Concert Preview: London Unsigned ft. HSY, The Beverleys, I Smell Blood, Whoop-Szo – Fri. Nov 14 @ Vibrafusionlab

Steam Whistle returns to host the UNSIGNED MUSIC SERIES in London, Ontario

Unsigned Music Series - HSY - The BeverleysThe Unsigned series started in Toronto six years ago and has been all over Canada. The idea is to give back and help the growth of Canada’s indie music community.

The London, Ontario stop takes over The VibraFusionLab this Friday, November 8th with Buzz Records Toronto bands, HSY and The Beverleys along with London bands, I Smell Blood and Whoop-szo.

Doors open at 8pm. Tickets at the door are only $5 for 4 bands with 100% of proceeds going back to the community to support local non-profit organization Unlondon.

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HSY – Toronto (Garage / Sludge)

HSYPronounced “hussy”. “Like their peers Odonis Odonis and Soupcans, local quartet HSY play a brand of stripped-down sludgy rock that brings to mind the heroes of the ’80s American underground heroes like the Jesus Lizard, Dinosaur Jr. and even the first Nirvana record. As if to hammer home their point, their drummer plays without any cymbals.” – Ian Gormely (Exclaim)

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The Beverleys – Toronto (Junk Punk)

the beverelysThe Beverleys, a TKO of a trio dead set on using their impulses to make heads bang while they shake off their troubles. Their dual guitar (Joanna Lund, Susan Burke) and drum (Audrey Hammer) attack recalls the time when punk first broke— their sound is imbued with a grungy heaviness characteristic of the Toronto scene but with the sharper and more defined lines of a band too quick to get lost in the murk.

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I Smell Blood – London (Noise-Punk)

I Smell BloodBorn of Lightning and Thunder comes the Noise-Punk / Rock Gods, I Smell Blood. The duo does a great job taking their music to the brink of losing control, but end up keeping a Godly-like wondrous grip through the sweat, exhaustion, blisters and blood that thrills live audiences.

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Whoop-Szo – London (True-Psyche)

Whoop-szoMerely an extension of their zealous course towards enlightenment. Guilty of drive by noise interruptions; a roll, wallow and play in the shades of grey sound. 90s child vocal spats, shoegazer-fuzz, tares of delayed time, sewn together within a rural folk tapestry.

Generally abhorrent to definition they do enjoy the inner ear.

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Date: Friday, Nov 14, 2014
VibraFusionLab – 355 Clarence St, London, Ontario N6A 3M4
Doors: 8pm
Price: $5 for 4 bands
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Don’t forget to bring earplugs!

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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.