Tag Archives: Indie

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 in 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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Review – “Dark Glasses” – Dark Glasses

reviewed by Jack Derricourt “Poetry is an unnatural act.” – Elizabeth Bishop When I was younger, I thought musicians came from the clouds. Now that I’m 28, I’ve lived among musicians for years, and seen the world fall apart and … Continue reading

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Review – “Winters” – The Never Surprise

reviewed by Chris Matei Collaboration, experimentation: these factors are the stuff of vital energy for any musician looking to expand their creative powers. For Vancouver’s Dave Gaudet, The Never Surprise has been a vehicle for both. Gaudet has refocused the … Continue reading

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Review – “Rooms” – Heat

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Pop is about giving the people what they want. Now, that can sound condescending, to assume that some people and a room can read a culture at face value and deliver a product of some interest … Continue reading

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