Concert Review: GEMS and The Smoking Bells @ The Drake

On February 8th at the Drake (Underground), Gems came to town. The crowd was small, but enthusiastic, as it watched the band Smoking Bells perform as the opener. The Nirvana-like, hollowed out echo-y vocals with strong feedback and heavy guitars was mixed in interestingly with electronics and synths. The fusion

Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ GEMS


On February 8th, Toronto’s The Drake will be full of the atmosphereic shadow-pop from Washington duo GEMS. With the recent release of their Medusa EP (available here), I was fortunate enough to catch up with GEMS' Clifford John Usher and Lindsay Pitts ahead of the show. Read our conversation below as we

Ticket Giveaway // GEMS @ The Drake


Washington duo GEMS (Clifford John Usher and Lindsay Pitts) are to soon play Toronto's The Drake on February 8th (tickets). Luckily for our readers, A Music Blog, Yea? is giving away a pair of tickets to the show, courtesy of the band. Find out how to enter below! To enter the