Purveyors of: Bursts of joyous static and child-like wonder File next to: Early Flaming Lips, Medicine Playing: Saturday, April 19 at Smiling Buddha for WL #595.
Look Vibrant are “boys in the eyes of men and men in the eyes of boys.” Look Vibrant are Boys II Men, but at the end of the road there’s a smashed amp and shitloads of candy. Look Vibrant are also Justin Lazarus (vocals, synths, production) and Matthew Murphy (vocals, guitar, production) with help from the wonderfully talented Eli Kaufman (drums), Andrew Moore (guitar) and Alex Rand (bass). Dean Williams had a meeting of the minds with head fellas Justin Lazarus and Michael Murphy, and there were no survivors.
Purveyors of: Hard rock/loud rock infused with crunchy keyboards and weirdo vocal tricks File next to: Butthole Surfers, early Trans AM Playing: WL 595, Saturday April 19 at Smiling Buddha, 961 College St.
Cellphone aren't an easy band to categorize. This Toronto outfit definitely love their guitar riffs, but their music is perhaps most notable for an atypical usage of keyboards that augment the general "heaviness." However, don't mistake Cellphone for dance music, industrial or Moist (and please, never forget this dude rockin' out). Instead, appreciate Cellphone for creating music that keeps the listener off-kilter in the best possible way. The band's debut full-length is slated to drop some time in 2014. Cam Gordon caught up with band member Mike Wirth Broth. They talked about the new album, their famous producer friend, and facial trauma.