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Event Archive - Long Weekend Blockbuster: Benefit of a Doubt, Norglen, Oh Snap!

Sun. May 17th 2009 9:30pm - 12:30am doors at 8:30pm Soprano's (No Minors) 9:30pm - 12:30am doors at 8:30pm
$7
Tickets at: Soprano's
Benefit of a Doubt:

http://www.myspace.com/benefitofadoubtrock

Norglen:

http://www.myspace.com/norglen

BENEFIT OF A DOUBT:

If you've ever been to a Benefit of a Doubt show, you know that lead singer Chase Van Dusen wears his socks on stage, the girls in the front row know the words to all the songs and just about everyone saves their ticket stubs to show off when the band makes it big. That's the thing about Benefit of a Doubt—it's like Ottawa's hidden secret. Those lucky enough to attend their shows get a sneak peek of a talented band before they hit it big. "Playing the music we've worked hard to compose for audiences who've usually paid to see us is the most humbling and at the same time encouraging gift," says guitarist Corey Desormeaux. "It's unreal to play music with my friends and be able to make other people happy with it as well." Benefit of a Doubt is a quartet from Ottawa, Ontario, that has found a distinct sound influenced by a mosaic of exceptional artists. Audience members have been known to detect hints of jazz, reggae, and numerous other styles in Benefit songs. "We really are influenced by a plethora of artists and bands, both past and present," says drummer Pat Gilmour. "We really believe that in order to carve out a niche for ourselves, it's our responsibility to be educated about everything that's out there." And a unique sound they have found. Chase's powerful voice and clever lyrics are surprising coming from his demure, unassuming frame. Bassist Connor Muldoon's stage presence and marked enthusiasm are key ingredients that make a Benefit of a Doubt show worth an evening. Corey's guitar tells a story in each song and truly is irreplaceable and synonymous with Benefit of a Doubt's trademark genre-breaching sound. Pat's drumming provides more than a steady beat but is conspicuously infused with timed showcases of his crafted dexterity. Benefit of a Doubt is an extremely hard-working and dedicated band that is hoping to break out on the national and international music scene. They are not the band to stay stagnant and keep playing the same gigs into their thirties. This band clearly has an upward momentum and members have a shared and growing intensity for the hobby that has become a lifestyle. Their music has become their passion, their goal and the answer to the question, "What do you see yourself doing, five, 10 years from now?"

Benefit of a Doubt

If you've ever been to a Benefit of a Doubt show, you know that lead singer Chase Van Dusen wears his socks on stage, the girls in the front row know the words to all the songs and just about everyone saves their ticket stubs to show off when the band makes it big. That's the thing about Benefit of a Doubt—it's like Ottawa's hidden secret. Those ... more info

Norglen

Like New Kids on the Block and Bloc Party, Toronto-based indie pop Fender-benders, Norglen, also put the block in block rock - literally, though. From beetles in the sandbox to the Beatles on the boom-box, founding members Andrew Doll (lead-vocals and guitar), Brendan O’Byrne (bass and keys) and Joel McCann (drums) grew up as three best buds, ... more info

Oh Snap! (Rock and/or Roll)

Oh Snap! is now NO Snap. We're done. more info
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