I'm not always the biggest fan of what gets played on the radio, much of my preferred music comes to me on my Nano, commercial free. But, with that being said, I still do listen to the radio to keep tabs on current events, to listen to the morning shows, and find out the latest concert announcements. Though I'm not always in agreeance with the music choices, I believe in giving credit where credit is due. This time, I have to salute radio station Rock102fm.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to check out Rock102's Spring Invasion - and let me tell you, it was a party that was felt a few days after.
Normally I would have thought "oh great, another one of those over publicized parties that isn't going to be all it's hyped up to be". I was pleasantly surprised though. From the red carpet lining the entrance and personal greeting to each attendee, to the stellar prizes, it was a pretty good vibe and brought out a great crowd. I'm all about the good vibes, and this shindig didn't fall short. The morning show hosts, Shack and Watson, made for entertaining MC's for the evening. Perhaps one of the highlights of the evening was when the dynamic morning-show duo tested their musical ability on stage performing a few songs with the band.
The night featured the music of Crash Karma, fresh off the release of their single Awake. New group, but certainly no strangers to the industry. Made up of Edwin of I Mother Earth (vocals), Mike Turner (guitar) from Our Lady Peace, Jeff Burrows (drums) of the Tea Party, and Amir Epstein (bass) of Zygote. One might call Crash Karma a Canadian Supergroup of sorts.
Would I go so far as to call them a supergroup? I'm not sure that I would, but if putting into perspective the Canadian success of each member's original band, I suppose supergroup would be an appropriate term. Judging by the crowd reaction, I'd say the live show was pretty decent. Truthfully, I'd have to see the show again to have more of an opinion. Was it captivating? I'm not sure. Nothing really grabbed and held my attention...but in all fairness, I wasn't attempting to pay attention. I kept bumping into people I hadn't seen in a while and it was more of a mingling type party for me...which is what I was hoping for.
I did tune in to hear One More Astronaut and a few old school OLP tunes. I didn't think it was quite the same without the original 90's rockers, but I can say this - Edwin certainly hasn't lost his touch. Each one of them proved to still have their rock 'n' roll chops in tact.
Cheers to all on an event well done! And just for sh*ts and giggles, revisit the good ol' 90's and check out I Mother Earth's hit One More Astronaut below.