Monthly Archives: July 2010

Review- “…And the Sky Opened Up”- The Reckoners

reviewed by Michael The Reckoners, a folk/country duo from Vancouver¬† are not trying to bowl you over with a huge arrangement of instruments- and that’s the best thing about their debut EP, …And the Sky Opened Up. This is probably … Continue reading

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Review- “Coat of Arms”- The Golden Dogs

reviewed by Michael It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since the release of Big Eye Little Eye. Admittedly, I was late to the party on that album (I just got it last year) but was blown away … Continue reading

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Audible Hoots: Rich Aucoin

Today’s Audible Hoot comes from Halifax, specifically from the man/entity known as Rich Aucoin. Next month Aucoin is releasing his Public Publication EP, a teaser towards his full-length coming out in 2010. The song is called PUSH and it sounds … Continue reading

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Hillside Highlights: Sunday July 25

  by Madeleine Cummings Hillside, the annual music and community festival on Guelph Lake Island, runs rain or shine. This year, concert-goers got plenty of both. Mother Nature delivered a Sunday that was nothing short of perfection: blue sky, breeze, … Continue reading

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Review- “Sky One Room”- Winchester Warm

reviewed by Michael This folk duo from Ottawa really knows how to cut to the bone. With simple arrangements of mostly acoustic guitar and drums, the Jonathan Pearce/Matthew Godin combination churns out some very emotionally-charged yet simple music. Many of … Continue reading

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Review- “The Lions Tooth”- Jesse Northey and the Dandelions

reviewed by Michael For a trio, Jesse Northey, Nick Vedres and Chris Banmann create quite a bit of catchy rock. They’ve recently released their full-length debut and show that they’ve got some musical chops. Northey’s vocal style reminds me somewhat … Continue reading

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Review- “Blasphemy Made Flesh”- Cryptopsy

reviewed by The Rhombus Blasphemy Made Flesh is the debut LP from the Canadian tech-death giants Cryptopsy, released back in 1994. While it is definitely their most straight-forward release to date, lacking the self-indulgent technicality that the academic fans boast … Continue reading

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