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Matt Chanway – Self-titled – Album Review

Matt Chanway – Self-titled – Album Review

Coming from metal act Assimilation, Vancouver’s Matt Chanway has a lot to live up to on his self-titled solo record. The record shows a lot of amazing ability that metal heads will love and has enough of the style that made greats like Chris Broderick, Greg Howe and George Lynch influence artists like Chanway over [...]

January 17, 2017 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Metal, Vancouver bands 0

Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts – Album Review 

Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts – Album Review 

It takes a lot of talent to keep acoustic music interesting but the gems that manage it are saving the lighter side of folk. On Thirsty Hearts, the new album by Whitehorse musician Thorin Loeks, he manages to take ideas from Mumford and Sons, Kathleen Edwards, and parts Kim Churchill, as well as Gordon Lightfoot [...]

December 28, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Folk, Indie, Vancouver bands 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

Familiar Wild – We Better Run – Single Review

Familiar Wild – We Better Run – Single Review

Not often does a band’s name and their music seem to have so much in common. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Familiar Wild is inspired by the well-known, yet sometimes threatening, urban environment of the cities that have cut a swath through the lush and tempestuous landscapes surrounding their region. Recognizing that surviving in the urban [...]

June 3, 2016 Samantha Stevens Album Reviews, Electronic, Indie, New Tracks2, Pop, Uncategorized, Vancouver bands, What's Hot 0

Vancouver Klezmer-Punk Geoff Berner brings new album to Toronto

Vancouver Klezmer-Punk Geoff Berner brings new album to Toronto

Vancouver’s Klezmer-Punk singer/songwriter/accordionist/novelist Geoff Berner is playing on Jan. 23 in Toronto as part of a full Canadian tour supporting the release of his latest album. Out now in Canada on Rae Spoon’s Coax Records, and internationally by Oriente Musik of Berlin, We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians is the Berner’s first album of original material [...]

January 14, 2016 Griffin Elliot Folk, On Tour, Punk, Vancouver bands 0

Coldfront and Take Heart at Pressed – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

Coldfront and Take Heart at Pressed – Pick Of The Week Ottawa

Who: Coldfront and Take Heart with local support from Tensile and Crack Mansions When: Tonight! 8pm doors on Friday, June 12th Where: Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave.) Price: $9 advanced 905’s Coldfront will be rolling through Ottawa tonight on their tour with Take Heart from Vancouver, and you can be sure there will be many jokes being made about [...]

June 12, 2015 Griffin Elliot On Tour, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa pick of the week, Punk, Uncategorized, Vancouver bands 0

Mother Mother Halifax Nov. 10th 2014

Mother Mother Halifax Nov. 10th 2014

Who: Mother Mother When: Monday, November 10th @8pm Where: Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street Tickets: $34.50 Canadian indie-rockers Mother Mother hit the East coast as part of their Very Good Bad Thing tour, supporting their new album by the same name. The 5-piece has scored much acclaim over the years since their 2005 debut and [...]

November 7, 2014 Cody Halifax, Halifax pick of the week 2, Vancouver bands 0

Gob Halifax October 17th 2014

Gob Halifax October 17th 2014

Who: Gob When: Friday, October 17th @8pm Where: The Seahorse Tavern, 1665 Argyle Street Tickets: $14 Guys, its Gob! The Vancouver punk band hits the stage once again in support of their new album Apt. 13. Its been a long 7 year wait for a new album and almost as long to see the two decade [...]

October 16, 2014 Cody Halifax, Halifax pick of the week 1, Vancouver bands 0

The New Pornographers Halifax August 30th 2014

The New Pornographers Halifax August 30th 2014

Who: The New Pornographers When: Saturday, August 30th @7:30pm Where: The Sands at Salter, Halifax Waterfront Tickets: $30-$69 Vancouver indie rock staple The New Pornographers provide entertainment at this weeks SandJam event on the waterfront. With a new album dropping this week (Brill Bruisers), the impossibly energetic and infectious group will have a slew of [...]

August 28, 2014 Cody Halifax, Halifax pick of the week 2, Indie Rock, Vancouver bands 0

Gob Toronto June 26 2014

Gob Toronto June 26 2014

Gob Toronto, June 26, 2014 Who: Gob, Seaway, Like Pacific When: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 Where: Sneaky Dee’s Price: $20 Event Details: Click Here Vancouver classic pop punk quartet GOB return to Toronto for a rare performance at Sneaky Dee’s. *note* – Seaway announced that they will not be playing the show. Replacing them is Coldfront THE SCENe [...]

June 25, 2014 Darrell 90s Rock, Pop, Toronto pick of the week 2, Vancouver bands 0

Ten Second Epic and Living With Lions Ottawa May 9th, 2014

Ten Second Epic and Living With Lions Ottawa May 9th, 2014

POTW May 9th— Ten Second Epic Farewell Tour at Mavericks Who: Ten Second Epic’s Farewell tour with Living With Lions, opening support from Rydell and Safekeeping When: Friday, May 9th 2014 at 8:00pm Where: Mavericks (221 Rideau St.) Price: $13 advance + service charges, licensed 19+ Staying power is almost a forgotten quality these days in the music [...]

May 8, 2014 Griffin Elliot On Tour, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa pick of the week, Vancouver bands, Winnipeg bands 0

Vancouver’s Bend Sinister comes to Ottawa

Vancouver’s Bend Sinister comes to Ottawa

Bend Sinister are a four-piece progressive rock band coming hot out of Vancouver. They are performing in Ottawa on Sunday, March 23rd at Raw Sugar Café. The show will be in support of the band’s latest album, Animals, released on March 11 through File Under: Music. Bend Sinister consists of Daniel Moxon on keyboard and lead [...]

March 17, 2014 Griffin Elliot Indie Rock, Interviews, On Tour, Ottawa, Ottawa Listings, Rock, Vancouver bands 0

Ten Second Epic announce farewell tour

Ten Second Epic announce farewell tour

Edmonton pop punk legends, Ten Second Epic have decided to call it quits. On February 25th the band posted on Facebook: “It has been the most amazing 12 years, but the time has come for us to call it quits, and announce that we won’t be an active band anymore. But before we go, we [...]

March 3, 2014 Griffin Elliot Edmonton Bands, On Tour, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Punk, Uncategorized, Vancouver bands, What's Hot 0

Skinny Puppy at Sound Academy – Toronto Live Review

Skinny Puppy at Sound Academy – Toronto Live Review

Skinny Puppy at Sound Academy – Toronto Live Review Who: Skinny Puppy From: Vancouver, BC Where: The Sound Academy, Toronto ON When: February 18th, 2013 TOTAL SCORE: 9 Vancouver’s very own industrial godfathers, Skinny Puppy, are notorious for their extremely theatrical live performances. Known more as performance art than an actual concert, Skinny Puppy sure [...]

February 21, 2014 Darrell Industrial, Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews, Vancouver bands 0

Dan Bejar (Destroyer) at St. Alban’s Church – Ottawa Live Review

Dan Bejar (Destroyer) at St. Alban’s Church – Ottawa Live Review

Dan Bejar (Destroyer) at St. Alban’s Church – Ottawa Live Review Who: Dan Bejar (Destroyer) From: Vancouver, BC Where: St. Alban’s Church, Ottawa When: February 6th, 2014 Total Score: 7.5/10 Style: Acoustic indie folk. Crowd: Being held in a church, the crowd was tame and the majority was seated. This only added to the atmosphere [...]

February 19, 2014 Griffin Elliot Folk, Indie, Live Music Reviews, Ottawa, Ottawa live music reviews, Vancouver bands 0

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