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Tuned In and Drop Out

Tuned In and Drop Out

Let me start by saying this is going to be a quick article on the Tuned in Festival that happened Sunday in Milton. I could only make it for a few bands, so my interpretation of the day will be off. I got there just as the Pink Leather Jackets were getting on and like I have seen in the past, they did a great job, and I believe they are only getting better every time I see them

I was there from about 5pm until about 8:30 pm and the best way I could describe the events, was both the bands and the audience felt a lot of joy because they were getting a lot of fresh energy of hearing live music again. The bands all seemed really fresh and ready to rock their butts off. It was a time of jamming and trying a few new stage moves.

I felt like we were one lucky crowd, because we were witnessing the renewal and growth of all these bands. They had a year and a half to come up with some new material as well as a stronger swagger on the stage. The bands I saw had a Neo-Punk edge to them and they were really pushing hard to keep the crowd excited and happy.

Thanks to Tuned In Fest for putting this on and I hope to come back next year and stay the entire day. With no further ado, here are a lot of great photos of the bands I did get to witness.

1. Pink Leather Jackets –

Here are a few images of the Pink Leather Jackets:

https://www.facebook.com/PinkLeatherJackets

2. Queens and Kings –

Here are a few images of the Queens and Kings:

https://www.facebook.com/queensandkingsmusic

3. Lucid Smog Disorder –

Here are a few images of the Lucid Smog Disorder:

https://www.facebook.com/lucidsmogdisorder

4. Wasted Time –

Here are a few images of the Wasted Time:

And let’s not forget who put on this Rockin’ Show! https://www.facebook.com/DropoutEntertainment

Hope at Lee/Lifeson Park

Hope at Lee/Lifeson Park

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Transit on the Go

Transit on the Go

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Carlos Alonso- XLIX

Carlos Alonso- XLIX

When you listen to this outing by Carlos Alonso, the first feeling I got was it was an invitation to his 49th Birthday. After my first run through I understood the significance of 49. It is the birthday before you are at the half century mark, so what do you do at this stage. Do… Continue Reading

Blast picks apart Zuffalo’s Birdbrain

Blast picks apart Zuffalo’s Birdbrain

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Devouring Saturn – Fortis Rebis

Devouring Saturn – Fortis Rebis

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Art Griffin – The Venus Variations

Art Griffin – The Venus Variations

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Päter- Sole

Päter- Sole

Päter is a young Torontonian singer/songwriter with a lot of character. I recently was watching her during these Covid times and she challenged herself to write a lot of songs in a short period of time. 30 in 30 days to be exact. Her creative process was fast and furious and her style varied from… Continue Reading