Monthly Archives: December 2009

Grayowl Point (Partial) Year in Review

by Michael 2009 was a momentous year for music, and an even more momentous year for Grayowl Point. Why? Because Grayowl Point just came into existence. What started as a blog made totally for rambling about nothing transformed into a blog … Continue reading

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Review- “Weapons Grade Romantic”- The Dojo Workhorse

reviewed by Michael Not too long ago I did a review of the Dudes’ latest album (Blood Guts Bruises Cuts) and little did I know that The Dojo Workhorse is also a project of the Dudes’ Dan Vacon. The album … Continue reading

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Review: “War On Geometry” – Oh No Forest Fires

By Allyssia Even after several listens, it’s hard for me to find the words to describe Oh No Forest Fires’ 2008 debut EP, The War on Geometry. It’s chaotic, but controlled; it’s heavy, but fun; it’s simple, but it’s intricate. … Continue reading

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Review- “The Runaway Catholics EP”- The Runaway Catholics

reviewed by Michael The Runaway Catholics are a Toronto-based band which have a decidedly light-hearted tone. What I received from them was their debut EP, and a pretty good one at that. It made my heart warm seeing the liner … Continue reading

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Concert Alert> Dec. 26-Jan. 1

As 2009 draw to a close, Grayowl Point brings you the year’s last Concert Alert, guiding you to Toronto’s year-end indie concerts: Saturday Dec. 26: Styrofoam Ones [http://www.myspace.com/styrofoamones] @ Drake Hotel, 10:00 PM The Change [http://www.myspace.com/thechangetheband] @ Silver Dollar Room, … Continue reading

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Review- “Blood Guts Bruises Cuts”- The Dudes

reviewed by Michael This album by Calgary’s the Dudes is a first for the blog (as if every post doesn’t seem to be something new or unique). This may well be the very first post on the blog which is … Continue reading

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Grayowl Concert Alert> Dec. 20 – Dec. 23

To keep you informed on Toronto’s winter break indie activity, here is…Grayowl Concert Alert! This week’s alert extends only to Wednesday, due to the lack of concerts on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as music venues and performers take some … Continue reading

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Review- “Soft Airplane” + B-Sides EP- Chad VanGaalen

reviewed by Michael A few months ago, Calgary, Alberta’s Chad VanGaalen released a free EP featuring eight b-sides from his 2008 album Soft Airplane. Soft Airplane was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, so I wanted to see what all the … Continue reading

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Review- “Hop, Skip & A Jump”- The Mountains and the Trees

reviewed by Michael Had it not been for my own idiocy and my inability to use Twitter effectively, this review would have been up a month ago. Literally. But here it is now, hopefully none the worse. This four-song, thirteen-minute … Continue reading

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Review- “Timber Timbre”- Timber Timbre

reviewed by Michael If anyone is confused on how to pronounce the name, it’s (TIM-BURR TAMM-BURR). I for one was confused on how it was pronounced until I heard it said properly. Months ago a song on iTunes by Toronto’s Timber … Continue reading

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