Author Archives: Michael Thomas

About Michael Thomas

Hey, I'm Michael Thomas and I am the founder of Grayowl Point.

Review – “Shit Sucks” – B.A. Johnston

reviewed by Michael Thomas As put more eloquently previously, B.A. Johnston is a Canadian icon. His vast discography attests to the Canada we all know and can relate to, but never hear about in song form. Sure, we all know … Continue reading

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Review – “The Last Generation of Love” – The Holy Gasp

reviewed by Michael Thomas There is nothing holy about The Holy Gasp—they’re unholy in almost every sense of the word. And that’s why The Last Generation of Love is undoubtedly one of the best Canadian albums of the year. The album sets … Continue reading

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Review – “Splenda Thief EP” – The Lonely Parade

reviewed by Michael Thomas After releasing an album that was a blog favourite last year, Peterborough’s dynamic trio The Lonely Parade are back with an equally excellent EP that further cements this band’s innate awesomeness. The Lonely Parade, lyrically, are … Continue reading

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Review – “Cubist Spheres / Frags of Rock” – The Annoying

reviewed by Michael Thomas Like other bands featured on the blog previously, The Annoying take on a fully self-deprecating name but delivers something wholly unexpected. Given the arcane album name—by a band that bills itself “pretentious dorky rock”—it’s very easy to … Continue reading

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Wavelength 15: Mozart’s Sister, Fresh Snow, Look Vibrant, New Fries, Tenderness, Bart

by Michael Thomas Leave it to Wavelength to literally save the best for last. While nights one and two had their strengths, Sunday night turned out to be completely solid, from start to finish. The theme of this year’s festival … Continue reading

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Wavelength 15: Lowell, The Acorn, Del Bel, Last Ex, Ginla

by Michael Thomas Love was in the air for Wavelength 15’s second night—Valentine’s Day. And while that love seemed to exist in adoration for the five bands who graced the stage, the relationship between equipment and bands was a little … Continue reading

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Wavelength 15: controller.controller, Art Bergmann and tribute sets

by Michael Thomas The fifteenth anniversary of Toronto’s best concert series got off to a sweaty start Friday, with a cavalcade of tributes to some of Toronto’s (and the surrounding area’s) best artists, a sprawling set from a Canadian punk … Continue reading

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Review – “Homemade Myth” – Uaxyacac

reviewed by Michael Thomas What is at the core of a fractured mind? This seems to be the question Montreal’s Uaxyacac is asking on their second album, Homemade Myth. (And for those new to the band or the unpronounceable-looking word, it’s pronounced … Continue reading

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Anamai + Shawn William Clarke @ Wavelength Pop-up

by Michael Thomas Wavelength and Steam Whistle Unsigned’s first team-up featured two acts both rooted in folk, but expressed in vastly different ways. And neither could necessarily be called quiet. First up was Shawn William Clarke, who just recently charmed us … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Charles Tilden of Delta Will

by Michael Thomas A lot has changed for Delta Will since the project’s inception—an alien has come and gone, Delta Will has become a band, and the sound has evolved. Since the release of It All Glows, the project, which … Continue reading

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