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Review – “Kathryn Calder” – Kathryn Calder

reviewed by Anna Alger A collection of sometimes haunting, oftentimes just plain gorgeous songs comprise Kathryn Calder’s self-titled album, indicative of her maturation and progression as a songwriter. The New Pornographers member uses her solo work as a contemplative outlet, … Continue reading

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Review – Every Time My Mind Runs Wild – Terra Lightfoot

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Terra Lightfoot is an artist whose music sounds completely assured, which is no wonder given that the Hamilton, Ontario artist has got plenty of experience under her belt. She’s shared stages with greats such as Gordon … Continue reading

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Review – “Back It Up” – Holy Roller

reviewed by Laura Stanley  It’s easy to believe in the London, ON band Holy Roller. Their music is a bright blend of pop-rock, almost surf-rock, is moveable, and damn catchy. For whatever reason, the unrelenting sunniness that’s usually paired with … Continue reading

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Review – “Lines” – Taylor Knox

reviewed by Laura Stanley  For those who have recently seen Hayden perform, Taylor Knox is the fresh-faced, long haired musician playing bass, guitar and drums (not all at once) in the band. Hell, if you’re a fan of Canadian music … Continue reading

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Review – “Some Kind of Family” – Les Jupes

reviewed by Chris Matei When people talk about the Canadian music scene, Manitoba might not come up as often as some other provinces located to the more extreme west or east of the country. However, Michael P. Falk is aiming to change … Continue reading

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Review – “Sophmore Slump” – Blimp Rock

reviewed by Michael Thomas What do you do when you haven’t yet raised $700,000 for a music festival on a blimp over Lake Ontario? You take another crack at the old music machine, of course. Toronto’s best blimp-related band, Blimp … Continue reading

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Review – “All Things To The Sea” – CTZNSHP

reviewed by Chris Matei The members ofMontreal three-piece CTZNSHP  have been quoted by VICE Magazine’s music outlet Noisey as being inspired by a long history of indie rock titans, starting with “Joy Division and all that 80s stuff, going up … Continue reading

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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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