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Saturday, March 19 • 11:00pm - Sunday, March 20 •12:00am
Freedom or Death

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In the 1820's during the Greek War of Independence "Freedom or Death" became the war cry for the people of Greece. Their passion, belief and desires were so strong, that they accepted no substitute. The Toronto based duo adopted that name, as it"s their mantra when it comes to their music. "We want to have the freedom to make the music and the artistic choices that we want. If we cannot have that freedom, we'd rather not put anything out, which is the death of our art" says Fernandez, one half of the production and song writing unit. Freedom Or Death's sound is based in everything, acoustic folk, electronica, traditional rock, hip-hop rhythms yet always rooted in lyrics with substance. After releasing their self titled debut EP three months ago, Freedom Or Death played the acclaimed POP Montreal Music Festival in September and the CMJ Music Marathon in New York in October. The Wall Street Journal named them as one of the 12 best bands at CMJ, and they lived up to the hype. "Freedom or Death, a Toronto-based duo, express warmth whether they're playing quiet folk guitars or electronic music under their engaging vocals. CMJ marks their first appearance in the States; since they're unsigned, they're likely in search of label to help distribute and promote their music, which is mature and thoroughly satisfying. Wise is the executive who signs and nurtures them." - Jim Fusilli, WSJ Not only has the duo received solid reviews from blogs and websites as far away as Iceland and Germany but are also receiving hometown praise as well. "There's a palpable ache at the heart (of the) Toronto duo that'll be instantly recognizable to anyone who's ever feel like they were moving in slow motion while it's a crush of strangers rushes past you... they can make an electronic keyboard feel as organic as a plank of oak."- John Sakamoto, Toronto Star
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In the 1820's during the Greek War of Independence "Freedom or Death" became the war cry for the people of Greece. Their passion, belief and desires were so strong, that they accepted no substitute. The Toronto based duo adopted that name, as it"s their mantra when it comes to their... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2011 12:00am
Swan Dive 615 Red River St

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