Concert review: The Glorious Sons (with Northcote and Poor Young Things) – Petit Campus, Montreal – November 27th 2015

http://socialfirms.org.uk/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1527237682.5006558895111083984375 It was a night of loud, sweaty rock ’n roll last Friday at the Petit Campus as three of Canada’s finest up and coming bands played their hearts out on stage. Toronto’s Poor Young Things started the night with their catchy melodic rock, including their latest single “Like an Animal” which got a great reaction…

Why I hate the term “Guilty Pleasure”

Just a short rant for today: I hate the concept of “Guilty Pleasures”. Our local rock radio, CHOM-FM, has a feature where they’ll play a “Guilty Pleasure” song every day, which they define as “a song you like but haven”t heard in a while”, which is admitedly quite different from the real definition of guilty…

Spider-Man’s forgotten Rock Opera

If you thought that the Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (written by U2’s Bono and The Edge) was the first time Spider-Man’s been adapted to a musical medium, think again. In 1972, Ron Dante (lead singer of The Archies) created songs for Spider-Man: From Beyond the Grave, an opus that was billed as a “Rockomic”. A…

2014 in review: my musical hits and misses

It’s time for the music addict’s 2014 year end review, covering my personal hits and misses from the music world. 2014 was also a banner year for this blog, with more visitors than ever, and a new Facebook page linked to it. Thank you all for visiting and reading, I appreciate it tremendously.   HITS…