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Re: who are spine / bands to watch for
>>Who are Spine?
>they are david ledden, ex of montreal hardcore band "sawtooth",
>and two members of halifax band "samsara".
>>What do they sound like?
>they have a lot of influences and are hard to pin down,
>but think along the lines of big black and jesus lizard.
>(no, they don't sound like pavement. well, actually,
>they do, a little bit.) they are really really good.
>>Any other bands I should be looking for in the future.
>great slave (formerly bubaiskull)
> - nick cave meets neil diamond meets monster groove grunge.
> their self-written description:
> "bubaiskull suck. they have a really stupid name.
> they can never tour because their guitar player has
> a kid and wants to be a lawyer. their drummer is
> always late and threw up on stage in toronto. the
> bass player is a prick and the singer has deep
> emotional problems. they all drink too much. they
> don't really like each other, and are always on the
> verge of total collapse.
> however, they are an excellent rock band that
> play heavier and louder and more originally than any
> other band in the world. they change people's lives.
> thank god for bubaiskull."
> since this was written they have a new name, a new drummer,
> and a new manager. maybe things will pick up for them. :-)
>horseshoes and handgrenades
> - wicked bass player/lead screamer/bassist peter is scary, not
> to mention talented. at a recent gig they played an old
> "six million dollar man" record in the background. totally
> over the top... many people say "best band in halifax, signed
> or unsigned"...
> - four high school girls who are way clever and write early-curesque
> stoppy-starty pop with amazing mutant prog-rock guitar solos...
> new single on cinnamon toast which they share with strawberry...
> halifax's answer to cub. halifax's answer to rush. :-)
> - from p.e.i., two percussionists, a bassist, and a lead vocalist.
> the only band both hip and mellow enough to get crowds of people
> to sit cross-legged with stoned expressions on the dance floor
> of the double deuce. deidre does this weird nervous nod at the
> audience after *every* song. they give people candy.
>al tuck & no action
> - think giant sand or uncle tupelo or lyle lovett with a
> bluegrass fetish instead of a blues fetish. rockified
> country featuring a new stripped-down band which includes
> chris sloan murphy's guitar-whiz brother matt. (they *are*
> brothers, right?) the next release on murder to follow
> thrush hermit and previous eps by hardship post and eric's trip
> (see all four in toronto march 16).
>and there are other bands, like merge and essen, that are also
>promising but still sound pretty close to their original influences
>(like hardship post did just a year ago...)
>essen are recording a new record but mike should tell you about
>that one 'cause, being the drummer, he knows more about it than
>James R. Covey I've seen "Fever" and I've seen "Rain".
><jrcovey\!/ac.dal.ca> I've seen "Justify My Love" that I thought would never end
>Department of English I've seen "Live To Tell" when I could not find a friend
>Dalhousie University But I always thought I'd see Madonna again.
>Halifax, NS B3H 3H5 - Rob Sheffield
Pat Davidson - Ottawa, Canada