Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Son Little’s sophomore album “New Magic” – simpler & more upbeat than his last

I was really looking forward to seeing what Son Little would do with his new album. His first full length self-titled release established him as someone looking to rework the blues and R&B canon in a new way (or to travel some forgotten byways). That album was  spectral, spooky, and a little freaky. It called

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

FME brings together bands and friends in Rouyn-Noranda

Over the years FME has established itself as a prominent music festival that very few know about. This ‘underground’ festival brings together industry folks from across North America and Europe, in addition, off course, to the Quebecua...

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Not the best, not the worst: Project Pabst 2017

Project Pabst that we’ve come to know is actually the combination of two festivals. Prior to joining forces with the corporation, Northwest Music Fest was a small, less corporate version of SXSW for Portland. Northwest Music Fest...

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

MUTEK MTL in pictures: Deathprod, Mexican Jihad, Aurora Halal and more

Another MUTEK season wrapped up last weekend featuring the best in alternative electronic music and digital arts across various venues of Montreal. Each venue featured a set of themed curated performances from across the globe. Here are...

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Widowspeak’s new album “Expect the Best” is a ghostly fever dream

The music of Molly Hamilton, Robert Earl Thomas, and their small fraternity of collaborators has this fantastic ability to make its listener tip their head down and gaze into their shoes with earnest attention. As with other...

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Let’s talk about Tattoo Money’s Untitled EP

I have been a hip-hop fan for years and would like to consider myself well-versed in new styles of not only hip-hop, but indie music in general. This was my first experience with Tattoo Money, a Brooklyn-based,...

Friday, August 18th, 2017

“Beast Epic”, the latest by Iron & Wine, is a smooth summer listen

Beast Epic, the sixth album by Iron & Wine, marks a self-described revisiting of the past. How so? First, it’s put out by Sub Pop, his first record label, and, secondly, in terms of sound. Recording everything...

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Pickathon 2017: Not your typical festival experience

Pickathon was unique in more than one way. To begin with, it carried a lot of weight in performances but only had an attendance of about 3,000 people, with a large percentage of that crowd being volunteers...

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Punctual review: summer beats right on time

Punctual (DJs Will Lansley and John Morgan) are slowly building a melodic and beautiful empire. After their debut single “Eva” turned out to be a smash hit last year, the British duo has released a pop-smart EP,...

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Katie Crutchfield is blossoming in front of our Eyes: Waxahatchee live

Katie Crutchfields’s music project Waxahatchee is currently touring behind their 4th LP, Out in The Strom, the most produced, polished release she’s done so far. Noteworthy producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, SonicYouth and Dinosaur Jr) helped with...

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