Author Archives: Michael Thomas

About Michael Thomas

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

Blimp Rock w/ Tyson’s Casio Fiasco @ Dakota Tavern

by Michael Thomas I wish it started at seven/And we could be in bed by eleven -Blimp Rock, “Let’s All Stay In Tonight” Blimp Rock were definitely living their pipe dream Saturday night at the Dakota Tavern. The 7-9 p.m. … Continue reading

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Review – “Empire of Time” – Find the Others

reviewed by Michael Thomas So far this year, Empire of Time is about the closest you’ll get to a musical soul-cleanse. Soft vocals and delicate, beautiful arrangements are the name of the game here, as if Jordan Klassen mellowed out just a … Continue reading

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Premiere: Dana Sipos – “My Beloved”

It figures that she who hails from the arctic can produce such warmth. Dana Sipos once called Yellowknife her home, though she hasn’t stayed in one spot too long lately. Sipos will probably be moving around even more with the … Continue reading

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Dilly Dally, Teenanger, Most People @ Steam Whistle

by Michael Thomas The latest edition of Steam Whistle got people dancing, then moshing, then bobbing their heads in a frenzy, in that order. What hasn’t been said about Most People on this blog? Probably nothing, but even after seeing … Continue reading

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Review – “Blank Tape” – Diamond Mind

reviewed by Michael Thomas It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since this Edmonton band’s jaw-dropping debut, Fake Tape. It was a hell of a calling card, subtly showing the many facets of the band, much like their precious-gem-referencing … Continue reading

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Premiere: Man meets Bear – “Lucan”

The prolific Man meets Bear (a group that apparently features an “experimental housewife”) is about a month away from releasing a new album, Huronian Cadence. But until then. Grayowl Point is happy to premiere the Toronto band’s first single and video from … Continue reading

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Chris Page announces tour dates, premieres “Hunker Down” with Grayowl Point

by Michael Thomas Chris Page is well-known as the front man of Camp Radio and occasionally strikes out as a solo act. A little more than five years after the release of the electric guitar love affair A Date With A … Continue reading

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Review – “Sophmore Slump” – Blimp Rock

reviewed by Michael Thomas What do you do when you haven’t yet raised $700,000 for a music festival on a blimp over Lake Ontario? You take another crack at the old music machine, of course. Toronto’s best blimp-related band, Blimp … Continue reading

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[APRIL FOOLS] Blimp goes missing off Lake Ontario coast; Blimp Rock suspiciously announces blimp ‘purchase’

by Michael Thomas The disappearance of a blimp resting on the shores of Lake Ontario in Rochester, NY has coincided with Toronto band/marketing vehicle Blimp Rock announcing their sudden acquisition of a blimp for their planned festival. Rochester authorities told … Continue reading

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Review – “The Park Avenue Sobriety Test” – Joel Plaskett

reviewed by Michael Thomas What is the Park Avenue Sobriety Test? It’s actually two things—a metal guardrail that several drunk drivers have crashed into in Darmouth, Nova Scotia; it also is an acronym for “the past.” Both of these definitions … Continue reading

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