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Matchstickmen – From Our Own Ashes – Album Review

Matchstickmen – From Our Own Ashes – Album Review

Want to keep metal relevant? Learn from the best and go from there. On From Our Own Ashes, the bombastic new album from Matchstickmen, the band pulls electricity and flair from bands like Judas Priest, Metallica, Iron Maiden and even modern greats like Muse to create an album with some astonishing compositional prowess. In their [...]

December 29, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, International Bands, Metal, UK Bands, Uncategorized 0

Black Sabbath Announces Final World Tour

Black Sabbath Announces Final World Tour

Black Sabbath have announced their final tour, to begin January 2016. They will be playing shows in North America, Australia and New Zealand, including three Canadian dates in Vancouver, Hamilton and Montreal. It’s the Beginning of THE END. It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then [...]

September 3, 2015 Griffin Elliot Metal, On Tour, Top News, UK Bands, What's Hot 0

Paper Aeroplanes fly to Canada

Paper Aeroplanes fly to Canada

Paper Aeroplanes fly to Canada After an exciting first trip to SXSW in Austin earlier this year, Self-professed Emo-Folk duo Paper Aeroplanes were spotted by Winnipeg’s Pipe and Hat Records and invited to play their showcase at NXNE. Sarah’s haunting yet commanding voice with a hint of something celtic regularly gets compared to the likes of [...]

June 20, 2015 Raya P. Morrison British bands, Folk, Indie, On Tour, Top News, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, UK Bands 0

The Jesus and Mary Chain @ The Phoenix – CMW 2015 Live Review

The Jesus and Mary Chain @ The Phoenix – CMW 2015 Live Review

The Jesus and Mary Chain at The Phoenix – CMW 2015 Live Review When: May 1st, 2015 TOTAL SCORE: 8 Visual/Sound Presentation: 6/10 Stage Presence: 6/10 Musical Ability: 9/10 Originality: 9/10 Crowd Reception: 10/10 Wow Factor: 8/10 The Jesus and Mary Chain played an essential part in cementing post-punk and shoegaze as independent, self-contained genres. [...]

May 2, 2015 Raya P. Morrison British bands, Glasgow Scotland Bands, International Bands, Live Music Reviews, Rock, shoegaze, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews, UK Bands 0

Stooki Sound at Ritual Nightclub – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

Stooki Sound at Ritual Nightclub – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

Stooki Sound at Ritual Nightclub – Pick Of The Week – April 4, 2015 Who: Appearances by Foster, Jelanie Lewis, HVYHNDS and Stooki Sound What: The fourth Canadian stop in Stooki’s Infinity Tour When: Saturday April 4, 2015 — Doors open 10pm Where: Ritual Nightclub (137 Besserer St.) Price: $15, tickets available at Ticketfly or NRML on [...]

April 2, 2015 Griffin Elliot Electronic, Hip Hop, International Bands, London England Bands, On Tour, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa pick of the week, UK Bands, Uncategorized 0

Ottawa Bluesfest Day Five – Jake Bugg

Ottawa Bluesfest Day Five – Jake Bugg

Ottawa Bluesfest Day Five – Jake Bugg Who: Jake Bugg From: Nottingham, England Where: River Stage, RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa When: Day Five, July 8, 2014 Total Score: 6/10 Style: Jake Bugg is a folk rocker. Neither one nor the other, he dips his fingers in both pies, often clumsily, but never out of character for [...]

July 10, 2014 Griffin Elliot Festivals, Folk, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa live music reviews, Rock, UK Bands 1

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

Beans On Toast – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto Live Review

Beans On Toast – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto Live Review

Beans On Toast – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto Live Review Who: Beans On Toast From: Essex, UK Where: The Horseshoe Tavern When: Sunday, March 9th, 2014 Total Score: 7.5/10   Essex folk act Beans On Toast (pseudonym for the delightful Jay), is simply one of the more engaging characters to witness on stage. Fusing comedy and folk music [...]

March 11, 2014 Feargal Daly Folk, Indie, Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews, UK Bands 0

Toronto Pick Of The Week – The Fratellis – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Toronto Pick Of The Week – The Fratellis – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Toronto Pick Of The Week – The Fratellis – Phoenix Concert Theatre Who: The Fratellis Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre (19+) When: Saturday. March 1st — 8:00PM Tickets:  Limited Tickets May Be Available At Door.   We’re excited to have one of our favourite Scottish bands The Fratellis come visit us here in Toronto. Out on tour [...]

February 26, 2014 Feargal Daly Indie Rock, On Tour, Toronto, Toronto pick of the week 1, UK Bands 0

Jon Fratelli – The Fratellis – Interview

Jon Fratelli – The Fratellis – Interview

Jon Fratelli Of Scottish Rockers The Fratellis Discusses We Need Medicine – The Band’s “Comeback” Album (But It’s Not A Comeback!). INTERVIEWER: LUKE OTTENHOF (@lukeottenhof) “Any human who hasn’t died and come back to life would find ‘comeback’ an odd phrase,” muses Jon Fratelli. The frontman of Scottish retro-rock three-piece The Fratellis isn’t quick to [...]

January 24, 2014 Feargal Daly Indie Rock, Interviews, Toronto, UK Bands 1

Orange Goblin at The Annex WreckRoom – Toronto Live Review

Orange Goblin at The Annex WreckRoom – Toronto Live Review

Orange Goblin at The Annex WreckRoom – Toronto Live Review Who: Orange Goblin From: London, UK Where: The Annex Wreckroom When: Sunday, October 27, 2013 Total Score: 8/10 [starreviewmulti id=3 tpl=20] Style: Stoner Metal Crowd: Although it was a Sunday night show that didn’t stop my friends and the rest of the crowd from having a good time. It also [...]

November 4, 2013 Giancarlo Del Toro Live Music Reviews, Metal, Toronto, Toronto live music reviews, UK Bands 0

Toronto Black Sabbath – POTW

Toronto Black Sabbath – POTW

 Toronto Black Sabbath – PICK OF THE WEEK! Who:  Black Sabbath with Andrew W.K. When: Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 Where: Air Canada Centre — Toronto, ON Price: $45.30-147 tickets Legendary Heavy Metal pioneers Black Sabbath will bring their gloom and doom to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre this Wednesday.   Sabbath are promoting their new album “13”, [...]

August 11, 2013 Darrell Metal, Toronto pick of the week 2, UK Bands 0

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