Rococode entertains the House of TARG

November 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Rococode entertains the House of TARG

Greathunter kicked off the evening at House of TARG. I wasn’t sure what to expect given this was only their second show and I wondered how they’d pull off some of the music live. They were already on stage when I arrived. Walking down the stairs into the venue, I could already hear the fullness […]

Rococode will return to House of TARG on November 14th

October 27th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Show Announcements

Rococode will return to House of TARG on November 14th

Rococode return to House of TARG (1077 Bank St.) on November 14th, 2017! Having released the fabulous Young Ones EP over the summer, the band has been busy touring in support. If you are unfamiliar with the group, Rococode is the Vancouver based indie pop duo of Laura Smith and Andrew Braun. Their music weaves […]

Almost Kennedy release new EP at House of Targ

September 16th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music

Almost Kennedy release new EP at House of Targ

Local four-piece Almost Kennedy have released their new extended play, Heard Them Talk. I caught up with the band before their EP release show at House of Targ Friday night to discuss the five-track. The promising group spoke about navigating the songwriting process to form their distinct sound. The alternative rock EP stems from brit-pop […]

Wise, Young & King, Riishi Von Rex and The Wicked Mercy heat up House of TARG

December 21st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Wise, Young & King, Riishi Von Rex and The Wicked Mercy heat up House of TARG

The temperature may have been bitterly cold outside last Thursday, but that didn’t stop a trio of local bands from keeping things hot inside House of TARG. Wise, Young & King started the night off. This was only their second show since reforming. I first noticed these guys back in the days of the Big […]

Hit up House of TARG this Saturday for an evening of metal

June 8th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Show Announcements

Hit up House of TARG this Saturday for an evening of metal

If your ears dig a little heavy metal, then mark Saturday June 11th 2016 on your calendar and head to House of TARG for an evening of raging guitars with Edmonton’s Striker, as well as Axxion and Manacle, both from Toronto. Fresh off a batch of US dates, Striker are touring in support of their […]

Rococode and Rebelle deliver at House of TARG

May 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Rococode and Rebelle deliver at House of TARG

I went to this show with high expectations and I am happy to say that I left more than satisfied. It’s been sometime since I had seen Rebelle perform. Not since they were using their old name of The Strain. Though the band has been through some lineup changes, their live performance still has that […]

Rococode, Rebelle, and Willows join forces for an evening of electro & pop rock at House of TARG

April 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Show Announcements

Rococode, Rebelle, and Willows join forces for an evening of electro & pop rock at House of TARG

Vancouver based indie pop duo Rococode will perform on Wednesday May 4th 2016 at House of Targ. The group’s new album Don’t Worry It Will Be Dark Soon comes on the heels of their critically acclaimed Panic Attack EP which came out last October. The album delves deeper into themes of growth, fear, escape, and acceptance. I’ve been listening to […]

Hervana’s MTV Unplugged Singalong Packs House of Targ

April 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Hervana's MTV Unplugged Singalong Packs House of Targ

I’d been to House of Targ many times for shows, but the night of April 15th was the first time I’d ever seen a line spilling out the door and down the sidewalk. It’s a testament to how iconic Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York album has remained, which Toronto’s Hervana were paying tribute to […]

Hervana to cover Nirvana’s Unplugged in New York at Targ

April 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Show Announcements

Hervana to cover Nirvana's Unplugged in New York at Targ

  Friday, April 15th, Hervana stop by House of Targ to play Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York in full, supported by Ottawa’s Trees of North America and Sleepy & the Noise. The Toronto-based, all-female quartet of Skirt Cobain, Miss Novoselic, Dave Grrrl and Pap Smear have been active for the last 2 years, playing […]

The Motorleague Rock House of Targ

March 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The Motorleague Rock House of Targ

To anyone who’s stepped into House of Targ, even just once, it takes about a fraction of a second to conjure up an accurate image and sense of what the atmosphere might be like at a show there on any given night. When you descend into the dimly lit basement, you are immediately hit with […]