Violet Sound Sessions Video #2: Julie Doiron – I Woke Myself Up (Live at 3030)

The second installment of the Violet Sound Sessions has just gone live on The iNDiE MACHiNE!

This week’s video features “…Juno Award-winning Monctonian JULIE DOIRON and her track I Woke Myself Up, the lead track from her 2007 Polaris Prize-shortlisted nearly-titular effort Woke Myself Up.” – THE iNDiE MACHiNE

Check out the premiere coverage here!

2 more videos to come!

Thanks to our sponsors for making it all possible: Stone Hammer3030THE iNDiE MACHiNE, Ave Life Inc &  Ryerson School of Media.

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Violet Sound Sessions Video #1: The Folk – Rules of Youth (Live at 3030)

The Violet Sound Sessions first video is LIVE!

Premiering on THE iNDiE MACHiNE (Snow Day Studios’ lovely Media Partner) on Tuesday January 23, 2013, the video features Toronto/Guelph’s own The Folk playing live at 3030.

Check out the premiere coverage with THE iNDiE MACHiNE here!

3 more videos to come!

Thanks to our sponsors for making it all possible: Stone Hammer, 3030, THE iNDiE MACHiNE, Ave Life Inc &  Ryerson School of Media.

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Violet Sound Sessions # 4 feat. The Strumbellas


David of The Strumbellas ⓒ Liz Gareri Photography

On Monday evening, December 17th, The Strumbellas and Brothers Kirkpatrick played incredibly entertaining sets at 3030 for our final Violet Sound Session. Our wonderful audience included representatives and the CEO of our main sponsor, Stone Hammer Beer, as well as Ave Life Inc. reps, friends, family, our lucky guest-listed patrons and the entire staff at 3030 (who have recently been listed by NOW as one of Toronto’s ‘Top 10 Restaurants’ of 2012).

The Strumbellas’ performance was an intimate experience where our audience danced, cheered and smiled their faces off at the overwhelming music. Included in their set, The Strumbellas played their most crowd-pleasing song, “Sheriff” off their latest album, My Father And The Hunter and ended the evening with a great cover of Modest Mouse’s, “Float On.” Thank you very much to all of The Strumbellas: Simon, David, Jeremy, Isabel, Jon, Darryl as well as Joanne Setterington and many thanks to Brothers Kirkpatrick for kicking the night off.


Simon of The Strumbellas ⓒ Liz Gareri Photography

We would also like to thank Buying Shots For Bands for a rad review of whole night. Check out the review here: ‘Violet Sounds Sessions With The Strumbellas at 3030’

To see all photos from our past sessions by Liz Gareri Photography, you can check out our complete gallery for each session here:

VSS#1 Photos – Julie Doiron
VSS#2 Photos – Great Bloomers
VSS#3 Photos – The Folk
VSS#4 Photos – The Strumbellas

The Violet Sound Sessions would not have been made possible if it were not for our

most gracious sponsors, Stone Hammer Beer, 3030 and Ave Life Inc. the incredible audience, friends, family, The Torontoist, Chris Dart, Buying Shots For Bands and our awesome mentors, Nathan Hunter and Dr. Warwick: Thank you to everyone for your tremendous help and support!

Psstttt…Videos will be released very soon! Stay tuned!

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Violet Sound Sessions # 2 / # 3 feat. Great Bloomers & The Folk

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Lowell of Great Bloomers © Liz Gareri Photography

On Monday we had an incredible evening with Canadian-rock sensations, Great Bloomers! Thank you, Lowell, Tim, Anthony, Kyle and Adrian for your awesome live set and thanks to Nick and Carly of Nevado Records. If you love rock and roll, pick up their new album, ‘DISTANT FIRES‘ on vinyl – you’ll spin it all day long, or grab the digital download.

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Paper cranes dangling from the ceiling provided a colourful, whimsical aesthetic to the 3030 stage. Thank you Acey Rowe and Adrienne Crossman for making the origami cranes.

As well, thanks to The Folk for their short-but-sweet set. Big thanks go out to the audience and our sponsors, 3030 and Stone Hammer Beer! Keep an eye out for the videos in January, 2013 (release dates, TBA).

Emma of The Folk © Liz Gareri Photography


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Violet Sound Sessions # 1 feat. Julie Doiron

© Liz Gareri Photography

The first Violet Sound Session took place on Monday, November 26th at 3030 in the Junction. Thank you very much to Julie Doiron, Julie’s entire team, the wonderful crowd and our sponsors, 3030 and Stone Hammer Beer! Be sure to check out Julie’s new album called So Many Days, released October 23rd via Aporia.

And many thanks to the Torontoist and Chris Dart for the wonderful article about the first Violet Sound Session with Julie Doiron! Read the entire piece here:

‘Combining Indie Rock and Fantasia

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Violet Sound Sessions Video #3: The Strumbellas – The Sheriff (Live at 3030)

This week’s video features newly Juno-nominated Canadian roots-rock group, THE STRUMBELLAS with their tune, The Sheriff, off their 2012 release, My Father And The Hunter, nominated for roots-rock album of the year at the 2013 Juno Awards.

Check out the video premiere coverage for The Sheriff, over at THE iNDiE MACHiNE, right here.

FUN NEWS – we will be screening the Violet Sound Sessions on Thursday, March 14th at 3030 Dundas West, Toronto, Ontario with live performances by Toronto’s, The Folk and Union Duke . $5 at the door. Doors at 8pm, music at 9pm and video screenings at 10pm – catch the exclusive premiere of Great Bloomers’ Violet Sound Session trailer (video release TBA). For more info, here is the event page:

1 more video to come!

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