Artist: JJ and the Pillars
Venue: The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
When: April 30, 2016
Genre: Folk rock
JJ and the Pillars hit the stage at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto to play an unforgettable set full of high energy, heartfelt ballads, and catchy folk rock tunes. Throughout the evening, the band’s on stage presence and infectious music kept the crowd excited, eventually igniting an unstoppable dance party.
Watching JJ and the Pillars live is truly a unique experience. Each song is expertly written, including a variety of tunes that’ll get your heart racing and tunes that’ll pull at your heart strings. Aside from the music itself, lead singer JJ Thompson rambunctiously jumps around stage and performs with an expressive air that conveys the message of each song.
One of the notable moments from the show would be the performance of their hit single “The Wolves” from the Wolves EP. Featuring heavy syncopated accents, anxious rhythms, and a rich lyrical story, this song got the crowd dancing and singing along right away. The party didn’t end there as more people crowded into the venue to watch the band play. Their performance of “Come With Me” kept the energy up and got everyone in the audience moving and jamming along to this upbeat rock number. The band finished their set amidst cheers and demands of “one more song!” from the audience.
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Connect with JJ and the Pillars
I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.