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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A true fan’s perspective on WHY?’s “Moh Lhean”

Allow me, please, a moment of myopia. To describe what WHY? is, to a fan like me, requires a trip into the first-person narrative that goes against my journalistic instincts, but will function better than fumbling for verbs to fit my nonexistent objectivity. I was going through the entry stages of a two-year-long breakup when

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

“Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)”: A warm initiation from Hand Habits

If you’ve had the pleasure this past year to catch Kevin Morby live, a petite female guitarist in his band may have caught your attention. That person was Meg Duffy. Last July, I had the pleasure of catching...

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Over the Rails with The Dig’s “Bloodshot Tokyo”

Yes, The Dig is a very nice band. They’ve won an award, in fact, for writing at least one very nice song, though, for the record, they’ve written more than one – but the exact number is...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

In pictures: Reaction NYC brings 2017 to Chicago with a bang

by Manny Diaz Reaction NYC is a two-night warehouse-style party taking place over two days, celebrating the coming of the New Year with some heavy-heaters of the music industry. This year the festival features 36 artists across...

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Harrison and Romare live in Toronto: Disco’s back, and it’s not going anywhere

Down one of the smaller streets of Toronto’s Queen West, you’ll find a spacious yet intimate venue called Longboat Hall. The room is a rather odd and unique space just a couple doors down from the legendary Great Hall, and...

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

RÜFÜS DU SOL live in Toronto

Over the summer RÜFÜS DU SOL took the world by storm one festival stage at a time if not in person than on nearly every other DJ’s set. This past Tuesday the trio, Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and...

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Freaky Deaky Halloween scares up few treats

Halloween-themed Freaky Deaky seems to have hit a sophomore slump in its second year as an outdoor festival at Toyota Park. Other than shining stars, ScHoolboy Q, Travis Scott, and Disclosure, the remainder of the lineup’s performances...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

RBMA, Jacques Greene at Bain Mathieu

Redbull Music Academy has found its home in Montreal over the last month throwing impressive shows with widely recognized musicians and artists alongside some fresh blood. Noteworthy, RBMA has been choosing less-frequented and alternative venues to host...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Marian Hill serves up “Whiskey” in Chicago

Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd, collectively known as Marian Hill, graced the stage of Chicago’s Vic Theater on Saturday night for what was a musically emotional show. With opening performances from Shaed and Vérité, the jazz-infused, electro-pop...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Machinedrum lights up Toronto

Last Friday, LA’s Travis Stewart (AKA Machinedrum) took over Toronto’s Velvet Underground for a late night of glitchy experimental electronic music. True to his reputation and the label that stands behind him, Machinedrum played an innovative and inviting set. Stewart...

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