Straight Reads The Line was a 5-piece melodic metalcore band hailing from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. The band formed in late 2004 when a few bands in the area such as An Angels Fall and Among The Ruin retired. The band played it’s final string of shows in Spring of 2010. Straight Reads The Line has recorded previous demos along with their most recent 8-song EP entitled Lets Get Nuts!” at Mastermind Studios in Hamilton, which features a guest appearance by Dallas Green of Alexisonfire. The cd was recorded, pressed and distributed independantly by the band. STRAIGHT READS THE LINE have been able to retire the word “chaos” from the dictionary, because they redefine it. Their non-stop, high-energy performance is mindblowing and irreversibly beautiful. But also is as frantic and destructive as a grizzly murder scene. STRAIGHT READS THE LINE rethink the idea of simplistic power chords and breakdowns and change them to a complex string of ideas, thoughts and emotions.

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Dead and Divine was a five-piece post-hardcore band out of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Their initial success spawned from their 2005 EP What Really Happened At Lover’s Lane on Verona Records (a label created by the band themselves, and Silverstein’s Shane Told). In the fall of 2006, the band took time off touring to begin work on their full-length album. Along with locking themselves in their jamspace for hours on end, they initiated the writing process, creating and fine tuning new tracks for their second album. Following their writing stint, Dead and Divine set out on several more self-booked headlining tours including a winter tour throughout Ontario during the month of January, a February–March east coast tour, and two more full Canadian tours spanning from April to August 2007. Finally taking some time off, the band spent five days at Drive Studios with producer Steve Rizun, completing pre-production for six songs on their upcoming full-length.

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On a Friday night when the precipitation finally stopped coming down, the arms and hands never quit going up on Day 1 of the electronic dance music (EDM) fest BlockParty London 2015. The energy flowed both ways, from the stage with its huge arrays of speakers and light and sound systems, out to the pulsating crowd on the hottest and wettest parking lot in London region. The DJs obviously felt the energy coming back. “How you guys doing? Are you ready to party?” Dutch superstar DJ Tiesto asked early in his headlining set. No worries on that score. The fans who had partied during a steady rain for earlier DJs enjoyed the parking lot drying out as Tiesto heated things up. Tiesto supplied such hits as Red Lights and Wasted as thousands of young fans partied along with him. Even with more than a half-hour to go, Tiesto already had provided the night’s most overwhelming mix of sound, beats, lights and spectacular visuals.

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Born of radical sonic possibilities and limitless permutations, Electronic music has always been a fluid genre where innovation is prized. Having been at the forefront of the sprawling genre since 2009, Dylan Mamid (DC) and Zachary Rapp-Rovan (Hooks), aka Zeds Dead, are acutely aware of how vital new ideas are. That’s why when the Toronto-based producer/DJs finally took time off from headlining festivals, they crafted a debut album full of dynamic, forward-thinking songs that defy categorization and disrupt musical foundations.

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Gypsy Ghosts are an electric and theatrical band based out of London, Ontario. Both infectious and haunting motifs have inspired three bodies of work. The first self-titled EP was recorded with Greg Hatchette on the summer supermoon of 2012. The second EP, Bird Language, was recorded at EMAC studios with Matt Grady (2013) with the winnings of the 98.1 Free FM “under the covers” contest. After a successful crowd funded campaign, Gypsy Ghosts returned to EMAC studios in 2014 to record their first full-length album, Madmen Only. After three years Gypsy Ghosts have crafted a seasoned live show, with performances at such venues as:

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