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August 12, 2011

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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