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Rock Is Moving North!
By Eric Swenker
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2003-04-23
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As of late, it seems that there are more and more rock shows happening in Canada. Bands are flocking towards Southern Canadian venues, and they are filling rapidly. One of the more popular locations for these concerts has been Toronto. Venues such as the Kool Haus and the Opera House have begun to house many shows. In the past year, the Tragically Hip, Weezer, Dashboard Confessional, and Audioslave have all played in Toronto. The tickets sell fast and the lineups fill up even quicker. Even popular rock bands in the likes of Our Lady Peace, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Matthew Good recently had or have shows in Toronto. Small venues like Lee’s Palace are also beginning to host bands that made their ways onto television screens. In recent months, Sam Roberts and Theory of a Deadman made appearances in the small venue.

Many believe that the reason for this is because Toronto is the only city in Ontario that is capable of holding so many shows in short periods of time. Although Hamilton, London, and Ottawa have large venues, none of these cities have as many as Toronto. Besides, Toronto is the largest city in Canada. Bands would not make as much money or attract as much attention if they played elsewhere. Another reason why bands are coming to Toronto to play is because of the Toronto rock culture, which is growing at a fast pace. It is easily noticeable that more youth are beginning to form new bands. Ajax, a small suburb of Toronto, has recently produced Not By Choice and Sum 41, and the punk/rock scene there has been one of the biggest ones in Canada.

The Kool Haus, which hosted popular bands like Finch and The Used, has now opened its doors to other bands that may not be as popular, like the All-American Rejects and Taking Back Sunday. You wouldn’t imagine that these bands can actually perform in front of sell-out audiences, but people come from all over Southern Ontario just to see these bands. On numerous occasions, concerts had to be moved from the Opera House to the Kool Haus just so it could support all of the fans, and sell more tickets.

A bunch of small suburbs of Toronto, such as Newmarket and Richmond Hill, have also begun to host rock shows. Even though these cost about five dollars to get in, the high energy of these shows is almost unmatchable, and this is just the starting point for many of these bands. At their young ages, a lot of these musicians will eventually make their way onto televisions across North America.

Although more rocks shows do happen in the United States, it is true that more shows are beginning to take place in Canada. In the future, bands that only play in the United States will begin to have several shows in Canada just because of the scene, and the amount of money that can be made from playing here. Hopefully one day, there will be many venues all across Canada that can host many rock shows, that way we can have a musical balance between Canada and the U.S.


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