Collective Concerts Presents
The Box Tiger, Snoqualmie
1150 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J3
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
Laura Stevenson was schooled in the traditional music of her grandfather and grandmother (composer of "The Little Drummer Boy" and vocalist for the Benny Goodman Orchestra respectively) from an early age. It wasn't until she started performing with Bomb The Music Industry in her teens, that she began writing on her own. Privately crafting songs on the softer side of indie rock and traditional folk, Stevenson was soon tapped as the band's opener and, with the addition of Mike Campbell and Alex Billig in 2007, Laura Stevenson and the Cans solidified. Their live band grew into a quintet, sometimes swelling to eight members, and the following debut LP, A Record, won them fans far and wide having been downloaded over 30,000 times since it's 2008 release.
The band's 2011 release, Sit Resist, is an album centered around never sitting stagnant, and sees a matured band that has been continuously at work writing, arranging and touring for the past three years. Lyrically, Stevenson's pen has a sharp, poetic tone, making it impossible not to be taken in by her stories. Where A Record crackled with Stevenson's intimate voice alongside gentle acoustics, begging the listener nearer, Sit Resist commands the attention of all within earshot with its rich instrumentation and textured melodies.
The album graced several Best Of 2011 lists, including PunkNews.org's staff and reader lists, the Onion A.V. Club, Sputnik Music, and The Ruckus.
The Box Tiger
Formed in late 2009, The Box Tiger is an indie rock band from the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario and Portland Maine. Although young, the sound comes off as mature and well organized, while still maintaining heart, intensity, honesty and a sense of fun. The Box Tiger manages to keep a D.I.Y. indie aura, while simultaneously creating pop sensible hooks that make the music accessible to the masses.
The band is currently in the process of recording their new album to be released summer of 2013. The record will feature 11 new songs by the band with a sound bound to create buzz in the indie/rock music scene.
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