Photo of BB Guns, credit: Lara Kruzins (left). Photo of B-17 (centre). Photo of FOAM, credit: Jason DeLong, LondonFUSE (right).
Photo Credits: Lara Kruzins (left), Jason DeLong, LondonFUSE (right).

Forest City Gallery presents: HEAR HERE 13, curated by Aaron McMillan of Indie Underground

TBB Guns - B-17 - FOAM - Forest City Gallery - Indie Underground - Aaron McMillanhe first Hear Here of 2015 features Toronto Co-Headliners: BB GUNS (‘60 garage-pop / punk), B-17 (psych punk) and FOAM  (thrash-punk / psych) of London on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Each band was carefully scouted, and asked to play Hear Here 13 by Aaron of Indie Underground due to their exceptional level of quality music, and live performance. The BB Guns made a ‘eye-opening’ impression on Aaron on April 25, 2013 at NXNE, sharing the same bill as Bleached. B-17 caused Aaron’s head to explode (in the best way possible) at The Silver Dollar Room at NXNE on June 20, 2014. FOAM made a strong (and bloody good) impression on Aaron at The Winter Spectacular Festival in London on Dec. 18.

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BB Guns (Toronto, ON)
Genre: ‘60 garage-pop / punk

Photo of BB Guns, credit: Lara Kruzins

Photo credit: Lara Kruzins

Since BB Guns’ inception in 2010 they’ve shared stages with the Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, Man or Astro Man, No Age, Hunters, Jacuzzi Boys, Nick Waterhouse, Gino Washington, X ray Eye Balls and Bleached.

Surfin’ through the musical landscape of hard and soft, the BBs take you on a rip rollin’ journey full of hazy fun. The image and name remind you of something you once loved and something you are about to love all in one breath. It’s a little punk, a lot of fun. Laser gun guitar tones, jingle jangle melodies and a pulsing, heart pounding, move your hips rhythm, is what this pack is about.

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B-17 (Toronto, ON)
Genre: psych punk

Photo of B-17

B-17 was one of the best bands Aaron of Indie Underground saw in 2014 (Read Review). B-17 are the newest group on Optical Sounds. Fans everywhere will recognize the lineup. Clint (Action Makes, The BB Guns), Richard and Calvin (The Hoa Hoa’s, The Saffron Sect, The Disraelis) and Nick (Easy Targets) have had their influence upon the label since it’s founding in 2008. It’s heavy, sometimes groovy and sure to be well-received.

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FOAM (London, ON)
Genre: thrash-punk / psych

Photo of FOAM, credit: Jason DeLong, LondonFUSE

Photo credit: Jason DeLong, LondonFUSE

FOAM plays a killer live set. Their heart bleeds through their instruments, as they give it everything, every time they perform (which was seen this past year’s Winter Spectacular Festival). They’re an impressive young band. Don’t sleep on their thrash psych set.

Music Sample (Free Mp3):

BB Guns | B-17 | FOAM
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Forest City Gallery (258 Richmond st., London, ON)
Doors: 8pm
Music: 9 – 11pm
Cost: $6 (at the door)
Licensed event | 19+

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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.