ETNO – Winners of this year’s Indie Week’s Best of The Fest, this hard-core rock band from Brazil slammed it home at the finals. Taking over the stage with screaming guitar solos, bruising, pounding drums and a singer who growls with the best of them, this quartet surrounded the club with their sound. Together for 15 years, they brought the best of rock and roll, Brasilian style, Toronto.
It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire.
Chuck Berry, 1958.CreditCreditPhoto Illustration by Sean Freeman & Eve Steben for The New York Times. Source Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.
Money is tight while they work long and weird hours, travel incessantly, are isolated from their friends and family at home, and have ample access to drinks and drugs. They write, record, release, and promote, and then repeat the cycle over and over again. And now, more than ever, the industry demands constant content, lest they are forgotten in the ocean of songs hitting Spotify every Friday. But then they get in the van and, especially in Canada, drive absurd distances between low-paying gigs for a tour they likely had to book themselves.