Author Archives: Michael Thomas

About Michael Thomas

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

Review – “Fuck You I’m Dead” – ¡FLIST!

reviewed by Michael Thomas Never has a musical descent into hell been so incredible to witness. ¡FLIST! (aka Charlie Twitch) doesn’t pull any punches on this wild debut album, from the bellicose title of Fuck You I’m Dead to the general atmosphere of … Continue reading

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Review – “At Sunset We Sing” – F&M

reviewed by Michael Thomas From the icy heart of Edmonton, F&M burrows its way through the snow and cold with the flickering flames of its tonal poetry. On their first album in three years, Ryan and Rebecca Anderson and Brian … Continue reading

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Delta Will, Hush Pup, The Corner @ Silver Dollar

by Michael Thomas Every once in a while a lineup comes along where one can look at it and go “Now that’s a show.” Such was the case last night with the heavenly combination of Delta Will, Most People and … Continue reading

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Review – “Suffering Psyche” – The Angry Moon

reviewed by Michael Thomas Fall releases (at least the ones reviewed on this blog) are often gloomy and introspective, much like the process of beautiful green leaves turning colours and then dying. But other times, a band will come along … Continue reading

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Royal Canoe w/ The Elwins & Language-Arts @ Lee’s Palace

by Michael Thomas Royal Canoe seems to be developing a habit of playing strange bills at Lee’s Palace. But unlike their bill with the Sadies last year, the combination of the Winnipeg superstars with The Elwins and Language-Arts just worked. It’s … Continue reading

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Review – “SXD_EP” – Saxsyndrum

reviewed by Michael Thomas The ever-occupied Saxsyndrum have pulled an OutKast with their new EP on Art Not Love. As the band’s name implies, saxophone and percussion are the two main instruments featured in their music, as played by David … Continue reading

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Review – “32X” – Dream Jefferson

reviewed by Michael Thomas It’s been a long while since Dream Jefferson began hinting at their full-length album. Now, finally, the time has come, and 32X has finally dropped onto the world. During a live set a while back, front … Continue reading

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Review – “dumb summer” – Prom

reviewed by Michael Thomas It’s always a delight when a band is exactly as advertised—though perhaps “delight” might not be the right word to describe Prom, a Toronto band whose description includes the phrase “bummer jams.” Prom make no attempt … Continue reading

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Review – “Legato Vipers” – Legato Vipers

reviewed by Michael Thomas Whoever’s idea it was to say “Hey, the world needs an instrumental surf-rock band” deserves some credit for bringing Legato Vipers into existence. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes this band so appealing—but it’s most … Continue reading

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Review – “Waterwings” – Hush Pup

reviewed by Michael Thomas While the “dream pop” label is becoming well-worn in this day and age of DIY, there truly is no band more deserving of the title than Victoria/Toronto’s Hush Pup. To hear Ida Maidstone (Triple Gangers) sing is … Continue reading

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