B.C. indie band Towers and Trees rock out at LINX

by | Nov 15, 2018 | News

Kehinde Akanbi
News Reporter

British Columbia based indie-rock band Towers and Trees performed live at Humber College North’s Café LinX and students are hoping they will see more of them in the future.

The Nov. 8 event was hosted by Radio Humber at the Café LinX.

Towers and Trees first gained recognition in 2013 after making waves in the Victoria indie scene, which won them Band of the month on the Zone @ 91-3, a Vancouver Island radio station. They then participated as a top 20 finalist in the Peak Performance Project which was the largest artist development program in Canada at the time.

Their second album, The West Coast, was released in 2015 during their first Canadian tour.

Jesse Boland, the band’s drummer, said they know they aren’t the most popular band especially in a big city like Toronto. They are going to do everything they can to make sure that people have a great time.

“Making sure that people don’t regret coming to our shows and events has always been our first priority every time we perform,” he said after the show. “We hope everyone who came to the show had a great time and we hope Humber College will have us again.”

Performing in a big school can be intimidating sometimes, but lead guitarist Dave Zellinsky said there is no pressure at all. The band just wants to make sure people have fun and make great memories, he said.

Melissa Johnson, a first-year photography student, said this was her first time seeing Towers and Trees live. She’s heard about them through her friends, and hopes they can keep coming back to Humber.

Even students from the University of Guelph-Humber came to see the band.

“I’m one of the biggest fans of Towers and Trees,” said Ashley Clark, a first-year nursing student at the UGH. “I’ve only ever seen them live once so I was really excited when of my friends who goes to school here told me that they will be performing live here.

“I really hope that we our get a chance to see them at our school,” she said.

LinX is frequented by students to relax and have fun with their friends. Its filled with board games, a ping pong table, pool tables, and sells a variety of beverages and delicious snacks.

“I love coming to the Café LinX, I come here almost everyday after am done with my classes to have fun and sometimes just to relax,” said David Thompson, a second-year business administration student at Humber College. “I also come here for the poutine which by the way I think you would love if you try it.”