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CMW 2013 Live Review – Go For The Eyes

CMW 2013 Live Review – Go For The Eyes

CMW 2013 Live Review – Go For The Eyes

CMW Go For The Eyes - Cred: Andrej Ivanov

CMW Go For The Eyes – Cred: Andrej Ivanov

TOTAL SCORE:  8.4/10
stage presence
image/sex appeal
musical ability
crowd reaction
Who: Go For The Eyes
From: Calgary, AB
Where: Rancho Relaxo
When: Saturday, March 23 – 10pm
The Crowd: The crowd at Rancho noticeably increased.    People were there to see “Go For The Eyes”.    The room was 3/4 full with half of the people standing attentively towards the stage.    Every song received applause and cheers.    When Go For the Eyes played the room transcended into a mini rock festival for a moment.

Style: White stripes meets Metric.   Very melodic hard driving rock.

Technicalities: There were slight irregularities in the guitar volume, but nothing noticeably wrong.

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.

Sex Appeal/Image: Elise Roller has long blonde hair and a sex appeal that resembles Emily Haines, which is fitting because her voice matches the description as-well.   It didn’t hurt that drummer Nathan Raboud played shirtless, it added to the “we are rock n roll” vibe.

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

Photos: Andrej Ivanov

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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. 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 at the Barrie New Music Fest in 2011. As a sound engineer Darrell has worked with K-OS, Teenage Head, Rick Emmett, Bachman/Cummings, Donnie Wahlberg, YOB, Cascada, Down With Webster, Sons Of Otis, Broken Social Scene, The Philosoper Kings, Sugarland, and the late great Jeff Healey.


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