Route69 Productions presented another stellar rock n rock spread on March 2nd 2019 featuring Canada’s Premier KISS Tribute Destroyer Canada with special guest performers: Demolition Rage 1st out the gate and can be very hard to describe as there are few bands that really get my pages turning like this act. The trio featuring founder/guitarist Fabio La Rocca, drummer Cam Cathcart and bassist Kevin Brazolot are celebrating a decade on the scene adding in the new kid on the block as front man, Chris Bennett. The nuances in their definitions, the wide scope of their applications and the subtle ways in their songs can change with just the slightest shift of context or inflection and when these traits combine, they make for a magical musical experience that fans find simply sublime. Kicking the night into overdrive just like a Cast Iron Bitch, letting the audience know Not To Run For The Fence but to stick around while they were Adjusting The Pain. Their connective driving force reminds us just how dedicated one has to be in the music industry today. Chemical Burn lead into DR’s display of their brand-new hit Spec Sheet, written by front-man Chris Bennett. This was their 1st time performing their 1st new creation in 5 years since the 2014 No Room For Silence album and it will appear on their up and coming 3rd CD. Crowd favorite Murder by Numbers kept the engine revving as the crowd went nuts when they injected us with a metal cover version of The Cult’s Lil Devil. Jack of Shadows took you on a three-dimensional cerebral adventure closing off with their unique cover version of The Scorpion’s staple, The Zoo. Like a fine scotch, Demolition Rage’s intoxicating sound grows more potent with time, truly an immersive soundscape experience. Stay tuned at http://www.demolitionrage.com Demolition Rage’s next appearance, Sunday, May 19th in St Catharines Ontario as part of the 19+ Tantalised Senses showcase presented by Black Tie Management featuring headliners Another Crush and openers Deathouse at The Warehouse-11 Geneva Street from 8pm until 12am, tickets are $20/advance or $25/door https://www.showclix.com/event/demolition-rage?fbclid=IwAR1LqWHqBR6CaVu-R-wi-M2_ho11xOXO5eRtt7QRIG4-_m6LcAMzaYnyym4
Next up, Toronto’s Sonic Curators featuring guest vocalist Brook Harrison, they took us on a rock n roll stroll thru 1979 to 2011 with covers Message In A Bottle ( The Police) making us Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) with Billy Idol’s 83’ smash hit Rebel Yell. Remembering Tragically Hip’s 89’ hit New Orleans Is Sinking, right into a 90s song that was Hard to Handle (The Black Crows). They kept the quintessential classics Alive (Pearl Jam) asking us Are you Gonna Go my Way (Lenny Kravitz). Nailing a distinctive version of Interstate Love Song (by Stone Temple Pilots). Reminding me of All These Things That I’ve Done– (Killers) even perfecting Foo Fighter’s 2011 hit Dear Rosemary. Catch up on http://www.facebook.com/soniccurators
In direct support was a powerful 5-piece rock cover act Daba Furr, Brampton areas newest gem. Mounting their position for their 1st show at the Rockpile and totally exploding their thrilling cover versions of 90s staples, Zombie (The Cranberries), You Oughta Know (Alanis Morissette) into Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and can’t forget their version of 3 Doors Down’s Kryptonite. Their massive set truly got bodies on the dance floor grooving to the tuneage of the 21st century ranging from Outside by Staind to Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes, into Sex Is On Fire by Kings of Leon. They transported us backwards thru time to 1980 nailing Ozzy’s Crazy Train. Catch the latest news on their future showcase May 20th on the Iron Priest & Strictly Sabbath showcase at The Rockpile. https://www.facebook.com/daba.furr
Destroyer Canada is 1 of the hardest working KISS Tributes on the circuit for the past quarter of a century entertaining the masses around the globe since 1993. They exploded on stage dressed in KISS authentic costumes, makeup projecting that KISS sound from the 70’s era, satisfying the full house audience right up to 1am. Their sizzling versions were euphoric as they Stole Your Love, in Detroit City at the Psycho Circus. While sipping on Cold Gin we enjoyed watching them give us their Love Gun. The sound and lighting truly impeccable thanks Jake Disman. This 2-hour performance was a treasure of perfect melodies filled with introspective delights like Strutter and Lick It Up. Their stylistic stage presence reminded I Was Made For Loving You, and that I Love It Loud as they Let Me Go Rock and Roll. We got to call Dr. Love as founder and bassist for Destroyer, Moe Rotondi (Demon) gave us his voluminous and alluring chops while Spaceman Michael Moodrey got to Shock Me with his ebullient vocals. Destroyer got to Shout It Out Loud, Do You Love Me as well as, Come On And Love Me. War Machine led into King of The Nighttime World as it got Hotter Than Hell in that hall, just like being in a Firehouse. We got toRock and Roll All Night and Starman Ian Kurz, even got a chance to tell us, I Want You. They projected many other hits that night to many to list, my advice is to jump on board this fast-moving entity in a town nearest you and let their sound engulf you. http://www.destroyercanada.com Catch them rockin’ April 13th in Milton at Rad Brothers Sports Bar and Tap House 10pm contact (905) 875-1119.
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