The Band: Go For The Eyes (http://www.myspace.com/gofortheeyesband) from Calgary
The Timeslot: Weds March 9th at 10:00 PM
What To Expect: Go For The Eyes come on the strong recommendation from my good friends The Darcys. There are definitely some great Albertan bands, but not as many as you might expect, so it is always refreshing to hear a cool band coming from the town of my birth. The band defines their sound as “circus rock,” an instantly intriguing label to put on any style of music. Go For The Eyes features a perfect blend of female/male lead vocals combined with huge driving guitars and some stellar drumming. They’ve been tearing it up in Calgary and now aim to taste some of that success across the country. It’s heavier than most indie-rock but never treads near hard-rock territory. I hear a fair bit of Jack White in the vocals, personally. The band is releasing an album just before the end of February, so they’ll be hitting Toronto and CMW with new music in tow. Remember, this festival is very much about seeing bands you can’t see the rest of the year. Keep that in mind when filing your schedule.
Below is a video of a special acoustic performance of their song “Tambourine,” done for an interview in Calgary. Take a listen and hear for yourself.