Category Archives: Beyond the Hoots

2015 editors’ note

  From Michael Thomas: Here we are, at the end of 2014. The new year is right around the corner and with it, likely another great year of music and shows. 2014 was a pretty good year for the blog: … Continue reading

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Grayowl Point’s fourth annual Christmas music roundup

by Laura Stanley & Michael Thomas It’s that time of the year again! Stop listening to Madonna’s version of “Santa Baby” and check out these great new songs and holiday collections from some great Canadian artists. Scarlett and Disher – That … Continue reading

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Peter Demakos of Blimp Rock answers our Grayowl Questionnaire

1. Where’d you get your name? We got the name from our previous agent, who said the band was less likely to succeed than a blimp full of rocks. 2. When did you start making music seriously? I started taking … Continue reading

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Matt LeGroulx of Expwy answers our Grayowl Questionnaire

1. Where’d you get your name? The first album was on a Jane Jacobs theme and EXPWY is the abbreviation for expressway in New York City. 2. When did you start making music seriously? I started getting serious at 16 … Continue reading

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Missed Connection Records Launch Artist of the Month Campaign

The newly established Guelph record label, Missed Connection Records, have just launched their Artist of the Month download card campaign. In a collaboration between musicians Tyler Belluz and Mike Brooks, Missed Connection Records will spotlight a Guelph-based artist monthly and like … Continue reading

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Doug Hoyer answers our Grayowl Questionnaire

1. Where’d you get your name? I got my name, Douglas William Hoyer, from my parents. They were nice enough to give it to me. They never called by the name Douglas, it’s always been Doug. I go by Douglas … Continue reading

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Shawn Mrazek answers our Grayowl Questionnaire

Many moons ago on the blog, we had a fun little questionnaire we sent to bands we really admired. Acts like Hollerado, Jay Sparrow, We Are The City and Aidan Knight all answered the questions, usually with a great deal … Continue reading

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Video spotlight #15

Data Romance- “Can’t Keep Your Mind Off” The single from Data Romance‘s upcoming album Other is pretty killer, and so is the video. It’s been described as “Dexter-esque” which is a pretty accurate description. It follows a woman who, well, … Continue reading

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Video spotlight #14

The Folk- “Rules Of Youth” In our first live video of the spotlight, we revisit the Toronto/Guelph outfit singing a fantastic track from their 2012 EP Say It Again. This Violet Sound Session shows the band performing live at 3030 … Continue reading

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Boreal Sons’ Top Ten Canadian Records from 2012 (and one EP)

(Our last list, we promise….maybe….) Along with putting out a stellar EP themselves this year, Calgary’s Boreal Sons reflect back on some of their favourite Canadian releases from 2012: Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes If Thom York joined a group … Continue reading

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