MISFITS LIVE IN TORONTO 2011 EDITORIAL REVIEW

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MISFITS

LIVE IN TORONTO

EDITORIAL REVIEW

Written By: Anthony Dell’Orso

Knowing that this band is the original Horror Punks, I was expecting to kick off my Halloweek in fashion! Or so I thought…Upon entering the Phoenix Concert Theater, I was excited on the prospect of seeing a band who’s T-Shirt is one of the most recognized pieces in music history. “History” should be highlighted to make this point because I was about to witness a pioneer, a game changer, something that changed the landscape of a time that once was.

Kicking off the night was Juicehead, with their bassist Tommy Kloss not being able to cross the border, the remaining two members; Vocals/Guitar Rob Vannice and Percussionist Mike Garelli hit the stage and gave it their all. Missing that huge bass tone was a huge detriment for these boys, too bad, they had a wicked drummer and a good punk singer but I can’t base what I witnessed on that, not fair to anyone, will have to see them again full band. When the Misfits were getting ready to unleash their Horror Punk to an awaiting half filled venue, I could not help but notice the lack of Mohawks in the crowd. Maybe, it is a sign of the times? Or Am I getting old? When I was younger I remember seeing them everywhere I went, Rancid shows were always the best for fan visuals.

As Misfits came on stage, the crowd seemed half lost and confused. From where I was standing the pit was tiny and majority of these “Punk Rockers” were on their cell phones. They were not even recording the show, just using it to communicate with the outside world. Very punk, eh? The band roared through over an hour of music without many breaks, the banter in between songs was my highlight of the set, this was also due to the fact that the sound system must of been on eleven because I could not make out one song from the other, very messy indeed.  I loved the energy, the setup, the stage and most of all the vibe these Misfits Jerry Only (Gerald Caiafa) – Vocals/Bass, Dez Cadena – Guitar/Backing Vocals and Eric “Chupacabra” Arce on the Drums emitted. Unfortunately the music was so overbearing drowning the vocals most of the set not doing the band any justice and as a result it did not make for a full experience. Not the start to Halloween that I had been anticipating, maybe some things should be left in the past.

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NAUGHTY BY NATURE HITTING THE SHWA JUNE 1ST!

9-0-Nickel Entertainment & Richmond Street Records Present : Grammy Award Winner’s

NAUGHTY BY NATURE

Live In Concert

@

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39 KING ST EAST, OSHAWA
WEDNESDAY June 1st , 2011

W/ Special Guest : Peter Jackson & BluesUnderDog

Music By : The Official DJ – Dames Nellas

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LEGENDS BOYZ II MEN LIVE IN TORONTO NEXT FRIDAY!! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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Legendary Grammy award winning R&B group BOYZ II MEN is performing in Toronto!

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Boyz II Men were formed in 1988 at Philadelphia’s High School of the Creative and Performing Arts. What does the best-selling R&B group of all time do to follow up the worldwide success of their Grammy-nominated album, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA?

What comes next for a four-time Grammy-winning act that is a global concert attraction, that has sold over 60 million recordings, and that will begin its 20th anniversary celebration in 2010?

For Boyz II Men, the answer can be summed up in a single word: Love.

Love: The new album by Boyz II Men, released November 23, 2009 on Decca.

Love: A collection of timeless songs from the heart, one that spans multiple genres and generations.

Working once again with Motown producer Randy Jackson, Boyz II Men (Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman) bring their distinctive individual voices and peerless harmonies to bear on songs made famous by Bonnie Raitt, The Manhattans, Journey, The Spinners, Sam Cooke, the Beatles, and Cyndi Lauper. Boyz II Men weave these diverse selections together into an album-length symphony, one that flows seamlessly from an impassioned “I Can’t Make You Love Me” through the shimmering a cappella sound of “Time After Time” to “When I Fall In Love,” a beautiful reworking of a great American standard featuring Boyz II Men’s special guest Michael Bublé.

Love is the successor to Boyz II Men’s Decca label debut, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (Decca/Universal), released November 13, 2007. This collection of Detroit soul classics took the international music scene by storm to a degree that surprised even the group members. Motown rose to No. 27 on the Billboard Top 200 and to No. 6 on the trade’s R&B Albums chart; proportionately, sales in Europe and other territories were even stronger than in the U.S. The album earned two Grammy Award nomina¬tions, for “Best R&B Album” and “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals” (for the Stevie Wonder cover “Ribbons In The Sky”) and sparked the release of Boyz II Men’s first full-length live concert DVD, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA – Live (Decca/Universal, released 12/9/07).

“The success of Motown definitely upped our visibility insofar as being able to tour more, in bigger venues, in more cities and more countries,” says Shawn Stockman. “We were already an international touring company” – in a typical 12-month period, Boyz II Men performs 150-200 concerts around the world – “but Motown helped extend our reach even further.”


“The beautiful thing was that we already had shows booked in Europe and Japan, as we’ve done almost every year for many years,” Wanya Morris explains. “But performing the Motown songs was the best album promotion we could have done. And we felt the same effect back in the States as we did overseas, even in places like Billings, Montana and Salt Lake City, Utah.

