NEWS: The Town Heroes Tour The Maritimes w/ The Balconies

Flight of Fall Festival - The Town Heroes - 08 

Rock ‘n’ Roll. Ontario meets Cape Breton. Guitar amps will ring with feedback, fans will scream with excitement, the whole bar will be drenched with sweat, hearts beating along with the sweet sound of drums.

Get stoked. These bands have already been doing fantastic things, showing off their stuff in Canada, the States and Europe - this is your chance!!

Wednesday, Feb. 29th - feat. Young River - The Seahorse Tavern, Halifax, NS
Thursday, March 1st - feat. Ben Caplan & Robyn Dell’unto - Plan B, Moncton, NB
Friday, March 2nd - Hunter’s Alehouse, Charlottetown, PEI
Saturday, March 3rd - Governor’s Pub, Sydney Cape Breton

The Town Heroes:

Even at a live show, it’s easy to forget that the catchy, hard hitting, anthemic songs are being performed by a duo. On stage they move like intense caricatures – soaked in sweat, pushing every chord, note and beat to the limit. A structured wall of sound emerges; familiar yet distinctive. A cascade of passion, urgency and belief in their songs - you can feel it!

All this talent and energy hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2011 alone, these two Cape Bretoners not only played a showcase in Germany, but they were voted as the Best New Artist in The Coast’s Best of Music, performed at the coveted “Enter The Tiki” stage for Canadian Music Week in Toronto, were selected as the Nova Scotia Regional winners for the National Radio Star Song Writing competition, and showcased on the Rising Star Stage at the East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown. Did we mention that they also played The Halifax Pop Explosion, Evolve, Estuary Fest and a ton of shows and festivals all over?

Watch out, this duo might soon be too big for you!

The Balconies:

Somewhere in the city, speakers still ring with the remnants of The Balconies feedback. And ring on they will, as The Balconies leave a trail of exploded speakers and broken drumsticks in their wake.

Sharing the stage with Cold War Kids, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Auf der Maur, Mother Mother, Land of Talk, and Sloan and killing decibels at Ottawa Bluesfest, North by Northeast, Canadian Music Fest, WESTFEST, Pop Montreal, and all the way to Halifax Pop Explosion, The Balconies sowed their loyal fanbase.

But the hunger remains, so The Balconies have enlisted notable producer Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up) for their first full length and will unleash a new 7-inch May 2011 with two songs recorded by Drew.

So if you’re not interested in sparring vocals, feedback, whipping hair, sweaty bodies, dancing drums and bottom-heavy bass lines, steer clear of the Balconies.

If you fancy a riot of gargantuan rhythmic proportions, swing by.

Oh… and bring earplugs – this will get loud.


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