Mike Vial performs an acoustic version of “One Way Road” on his Taylor 414ce, which is tuned a whole-step down.
Bob Dylan once remarked that “the world don’t need any more songs.” When asked to explain what he meant, Dylan merely replied that world has “got way too many,” and added that “if nobody wrote … Continue reading PopMatters: Showroom – The World Is Too Much With Us
Indie rock is such a vague term isn’t it? It alludes to angst, distorted guitars, plonking bass and a general aura of the ordinary and unexceptional. It would the modern day pub rock if bands … Continue reading Adventures of a University Finalist: If Only I Had A Musical Brain
“No more psalms of deep devotion / Just the thrill of the pop-explosion.” This resigned lyric from Showroom‘s song “Brooding on a Friday Night,” part of the band’s headlining set last Friday night at the … Continue reading SoulShine: Bachelors of Arts
The inaugural All 4 Indie concert from Soul Shine wasn’t just an exercise in mutual stroking; it was an exercise in compassion. With proceeds going to the P.A.O.C.’s Emergency Relief and Development (E.R.D.O.) branch for … Continue reading SoulShine: Critical Masses
2005 may well be a year of reckoning for Toronto wank-infused foursome Showroom. This criminally-unappreciated unit’s debut long player will hit shelves by mid-annum and if there’s any justice left on this mortal coil, the … Continue reading SoulShine: Upward Nobility
No one can accuse Showroom of passivity. Within just a few years, the band already has a fully formed and impressively accomplished sound. The four Showroom members also boast a demo and an EP under … Continue reading Download.com: This Band Should Be Huge: Showroom
Shackled with a dreaded closing slot, Toronto’s Showroom were still able to sparkle and chime like it wasn’t a minute past 11:43. Buoyed by a wicked knack for melodies and a strong bottom line, this … Continue reading The Spill Magazine: Showroom 2004 NXNE Showcase