Monthly Archives: June 2010

Review – “I’m An Old Believer” – Slow Down, Molasses

By Allyssia I’m not usually a fan of bluegrass and, aside from a few songs by Patsy Cline or The Dixie Chicks, I’m not a big country listener. That’s why I was so surprised by how much I liked Saskatoon-based … Continue reading

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Review- “Co-op Mode”- Royal Canoe

reviewed by Michael This album is the first one in a while that I truly had a lot of fun listening to. The album is from Winnipeg’s Royal Canoe, an idea in the making since 2006 by Matt Peters of … Continue reading

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One-on-One with the Paperbacks

by Michael You may recall earlier on this year that I reviewed the double album Lit from Within by Winnipeg’s the Paperbacks. It got a really good review for its strong lyrical content and range of emotions it inspires. While … Continue reading

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Review- “When You Left the Fire”- The Wilderness of Manitoba

reviewed by Michael The Wilderness of Manitoba neither live in wilderness nor Manitoba, actually having a home base in Toronto. That being said, their name suits them perfectly. This five-piece folk band has constructed an absolutely breathtaking album that makes … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Volcanoless in Canada

by Michael Continuing the circuit of North by Northeast interviews, I had the chance to sit down with Joel Hryniuk and Levi Soulodre from Saskatchewan’s acoustic-based dance-punk band Volcanoless in Canada. You read that correctly- the band uses three acoustic … Continue reading

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Review- “Bliss EP” – Reality Control

reviewed by Backdrifter I recently went to a concert where Mississauga band Reality Control were performing, and found myself given a free copy of their EP, Bliss. I, of course, took it. Since I’d just seen what they were capable … Continue reading

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Review- “Flash Lightnin'”- Flash Lightnin’

reviewed by Michael Toronto has a few bands that have a huge fan following based solely on their live shows, and Flash Lightnin’ is definitely one of those. They’ve finally released their debut self-titled album which is full of rock … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Ghostkeeper

by Michael Any musician can say “I’m only in it for the music.” Most of the time that can ring true, but this seems to ring the most true for Ghostkeeper, the only Calgary act to be long-listed for this … Continue reading

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The Polaris Prize 2010 longlist is now released!

The 40 albums on the Polaris long list are now out, and here is the full listing: Apollo Ghosts- Mount Benson Bahamas- Pink Strat The Besnard Lakes- The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night Blue Rodeo- The Things We Left … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Menno Versteeg of Hollerado (and, unexpectedly, Molly Rankin)

by Michael In what would become my favourite interview for the blog thus far, I met Menno Versteeg, lead singer of Hollerado, at the Piston in Toronto. Hollerado had just finished their set, ending with “Do the doot da doot … Continue reading

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