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Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Moving forward with The Darcys, interview

Following an unconventional interpretation of Steely Dan’s AJA the four boys of The Darcys: Jason Couse, Wes Marskell, David Hurlow, and Michael le Riche, are set to release their brand new album, Warring, on September 17 through Arts & Crafts. Enveloped in a whack of black and white visuals,  they seem to not only have

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The dark shadows of Dom Pare

Primarily a music festival, NXNE recently wrapped up its fourth year of showcasing comedy in sketch, improv and stand-up form. This year, over 150 comics took to 9 stages around the city to make you laugh. I...

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The Sexy Nerd Girl – Hannah Spear

With more than 14,000 subscribers and more than a million views on YouTube, Valerie Lapomme is an internet superstar thanks to her online vlogs. The problem? She’s not real. Meet Hannah Spear. This young and statuesque comedic force is the face...

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Klaxon Howl: Behind the Label and into the Future

Matt Robinson is the owner and creative mind behind the men’s store Klaxon Howl. Operating since 2005, Robinson has poured his heart and soul into this shop and succeeded in making it one of the most original...

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Artist profile: The Autumn Portrait

The glamorous life of a performing artist is wrapped up in flashy hotels, champagne and sold out shows. Or is it? During this last year of interviews we’ve noticed that most up-and-coming artist spend their nights working...

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

A Chat with Tim Chaisson

Never far from a fiddle, Tim Chaisson is a member of Prince Edward Island’s Chaisson family, a lineage that has produced over six generations of admired musicians. Recording his first album at just fifteen, he draws inspiration...

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Fink | Live Experience

October rolled through Chicago this year, chilling the air and pavement sooner than most expected, and Friday the 5th is no exception. Breath hangs in the air, under the street lamps and on the side streets of...

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Interview with the British Teeth

As a new crop of Fresh Meat prepare to compete for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund at Cream of Comedy this week, I met with last year’s winners, Filip Jeremic and Allana Reoch of British Teeth. The...

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Interview with the Papermaps

Sitting outside the Moonbean Café in Toronto’s Kensington Market, Dean Marino ponders a life outside of the music industry. “That’s the thing. Sometimes the motivation is ‘what else can I do?’ I’m not really programmed or trained...

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Arlene Paculan’s Jazzy Pop

Soulful singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan grew up in Mississauga, and trained in Toronto. Over the last few years, she has been doing her part to contribute to the music community on both sides, not only by sharing her voice,...

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