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Ed Roman – Red Omen – Album Review 

Ed Roman – Red Omen – Album Review 

If you’ve ever heard something from the late 80s or early 90s and can’t quite put your finger on the feel of the era, Ed Roman has an album for you. On the cleverly titled Red Omen, Roman mixes the styles of Barenaked Ladies, Paul Simon, and even a touch of July Talk, along with [...]

March 9, 2017 Owen Maxwell 90s Rock, Album Reviews, Alternative Rock 0

Sunndrug talks starting anew in the 2016 music scene

Sunndrug talks starting anew in the 2016 music scene

Bands break up but that doesn’t mean that the musicians are finished making music. Just like any creative outlet, a band can be played out (figuratively and literally) and moving on is generally more difficult for the fans than it is for the players themselves. Sunndrug is made up of the same such musicians. Drawing [...]

November 14, 2016 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Alternative Rock, Interviews, What's Hot 0

Stone Driver – Rocks – Album Review

Stone Driver – Rocks – Album Review

Keeping a core sound is what really helps a band stand out in the long run, particularly when a band has as many influences as Stone Driver. On their latest album Rocks the band mixes a hard rock sound with parts RHCP, T. Rex, Muse, Soundgarden, The Strokes and even some country to make a [...]

November 7, 2016 Owen Maxwell 90s Rock, Album Reviews 0

Rockfest 2016 Day Two

Rockfest 2016 Day Two

After everyone stumbles back to their tents, Air bnb’s or hotels to get some sleep and recharge a bit, it’s time for day two. Of course, not without the help some good ol’ poutine and egg breakfasts, and maybe a couple Gatorades.  This year’s second day may not have been quite as invigorating and intense as the [...]

July 3, 2016 Lucy Sky 90s Rock, Festivals, Live Music Reviews, Metal, Punk, QC Festivals, Rock, Uncategorized 0

Rockfest 2016 Day One – Nostalgia Edition

Rockfest 2016 Day One – Nostalgia Edition

Another year of Amnesia Rockfest shenanigans has come and passed, and what a year it was. The 11th edition of Montebello, Quebec’s two day festival was jam packed with hugs, tears, fights, and couriously enough, a panda suit here and there. This year was especially a treat for anyone who identifies with the music of [...]

June 29, 2016 Lucy Sky 90s Rock, Canadian Music, Festivals, Indie, Indie Rock, Live Music Reviews, Metal, ON Festivals, Punk, QC Festivals, Toronto bands, What's Hot 0

Fall of Knowledge – Silent Majority – Album Review

Fall of Knowledge – Silent Majority – Album Review

Fall of Knowledge’s Silent Majority reeks of their distinctive post-grunge sound with whiffs of defiance and thoughtful rebellion. The debut from Montreal musical machinists was recorded at Toronto’s The Pocket Studios with Mike Turner (Our Lady Peace, Crash Karma), and Adam Kasper (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) mixed two of the songs in Seattle. This album is [...]

June 22, 2016 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Album Releases, Alternative Rock, Montreal, Montreal bands 0

The Regrettables EP – Album Review

The Regrettables EP – Album Review

With a name like The Regrettables, you better be damn sure of your sound, otherwise the puns are going to start flyin’. And luckily for you (and me) these mofo’s are. The debut EP by Toronto-based grunge outfit is an interesting foray into a sound that refuses to stay dead. Heavily influenced by Incubus and [...]

April 5, 2016 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Album Reviews, Toronto bands 1

’90s shoegazers The Veldt are back in full-force

’90s shoegazers The Veldt are back in full-force

Legendary shoegazers The Veldt recently announced their return to life with a new EP called The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation, available worldwide on April 8. The band also released a string of Spring tour dates, including a stop-off in Toronto at The Silver Dollar Room on April 3 with Mimico, Noah Bird and [...]

April 1, 2016 Samantha Stevens 90s Rock, On Tour, Top News, Uncategorized 0

Kandy Face and Stupid Famous

Kandy Face and Stupid Famous

  Below, an interview by The Scene Magazine’s James Rockso with Jordan Viaene, bassist and producer of DIY rock outfit Kandy Face. The worldwide music scene has evolved much since the height of bands like Alice in Chains and Queens of the Stone Age, seemingly making 90s grunge and rock music obsolete. What would you [...]

November 17, 2015 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Interviews, Rock 0

Finger Eleven Announces Western Canadian Tour

Finger Eleven Announces Western Canadian Tour

With the release of their long-awaited sixth studio album, Five Crooked Lines, under their belts, Finger Eleven is ready to road-test the new songs for their Canadian fans. Kicking off on October 20 in Winnipeg, the group will make their way across Western Canada through the fall. “I’m excited to reconnect with our Canadian fans and [...]

September 2, 2015 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Canadian Music, On Tour, Rock, Uncategorized 0

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Nine

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Nine

Friday, July 16, 2015 “Rain falls in real time and rain fell through the night,” the words of Gord Downie have never rung truer as he preached to a crowd thoroughly soaked by the downpour this past Friday night. While rain tends to pose as a major pitfall for most summer music festival, it failed [...]

July 18, 2015 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Festivals, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews 1

Big Music Fest Brings Party to Kitchener for Second Year

Big Music Fest Brings Party to Kitchener for Second Year

Big Music Fest Brings Party to Kitchener for Second Year Big Music Fest brought the party to Kitchener for a second year in a row last night. Saturday’s event attracted over 10,000 people making the festival a success despite a Sunday cancellation featuring Rod Stewart due to low ticket sales. While production was down scaled [...]

July 12, 2015 Darrell 90s Rock, ON Festivals 0

Backstage With Bands: Rockfest 2015 Day Two

Backstage With Bands: Rockfest 2015 Day Two

Backstage With Bands: How Rockfest has managed to stay successful in the changing festival scene As the pontoon boat I was on turned the river bend my eyes were granted the sight of what my ears had been wondering about since I entered Montebello. One of the aging death metal roadies onboard said, “Great idea [...]

June 30, 2015 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Editorials, Festivals, Griffins Groove, Metal, QC Festivals, Rock, What's Hot 2

Motherhood – Halifax – June 12th, 2015

Motherhood – Halifax – June 12th, 2015

Who: Motherhood When: Friday, June 12th @8pm Where: Menz & Mollyz Bar, 2182 Gottingen Street Tickets: unknown Fredericton rock band Motherhood bring their garage rock sound to Halifax. Motherhood are kind of an odd duck. They have a live sound to their recordings which they release on cassette. Yeah, cassette. Still got one of those gadgets [...]

June 10, 2015 Cody 90s Rock, Halifax, Halifax pick of the week 1 0

I Mother Earth CMW 2015 Live Review

I Mother Earth CMW 2015 Live Review

I Mother Earth @ The Phoenix – CMW 2015 Live Review When: May 2nd, 2015 Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto TOTAL SCORE: 9.8 Visual/Sound Presentation: 10/10 Stage Presence: 9/10 Musical Ability: 10/10 Originality: 10/10 Crowd Reception: 10/10 Wow Factor: 10/10 I Mother Earth is one of those bands that Canadians love and love to [...]

May 4, 2015 Raya P. Morrison 90s Rock, Alternative Rock, Live Music Reviews, Rock, Toronto bands, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews 0

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