WESTERN, it’s finally here! Tomorrow night, March 22nd, one of the greatest shows of the year will be held on campus at The Wave featuring Toronto’s own Dragonette.
For those of you who have yet to listen to the incredible talent of this band, you’re missing out. This band will blow you away and you definitely don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see them live on campus tomorrow night!
Dragonette, formally known as The Fuzz, is comprised of the singer Martina Sorbara, her husband Dan Kurtz, Joel Stouffer and Will Stapleton. The band was formed in the heart of Toronto back in 2005 when they released their first self-titled EP. Shortly after, the band signed to the British label Mercury Records and their first album entitled Galore was released September 25th, 2007. Almost immediately after, Dragonette gained success by touring as a supporting act for UK bands such as Basement Jaxx, Sugabebes, and New Order.
Dragonette received a nomination in the Juno Awards for Best New Group in 2008. The following year on September 29th 2009, they released their second album Fixin’ to Thrill; with some of their most famous tracks from that record being: “I Get Around,” ”Take it Like A Man,” “Fixin’ to Thrill,” and “Competition.”
Most recently, Dragonette has blown up due to their famous collaborations with DJ’s such as Martin Solveig, Don Diablo and Calvin Harris. Most famous to date is the single “Hello” released on September 6th of 2010. This song is Solveig’s most popular song to date, and has allowed both artists to obtain a spot on the Billboard Top 100 for the first time ever. The huge success of this song led to the subsequent collaboration between Dragonette and Solveig, “Big in Japan.”
So what are you doing tomorrow night? I hope the answer is heading to The Wave to take advantage of this amazing opportunity brought to you by the USC! This is a 19+ event with tickets going for $23.60 a student at InfoSource.
Important: You must present your Western ID card upon entrance, and any guests attending are required accompaniment by a Western student.
Opening acts will be by Eric Soloman and Young Empires. Doors open at 10pm. See you there!
I’ve thrown together five of my personal favorite songs by Dragonette. Check them out here:
Fixin’ To Thrill:
Gone Too Far:
Hello – Marin Solveig ft. Dragonette:
Editor’s Note (Pooch):
One of my favorite bands at the moment, Toronto’s very own Young Empires, happens to be opening for Dragonette. This band is one that is hard for me to describe. Often explained as “Haute Rock,” Young Empires is among the up and coming bands that will ride onto ipods around the world because of their smooth, classy music.