STUDIO Gallery presents when bad things happen indie explosion

Studio Gallery presents

When Bad Things Happen:
An Indie Exposition

Friday, March 13th, 2009, from 9pm-2am.
294 College Street, 2nd floor - back entrance (through alley off Robert St)

When Bad Things Happen aims to showcase some of the talent of the Toronto indie music scene, and offer an opportunity for musicians to meet the city's indie music businesses. This one-night only event will feature live performances by some of Toronto's up and coming indie rock bands, and feature exhibits by some of the city's indie businesses, artists, and magazines that promote the Toronto indie music community.

Featuring music by:

Pirate/Rock -
Brides -
Dawn of Humans -
DJ Anthony Gerace

Featuring exhibits by:

Bad Day Magazine -
The Baitshop -
Brittany Sheperd -
Daily Value -
Friends Explode -
Marlowe Glitterati -
Mrchgrl -
The Musebox -

Entry is $10.



Pirate/Rock is a two-man shoegaze/garage/noise band from Toronto, Canada. Check out their MySpace:


Brides is an experimental/post-punk/no wave band from Toronto, Canada. Check out their MySpace:

Dawn of Humans

Dawn of Humans is an experimental rock band from Toronto, Canada. Check out their MySpace:

Anthony Gerace

Anthony Gerace aka DJ Hi Mom is a DJ, promoter, and artist from Toronto, Canada. He is a member of Friends Explode, a music collective best known for their dance parties (Room Party, RTR'D, Lost Cats) art parties, zines, records, live shows, and fun in all forms. Check out the Friends Explode blog:

Bad Day Magazine

Bad Day Magazine is a Toronto-based quarterly arts publication that promotes the collaboration of creative minds and the exposure of contemporary arts culture. Its purpose is to bring the most important current artists to the forefront by giving them a platform that is tangible and accessible. Featured interviews include André Ethier, Harmony Korine, Nick Zinner, No Age, Jimmy Limit, Ian Mackaye, Jesse Harris, Fucked Up, Tim Barber, and many others. Visit the Bad Day website:

The Baitshop

The Baitshop was recently founded as a collective, creative space. It’s purpose was to house and facilitate the production and promotion of local art, athletes, and artisans. The versatile space not only serves as a gallery, but also as a recreational hub focused around the skate and extreme sports culture, and lastly as a full service screenprint and promotional products production facility.The idea was to create a space as unique and multi-faceted as the owners who created it. With experience in the clothing, skate, retail and manufacturing industries, a place was envisioned that could encapsulate all of this and out of that came the Baitshop. Above all, the Baitshop believes in the proliferation of art and creativity in whatever form it may take. Whether it is athletic, artistic, aesthetic expression, our goal is to promote those that create and to be an active part of that process. Visit The Baitshop website:

Brittnay Shepherd

Brittany Shepherd is a self-taught painter and photographer who juxtaposes retrospective work with contemporary concepts. Visit Brittnay's website:

Daily Value

Daily Value is your daily prescription of hot content. We’re an online magazine that covers everything from up-and-coming bands and artists to film and music videos. We thrive on feedback. We high-five subcultures. We are the unlimited soup or salad of online publications. We even like our toast aesthetically appealing. Our mission is to find content that will enthral, inspire, amuse or any combination of the three. Basically, if we like it, we write about it. Your mom would love us. Visit the Daily Value website:

Friends Explode

Friends Explode is a Toronto music collective best known for their dance parties (Room Party, RTR'D, Lost Cats) art parties, zines, records, live shows, and fun in all forms. Check out the Friends Explode blog:

Marlowe Glitterati

Marlowe Gliteratti spends most of her time figuring out how to fold a zine properly and holing up in the darkroom. The rest of the time she spends curb-stomping and being difficult. She has a selection of zines, mostly a quarterly called Hedonism. An old website ( and a shiny new one (petite— and if you would like to reach her, she almost never has a working phone, but yes, a working email. Visit Petite Anarchy:


Mrchgrl merchandising is Canada’s ONLY One-Stop-Shop for quality merchandise. We offer a wide range of printed materials including garments (t-shirts, hoodies, tanks, etc.); promotional materials (posters, business cards, flyers, lighters, etc.); printed products (tote bags, hats, iPod /iPhone cases, etc.) and much more! Our other services range from informational workshops to tour and local sales of your merchandise. We do what we can to take the load off of your mind when it comes to your merchandising. Our mission is to provide educational concepts and understanding along with excellent product in order to help our clients build a financial basis to make them independent within the music community. Visit the Mrcgrl website:

The Muse Box

The MuseBox is a different kind of marketing company. We exist out of our love for music culture and want to expose it to you. Combining years of branding and marketing experience, extensive contacts in both underground and mainstream cultures, a comprehensive approach to multi-tiered relational marketing and domestic as well as international marketing expertise, The MuseBox offers a completely unique set of services. With offices in both New York and Toronto, The MuseBox is your North American marketing solution.Visit The Musebox website:


See you there!

Vanessa Gronowski
Gallery Director
Studio Gallery

Upcoming Studio Gallery events:

March 5th, 2009: Contact Toronto Photography Festival 1st Annual Fundraiser: Still Revolution
March 19th, 2009: Doug Brown Solo Exhibition
March 27th - March 29th, 2009: Karamel's Personal Belongings
April 2nd, 2009: Seminal Hex - featuring new work by Jimmy Limit, Ben Schumacher, Liam Crockard, Hugh Alexander Scott-Douglas, and Philip Nynkowski