Scroll Downers, Worst Gift, Bile Sister @ Double Double Land


This weather is real sticky. Hot ‘n’ Ready. It calls for some heavy, shoegazy psych, rankled punk, and face-scrunching electronics, obviously.

Tonight, Baltimore’s Scroll Downers collides with Toronto’s Worst Gift and Bile Sister at Double Double Land (presented by my personal Becky with the good hair, Tad Michalak). Here’s what Tad has to say about the show:

Scroll Downers

New wasted psych project from Baltimore jammers Lexie Mountain and Dope Body members Zachary Utz and David Jacober. Lexie’s powerful vocals cut through caustic drums & wailing walls of guitar distortion. Her uncanny sense of when to hod back & when to let the gnar rip is in fine form here. Blasted out noise guitar chords live somewhere between the weight of sludge and the screeching engery of blistering psychadelia. Everything is lain to waste, sounding like some dessimated version of Jefferson Airplane.

Worst Gift

Toronto weird punk trio create angular structures, full of a choatic energy, pulling influence from sludge metal, post hardcore and math rock, but with an added playful foreboding. These junk rockers rip through punk jams with true fury, hollering group vocals and endless wandering distortion. Split speed rhythms slow down to a grind under crushing heaviness, only to be reborn as jagged notes bouncing or each other. Percussion shreds, shit gets real.

Bile Sister

Julie Riech & David Jones’ mix pounding electronics, industrial textures, & warped synthesizers to produce dissonant anthems. Julie’s vocals ripple across tense yet monotonous rhythms. Synth tones crackle & glitch underneath static encased drum machine samples. Amidst the oppressive marches pop sensibilities ooze through, electonics sound like huge plastic bubbles being dribbled like they’re in Space Jam.



Need an alternative to TURF this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

For those of you outside Toronto, TURF is a small music festival tailored to those whose idea of experimental rock is Broken Social Scene. Just kidding, there are some good indie bands playing. That being said, if you want to avoid the festival scene, here are some great options for those of us living free ‘n’ cheap.



If you guys are looking for something to do tonight, come check out the Girls Art League Fundraiser @ The Garrison, which will benefit Girls Art League, a Toronto-based non-profit benefitting women looking to make art in a welcoming, safe, and supportive social environment. GAL encourages art technique education as well as community-based events.

Here’s who’s on the bill for tonight:

Army Girls (Toronto)- Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter


Dilly Dally (Toronto) – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter


New Fries (Toronto) – Bandcamp


Also featuring DJ Mary Mack. Cover is $10, doors are at 9 pm. Girls Art League on Facebook.



Feeling American? Wanna cram a hot dawg down your gullet and wash it down with a sudsy Budsy? Celebrate the Fourth of July without renewing your dumb passport (something that I went through the process of today – hot tip, paint your face so you don’t look like the colour of an old sock in your 10-year passport photo).

Darlene Shrugg is playing Double Double Land with DJ Gaven Dianda.  Cool? Facebook deets here. $10 equals ticket plus hot dawg + brewski. Visuals are clips from Roseanne.


What is Darlene Shrugg? Slim Twig, Ice Cream, and U.S. Girls playing together as a mini-Toronto-supergroup. They used to play as Tropics, but now that isn’t a thing. To give you an idea, here’s an old Tropics tune:



Tomorrow night, Burn Down The Capital’s Feast In The East features dancey electro-pop, as well as a tasty dinner + cool visual arts by Eunice Luk.

Silkken LaumannSoundcloud | Facebook | Twitter


No BreakupFacebook | Soundcloud


Most People – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter


Memorex – Bandcamp


Have a great weekend, folks!