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Pat Blythe – Indie Week wrap-up Part I…..and music

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2019 by segarini

It’s been a whirlwind week with so many events happening. The big one and closing out music festival “season”…..Indie Week. Heralding five days of entertainment from all over the world, the launch bash was held at Revival this past Wednesday, Nov. 13. The following days and nights were filled with the sounds of music, cheers and stomping feet, all leading up to the wrap-up party at the Mod Club on Sunday, Nov. 17. With a 4am last call, thousands of ears were filled with international sounds emanating from the participating Toronto clubs salted all over the city

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Bob Revisits Indie Week for 2019

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , on November 13, 2019 by segarini

In today’s climate, even in this era of (seemingly) instant fame via a television show, or releasing an album recorded in your mother’s kitchen before you have ever played a gig, even when your self-penned ditty gets a million hits on You Tube without so much as buying a real instrument, let alone learning how to play it, there is hope for kids who still feel the urge to roll the rock, write tunes, and spend days on end in a van that smells of wet socks and KFC.. There are still dreamers. There are still Road Warriors, still people who want to rehearse and write, and play and play, and drive all night and eat KFC out of the bucket, solely because they believe in the life, believe in the music, and believe in themselves and the dream. These kids are out of their minds just like we were.

Which brings me to Indie Week.

Tickets and Schedule HERE

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Peter Plies the Indie Tides

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2018 by segarini

Funny how symmetrical Life is. Nearly a year ago, in a column about indie music, I mentioned how ubiquitous the genre is, and stated that someone would probably send me a video of a North Korean death metal group. “indie week” 2018 has just ended…….and a South Korean pop band won “Best Of The Fest”. Eerie, I would say.

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Pat Blythe – A little BoRap, More Indie Week …and Music!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2018 by segarini

Well this is going to take a while. A full six days of Indie Week including a fabulous launch party  and a very private event at a very secret location, three days on the road with ONES, Horseshoe and Hideout gigs, an MCN Open Mic farewell and move, Pretzel Logic at the Orbit Room….and I’m sure I’m forgetting something in there….. I know I won’t get this all in one fell swoop but needless to say it’s been a non-stop roller coaster ride. Going back to front, let’s start with…. Oh but first…….

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Peter (Beer) Barrels through CMW 2018

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2018 by segarini

Armed with my “media” credentials, my guidebook and my Metropass, I took on Canadian Music Week. (Note that all of the bands/artists that I mention in this column have Facebook pages, and are well worth further study, should you feel so inclined. It was a very busy week!)

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Peter Prepares for Indie Week

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2017 by segarini

Mainstream music is omnipresent. From your laptop to your ringtone, your doctor’s office to your local athletic barn, it surrounds you. Even a casual glance at billboards or bus’s will show you that mainstream music looms large in modern society.

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Pat Blythe: So Much To See, So Much To Do and Listen To….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2015 by segarini

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I have so much to write about I don’t know where to begin. Clubs, pubs, bars and halls, from one end of the city to the other. Late nights, early mornings, a thousand pictures, private functions, VIP soirees, opening night galas and closing festivities. It’s been a whirlwind of activity and will be impossible to cover in a single column. Lots of sharing to do….

IT’S INDIE WEEK!!!!
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Segarini: The Kids Are Alright – Updated!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by segarini

Editor’s Note: The overworked and dedicated Jaimie Vernon gets a rare day off today and rightly so. Enjoy the respite, my friend, it’s back to the grind next week.

In place of Jaimie’s well written weekly column, I offer up this article from October 11th, 2011. It touches on today’s generation, Indie week, Musical Dreamers, and a rather spirited debate JV Baseball Cap Jaimieabout Apple products in the comments section. For those of you who are new readers, enjoy, For the rest of you, either enjoy it again or maybe your memory is going and it will seem new to you too. Roxanne’s column appears tomorrow in it’s usual place. YAY! Roxanne!                                          Pictured: Jaimie Vernon

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Nadia Elkharadly: Indie Week 2012 – That’s a wrap

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by segarini

It’s been a lazy Monday for me today as I recover from yet another multi-day music festival in Toronto.  This Sunday night (or Monday morning if you want to get technical) marked the end of Indie Week 2012.  It’s only the second Indie Week that I’ve attended and taken part in, but it’s rapidly becoming my favourite music festival in our fair city.

If you haven’t heard of Indie Week, you probably haven’t been walking around downtown Toronto with your eyes open; the intrepid indie week volunteer team has been diligently postering the city for weeks leading up to the launch party.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s Of Rock – E

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2011 by segarini

“I’m on E. I’m on E. I’m on E”
Blondie

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I don’t know how or where I heard “Aeiou Sometimes Y” but it has stuck with me forever. It was released in 1984 by Elektra (I still have the cassette) and I have never seen the video so all of the imagined visuals are still mine, yes, videos can ruin songs forever. Out of curiosity I went to You Tube to see if there was a clip and found one which had the music deleted by the label. If you want to see what the public thinks about the majors have a quick read in the comments.

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