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...

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Contest: Win tickets to Unlike Pluto on April 21st in Toronto

Man of many talents Unlike Pluto is more than just a DJ, while you may have first heard his remix of Diplo’s “Revolution” this year he is releasing original tracks, starting with “Worst in Me.” The track...

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....

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Bug and Earth walk through Hell in “Concrete Desert”

Concept albums, like Stevie Wonder’s Secret Life of Plants or Pink Floyd’s The Wall, hold a special place in the imaginations of music lovers because they exist as something more meaningful than a collection of songs. Though...

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