Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Animal Collective live at the Danforth Music Hall

Animal Collective have been around for over a decade and their journey has been nothing but adventurous. The pop highlight of their career was probably the release of “My Girls” in 2009 from Merriweather Post Pavilion but that song, that sound does not event come close to reflecting Animal Collective’s full repertoire of sound. With each album their

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The merging of Two Macs: “This Old Dog” is on Captured Tracks

Every year May is full of things to look forward to: the end of school, Memorial Day weekend, Cinco De Mayo (if that’s your thing) but this May we were also graced with the third full length...

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Meet Montreal’s Geoffroy, an interview

Fresh from the March launch of his first full-length album, Coastline, Montreal’s Geoffroy is picking-up speed throughout the electronica universe. Spending nearly two years meticulously crafting his LP, along with co-producers Gabriel Gagnon and Max Gendron, Geoffroy...

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...

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...

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

“Offers” by NE-HI: Coming of age in the community of garage rock

NE-HI recently released their second album, Offers, via Grand Jury records (which also happens to be the home of a couple more of my favorite windy city boys, Twin Peaks). This is the first release for NE-HI under a prominent...

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Self-discovery, finding a voice, and a good cold brew coffee: An interview with NE-HI

Prior to the release of their second full-length album, Offers I was able to exchange some pleasantries with NE-HI’s guitarist Jason Balla. The boys behind NE-HI started their lengthy support tour back in Chicago on the release...

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Interview with Magic Island, a retrospective on “Like Water”

After putting out a string of well-received EP’s Magic Island recently released her first full-length album, Like Water on the Mansions & Millions label. According to Magic Island, Like Water represents her plan to “return to a...

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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