The Scene Magazine

Progessive

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

Heart Song Warrior – The Medicine Wheel – Album Review

Heart Song Warrior – The Medicine Wheel – Album Review

The Medicine Wheel is the debut release from Montreal’s Heart Song Warrior. Conceptually it focuses on the “five sacred elements of the shamanic medicine wheel,” doing so with five lengthy, spiritual tracks. Composer and producer Julien Valiquette, lyricist Trisha Pope and violinist Estelle Tison, use a practiced instrumentation and open minds to pilot this unique [...]

June 6, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Reviews, Folk, Montreal, Montreal bands, Progessive 0

Ottawa’s Halfsleeper dropping fire in the capital

Ottawa’s Halfsleeper dropping fire in the capital

Today is a good day where I am! The sun is shining, my sciatica pains are in remission, and the new Halfsleeper joint is blaring, T-G-I-F am I right? After playing a few shows last fall Halflseeper are hitting Spring full-force, and today you can finally hear their debut self-titled EP in it’s entirety. They’ve been [...]

May 27, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Releases, New Tracks2, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Post Rock, Progessive 0

NXNE 2015 Day 1: Blonde Redhead, Zola Jesus, DOOMSQUAD

NXNE 2015 Day 1: Blonde Redhead, Zola Jesus, DOOMSQUAD

NXNE 2015 Day 1: Blonde Redhead, Zola Jesus, DOOMSQUAD Who: Blonde Redhead When: Wednesday, June 17 2015 Where: The Opera House Opera House filled little by little as roadies tuned the guitars and set the stage for Blonde Redhead. They had three pieces of stage decorations that seemed to be the cartoon ghost of a crashed [...]

June 18, 2015 Darrell Canadian Music, Electronic, Live Music Reviews, Pop, Progessive, Rock, Toronto Festivals 0

Dirty Frigs CMW 2015 Live Review

Dirty Frigs CMW 2015 Live Review

Dirty Frigs CMW 2015 Live Review When: Tuesday May 5th, 2015 Where: The Garrison, Toronto Total Score: 8.2 Visual/Sound Presentation: 8/10 Stage Presence: 10/10 Music Ability: 8/10 Crowd Reception: 7/10 Wow Factor: 8/10 I had the pleasure of reviewing Dirty Frigs a few months ago at a barn burner of a show at the Smiling [...]

May 7, 2015 Tyler Brown Canadian Music, Live Music Reviews, Progessive 0

Trioscapes – Digital Dream Sequence

Trioscapes – Digital Dream Sequence

Trioscapes – Digital Dream Sequence In case you haven’t heard their crazy work yet… This experimental trio composed of Dan Briggs, Walter Fancourt, Matt Lynch fuses progressive rock and jazz like nothing else I’ve heard. I was excited to find Between the Buried and Me’s bass player Dan Briggs having a side project, like all [...]

March 27, 2015 Darrell Jazz, Metal, New Tracks, Progessive, Rock 0

Half Past Four – Penny’s – Toronto Live Review

Half Past Four – Penny’s – Toronto Live Review

Half Past Four – Penny’s – Toronto Live Review Who: Half Past Four From: Toronto, ON When: Friday, July 11th, 2014 Where: Penny’s Total Score: 9/10 Style: Prog Rock Half Past Four, one of Toronto’s prominent progressive rock bands, played a show at Penny’s last Friday. It was an unusual show even for the band [...]

July 20, 2014 guest Live Music Reviews, Progessive, Rock, Toronto, Toronto bands, Toronto live music reviews 0

Anathema – Distant Satellites – Album Review

Anathema – Distant Satellites – Album Review

Anathema – Distant Satellites – Album Review Total Score: 9/10 [starreviewmulti id=6 tpl=20]     Style: Prog Rock Release Date: June 10th, 2014 Label: Kscope Anathema return with yet another great album. Two years ago Weather Systems took the music world by a storm, gaining praise amidst the most prestigious publications. This year sees the release of Distant [...]

June 24, 2014 Raya P. Morrison Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Progessive, UK Bands 0

POTW – Syd Arthur – June 3rd

POTW – Syd Arthur – June 3rd

Who: Syd Arthur (Supporting Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger) When: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 Where: The Hoxton Price: $17.00 + fees If psychedelic progressive rock whets your appetite then you’re in luck this week. Syd Arthur, a musically complex yet engaging group from Canterbury in the UK, will be descending on The Hoxton on Bathurst in our city [...]

May 28, 2014 Feargal Daly Indie Rock, Jazz, On Tour, Progessive, Toronto, Toronto pick of the week 1 0

Twelve Foot Ninja – Lee’s Palace – CMW 2014

Twelve Foot Ninja – Lee’s Palace – CMW 2014

Twelve Foot Ninja – Lee’s Palace – CMW 2014 Who: Twelve Foot Ninja From: Melbourne Australia Where: Lee’s Palace When: Saturday, May 10 – 9pm TOTAL SCORE: 7 Style: Taking prog from Dream Theatre, funk from Faith No More and Korn, plus melodies from Lacuna Coil, Twelve Foot Ninja wear their influences on their sleeves. [...]

May 11, 2014 Darrell Live Music Reviews, Metal, Progessive, Rock, Toronto live music reviews 0

Sponsored by 180 Smoke - 180 Smoke Vape Store