The musical roots of the Guelph’s Bonnie Trash go deeper than their time in the psych rock band The Folk, or even their teenage instrumental punk band Red Rosary. The dark blend of art rock and menacing pop produced by the duo is entirely composed by twin sisters Sarafina and Emmalia Bortolon-Vettor, and that’s about as deep of a musical connection as you can find.
If you’ve ever been to a Newfoundland wedding or kitchen party, chances are you’ve been subjected to the dance craze of “The Newfie Stomp”. But have you ever heard of the “Duckworth Stomp”? Check out this weird 1974 hard rock anthem about partying in St. John’s by London, Ontario’s Thundermug.
TWRP (Tupper Ware Remix Party) started their colourful brand of intergalactic heavy funk in Halifax, NS nearly a decade ago. Since then they’ve relocated to Toronto, ON, released a slew of EP’s, and kept a steady tour schedule. Angela Sutherland gets the full TWRP story from synthesizist Doctor Sung.
In anticipation of tonight’s dual-show closing celebrations for Shed Island, we caught up with Andy March of CROSSS for some words on the importance of the Atlantic Canadian small fest circuit, ongoing live developments, and the anxieties of the songwriting process