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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Why Tegan and Sara should win the Polaris Prize

By Brittany Morgan Tegan and Sara. I’ll try not to rant for too long, but not many artists compare to these musicians (in my humble opinion.) Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin, who were born on September 19, 1980 in … Continue reading

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Review- “Focus Pull”- Jody Glenham

reviewed by Michael I had the chance to meet this Vancouver singer-songwriter last month while she was in town for North by Northeast. I also got to listen to her CD from last year, Focus Pull. The album showcases her … Continue reading

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Review- “Mergers & Acquisitions”- Scott Lanaway

reviewed by Michael On my first look at the album I was immediately intrigued by the genre written down for the album: “electrofolk.” I thought this was a really cool idea, fusing electronic and folk music. And while the result … Continue reading

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