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Review – “The Park Avenue Sobriety Test” – Joel Plaskett

reviewed by Michael Thomas What is the Park Avenue Sobriety Test? It’s actually two things—a metal guardrail that several drunk drivers have crashed into in Darmouth, Nova Scotia; it also is an acronym for “the past.” Both of these definitions … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Paterson Hodgson (So Young)

by Laura Stanley  So Young leader Paterson Hodgson knows how to write a powerful song. The majority of the London, ON band’s second record Try Me is a candid conversation on issues like depression, rape culture, and misogyny. Hodgson’s songwriting is … Continue reading

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Review – “Top 40 Radio Memory Dream (Oh Yeah!)” – Purple Hill

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Purple Hill plays rock and roll “that encompasses decades”. Top 40 Radio Memory Dream (Oh Yeah!) is an album title that says it all. Purple Hill has demonstrated the ability to replicate the popular rock and roll … Continue reading

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Review – “Like the Sun” – Programm

reviewed by Michael Thomas Is it possible to call Like the Sun suffocating in a good way? Programm’s specialty seems to be creating pressurized musical atmospheres that never feel oppressive. It’s emphasized by the huge production and layers of sound that make … Continue reading

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Review – “Half Pint Full Heart” – Mip Power Trio

reviewed by Kirsty Chan The Mip Power Trio has the soundtrack for your next road trip covered with their sophomore album, Half Pint Full Heart. The band hails from Smithers B.C., but their latest release covers the full spectrum of … Continue reading

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Review – “Splenda Thief EP” – The Lonely Parade

reviewed by Michael Thomas After releasing an album that was a blog favourite last year, Peterborough’s dynamic trio The Lonely Parade are back with an equally excellent EP that further cements this band’s innate awesomeness. The Lonely Parade, lyrically, are … Continue reading

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Review – “Night Eyes” – Savvie

reviewed by Kirsty Chan Night Eyes could be either the best or the worst soundtrack for Valentine’s Day – depending heavily upon what kind of Valentine’s Day you’re having. Hard alcohol? Dimly lit rooms? Reminiscing about your last failed love … Continue reading

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Review – “KID” – STANDARDS

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Though it probably wasn’t meant to cause this response, the opening line of STANDARDS’ KID EP made me laugh. In the first bar of the title track, STANDARDS’ lead singer, Andre Dupuis, yells, “I’m not a fucking kid … Continue reading

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Review – “The New Wild” – The New Wild

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  It’s hard to say if two brothers going official with their basement jam sessions constitutes the birth of a young band marking it’s almost-one year anniversary with a debut EP, or if, by virtue of having … Continue reading

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Review – “Truce” – ACAB Rocky

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt ACAB Rocky is Victorian — not in the sense that they recreate the medieval world in fits of opium-fuelled glee, but in the sense that their geography constitutes a large island on the West Coast. I … Continue reading

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