Monthly Archives: May 2011

Review – “Hunting Winter” – Hunting Winter

reviewed by Cory McCrindle It’s good to know that the Do-It-Yourself ethic is still alive in this day and age where auto-tune and choreographed dance routines seem to rule the music scene. And it’s nice that someone with a guitar, a voice … Continue reading

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Review – “A Bicycle Commuters Anthem” – Shera Kelly

reviewed by Laura Stanley “The natural habitat for bicycles is disappearing.” A quirky lyric from Shera Kelly’s new EP that only partially summarizes what she’s all about. A Bicycle Commuters Anthem brings together folk and pop with lyrics that range … Continue reading

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Review- “Live at the Carleton”- David Myles

reviewed by Michael Note to every band or solo artist who has yet to record and release a live album: this is the way to do it right. David Myles, the man behind last year’s well-received Turn Time Off, played … Continue reading

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The first ever Soundclash Award shortlist

by Michael If you haven’t heard of the SoundClash prize until now, don’t feel bad.  This is the first year the $10,000 in prizes will be given out. Five bands were announced yesterday from a selection of apparently 250+ GTA … Continue reading

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Review – “Karateka” – Texting Mackenzie

reviewed by Laura Stanley  With a rising popularity and appreciation for outrageous dance-pop-rock musicians, Texting Mackenzie should expect to see a surge in their fan base. What sets Texting Mackenzie apart from their competition is their musical creativity. Not restricting … Continue reading

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Review- “Sentimental Gentleman”- Snailhouse

reviewed by Michael When a band is at the top of its form, it’s quite obvious from the outset that you’re in for a good album. Snailhouse has already released five albums and an EP, and their sixth continues their … Continue reading

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Review- “Love Meets Rage”- Code Pie

reviewed by Michael I’m not sure what makes this album from Montreal sextet Code Pie so intensely listenable. Maybe it’s that you’re more likely to hear bongos than regular drums. Maybe it’s the insane amount of horns. Either way, this … Continue reading

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Review – “Eulogy of Her and Her and Her” – Grey Kingdom

reviewed by Laura Stanley If you’re a fan of the exceptional folk/rock/punk band Attack in Black, you already know the talents of their bassist Spencer Burton aka Grey Kingdom. Contributing vocals to many Attack in Black songs throughout their three … Continue reading

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Review- “Heart Out EP”- Winter Gloves

reviewed by Michael Heart Out is an appropriate title for the latest recording from Montreal’s Winter Gloves. As per their other albums, this EP seems to have a recurring theme. In this case, they’re songs that sound like the band … Continue reading

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Review- “Tortoise”- Dog is Blue

reviewed by Michael There is no shortage of amazing folk duos in Canada and here is another one for you to take note of. Meet Dog is Blue, a garage-folk duo who just may pleasantly surprise you. The duo of … Continue reading

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