Rock

LMFAO shares party-planning tips for MMVAs

Redfoo and Skyblu, collectively known as L.A. electro pop outfit LMFAO, are going to see a lot of Toronto over the next few weeks, first as co-hosts of Sunday’s MuchMusic Video Awards; then headlining July 4 at the Molson Amphitheatre. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Sat Jun 16 2012 The progenitors of “Party Rock” have returned. Redfoo and Skyblu, collectively known as L.A. electro pop outfit LMFAO,…


Drumming up a career in garage rock

Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Mon Jun 11 2012 If you want something done right, do it yourself. John Barrett‘s realization of that credo resulted in the formation of combustive garage-rock combo Bass Drum Of Death. “In high school, I was always in bands, but I started doing (stuff) by myself because I was the one managing it and still wanting to do something,” explains Barrett, whose…


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…


Rise Against rises to occasion once more

Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre, Rise Against, the Chicago four-piece punk band with a social conscience, fired up its an estimated crowd of 11,000.   Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Fri May 11 2012 They could have taken the easy way out. On the final night of its marathon Endgame tour — one which initially touched down last summer at Edgefest in Downsview Park —…


Edward Sharpe’s ongoing emotional rescue

Entertainment / Music Magnetic Zeros’ Kool Haus show just one more bit of good news for spirited, varied band. Alex Ebert is Edward Sharpe and usually happier for it. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Fri May 11 2012 Here’s some heartening news from the Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros camp: although they’re dropping their sophomore album Here on May 29, it won’t be the last new…