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Something big is happening in the MUTEK world this year. With the date moving...

This year a new festival will take over Negril, Jamaica – Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest. The...

  • While Mississippi Studios has become a reoccurring waterhole in my life, last night was extra special because I was getting a little taste of sweet home Chicago. The boys from NE-HI are currently on a pretty massive tour in support of Offers, their second studio album which was produced by Dave Vettraino and distributed by Grand […]

  • Canadian Music Week (CMW) opened in full swing on a Tuesday night this year, starting the festival off strong. Velvet Underground, as we learned throughout the next few days, became our home for CMW. This particular night was rhythmic and emotional as TOBi and Xavier Omar brought down the house. TOBi hails from Brampton, which to […]

  • If Captain Jack Sparrow were to become an Australian folk singer, he’d likely not be far off from William Crighton. The bearded and leather-booted musician took over The Cameron House for an intimate CMW set. Teetering between a musical theatre and strictly musical performance, the animated (albeit brooding) Crighton offered a collection of heartfelt songs, […]

  • With the recent release of his debut album, Coastline, Montreal native Geoffroy delivered a dreamy, emotive, techno-infused set as part of the CMW Bonsound Showcase. Spending nearly two years developing his most recent LP, Geoffroy presented a quiet confidence that translated as reflective while remaining engaging. Reminiscent of Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker), a performance […]

  • Like a local band from high school, Toronto’s very own Good Kid took on the middle slot during CMW’s POP Montreal showcase. Set in the soon-to-close Silver Dollar Room—a Toronto venue with 50 years of music seeped into its walls—the five programmers-turned-musicians delivered an animated set, with an energy that was palpable in friendliness. Formed in 2014, […]

  • When Peter Sagar stepped out on stage he was rocking a Mariah Carey shirt and I really hope it wasn’t ironically. I mean Butterfly rocks right? Or maybe it was too on the nose considering the sound he’s going for? Albeit hipster-ism has taken over millennials, Peter Sagar is not the embodiment of cool and […]

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  • Fresh from the March launch of his first full-length album, Coastline, Montreal’s Geoffroy is picking-up speed throughout the electronica universe. Spending nearly two years meticulously crafting his LP, along with co-producers Gabriel Gagnon and Max Gendron, Geoffroy – who,...

  • Prior to the release of their second full-length album, Offers I was able to exchange some pleasantries with NE-HI’s guitarist Jason Balla. The boys behind NE-HI started their lengthy support tour back in Chicago on the release day of...

  • After putting out a string of well-received EP’s Magic Island recently released her first full-length album, Like Water on the Mansions & Millions label. According to Magic Island, Like Water represents her plan to “return to a sensitivity, a...

  • Poet, singer, and songwriter Tristen takes pride in her art. Originally from Chicago, now residing in Nashville, Tristen Gaspadarek’s music is a seamless blend of rock, synth-pop, folk, and country. Her evolution as an artist is evident in her...

  • While visiting Montreal, I had the opportunity to see the synth-pop band Sorry Girls play an EP pre-release show. The duo (consisting of vocalist Heather Kirkpatrick and producer Dylan Obront) have been generating their fair share of buzz, with...

  • Riding under the 606, I pass through a graffiti underpass and pull up to a house on the border of Logan Square and Humboldt Park. The gentlemen from Post Animal have invited me over so we can chat about...

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