BandMark friday Blog


So its going to be a big week for all of us at BandMark. First off we have added this new weekly blog that starts today and will go up every Friday. We have also added me! Chris. I am the BandMarkTV Producer, Events Director and author of the weekly Friday File. It will cover everything from upcoming concerts, live events, CD reviews, oven fresh music videos, local scenesters, contests & giveaways and a weekly loot bag of randomness!!

BandMark has made a lot of changes over the last month and added some really cool new stuff for you all. We are working on BandMarkTV which will launch in the month of October. Bringing you all the latest video footage from events to band and celebrity interviews, you can expect a lot of hot content. Also we’re going to be at all events we post about, so if you see us there, don’t hesitate to come over and say hi! We do this all for you, and we want you to be a part of the BandMark family.

MTL Concerts
Oct 2 David Cook @ Metropolis
Oct 2 Tiesto @ Bell Center
Oct 2 Steve Aoki @ S.A.T
Oct 3 Dragonette @ Cabret Du Muse
Oct 5 The Mars Volta @ Metropolis
Oct 8 Every Time I Die w/ Bring Me The Horizon @ Metropolis

MTL Festivals & Events
Sept 30-Oct 4 Pop Montreal @ All Over
Oct  7-13 Black & Blue @ Montreal Convention Center

CD Releases/Staff Picks

Lights ‘The Listening’

Champion ‘Resistance

CD Releases/Top 5 Press Picks
The Raveonettes, ‘In and Out of Control’
Mr. Hudson, ‘Straight No Chaser’
Kiss, ‘Sonic Boom’
The Gossip, ‘Music for Men’
Matthew Good, ‘Vancouver’

Video Of The Week
Filmed in 1 shot at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. This video features a remix of Kanye’s Flashing Lights done by Colin Munroe. Although this song remix is NOT new, it is certainly underplayed.

Local Scenester
Local Scenesters will be starting Friday October 9th.

Contest & Giveaways
Contest and Giveways will be starting Friday October 9th.

The Loot Bag of randomness!
Homie is looking for a girlfriend and he’s quite the catch, any ladies interested? hahaha…

Meet Brokencyde. Despite early commercial success, favourable critical reviews have been elusive. Metal Edge magazine has called Brokencyde “fucking horrendous”. “Thrash Magazine” has called them “a mockery to the world of music”. British commentator Warren Ellis calls Brokencyde’s “Freaxxx” music video “a near-perfect snapshot of everything that’s shit about this point in the culture”. Most recently a group calling themselves “Mothers against Brokencyde” started a huge petition to have Brokencyde thrown off this years Warped Tour, stating that their music flamboyantly promotes and encourages illegal underage pornography from their young female fans, underage drinking/”getting crunk”, rampant drug use, racist and homophobic hate speech, overt public sexuality, as well as the continued artistic degradation of popular music through generic mindless exploitive dribble. We here at BandMark are giving you the chance to judge for yourself. Be for warned, its not pretty.

And finally for all you Twit heads out there. This is by far the funniest thing I have seen this week. And judging by the amount of people following, I am not the only person who thinks so. Welcome to “Shit My Dad Says”