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Toronto Power Trio ON featuring Midnight Addition and Chester
March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
“Sitting pretty at the heavier end of the College Rock sound, the band has managed to pull off a
clever blend of pop melody with raw rock abrasiveness in quite a potent sonic sucker punch.
Their very tight weave of classic and alt rock coated grunge works fabulously” ~ The Spill
“A cool album. A smart album. A deftly crafted album. A rock album? Yes…but much more. So
much more” ~ Big Takeover Magazine
“Its DNA intwértwined with sounds once pounded out by the likes of the Pumpkins, Hole and
L7… one of the most exciting outfits to emerge post-pandemic” ~ Global Texan Chronicles
On the strength of their their eponymous ‘ON’ album, recently released via Toronto-based indie
imprint Indiestructable Records and their new ‘Break You’ video, indie rock / power
trio ON will be taking their 90s-flavoured indie rock vibes on the road. Although heavier, the root
of their sound should come as no surprise, carrying on the legacy of their 90’s Sire
Records band Acid Test.
This tour brings them through the West Coast, Rockies and South-West, kicking off in San
Diego on February 14 and ending in Seattle on April 2. With more than two dozen shows will be
happening, the band will breeze loudly through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado,
Utah, Texas, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington state.
ON is a power trio made up of Lucy Di Santo (vocals, bass), Dan Cornelius (drums)
and Steve Fall (guitars) – apart from Acid Test, its members have also been in other popular
Toronto bands Danko Jones and Deliuss.
Always pushing forward with their trademark sound while paying homage to their post-punk,
grunge, old-school funk and 90s college rock roots, they dish out infectious guitar riffs with a
dash of p-funk groove to create positive heavy music recalling the golden days of American
“‘Break You’ soars like a goodbye love letter to a toxic person, place or substance; it’s a decree
of emancipation – and breaking away from what dictates and captures the human soul. It is an
outcry, a battle cry, and finally a freedom cry of intention – all wrapped up in a hardcore punkmetal riff that end with Sabbath-esque overtones,” says Lucy Di Santo.
Earlier, ON released the singles ‘Blackmail’ with video directed and edited by Michael
Gucciardi and ‘Underdog’ with lively video filmed by Lindi Gordon and edited by Gucciardi.
With these singles and focus track ‘Hereafter’, the band has been charting in the Radio Indie
Alliance charts consecutively over the past half year.
Written in Toronto and New York, ON guitarist Steve Fall says the ‘ON’ album is “a document of
friendship navigating explores in pain, and hope. Looking at the world with a collaborative effort
to document what we see, witness and feel through songwriting and chemistry as a band.”
Following pre-production recording with Drew Howard at Star Sound Studios in Cape Coral,
the band worked with sound engineer Darius Szczepaniak (Sum 41, Black Crowes, Big
Sugar, Bare Naked Ladies, Jann Arden) out of Phase One Studios.
In April, ON return to the studio to work on their next album with legendary producer Martin
Bisi, famed for his groundbreaking work with Sonic Youth, Swans, Brian Eno, John Zorn,
Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop, Helmet, Africa Bambaataa, Dresden Dolls, Unsane, Cop Shoot
Cop and many other notable artists, at his BC Studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
The full ‘ON’ album is available everywhere online, including Spotify, Apple
Music and Bandcamp, as well as at https://
can be found at http://bit.ly/3HkBxkV