“The excitement that built up as we went along through 2008 was reminiscent of the old days. The audience doesn’t forget, necessarily, but the audience sometimes needs to be reminded.”

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JUMP AROUND TORONTO!!! HOUSE OF PAIN IS BACK!

Reunited hip-hop icons House of Pain will be in Toronto on April 9th at The Sound Academy to celebrate the group’s 20th Anniversary on their “Who Breaks The Law” Tour. House of Pain was one of the most influential hip-hop groups to emerge out of ’90s. The group, which consists of Everlast, DJ Lethal, and Danny Boy, was signed to Tommy Boy Records and released three albums before disbanding in 1996. The group is best known for their multi-platinum self-titled debut, which spawned the smash single “Jump Around”. During their career, House of Pain shattered hip-hop stereotypes, brought down barriers and helped bring hip-hop to a whole new audience.

House of Pain frontman EVERLAST (born Erik Schrody) began to make his mark in Hip Hop history books in the 1980’s, where he became a front line “Syndicate Soldier” in ICE T’s RHYME SYNDICATE. His association with the “Original Gangster” led the young MC to a lucritive contract with Warner Bros Records, who released his debut album, FOREVER EVERLASTING, in 1990. After the release of his first solo effort, Everlast formed HOUSE OF PAIN with high school friends DANNYBOY (born Daniel O’Connor) and DJ LETHAL (born Leor DiMant) With the release of JUMP AROUND one of Hip Hop history’s most infectious and easily indentifiable songs, House of Pain were instantly elevated from an unknown all white hip-hop group to worldwide superstars, when the thuggish anthem became a massive crossover hit in 1992. With their signature drunken, bar brawlin, beer swindlin sound in tow, the crew hit the road and quickly made a name for themselves, celebrating their Irish-American heritage by drinking prodigious amounts of alcohol, and raising hell on both record and stage. With the help of the immensely successful lead off single, their first album FINE MALT LYRICS (released on Tommy Boy Records) reached multi-platinum status, boasting polished co-production from DJ MUGGS of CYPRESS HILL, and featuring guest appearances by fellow SOUL ASSASSIN affiliates, B-REAL and SONDOOBIE (FUNKDOOBIEST). 1996’s TRUTH CRUSHED TO THE EARTH SHALL RISE AGAIN, showcased a more evolved feel lyrically and thematically, this time with DJ LETHAL providing the majority of the production. Guest MC’s and friends such as GURU of GANGSTARR, COCKNI O’ DIRE, DIVINE STYLER and BRAND NUBIAN wordsmith SADAT X also appeared on the acclaimed album, which many House of Pain fans still consider to be years ahead of its time.

Throughout the course of their career, the group often found themselves in trouble with the law as well as concert promoters, which eventually lead to EVERLAST’S arrest for possession of an unregistered firearm at Kennedy Airport. Sentenced to community service, EVERLAST resumed work with DANNYBOY and DJ LETHAL to begin work on their second album. Also produced by DJ MUGGS, 1994’s SAME AS IT EVER WAS received critical acclaim for its powerful lyrics and dark head-nod worthy beats, eventually going gold after debuting at number 12 on the hip hop charts with minimal airplay. After his bid in the House of Pain, EVERLAST went on to record the multi-platinum WHITEY FORD SINGS THE BLUES as well as two other successful solo joints (EAT AT WHITEYS and WHITE TRASH BEAUTIFUL), while DANNYBOY enjoyed underground success with the futuristic hip hop stylings of the XSUPERMODELS as well as appearing on various tracks including a featured spot on a DANNY DIABLO compilation. He is also currently working on a new project called LA COKA NOSTRA with all 3 original members of HOUSE OF PAIN, NON PHIXION, SLAINE, BIG LEFT and LORDZ OF BROOKLYN among others. LETHAL of course, became the DJ for LIMP BIZKIT, selling millions of records and touring extensively. TO BE CONTINUED…LA COKA NOSTRA WORLDWIDE!

To buy tickets to the Sound Academy show call 416-870-8000 or hit up www.ticketmaster.ca

House of Pain 20th Anniversary tour dates:

3/15: San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
3/16: San Diego, Calif., House of Blues
3/17: Las Vegas, Nev., TAO Nightclub
3/18: Los Angeles, Calif., House of Blues
3/19: Anaheim, Calif., House of Blues
3/22: Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
3/23: Dallas, Texas, South Side Music Hall
3/25: Tyler, Texas, Clicks Billiards
3/26: Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live Studio
3/27: Corpus Christi, Texas, Brewster Street Ice House
3/28: Baton Rouge, La., The Varsity Theatre
3/30: Sebastian, Fla., Capt. Hiram’s Resort
3/31: Orlando, Fla., Beacham Theater
4/1: Miami Beach, Fla., LIV Nightclub
4/2: St. Petersburg, Fla., The State Theatre
4/4: Charlotte, N.C., Amos Southend
4/5: Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
4/8: New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza
4/9: Toronto, Ont., The Sound Academy
4/10: Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
4/13: Dekalb, Ill., Otto’s
4/15: Chicago, Ill., Cubby Bear
4/16: West Des Moines, Iowa, Val Air Ballroom
4/17: Minneapolis, Minn., The Cabooze

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