Intervals – Live at Underworld – July 11th, 2013 – Montreal, Quebec

A night of metalcore and prog rock, Intervals played fourth of the five bands playing. It was my first time seeing them. They started out with a heavy instrumental jam which completely blew me away.  Aaron’s guitar solos were out of this world and the look on his face was priceless— He was smiling like a rock star and really feeling the music.

As the set continued, I realized this was an instrumental progressive/metal band which surprised me as I don’t get to see something like this very often and it’s anoriginal concept. Aaron takes a lot of pride in his guitar playing. There are quite a few “Pink Floyd” elements in their music. A few songs started off with synths and pretty melodies followed by heavy guitar riffs.

I watched the crowd’s reaction and it seemed like people were as mesmerized as I was.  There were moments where everything around me faded away and I was completely focused on the music. I caught myself closing my eyes a few times, almostfalling into a dream-like state.

Aaron mentioned how much they love Montreal and was pleased to be back in the city. The band rocked out insimple T-shirts and jean shorts. Aaron has the stretched lobes going on. Total babes.

Toronto- based Intervals is known for taking their listeners through a journey of soundscapes. After listening to their EP, I really feel I fell into a trance. This band has talent worth listening to and I am glad I got to see them play Underworld. The band played along with Camalus, The Kindred, Amongst Heroes, The Color Morale, and Misery Signals. The band is a four-piece consisting of Aaron who is the lead guitarist, Lukas on rhythm guitar,  Anup on drums, and Mike on bass.

The beer was cheap and the cover was only twenty dollars for this huge event.

Written by Liz Imperiale
Photography by John Fraser Landry

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Liz, founder and CEO of Bucketlist, Canada's first female-owned music webzine, is an avid lover of music and the arts who brings a rich, artistic background to every aspect of her life. As a child, she sang in a choir and has been playing keys on and off for 15 years. Liz’ musical inclinations coupled with her love of art allowed her to pursue a degree in media/marketing/design. After 20 years working in the music industry, booking raves, shows, handling promotion management, and managing artists she decided to form a webzine called Bucketlist Music Reviews. The zine was a medium for her to be able to help musicians gain some recognition that they deserved. She has taken advantage of this experience and pushed her career further in Public Relations and Social Media Management. Because of Liz’ wide knowledge and musical taste she DJs as well, blasting your favourite 80s and 90s tunes. If you find DJ Lizard Queen spinning in your town do not miss out - you may just have the time of your life.

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