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With Chicago’s festival season in full swing, there is never a dull moment in...

  • There’s both love and hate for West Coast bands on the East Coast. Yes, they’re awesome and continue to play to that background of getting to the beach on a weekday, but you’ll probably never get to see them perform live in your backyard. It’s rare that the West Coast band will play in the […]

  • As an annual tradition, NXNE Saturday’s biggest daytime event was M for Montreal‘s Bruise Cruise. There really is nothing like sitting back on a boat watching the Toronto skyline get smaller and smaller knowing that in a few minutes this boat will turn into dive bar.  The cruise started on a chill note with the CRi […]

  • Following the 2012 release of their acclaimed debut LP Giants and Dreamers, Bravestation has surfaced once again after signing with Culvert Music earlier this year. Releasing new singles “Actors” and “Haven” prior to their NXNE performance, the trio – made up of brothers Devin and Derek Wilson and friend Jeremy Rossetti – unleashed a new […]

  • Celebrating Paper Bag Records’ 100th release, the #PAPER100 party at Lee’s Palace showcased a range of the record company’s talented roster, including Ottawa’s The Acorn. Second to the stage, the indie-folksters, fronted by Rolf Klausener, cast an immediate ease that seemed to reflect the event’s overall theme of friends coming together to celebrate the power […]

  • North by North East music festival has once again taken over Toronto for a five day concise schedule of events June 17 though 21st. Hundreds of bands plaid across multiple venues in the city and as always there were standout performances that must not go by unnoticed.  Wednesday was off to an upbeat start with […]

  • Most festival attendees can be divided into two groups: those who are there for the music and those who are there for the atmosphere. The former consider buying a ticket based on the line-up. How many artists on the bill are exciting enough to merit going? The latter certainly may love music, but the specifics […]

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  • A couple weeks ago, I had a chance to get to know Dutch recording artist, Lodewijk Fluttert, who performs under the name Bakermat, at Bestival Toronto. Most known for his platinum album, Vandaag, and his track that became an anthem of summer...

  • Ever been driving along, windows down and sunglasses on, singing your heart out to a murder ballad? While the genre may seem macabre, these bluegrass ditties have been with us for years, (re: “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”...

  • Last week, we got the opportunity to catch up with up and coming artists Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq of HUMANS. Both originally from Canada, this duo is taking the indie-electronic world by storm. Having recently played at Canadian...

  • Just when we thought Bestival couldn’t get any better, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Vancouver artist Shaun Frank for a chat. Frank is one of the most promising up and coming electronic artists coming out from the West...

  • Many songs begin with a love story. Whether it’s a fleeting, lustful affair or a slowly burning romance, much of our favorite music is rooted in the age-old tale of boy/girl meets boy/girl, boy/girl grows to love boy/girl, they...

  • UK’s Kate Tempest is many things and all of them are things that have to do with words and stories, so overall Tempest is really, really good with words. There is a lot more that can be said about...

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