Dinosaur Bones To Play Edgefest, Over The Top Fest, NXNE, More

posted April 18, 2009

Dinosaur Bones To Play Edgefest, Over The Top Fest, NXNE, More

Toronto’s brooding indie rock five-some Dinosaur Bones are set to make the most of their 2009 summer. It starts off with an appearance at Eric Warner’s all-ages Over the Top Festival in late May (opening for Sebastian Grainger and the Mountains), followed by what will surely be an unforgettable appearance at this year’s NXNE Festival. The band is then slated to play Edgefest on June 20th at Downsview Park alongside Metric, k-os, The Stills, The Arkells and many more. Dinosaur Bones will also find themselves on many new stages throughout May as tey will be hitting the road for a string of shows throughout Ontario and Quebec.

Their live set has sent critics into a daze, and with only a four song EP available, the band has struck a chord with an ever-growing number of loyal followers in their home city of Toronto. Expect a debut full length later this year.

Just eighteen months ago, Dinosaur Bones lead singer/guitarist Ben Fox was writing songs in his Montreal apartment and recording unpolished ideas on a shifty 4-track recorder. Two months later, he decided to pack it in, abandon his English degree, and move back to hometown Toronto with only one thing on his mind: starting a band.

Fox found himself back on Toronto soil assembling former band mates and recruiting local musicians. The band went to work arranging Fox’s New York-inspired indie rock recordings, augmenting them with haunting synth layers and a pulsing rhythm section. And so they began gigging at house parties and dark bars, releasing a self titled four-song demo and making a home within the fast city of Toronto. Before long, Dinosaur Bones had found themselves sharing stages with the likes of Handsome Furs, Hey Rosetta!, Hollerado, and Born Ruffians, garnering attention from bloggers and critics alike, and receiving rotation on commercial radio station Edge 102.1.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • Apr. 18 @ The Legion, TORONTO
  • May 8 @ The Atria, OSHAWA (w. Arietta)
  • May 10 @ The Good Times, NEWMARKET (w. Arietta)
  • May 16 @ Absinthe, HAMILTON (w. Arietta)
  • May 21 @ Whippersnapper Gallery, TORONTO (**Over the Top Festival w. Sebastian Grainger and the Mountains)
  • May 22 @ Call The Office, LONDON (w. The Junction)
  • May 23 @ Bar None, KINGSTON (w. Arietta)
  • May 29 @ Club Saw, OTTAWA (w. Arietta)
  • May 30 @ Green Room, MONTREAL (w. Arietta)
  • June 17- 20 @ NXNE *Showcase tba, TORONTO
  • June 20 @ Downsview Park, TORONTO (**Edgefest)