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iM News: April Update / Bringing Back The Columns

iM back with a new basestation and new columns!

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Ep. 122: 2012-04-08 – Indie Love

iM: Episode #122 features 23 tracks including new music from JAPANDROIDS, PS I LOVE YOU, BANQUET, CHAMPION LOVER, and OLD ENGLISH.

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Column: [Listen Queer] THE CLIKS – Black Tie Elevator

iM’s Julia Stead explores the musical career of THE CLIKS’ Lucas Silveria and the band’s new 2013 release.

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Skyline: 02 – FACTS

iM catches up with the Vancouver synth-heavy rockers on the roof during their first visit to The Big Smoke.

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Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

Get to know iM’s October 2013 Featured Artist ahead of a stacked Toronto bill on October 24th.

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Band Watch: THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

August 12, 2011
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Musicians often slip through the cracks here at The iM, though one of our favourite ways to discover new bands is to find them unexpectedly on the bill at a show we happen to happen upon: such was the case this week with Toronto rock “trio” The Central Nervous System.

This rowdy bunch has been playing their electro-influenced alternative rock around the GTA and beyond since mid/late 2008. Formed by guitarist/vocalist (and apparently brewery man) Ruben Huizenga (ex-Glueleg, Edwin) and drumming Dr. Ken Griffin (unconfirmed whether he is in fact a medical doctor or a doctor of rock).

Rounded out by their android synth-player/backup vocalist NOMAD, the trio recently dropped their debut full-length Regular People through Rhapsody Entertainment, and their self-described sound of “sex and data” isn’t too far off. Huizenga definitely shines with an Edwin sensibility here, though considering Glueleg used to open for I Mother Earth back in the mid-90s, and Huizenga has played WITH Edwin over the years this kind of made sense after-the-fact. Live, these guys are TIGHT… but don’t ask us to explain how NOMAD knows how to hit his cues; he IS a sophisticated super computer after all.

Hit them up over on their website, or over on their Facebook page for more nerve-tingling (see what we did there?) excitement, or hit the video embed below to see them in action – we definitely recommend hitting up their MySpace for a cover of The Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby…. killer stuff.

About The Author
Ryan Stephenson Price is the co-host/producer of THE iNDiE MACHiNE; music video/commercial/feature director, photographer, designer, and journalist through his self-run STRATASFEAR PRODUCTIONS. A classically-trained & self-taught musician, Ryan is eagerly anticipating the debut of his sci-fi rock project TRIDIA which he claims will finally see the light of day in 2013 - he has been saying this every year since 2004.
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