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Toronto’s Greys sets up Coliseum at Horseshoe

Submitted by on May 16, 2013 – 10:15 pmNo Comment

A lineup of thrash and punk rock bands graced the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto to tear it up from its usual tamer plethora of indie and acoustic rock sets.

The Greys, a fresh band of faces from Toronto have been playing for a couple years now, and have been already creating a stir in the local music cornicopia.

Playing for a about 45 minutes, they definitely set the stage for the next two grunge bands ready to go on after them. Starting next was California X.

These guys hail from Massachussets, have been on the scene now only for about a year, and after releasing their first self-titled full length, they are a force to be reckoned with on the punk market these days.

The headliners, Coliseum, hail from Louisville, Kentucky, and are touring their new album titled Sister Faith.  After ten years of touring, they’re showing no signs of slowing down and say they never intend to.

“We’re always honoured to play here,” lead singer and guitarist Ryan Patterson said on stage. “I see people that tour with us and I fucking love it, from guys in the bands to you fans.”

“All we’re going to do is keep touring, that’s what we do best.”The Horseshoe was packed with a combination long-time fans singing along and first time listeners taking it in with high energy on spot dancing, or enjoying drinks. It’s not the type of place to host a mosh pit.

“We want to stay true to one thing and one thing only in this band,” exclaimed Patterson. “That one thing is doing whatever the fuck we want, so thanks for coming out to each and every show and continuing support for us.”

Coliseum was celebrating more than just their new album release Wednesday night though. As of the stroke of midnight their drummer, Carter Wilson, turned 25.

“Give this guy a round of applause,” then Patterson waited. “That’s a pretty fucking weak round of applause for a 25 year-old who spend his life on the road! I said give it up!”

And from then on, the crowd raged through Coliseum’s set until about 2 a.m.

Story by Devin Size, Photos by Madysun Ball and Devin Size

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