Of The Bear Bookings Presents
Deadset Society / Nervcast / Anthems In Ashes / Maybe May
Nervcast, Anthems In Ashes, Maybe May
529 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y5
Doors 8:30 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
It's not often a platinum selling band with a #1 song in the US announces they're going on hiatus, but that was the case when My Darkest Days singer Matt Walst was given the opportunity to front Canadian hard rock legends, Three Days Grace.
"Deadset Society (originally named Never Say Die) started in the front passenger seat of the My Darkest Days BandWagon... we had a relentless tour schedule," says Reid Henry (Lead Vocals/Guitar). "During overnight drives I'd squeeze through a small window to the front of the bus and stay up writing, singing, and occasionally wedging my laptop on the dashboard to record."
Over the next year, what eventually became Deadset Society remained a studio project of Reid and My Darkest Days bandmate, Brendan McMillan (Bass).
In early 2016, Reid's demos caught the interest of Producer/Engineer (Evans Blue, Parabelle, Scarlet White) and drummer (Age Of Days), Mike Langford. The band began recording an EP that grew into an album. With the addition of Mike's long time tourmate, Dane Hartsell (guitar/vocals), what started as a dream for Reid, Deadset Society has quickly become a reality.
With their debut album [Destroy + Rebuild] released early 2017 (as Never Say Die), their single ‘Like A Nightmare’ peaking at #3 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big ‘Uns Countdown, closing in on 1,000,000 streams on Spotify, and approaching 100 shows since hitting the road January 2017, it's apparent Deadset Society has positioned themselves to continue where My Darkest Days left off.
Nervcast's debut EP "Locked And Loaded" is hard hitting, catchy, and has lyrics that are relevant. Mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandra, The Devil Wears Prada) and produced/engineered by Collin Young (Animal Faces, Godstopper, Yonder Peak), "Locked And Loaded" captures the bands love for classic rock while maintaining today's standard in modern production. The band is looking forward to embarking on an exciting year and is already gaining a local following in their hometown of Toronto, Canada. Nervcast, which features Everett Mason on guitar and vocals, Kevin Daliri on guitar, Galen Weir on Bass, and Matthew Humphrey's on drums.
Anthems In Ashes
MAYBE MAY might have a name that suggests neither here nor there in the springtime, but rest assured, this Mississauga trio are very much affirmed in their sound and style no matter the season. Fronted by Demetrius (vocals/guitar), Rian (bass) and Vitaly (drums), MAYBE MAY's debut 5-song Eden Project EP (Oct '14) draws listeners in by seamlessly blending heavy instrumentation with graceful melodies which provide a rich tapestry for delivering messages of human conditions we can all relate to: love, loss and betrayal.
Since its release, the band has independently released music videos for each track, garnering thousands of views from fans. Each video is crafted with great creativity and storytelling while painting scenes with beautiful color treatments, enveloping viewers in a journey of dark, twisted, sometimes hallucinogenic tailspins like in 'Strike-Slip'. The video for 'Will Our Mechanics Synchronize?' showcases dry humor and the band's penchant for having a laugh - if even at themselves. Debuting their live show at Canadian Music Week, the band has gone onto play other festivals like Indie Week and also picked up a nod from Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) for Best Alternative/Indie in 2015 as well as Mississauga Music Awards for Best Rock in 2017.
2018 sees the band releasing their sophomore effort: CRIMES EP. Teaming up once again with Jason 'Metal' Donkersgoed in the producer's seat at famed Orange Lounge studios (Toronto), MAYBE MAY is headed towards a definitive direction. "The songs written for this record are some of the best I've ever crafted…we've matured as a band and are further in synch musicians…you can hear the passion slap you in the face" says Demetrius. Title track "CRIMES" came out Jan '17 as a teaser while the band will release videos for "V U L T U R E S" (featuring Harley Olivia from Anthems in Ashes) as well as "YEARS" (featuring Lauren Babic from Red Handed Denial) over the course of the year. Bigger, better, faster & harder are just some of the expectations MAYBE MAY has laid out for themselves this time around.
$8.00 - $12.00