Tag Archives: Indie

Review – “Fooled by the Fun” – Katie Moore

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis For her fourth album, Montreal artist Katie Moore stripped down the recording process. Getting by with one or two takes—and adding in the arrangements after—she partially withdrew to her family home and Mixart Studio to assemble … Continue reading

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Review – “Tangerine and Blue” – Darrelle London

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis Usually an endorsement from Perez Hilton would be a good indication to stay away—but when it comes to Toronto’s Darrelle London the gossip magnate (and recent Toronto theatre lead) might have finally exercised some good judgment. … Continue reading

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Review – “Poison Season” – Destroyer

reviewed by Jack Derricourt “Oh shit here comes the sun,” Destroyer proclaims on his new album Poison Season. I feel the absence of that sentiment already, as if the last flickers of scorching, abrasive heat leave me colder than impending … Continue reading

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Review – “Water The Next Day” – Un Blonde

reviewed by Elysse Cloma  Once described as a “grizzled indie veteran,” experimental indie act Un Blonde aka Jean-Sebastien Audet is only 19 years old and has already played with countless indie acts in Calgary’s music scene. In 2014, Audet made … Continue reading

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Review – “Key Change” – Mocky

reviewed by Anna Alger The Lumsden, Saskatchewan born shapeshifter known as Mocky continues to diversify his storytelling with the part instrumental, orchestral, acoustic, and catchy vocal-led songs of Key Change. There are songs in the realm of jazz here too, … Continue reading

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The Belle Game w/ David Vertesi @ The Biltmore Cabaret

by Chris Matei For bands, the process of metamorphosis is always an interesting one. It can come from fragmentation, dissolution, reformation, from shocks of insight or gradual retooling of ideas and ideologies. The night of June 4 at the Biltmore Cabaret featured … Continue reading

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Review – “Rippling Waters” EP – Ostrea Lake

reviewed by Chris Matei Some albums evoke a particular time period. Others give the impression of a certain mood. Rippling Waters, the soon-to-be-released EP from Halifax, NS trio Ostria Lake, seems to be most strongly influenced by a place. This … Continue reading

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