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Alternative Rock

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

Ethan Gamble – Roy – Album Review

Ethan Gamble – Roy – Album Review

Experimental music as a genre is rare as it is, and but it’s even rarer to find an album in the genre that pulls in while pushing the limits. On Ethan Gamble’s bedroom-recorded debut Roy, he finds the line between pop and experimental and zigzags across it creatively, with hints of Animal Collective, The Flaming [...]

November 21, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Pop, Uncategorized 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

Tilted Axes – Music For Mobile Electric Guitars – Album Review 

Tilted Axes – Music For Mobile Electric Guitars – Album Review 

On Tilted Axes‘ Music For Mobile Electric Guitars there’s an immediately sprawling feel to opener “Shapes 1” mixing parts U2 and Rush. The track offers a bright and really incredible open sound that soars from top to bottom. On “Circulation In G Maybe” the band plays with a floating round of notes that create a [...]

September 29, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Post Rock 0

He Is Me – Let It Drip – Single Review

He Is Me – Let It Drip – Single Review

Experimental industrial rock seems to slip in and out of vogue, with both David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails pushing it to the forefront, sometimes together. The new collaborative duo from seasoned musicians Steve Moore and Casey Braunger, He Is Me have dropped their defining single “Let It Drip” where they take that industrial sound down a [...]

August 24, 2016 Owen Maxwell Alternative Rock, Rock, Uncategorized 0

The Slang – Night And Day – Album Review

The Slang – Night And Day – Album Review

Instead of writing demo’s for their full albums, some bands truly craft EP’s as full-fledged records of their own. On The Slang‘s new EP Night And Day the band land five solid songs mixing elements indie rock, with something dark. With a sound mixing parts Tokyo Police Club, Foo Fighters and The Killers, the release is [...]

August 22, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Uncategorized 0

Jim Peterik releases new inspired single “We All Bleed Red”

Jim Peterik releases new inspired single “We All Bleed Red”

Iconic songwriter Jim Peterik, credited with writing the Rocky III anthem “Eye of the Tiger” as original frontman of Survivor, has released an inspired new video single in reaction to the horrific Orlando shooting. Check out the video for “We All Bleed Red” below. [...]

August 20, 2016 Griffin Elliot Alternative Rock, New Tracks3 0

Capital Alt-Rock Fiends Missioner Premiere Self-titled EP

Capital Alt-Rock Fiends Missioner Premiere Self-titled EP

For your aural pleasure, we present the new Self-titled EP from Ottawa’s Missioner, now available for public consumption across the World Wide Web. Recorded at Shoebox Studios in Ottawa by Jonathan Chandler (Amos The Transparent) and Bryan Ruckstuhl, the four tracks follow up the band’s 2014 debut, The Loneliest Place EP. The new release displays [...]

July 29, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Releases, Alternative Rock, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Uncategorized 0

Zonnis – Rise Of The Sheep – Album Review

Zonnis – Rise Of The Sheep – Album Review

Unlike the White Stripes, Victoria, British Columbia’s Zonnis use the married couple aspect of their band to elevate the music, rather than hiding it, creating a dynamic that allows a lot of fun lyricism to mess around with. On their latest record, Rise Of The Sheep, they mix country, blues, rock and more with their [...]

July 19, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Alternative Rock 0

Waiting for Sunday – The Windsor Effect – Album Review

Waiting for Sunday – The Windsor Effect – Album Review

It’s rare for technical bands to also be the quiet ones, but some pull it off. Waiting For Sunday bring a smooth yet brooding sound on their record The Windsor Effect, with songs ranging from a Counting Crows feeling to Coheed and Cambria without the distortion on some of the riff heavy tracks. There’s an [...]

July 18, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Uncategorized, Vancouver bands 0

Armonite – The Sun Is New Each Day – Album Review

Armonite – The Sun Is New Each Day – Album Review

Armonite’s The Sun Is New Each Day is an intense release of intricate progressive rock. Armonite is composer Paolo Fosso on keys and Jacopo Bigi shredding the electric violin, featuring Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) on bass and crazy Dutch drummer Jasper Barendregt. The album was recorded at PFL Studio in Pavia, Italy, produced by Paul [...]

June 27, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Classical, Electronic, International Bands, Post Rock, Progessive 0

Night Marcher – Modern Maze – Album Review

Night Marcher – Modern Maze – Album Review

Salt Lake City’s Night Marcher, piloted by Rob Reinfurt, tours the genres of nostalgic rock music from folk to psychedelic on their latest album Modern Maze. The record hears Reinfurt fronting on guitar and vocals with Austin Nicholsen (Leftover Cuties, Brightside) on bass, Shaun Thomas (The Weekenders) on drums and Peter Adams (Macy Gray, John [...]

June 24, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, Gospel, Indie Rock, psychedelic, Rock 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 1975 at Echo Beach – Live Music Review

The 1975 at Echo Beach – Live Music Review

Reviewed by Katelyn Gilmore When: May 20, 2016 Where: Echo Beach, Toronto The British alternative band The 1975 performed a captivating sold-out show at Echo Beach last month. UK-based newcomer, The Japanese House offered an appreciated serene sound as first opener. Wolf Alice followed proving glam-punk is not dead while simultaneously amping up an impatient [...]

June 17, 2016 Griffin Elliot Alternative Rock, International Bands, Live Music Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Listings 0

Brandon Voyeur EP – Album Review

Brandon Voyeur EP – Album Review

Halifax art rocker Brandon Voyeur‘s Self-titled EP is wily and untamed. Maneuvering not-so-carefully from one crass fuzz song to the next, Voyeur’s wavering voice hits the full range of emotions backed by punchy instrumentals. Bookended by a robotic voice on “Hello” and “Goodbye” the record distinguishes itself as being exponentially more eccentric than other music coming [...]

June 16, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Halifax, Halifax bands, Uncategorized 1

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