Category Archives: Grayowl Rants & Raves

Why Owen Pallett should win the Polaris Prize

by Elena Gritzan Michael mentioned in his Arcade Fire essay this week that if the widely celebrated Montreal band were to take home the honour, they would be the first to do so for a second time. It would certainly … Continue reading

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Why Arcade Fire should win the Polaris Prize

by Michael Thomas But they already won the Polaris Prize! – Jaded Polaris Fan #1 This is their weakest album so far, it doesn’t deserve it. – Jaded Polaris Fan #2 These are just two of many (transparently imagined) responses … Continue reading

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Norther Than Easterly: What Does It All Mean?

By Jack Derricourt “Don’t worry about it. Just enjoy yourself” – The Editor 21/06/14 I got a clear mandate from Grayowl’s grand inquisitor, Michael Thomas, at the start of NXNE. While I was stressing out about combinations of bands, and … Continue reading

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NXNE: Who to see

by Michael Thomas Tomorrow the insanity of NXNE begins anew, and as usual, there are so many great acts playing that finding the “right” ones can be a daunting task. Here are some of my picks for this year’s festival, … Continue reading

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Most People’s Top Canadian Records of 2013

Most People are one of our favourite bands. They captured our hearts with their live show around Toronto and the playful atmospheric pop of their debut record has our full support. We asked Brandon Gibson-DeGroote and Paul McEachern to share … Continue reading

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snoqualmie’s Top 10 Canadian Albums of 2013 (and one from 2012)

Our friends snoqualmie (in all of their lower-case glory) have graciously offered up their top 10 Canadian albums of the year list to us for the second year in a row. Joining Blake Enemark this year is the band’s current … Continue reading

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Review – “2013″ – Canadian Music

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt I’ve been writing for Grayowl for a couple of months now. It’s been a wild ride, full of unheard masterpieces and well-listened-classics-in-wait. I thought that, since my blogpeers are all recollecting their favourite moments from the … Continue reading

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Elena’s Top 7 Albums of 2013

by Elena Gritzan I did not plan this, but for the second year in a row I present to you my seven favourite albums of the past year. (Why can I never get to 10? Probably because the last few … Continue reading

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Grayowl Point’s third annual Christmas roundup

It’s that time of the year again, and we’ve been hard at work scouring the net for new Christmas tunes by Canadian artists. See what we’ve found below, and feel free to send us an email at grayowlpoint@gmail.com (or comment) … Continue reading

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Michael’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

by Michael Thomas 13 for ’13! Let’s do this! In alphabetical order: Doug Hoyer - To Be A River Why do Edmonton acts rule so hard? Doug Hoyer’s To Be A River is an album that’s hard to pin down as to why … Continue reading

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