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Review – “TIMES” – Brian Askew

reviewed by Anna Alger Blending elements of classic rock, blues, and pop, Brian Askew is carving out a continuously surprising and inventive niche within a genre known for stagnation on his new album, TIMES. Continuously releasing music for the last … Continue reading

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Review – “Bored Bored Bored” – The Namedroppers

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  The Namedroppers are, they admit, not so good with this genre thing. Lead Anthony Damiao started out trying to find a place in the folk scene before finding new footing with what was to become the … Continue reading

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Review – “Wear Me Out EP” – Down the Lees

reviewed by Jack Derricourt Trip Electro Indie Rock does not sound like something I would enjoy. I get electronic music. Kraftwerk and LCD Soundsystem make my toes tap. But trip electro? I thought that music was reserved for my least … Continue reading

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Review – “Backseat Bingo” – KIM GRAY

by Elysse Cloma “Why is Red?” asks KIM GRAY on his solo project Backseat Bingo. The project, recorded by Drew from Dead Ghosts, is written and performed by Trevor Kim Gray (of Skinny Kids), with some help from Skinny Kids … Continue reading

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Review – “Bass Lions” – Bass Lions

by Eleni Armenakis  If you’d looked over Bass Lions’ bios before listening to their music, you wouldn’t be at fault for expecting some bone-shaking beats to come vibrating out of your speakers. But the band’s proclamations of their love for … Continue reading

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Review – “I Was A Worker And Now I’m Old” – No Museums

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Place No Museums in the Same Band, Different Name file. Edmonton’s Twin Library is now called No Museums, out with their recent debut release I Was A Worker And Now I’m Old. The seven-song album is like … Continue reading

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Review – “Mended With Gold” – Rural Alberta Advantage

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  It’s probably worth noting that Rural Alberta Advantage’s 2011 album Departing, with its evocative Prairie imagery and sense of longing, was one of my most-played albums when I lived abroad for a year. I only bring … Continue reading

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Review – “Problems” – Motherhood

reviewed by Anna Alger An experimental take on blues rock makes an intriguing and enjoyable listen from Fredericton band, Motherhood. The group has released a new EP entitled Problems, recorded at The Quarantine in Port Greville, Nova Scotia with Construction and … Continue reading

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Review – “Wakeup Shot EP” – Present Waves

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt The sounds of Present Waves are presence itself: in the newest release by this groovy Toronto tunesmith, guitar scrappy and rich, the emphasis is placed on being here now, not nostalgia, or the swiftly approaching future. … Continue reading

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Review – “Reply 1994″ – Korean Drama

reviewed by Michael Thomas The idea of Toronto as a punk hub becomes more viable as the scene expands. The city has already produced top-notch acts like METZ and Pup, but there’s also a growing number of punk bands that … Continue reading

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