew ass, he was live in front of 3000 people who really didn’t care how he sounded as long as he was there entertaining them. The show must go on and that it did, somehow Gontier unearthed the voice within and forced it to sound as proper as he could. It is a good thing he has control over his vocals the way he does, it could have been much worse. A suggestion to alleviate stress on the vocals would be to throw a few of the power ballads earlier in the set between the most strenuous tracks or don’t talk to anyone the day of show. If you can’t handle being mute for a full day (I know I can’t) try not talking for a few hours prior to warm ups , drink some warm tea with a little bit of honey and a shot of rum. For this band majority of their songs require physically powerful vocals that use both the diaphragm and throat, I don’t blame his chords for giving out.

Walst had his moments; he seemed a little timid at first but was soon genuinely feeling the music. I think there was something wrong with his Bass levels, I couldn’t hear the instrument for the first few tracks, the guitars and vocals drowned it out. The next few tunes the sound started to even out, I could hear Brad’s Bass again and he did a fantastic job with backup vocals as did Barry and Neil. Stock on Guitar killed it but he is no Rick Jackett, not even Slash can do Axe Ballet like Jackett! The best performance by a guitarist I have ever seen live was Rick Jackett of Finger Eleven, not one Axemaster since has been able to top Jackett’s Axemastery. What is missing is more vibrance by Walst and Stock in their performance, a little added showmanship and they will be golden. They can’t always leave it up to Gontier to entertain the crowd for the entire set; he was flying all over the stage with and without the Rhythm Axe in hand. The only one who has no choice but to sit there is Neil because he’s behind the drum kit, his effort is impeccable. You might not be able to see his face half of the time but you can hear his heart loud and clear in the way he brings the beat. The first encore Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” was the second and last cover of the set, this song will forever remind me of the worst wedding DJ video, I was laughing as he sang because that’s all I could think of. Gontier sung it well, he even had a little vocal gymnastics going on in there and it sounded wicked. They finished off the set with ‘Animal I have Become’ first single off their sophomore record ‘One X’ and went out with a bang, bringing back that wicked pyro popping off to the beat of the tune. Three Days Grace sets a high bar for all bands out there, you need to go see this band live and BUY all their records. Three Days Grace are Canada’s Heavy Hitters and will be dominating our airwaves for years to come.

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WATCH VIDEOS OF SET:

3DG

Bitter Taste

Break

The Good Life


My Darkest Days:

Save Me

Every Lie

3DG SET LIST NOV. 06TH 2010

  1. Bitter Taste
  2. Break
  3. The Good Life
  4. Pain
  5. I Hate Everything About You
  6. World So Cold
  7. Home
  8. Drum Solo
  9. I Don’t Care (Apocalyptica cover)
  10. Last To Know
  11. Just Like You
  12. Goin’ Down
  13.  Never Too Late  
  14. Riot

Encore:

15. In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins cover)

16. Animal I Have Become

 

 

FRIDAE TV’s BEHIND THE SCENES OF ‘THIS TIME’ – JDIGGZ FT. NEVERENDING WHITE LIGHTS

I was on the production set for a music video of the new tune “This Time” by JDiggz Featuring Neverending White Lights. The track is a unique but fitting collaboration and the end product sounds amazing, both artists are dropping new records very soon. The Director of the Video is renowned Canadian Director RT Thorne of The NE, the final product has yet to be released and I can’t wait to see the finished video. The crew and the artists were amazing to work with, everyone had a productive day. Who can complain about working at the beach all day, I loved it! *The video has been released you can watch it by clicking the link HERE.*
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