Indie Rock

Tom Schraeder "Poise"

Tom Schraeder released a new instrumental album called Poise yesterday, February 12th. This is the second installment of Schraeder’s 2019 boxset following up December’s, Aim Higher.

This album may be just what we need right now as we fight through the ice, snow, and cold. The album is inspired by Tom’s time in California and has a warmth and airiness to it that is undeniable.

   

Iverson @ Tonic Room (2/15)

Iverson is fully embracing the Valentine’s Day spirit that so many just overlook this time of year. The Synth Pop band is throwing a Valentine’s Day party at Tonic Room on February 15th and will be putting their spin on love songs from Prince, Queen, Britney Spears, and more. They will be joined by Carlile, Uuskhy, and Thair.

Iverson has evolved over the last six years and now consist of Alec Watson, Gene Knific, Luc Parcell, Ethan Parcell, and Charles Iverson. They released their latest album, Content 3.0, back in August.

   

Beef Boys - As Rowdy As Their Name Suggests, Monarch Tavern on 04.01

There’s always one rowdy Peterborough band showing up on my feed. Beef Boys are a three piece garage punk band that’ll get ya flippin’ tables by the second song. They giver at a ferocious pace and still find the time to add some surfy influences. Fire up their latest album “Melted Like A Witch” on their bandcamp page. Your next chance to see them in Toronto is April 1st at the Monarch Tavern along with Bad Sports from Texas and Toronto power pop sensations First Base. – Kris Gies

   

J Fernandez "Unwind" Video

J Fernandez has released a video for “Unwind” from his latest album Occasional Din, which was released back in November via Joyful Noise.

Fernandez also announced a US tour this Spring which will included SXSW and a couple of dates with The Curls.

   

Power pop artist Sam Hoffman plays Springwater Supper Club on 02.23

Sam Hoffman released his power pop album Fairweather last fall, introducing the world to his mix of power pop and indie rock. With a little bit of soul and a touch of fire, Hoffman has pressed two of his songs from his debut album into vinyl with the help of local lathe-cut record producers Groove Family Records. Those two songs -- the previously-released "Glencrest Lane" and new single "All the Places" -- make a good pair for a single, and they each lend a little bit of their own to charm to Hoffman's live shows, where he dazzles the audience with his lyrical wit and melodic expertise. You can catch Hoffman live at Springwater Supper Club on February 23rd. Take a listen to "All the Places" below. - Will Sisskind