Stages Presents: Good Kid And The Commoners

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Stages Presents: Good Kid And The Commoners
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Hart House Music Committee Stages Subcommittee presents our first show of the year with a thrilling double header:

The Commoners (8:30 pm)

The Commoners are a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto in 2013. The band features singer and guitarist Chris Medhurst, guitarist Ross Hayes Citrullo, bassist and keyboardist Ben Spiller and drummer/percussionist Geoff Bruce.

The group's rock-based sound has drawn them recognition as one of Toronto's rising independent bands. The band is the antithesis of their name, as there’s nothing too “Common” about them. The Commoners take singer/songwriter folk music and infuse it with blues guitar and roots rock. This acoustic folk vibe, turned rock and roll, showcases the bands wide variety of influences, including John Mayer and The Black Crowes, artists to whom the band plays tribute during some of their performances.

GOOD KID (9:45 pm)

Good Kid is a band made up of friends who like three of the same things: Music, computers and video games - the latter two being a constant inspiration for music writing and jam sessions. The band was originally formed in Toronto in 2013, consisting of three members - Nick Frosst (vocals), Michael Kozakov (bass/vocals) and Jacob Tsafatinos (guitar). The three met at the University of Toronto in Computer Science where they would later meet Jon Kereliuk (drums) and David Wood (guitar/vocals) - who incidentally is not a computer programmer but is happy to be here.

Many of the band's influences come from early 2000's fast-paced indie rock bands including Bloc Party, The Strokes, and Tokyo Police Club. Other influences include folk legend Johnny Cash, as well as a fascination with the Japanese math-rock band Toe.

As always, this is a FREE show with a cash bar and it's open to everyone! Located in the Arbor Room (Sammy's) in the basement of Hart House. See you there!
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By: Hart House "Stages" Concert Series