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The Metal Queen Has Re-Drawn Her Sword

The Metal Queen Has Re-Drawn Her Sword
Lee Aaron is starting to feel that bug again. When she hits Ontario for a three concert stint that kicks off at Ottawa’s Brass Monkey venue on Thursday followed by appearances at Toronto’s Rockpile East club Friday and Rockpile West on Saturday, the Vancouver-based former Metal Queen is continuing a coming-out process that she initiated in 2013 when she made... Read More

CONEY HATCH – The Rockpile East Toronto, December 13th 2013

CONEY HATCH – The Rockpile East Toronto, December 13th 2013
The comeback continued for Coney Hatch who celebrated the launch of their “Four” recording with a rare Toronto appearance at Rockpile East Friday night (followed by a Saturday appearance at the club’s Rockpile West venue). Friday’s turnout was disappointingly small for such an established Canadian group but the 250 or so fans who did brave the elements were treated to... Read More

Coney Hatch: In a State of Flux

Coney Hatch: In a State of Flux
Coney Hatch’s Friday night at Toronto’s Rockpile East venue, presents a rare opportunity to catch this band live. Lead vocalist/guitarist Carl Dixon, lead vocalist/bassist Andy Curran, lead guitarist Steve Shelski and drummer Dave (Thumper) Ketchum will be hard at work rehearsing today and even have a charity performance in Thorold tonight performing a benefit for HTZ- FM deejay Iron Mike... Read More

Fantasy To Reality – Sean Kelly’s Metal On Ice Book

Fantasy To Reality – Sean Kelly’s Metal On Ice Book
Growing up in North Bay Ontario, Sean Kelly fantasized about being a rock star. He dreamed about escaping to Los Angeles, cracking the lineup of an aspiring rock band playing on Sunset Strip and getting scooped up by the A&R guy of a major record label. Then young Sean attended a rock concert in his home town featuring two Canadian... Read More

Weekend Warriors Rev For Global Comeback – Coney Hatch

Weekend Warriors Rev For Global Comeback – Coney Hatch
Andy Curran is stuck between a rock and a hard place – literally! By day Curran toils in the A&R department at Toronto’s SRO/Anthem Records – home to Rush, Big Wreck, Tea Party and new boys The Reason – planning tours, organizing recording sessions and developing new talent for the label. But in his off time, bassist/vocalist/producer Curran now finds... Read More

Canadian Classic Rock Alive And Kicking

Canadian Classic Rock Alive And Kicking
Canadian classic rock music is alive and well and living in Spanish Ontario. This could be the only conclusion drawn from the success of a two-night festival, “Come Rock N Roar” August 16th and 17th staged at the Four Seasons Waterfront Complex at scenic Spanish Ontario located on the north shore of Lake Huron. Ron Stolar isn’t exactly a rock... Read More

Shaken But Not Stirred – The Rebirth Of Coney Hatch

Shaken But Not Stirred – The Rebirth Of Coney Hatch
By all accounts, the person sitting across from me, chowing down on a mid-day brunch at Chew Chew’s restaurant in mid-town Toronto should not be on this planet today. On April 15th 2008 , Coney Hatch lead singer Carl Dixon was involved in a horrific head-on car crash near Melbourne Australia. It took rescue crews over 100 minutes to extract... Read More