Tandem Magazine Review of Mod Club Show

By Kerry Doole

January 21, 2011

Despite minimal media attention and coldest night of the winter to date, a capacity crowd showed up at The Mod Club recently to support two heroes of the ‘80s rock scene in Toronto. That was gratifying, and even moreso was the fact that both bands sounded great at a show that marked the first time they shared a bill in 25 years. It was unfortunate that the club’s entrance policy meant some of the crowd shivered outside as Chalk Circle started their set. The group’s melodic and intelligent brand of modern rock was showcased nicely, and virtuoso violinist HUGH MARSH contributed effectively to some songs.

On The Beat 80's Tribute

On The Beat
’80s Tribute
JUNOS ’80s NIGHT: The second of four Juno Awards tributes to the decades nights at the Horseshoe took on the ’80s recently. A capacity crowd turned the club into a sweltering sauna, and some hot action took place on stage as well. The night was started and finished by, respectively, up and coming rockers MODERN SUPERSTITIONS and SAN SEBASTIAN, each playing spirited versions of some Canadian classics of the ’80s. In between, original stars from that decade offered up their hits, in generally impressive fashion. The night was certainly musically eclectic, ranging from rap (MAESTRO FRESH-WES), to new-wave and synth-pop (BLUE PETER, THE SPOONS), commercial pop-rock (PLATINUM BLONDE), and hard rock (ANDY CURRAN of CONEY HATCH and RIK EMMETT of TRIUMPH).