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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Demonic possession of garage rock heroes: NE-HI live in Portland

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

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

CMW: Xavier Omär and TOBi at Velvet Underground

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...

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

CMW Friday: from William Crighton to Unlike Pluto

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...

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Bonsound Showcase with Geoffroy and Groenland

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...

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Good Kid and CAVEBOY at CMW

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...

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Homeshake brings his sweet grooves to Mississippi Studios

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...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Hung up on Foxygen – concert review

I first heard of Foxygen when their album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic dropped in 2013. The duo’s sonic smorgasbord of classic rock styles had me completely mesmerized. I loved how within the same...

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Operators at the Horseshoe Tavern

When Operators first entered the world of music, people didn’t know what to expect. The band is fronted by Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, joined on stage by Devojka and drummer Sam Brown of Divine Fits and New Bomb Turks....

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

DMC Canada Scratch Competition in pictures

Last weekend marked an annual CDJ show and conference in Toronto. Hundreds of up-and-coming and aspiring musicians flooded the hallways of the Hilton hotel for workshops, talks and industry panels. The highlight of the weekend was the DMC Canada East...

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Lapping up loud layers & lyrics: LVL UP at Mississippi Studios

Mississippi Studios welcomed LVL UP into their space this past Monday. The venue is connected to Bar Bar and has the feeling of a practice space or basement complete with Persian rugs underfoot to deaden sound and...

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