CMW 2013 Live Review – Go For The Eyes
From: Calgary, AB
Style: White stripes meets Metric. Very melodic hard driving rock.
Memorable Moment/ Song: “This song is about saving up your money to fly to Toronto to see Radiohead and then the stage collapses” said singer Elise Roller as she announced “October”. The song had heavy hooks, a solid breakdown, a tight bassline which broke into a solo run at one point. “October” had me bobbing my head back and forth, that’s a winner in my books! There was a moment when Elise drank a shot, stole the guitar from guitarist Jeff Turner and proceeded to use the empty shot glass to do her best Ben Harper impression, it’s amazing what you can do with a shot glass and a delay pedal.
Comments: I had the opportunity to meet fan Loryn Taggart who made a memorable comment to me: “one of the greatest rock shows I’ve ever seen!”. Also met Elise Roller and she was a first class act! I highly recommend you put Go For The Eyes on your must see list for 2013!
Review By: Darrell Shelley
Darrell Shelley is a musician, sound engineer and Editor In Chief. He graduated with a diploma in Jazz Studies from St.Fx in 2003. He’s traveled, Europe, USA, Mexico and Canada several times. His band Chameleonize has shared the stage with the likes of Steve Hill, My Darkest Days, Billy Talent and DOA and won “best hard rock band” at the Barrie New Music fest in Barrie ON 2011. As a sound engineer Darrell has worked with K-OS, Teenage Head, Rick Emmett, Bachman/Cummings, Donnie Whalberg, YOB, Cascada, Down With Webster, Sons Of Otis, Broken Social Scene, The Philosoper Kings, Sugarland and the late great Jeff Healey.