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Thousand Foot Krutch gets extra support online

Entertainment / Music Kickstarter appeal to Christian band’s fans yields $105,000 for new album. Thousand Foot Krutch got closer to their fans with new financial relationship forged online.   Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Wed May 16 2012   Is crowd funding the new music industry paradigm? When Christian hard rock trio Thousand Foot Krutch split from its label after 10 years and selling nearly one million…


Big Wreck bigger than ever

Ian Thornley plays the Danforth Music Hall with Big Wreck on May 10 and 11. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Thu May 10 2012   Well, that’s one less albatross around his neck. Ever since Ian Thornley added Big Wreck’s name to the ever-increasing pile of reunited rock bands, he’s been rewarded with an accolade he never received during the combo’s first late ‘90s run: a No….


Nickelback burns up ACC

  Nick Krewen Special To The Star, Published on Sun Apr 22 2012 Rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be larger than life. Last night at the Air Canada Centre, Nickelback made it seem mammoth. Operating under the notion that bigger is better, the four deans of lustful, bone-crunching rock offered the estimated 14,000 in attendance (and pop star Avril Lavigne) everything that one would expect from a dazzling marvel:…


Our Lady Peace on the wobbly path to Curve

Our Lady Peace on the wobbly path to Curve | Toronto Star Reunited Canuck rockers take the stage at the Phoenix on April 3.  Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Tue Apr 03 2012   George Chuvalo is about to enjoy a whole new wave of popularity. A picture of the Canadian boxing legend taken when he was a strapping 22-year-old, adorns the cover of the latest Our…


I Mother Earth back, but for how long?

Entertainment / Music Top Canadian rock band a decade ago returns for two shows at Sound Academy — and something beyond.    Jag Tanna, left, and the rest of I Mother Earth in 1999. The band’s then-new singer Brian Byrne, second from left, Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Wed Mar 21 2012 For the first time in eight years, Canadian alternative rock band I Mother Earth has returned. The…