Yes, they do Yahoo

MIKE BELL

, Last Updated: 2:43 AM ET

Other than Persian Kitty, perhaps the most well known and used Internet jump station is Yahoo!

It is the gateway to millions of useful Internet stuff like ... well, porn and ... um, the vanity homepages of freaks like Curry, a.k.a Rubber Burner (www.rubberburner.com), and the guy who dresses like Peter Pan (www.pixyland.org/peterpan/).

For Toronto rock band superGarage, which performs tomorrow night at The Metro, it has also been the gateway to getting out of the inherent debt that comes with being a struggling Canadian indie rock band.

On the strength of its pop-infused rock sound, the band recently won a song contest co-sponsored by Yahoo!, Ford and BMG Music, and took home $25,000 in cash and prizes including a Ford ZX3 Focus Street Edition.

"Not much a rock band can do with that," laughs superGARAGE's vocalist Marco about the compact vehicle which he admits they're going to sell.

The bandmates are also not sure if they want the publishing deal from BMG that's part of the package.

The quartet is now doing quite well on its own with the indie CD Demolition -- the band is getting radio and MuchMusic play -- and a record deal doesn't hold the same importance it once did.

"I don't think it's super important," Marco says. "All that matters is the people you're dealing with and how much they're into it, and if you can read through their (b.s.) or not."

For now superGARAGE is concentrating on spreading its sound with its live show, which has also earned the band a tremendous amount of accolades and even helped them secure a management deal. Marco says it's just a matter of giving the people what they want.

"Once the public's done being tantalized with the Internet and all this other stuff," he says ironically, "people still want the live real experience of everything -- whether it's sex or a rock show."


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