Tag Archives: rock

Review – “Dreamers” – G. Smith and The Bad Dreamers

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Dreamers may be the debut album for G. Smith and The Bad Dreamers, but this is hardly the group’s first rodeo. Collectively, they’ve been a part of or supported 15 other musical groups with lead Greg … Continue reading

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Review – “We’d Be Good Men” – The Lion The Bear The Fox

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  The story of how The Lion The Bear The Fox came together sounds a bit like a never-ending jam session. The trio were touring together in support of their individual projects when they found themselves sharing … Continue reading

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Review – “Sulky Jr.” – The Utilities

by Eleni Armenakis  It’s hard not to get excited hearing about an up-and-coming rock band from Lethbridge, Alberta. Ponoka natives The Utilities have been calling the prolific music city home for the past few years, working with Esper Records on … Continue reading

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Review – “Being Elastic” – Each Other

reviewed by Michael Thomas I’ve listened to this record multiple times, and I still don’t feel like I’ve even scratched the surface of what Being Elastic is all about. This isn’t to say that the album is impenetrable—far from it. It just … Continue reading

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Review – ”Smite” – the Dirty Nil

reviewed by Farah Barakat The Dirty Nil are like an episode of X-Files making it onto Netflix– they’ve waited just long enough for the 90′s (and early 00′s) to be a nostalgic memory before slapping us with it again with … Continue reading

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Review – “Animals” – Bend Sinister

reviewed by Michael Thomas Given the numerous times Bend Sinister has appeared on this blog, it’s hard to come up with something original about this band that has been blowing the roof of what they do since their inception many … Continue reading

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Review – ”Celebrations” – Sprïng

reviewed by Farah Barakat release date March 4, 2014 Vancouver’s Sprïng claim their place in the progressive/psychedelic rock revival circuit on March 4th with their debut release Celebrations, an album that toys with more sonic layers than Phil Spector would know … Continue reading

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Review – “Ice Storm” – Rival Boys

by Eleni Armenakis  It’s hard to imagine anyone getting anything done during the ice storm/blackout that literally took Toronto by storm only a couple of months ago. Which is probably why it’s even harder to imagine Rival Boys putting together … Continue reading

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Review – “Born In the Grave” – Jordan Hughes

reviewed by Farah Barakat Vancouver-based singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Jordan Hughes’ latest masterpiece is nothing short of heartfelt ingenuity. Starting with his lack of an online presence, this man is shrouded in a veil of humble mystery. In fact, as … Continue reading

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Review – “Revenge of the Trees” EP – Revenge of the Trees

reviewed by Farah Barakat The debut EP release from Edmonton, Alberta’s Revenge of the Trees combines elements of progressive and indie-rock with hints of soul and dirty blues. Say, if Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Ted Leo and his Pharmacists … Continue reading

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