Horseshoe Tavern

Meligrove Band – Tickets – The Horseshoe Tavern – Local Night – Toronto, ON – November 6th, 2014

Meligrove Band

We Are Busy Bodies Presents

Meligrove Band

Stella Ella Ola, Only Yours

Thu, November 6, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern - Local Night

Toronto, ON


This event is 19 and over

Meligrove Band
Meligrove Band
Toronto's Meligrove Band makes music that is heavy yet pop; it's noisy but it's full of melody. Catchy hooks sit alongside violins, organs and brass, wired through any number of guitar pedals - all atop a pounding, fuzz-bass rhythm section. They've taken their explosive live show across Canada, the USA, the UK and even the Azores, touring with the likes of Dinosaur Jr, Tokyo Police Club, the Constantines among others, playing anywhere from large outdoor festivals and concert halls to Brooklyn art galleries, Philadelphia church basements, and the curling club in northwestern Kenora, Ontario.

The Meligrove Band were one of the first Canadian acts to sign a worldwide deal with V2 Records, releasing Planets Conspire to massive critical acclaim in 2006. The Times of London said that "every song is murderously catchy, with a rickety charm" while Rough Trade Shops made it their Album of the Month, proclaiming "this isn't disposable pop; this is stuff that gets into your bloodstream and overwhelms you." At home in Canada, Exclaim called Planets Conspire "strong as super glue" while it reached #2 on college radio. The band performed live on MTV Canada… twice. selected them as Artist of the Day. And then… V2 Records folded, effectively canceling the album's US release, and removing any deadline or urgency from the task of making their next album - not to mention the money to do it.

Touring became more sporadic, while the band took a slow, piecemeal approach to album-making. Freedom from label timetables allowed the band to experiment with sounds and production, going back to recording mostly in their homes, with no idea of how the eventual album would be released.
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern - Local Night
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2