Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Brother Ali in retrospective. Live in Toronto

Brother Ali has been around for over a decade. Admittedly, he took a bit of a break there between Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color and the newly released All The Beauty Is This Whole Life but his rhymes are as relevant as they have ever been. In the rough political time this album is about “looking

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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