Monthly Archives: October 2011

Your Canadian Halloween Playlist

Are you sick and tired of listening to the same old songs when you go to Halloween parties? Yeah, yeah, who doesn’t love “Thriller” and “Monster Mash” but playing them all night long is unnecessary. For a new and Canadian spin on … Continue reading

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Review- “Carpet of Horses EP”- Carpet of Horses

reviewed by Michael Veenstra First of all, Holy Cow. Carpet of Horses, the 4 song debut EP by the band of the same name is special. The first showing from Carpet of Horses is ambient and eerie, haunting and captivating … Continue reading

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Dan Mangan gets loud at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

by Michael Last night, Dan Mangan stopped in Toronto touring his new album Oh Fortune, this time playing the slightly bigger venue of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. I was at first a little worried that he wouldn’t quite fit the … Continue reading

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Review – “Mercy is A Bird” – Nathan Carroll

reviewed by Michael Veenstra Mercy is A Bird is the third album from Nathan Carroll, and to be truthful, my first exposure to his blend of classical- and modern-folk styles. Carroll’s voice and instrumentation evokes Bruce Cockburn and Bob Dylan … Continue reading

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Review – “The Hunting Party” – Corey Isenor

reviewed by Laura Stanley Corey Isenor is a name that I’ve heard a lot and maybe you have too. It could be because of his presence in the Sackville music community, gracing the stage of Sappyfest or it could be … Continue reading

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Review- “So is the Sea”- 1977

reviewed by Cory McCrindle The EP “So is the Sea” by 1977 is a breath of fresh air in some respects, but also may serve to remind some of sultry summer winds from long ago.  Julie Kendall, who takes on … Continue reading

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Review- “The Search and Rescue EP”- Little General

reviewed by Michael Every once in a while it’s nice to groove. Young Edmonton trio Little General are setting up to provide that groove. The guys have released their debut The Search and Rescue EP and it is filled with … Continue reading

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CKDU Brunch + Dark Horse

by Adria Young On a beautiful, beautiful Saturday morning, CKDU 88.1 FM and Dave Ewenson hosted the Explosion tradition, Gus’s Brunch. I was helping out and made a run to Sobey’s for Styrofoam cups. On the menu, waffles or burritos, … Continue reading

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Review- “Bright and Vivid”- Kathryn Calder

reviewed by Michael Kathryn Calder’s second album, released not much more than a year after her debut Are You My Mother? manages to be both bright and vivid. I missed out on her debut album, but I did manage to … Continue reading

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Pigeon Row’s 5th Birthday Party @ Gus’s Pub

by Adria Young I’m not going to lie, I had to have a lot of naps this week. Friday night eventually took me to The Skeletones Four, Shotgun Jimmie, and Dog Day who were performing at Gus’s for Pigeon Row’s … Continue reading

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