From a media release:
PROGRESSIVE BAND ROCKYARD ROCKS HARD
– CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK SHOWCASE FRIDAY, MARCH 23 @ THE HIDEOUT, 484 QUEEN ST. WEST
The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario
Friday, March 23 @ 3:00 am (last call at 4am)
TICKETS: $10 or CMW wristband
TORONTO – Emerging band-to-watch ROCKYARD will showcase their hard-rocking progressive style at this year’s Canadian Music Week. The Hideout, Toronto’s popular loud venue, will be busting with Rockyard fever at 3 am! Located at 484 Queen St. West, concertgoers can hit the Hideout to catch the band before last call at 4am.
ROCKYARD is as raging as it is refreshing. This Toronto-based band of four can blow the roof off with their talent and presence. With apt descriptions such as "high-energy and face-melting virtuosity", their performances – tight as a Tuesday drunk – hinge on material with provocative, intense lyrics that are inspiring and innovative, while remaining accessible and familiar. Their blistering guitar riffs, courtesy of Conor Brown, Jay Sussman's soul-crushing drum grooves, the thunderous bass lines emanating from Xandir Glazkov and the soaring vocals of Matt Warry-Smith all combine to create a highly unique and memorable sound.
In the summer of 2011, ROCKYARD released their self-titled four-track EP to a packed house at Tattoo Rock Parlour in Toronto. One fan remarked after the concert, "...there were a couple of moments where things felt totally off the ground, like the world was actually splintering and breaking apart, which is what rock is all about." The track titles alone – “Smash”, “Bondage”, “Fractal”, “Wandering” – are a good indication of the intensity of the music. Continually pushing their limits as both performers and composers, ROCKYARD’s intelligent and explosive creations feed an insatiable musical hunger.
March 23 @ 3:00 am – Canadian Music Week @ The Hideout, $10 or CMW wristband
April 12 @ 10:00 pm – The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W, Toronto – no cover
May 25 @ 10:00 pm – The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W, Toronto – no cover
June 28 @ 10:00 pm – The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W, Toronto – no cover