Pale Eyes, The Cardboard Crowns, Ends By You, and The Bright Sides @ Horseshoe Tavern – April 15, 2014

Nu Music Nite at the Horseshoe Tavern on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. With Pale Eyes, The Cardboard Crowns, Ends By You, and The Bright Sides.

PALE EYES (Toronto, Ontario) “Nouveau industrial distortion, dark dance pop, electronic experimentation, and found-sound textures.”

There was very little light to work with here. Various images were projected onto the performers, but I couldn’t really make any of it out. I only snapped a few pics of this duo’s set (the second member is partly obscured by the shadows).

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THE CARDBOARD CROWNS (Aylmer, Quebec / Ottawa, Ontario) “A mighty clash of ska-beat, reggae, punk-rock, and community service, all wrapped up in a swirling frenzy of cardboard.”

This band totally lives up to its name. Yes, each of these four dudes actually donned cardboard crowns during their set. All they cared about was having a blast, and it seemed to rub off on everyone in the room. Fun times!

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ENDS BY YOU (Toronto, Ontario) Indie Rock

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Ends By You’s bassist donned a cardboard crown for their last song. It was cool to see how stoked the guys in the Crowns were when they saw that, haha.

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THE BRIGHT SIDES (Montreal, Quebec) “Indie alternative rock”

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The Crowns were up and dancing like mad during The Bright Sides’ set. Here they are going nuts to the last song of the night – a cover of a Ramones tune (I don’t remember which one).

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Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM