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Canadian Music Week Preview: Alexia's Top 5 Playlist

29 April 2015 / by Alexia Kapralos (author)
Image via Bloody Diamonds on Facebook (photo: Ashlyn Hale Photography)
Image via Bloody Diamonds on Facebook / (photo: Ashlyn Hale Photography)

Alexia Kapralos is the host of The Scope at Ryerson’s original music program, The Plug-In, as well as a music aficionado, tea enthusiast, and lover of all things glitter. She is passionate about the journalistic medium of radio broadcast, always striving to deliver the most up-to-date/accurate news and entertaining programing. Kapralos enjoys all sorts of music, especially rock, metal, and alternative pop music.

The Bloody Diamonds is a female-fronted local Toronto band. People should check them out because their music is pure rock n’ roll and is full of energy in recorded versions of their music; just imagine how much energy they’d bring while performing live. Their set is at Rancho Relaxo on May 7 at 11 p.m.


  Of Monsters and Men is a five-piece indie folk band from Iceland. Their performance would be worth checking out because their tunes are super catchy and because they hail from Iceland, they don’t come to Toronto often. Their set is at Massey Hall at 9 p.m. on May 4.


  Lights is the queen of synthesizers; her brand of alternative electropop is fun, uplifting and youthful. Her performance is worth checking out because it’s apart of CHUM Fanfest 2015 where other artists such as Magic! And Colbie Calliat will perform as well. Plus, her voice is much more powerful live than on recordings. Lights’ set is during Fanfest 2015, which takes place at the Grand Ballroom Sheraton Centre on May 8.


Bitter Kids is a four-piece post-hardcore/pop-punk group of youngsters who hail from St.Catherine’s, Ontario. Their set is worth checking out because it’ll be their first show with the new band lineup; former bassist David Vukovich is now on vocals and Keegan Beach has taken over on bass guitar. Plus, their interaction with the crowd is golden. Bitter Kids plays the Hard Luck Bar at 10 p.m. on May 2.


Friday Night Trend is a pop-rock act hailing from Toronto. Check them out to hear their latest single, “Wasted Youth,” which will surely be performed live. Friday Night Trend will perform on May 2 at the Hard Luck Bar at midnight (so technically May 3), with Bitter Kids.

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