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Arietta @ Sneaky Dee’s

. : : August 19th, 2010 : : . Those expecting the final Arietta show to be the technical showcase the powerhouse band has built a strong and fiercely loyal following on was probably let down by the event. But those who showed up to Sneeky Dee’s to party it up and say goodbye to friends and a fantastic local band in style could not have possibly left even remotely dissatisfied. In a shocking turn of events, Arietta announced via their MySpace and Facebook pages (their .ca page remains unchanged since Spring) that they would finally be hanging up their collective metaphorical hats and calling it…

Arietta – Northearned [video]

Northearned (Alt. Version) from Arietta on Vimeo. How wonderful is this new Arietta video? I normally won’t post links unrelated to my own live recordings, but this is too good not to share. This is an extraordinarily ambitious live/off-the-floor performance AND video, all done in one simultaneous take. You can actually hear lead singer Tyler Johnston‘s voice fade in and out as he crosses the borders of the frame, and the band bravely avoids overdubs, allowing the occasional flub or missed note stand as-is. But, rather than detract from the experience, the spontaneity and looseness (if that isn’t too harsh an adjective) of the performance…

Arietta @ Horseshoe Tavern

. : : August 1st, 2009 : : . I grew up in Scarborough, a suburb of eastern Toronto. I was fortunate enough to attend high school at what is now known as Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts. When I was enrolled, it was known by the ever-so-slightly less pretentious name of Wexford Collegiate Institute, but the focus was the same: it nurtured the artistic side of its students, focusing heavily on drama, music theatre, and visual arts. Because of its unique curriculum, many students (myself included) traveled across Scarborough, Toronto, and even the outskirt Durham region to attend this high…