Mobius Radio Live @ The Horseshoe Tavern (Photoset & Review)
Mobius Radio performing live at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. Mobius Radio is one of those bands that blows your mind, over and over throughout the course of a performance. It’s one thing to be skilled at something, but these guys seem to be skilled at everything. Dylan Hennessey’s guitar work by itself is incredibly complicated, and when mixed with driving drums of Alex Van Briggle and the incredibly groovy bass lines of Oscar Anesetti it makes for something incredible. Oscar’s bass lines and stage presence add so much to the show, and shortly after the show the band announced that he will now officially be a third member, which is amazing news for fans! These things alone would be enough for a killer rock show, but the band doesn’t stop there. Mixing in guitar looping, beatboxing and even some whirly tubes the band offers a performance that will keep you enthrawled from start to finish. The set ended with The Mountain, an epic track that left the lines “MIND OVER MATTER THE MOUNTAIN IS MINE!!!” for weeks. In no suprise the band was called back up for an encore and played one of the most epic covers of Wolfmother’s Joker & The Theif that I’ve ever heard. If you ever get the chance to check this band out, I highly recommend it!
About Mobius Radio
The story of Mobius Radio began almost by accident. Dylan Hennessy spent most of his time as a teenager in his room practicing his craft, leading to an obsession with a broad range of music and a fascination with all things “one-man-band”. His early days beginning performing as an acoustic folk artist eventually led him into his 20s, and down a looping rabbit hole, accompanied by a whirlwind of imaginative sounds and effect pedals. Years later, Dylan would find himself opening for bands such as Finger Eleven, I Mother Earth, MONOWHALES, playing shows in Manchester, Israel, Montreal, and looping on as many stages in Toronto as he could get his socks on.
In mid-2018, With his signature style evolving, Dylan knew he needed to get a drummer involved. He’d eventually reach out to get the help of Toronto powerhouse drummer Alex Van Briggle (Return For Refund, Rebel Hero, The Reed Effect). With the new combined sound, Dylan and Alex played their first show together at The Horseshoe Tavern on November 1st, 2018. Less than two weeks later they’d find themselves placing 3rd overall in Indie Week 2018 out of over 200 competing artists at MOD Club. In the next year they played stages all across Toronto; through street festivals, concert halls and even raves. It was time to name the beast they’d created.
Enter Mobius Radio. So the story goes, from atop a snowy mountain, Mobius Radio began illegally broadcasting out to FM airwaves and satellite radio in order to try and provide a diversity once found in a world of radio left behind in the digital era; a world that encouraged the masses to indulge in imagination and experimentation. Blurring the lines between analog roots and modern technology, Mobius Radio spins everything from alternative rock, to acoustic ambiance and EDM-infused metal. Mobius Radio’s aim is to marry the way music was once enjoyed to the way we enjoy it now; where music came from and where it’ll go.
Mobius Radio is live to air.
In the early 2020s, Dylan began producing the debut Mobius Radio album. To narrate the record, he sought out the help of Canadian radio icon Jeff Woods to lend his voice. The album was released on August 7th 2023 at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern. In January 2024, Oscar Anesetti (Sumo Cyco) joined as the band’s bass player and 3rd member.
Mobius Radio incorporates a wide spectrum of sounds, trying to “make a guitar and vocal sound like as many things as possible”. With elements of rock, folk, metal, EDM, and sometimes highly technical and unconventional guitar playing, Mobius Radio is truly an eccentric power force. When not on the air, you can find frontman Dylan Hennessy constantly gigging in clubs, busking downtown, playing acoustically with his dad in “2 Shots Of Hennessy”, producing his Prog Metal project “Luminil”, and supporting his local music scene as much as he can.