There’s no question on how much we love our brothers and sisters north of the border, but we’d love to tell them thanks one more time.
Thanks to the border agents who keep letting us in, Scott at Coach & Horses, The Shanks, The Motorleague, Bella Clava, Cherry and Crew, JJ, DGB, NESSA!, Jody & J-Net, Nadia E, Shane and Foxx Lounge, Wasted Space, The Bobcast, The Micronite Filters, Ricochet, Don, Zaphod’s, The Canadian Parliament, Ian and his family, ARTHUR!, the pizza place, Joe and Local Fuzz Friday, Call the Office, all of the floors we slept on, all the bands we played with, and everyone else we forgot to mention… there’s probably a ton.
here’s a great write up:
“Overly serious, self-important musician types appear far too frequently in the music industry. So when musicians who not only enjoy making music and actually SHOW IT come around, it’s truly refreshing. Enter Mad Anthony, three guys that just love to rock. This past weekend the trio showed rock, and Toronto, some serious love by playing a raucous show at Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret and Lounge.
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Ringo Jones (vocals/guitar), Adam Flaig (guitar/vocals), and Marc Sherlock (drums/vocals) infused that hardworking, industrial, everyman spirit into their sound. The result is pure unadulterated sweat, covered in beer-fueled rock and roll. Coming into the homestretch of a month and a half long tour, Mad Anthony showed no signs of slowing as they swaggered onto the red-lit Cherry Cola stage. Jones’ voice, equal parts low rumble, smooth depth, and loud growl, resonated and reverberated throughout the whole room. Jones and Flaig bent, thrashed, and raged across the stage; their guitar riffs not dueling for supremacy, but shifting back and forth seamlessly. From behind the Pan-embossed drums, Sherlock pounded and pummeled with nearly unnatural speed and power.
The band’s tireless touring across the U.S. and Canada has sculpted them into a lean, mean live music machine. Whether the band read the crowd and knew they needed more, or simply fed off of the happy, excited energy that permeated the Cherry Cola air, Mad Anthony played for longer than expected — or likely intended — but it was just as long as their thrilled fans needed. Fan favorite “Bear Attack”, and an uncannily awesome cover of “I wanna be your dog” by the Stooges were the stand out songs of the night. From the moment their feet hit the stage to the final reverberation of that last note, Mad Anthony played that show like it was their first, their last, and their best.
Rough, raw, fast, and above all loud; you leave a Mad Anthony show with a ringing in your ears, an aching in your body, and a blurry recollection of what just transpired. Every single note was played with a combination of reckless abandon and relentless dedication. It’s definitely a gift this band possesses; the ability to play every show and give it their all in their signature balls to the wall attitude. It’s what makes them entertaining, and it’s what makes them unforgettable.” -Nadia Elkharadly, Addicted