The Cardboard Crowns look like they’re having a damn good time in their capes and regal headgear. Their stage antics and sound recall some of the jaunty knee-tapping styles of ‘90s Toronto (think Moxy Fruvous, Barenaked Ladies, and The Shuffle Demons), tossed in with a ska-skate punk influence that brings to mind the early days of Hollerado.
The Cardboard Crowns have roots in the area; two of its members met in Aylmer and the band grew to a four piece as it expanded upon its garage-band roots into a group with more commercial appeal. The band won $5,000 in prize money from the Live 88.5 FM Big Money Shot competition and played the opening spot at K-OS’ New Year’s Eve gig in the capital.
The band, now based in Toronto, are back Saturday to play at their favourite hometown venue. Click HERE for tickets.