Although Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars album was released when I was only about a year old, I would discover it later, at about 15. In my small basement bedroom in our duplex home deep, deep in the painfully straight, white, and conservative suburbs of Calgary
PHOTO GALLERY - WILL CURRIE AND THE COUNTRY FRENCH @ THE EL MOCAMBO
SoundProof's Dave MacIntyre attended Will Currie and the Country French @ The El Mocambo on Friday and we have the pics to prove it.
SOUNDPROOF SHOWCASE @ THE EL MOCAMBO
SoundProof rocked CMW 2009 with Bryan Scary, Young Rival, Library Voices, The Week That Was and The Miles. And then went hardcore with an after-hours DJ set from Bloc Partyís Kele Okereke.
THE INDIES @ THE ROYAL YORK HOTEL
The Indies proved yet again that commerce beats artistry like paper beats rock. But at least there were appearances by Crystal Castles, Beast, Hey Rosetta! and Anvil.
THE HOA HOA'S AND BEEKEEPER SOCIETY @ THE SILVER DOLLAR
Everything doesn't always go as planned. Even with technical difficulties playing a distracting role in Saturday night's performances at the Silver Dollar, shouldn't the show still go on?
WHITE COWBELL OKLAHOMA @ LEE'S PALACE
White Cowbell Oklahoma rode into town and unleashed their fiery brand of "Southern boogie gone punk" on the mixed crowd at Lee's Palace. And they brought a rotary saw.
AN HORSE @ THE TRANZAC
Hot off an appearance on Letterman, Brisbane's An Horse risks unknown status and shocks to the face at the "Sounds Australia" Australian Music Showcase for Canadian Music Week.
THE SUPERSITIONS @ THE SILVER DOLLAR
This little band from Toronto really knows how to put on a show. The Superstitions brought a blast from the past with '50s style beats and rhythms to the Silver Dollar Friday night.
HANDSOME FURS @ THE HORSESHOE TAVERN
With their new record, Face Control, barely off the presses, Montreal's Handsome Furs took CMW by storm with a full throttle show for a capacity Horseshoe crowd.
PHOTO GALLERY: CMW OPENING PARTY @ TATTOO ROCK PARLOUR
SoundProof's Stephanie Cloutier attended the CMW 2009 opening party at Tattoo Rock Parlour on Wednesday and we've got the pics to prove it.
CURE GRAVITY @ THE RIVOLI
Cure Gravity caused levitation on Queen Street with their live set on the Rivoli's legendary Back Room stage at Coalition Entertainment Management's CMW showcase on Thursday night.
DUCHESS SAYS @ THE EL MOCAMBO
The Montreal-based noisy dance-punk quartet fronted by crazed frontwoman Annie-Claude took to the stage on CMW's second night at the Sirius Satellite Radio special French showcase.
QUEST FOR FIRE @ THE HORSESHOE TAVERN
Beckoning comparisons to the grunge bands of yesteryear, their energetic set brought us back to the days when a plaid shirt came with long hair and heroin needles.