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This past weekend in Vancouver, the art show, Polyphonics, was held at the James...

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  • Courtney Barnett is pleasantly sardonic on Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. The tunes are Liz Phair with the pep of Kate Nash. On “Pedestrian at Best,” Barnett showcases her bitterly truthful lyrics: “tell me I’m exceptional/I promise to exploit you.” The song is a rant against the tumultuous tidal wave that […]

  • Everyone has experienced some sort of life event to the music of Iron & Wine: breakups, death, drastic change, and development. This is the band that meant discovery, it doesn’t matter whether that was with sexuality or music. His songs make you want to go to a national park and hold someone’s hand or drink libations […]

  • MK takes over Coda

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    MK takes over Coda

    Last Saturday night, MK (full name Marc Kinchen) took over Coda Nightclub in Toronto. This long time DJ/producer came to the city with a purpose: to entertain and to prove that after twenty two years, he still knows how to bring a crowd of people to their feet. With a background producing for Will Smith […]

  • Milk & Bone are a female duo breaking into the world of trance music with something that is not exactly typical trance. A more classical play on the band Purity Ring, Milk & Bone’s debut album Little Mourning features the beats and harmonies of other trance with classical influences from an acoustic piano. This album […]

  • 1st Bath will be the first nationally released album from Avid Dancer, the main project of Jacob Summers and his band. It’s another example of reliable indie—nothing mind-blowing, but comforting, like your favorite threadbare sweater. It’s gentle rock-beach music for low-key events, music you’d expect to find on the iPods of boys who watch “Girls” […]

  • Erik Hall calls his musical project “In Tall Buildings” because he records much of his music in high rises. However, his sophomore album, Driver, was dually recorded in rural Michigan and his home studio. The expansiveness of the sound comes from being in a rural atmosphere while the intimacy and the ability of the listeners to […]

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  • I met the members of Night Riots in the basement of Reggie’s Rock and Roll Club, a punk venue on Chicago’s south side, just to the right of Chinatown. Wearing all black, the five night rioters, Travis, Matt, Rico,...

  • Over the past few years, Chicago band, Santah, has been garnering quite a bit of attention, and I must say it is very well deserved. Consistently releasing beautifully crafted recordings and pushing their personal growth, it is hard not...

  • Disc jockeys have been at the heart of hip-hop since its inception; and although hip-hop is constantly evolving, the DJ has remained a staple. Enter Quentin Wright, better known as DJ Que 11: DJ, producer, writer, radio personality, and...

  • Never underestimate intelligent bands who are aware of their musical catalogue. A band who can reference where they’re coming from, what they’re listening to, what makes them passionate, and turn it into something unique. Teen Girl Scientist Monthly drops...

  • Glasgow native, C Duncan, is a good guy. I had the pleasure of skyping him and talking about his debut album, Architect, which is due out later this summer. A musician’s musician, he brilliantly crafts modern folk tunes in...

  • Seems like people trip over themselves trying to categorize La Luz. Are they a surf band? Riot Grrrls? Are they—gasp!—Feminists? These categorizations fail to take into account the band’s primary characteristic: like Van Halen in the ‘70s and The...

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