ICYMI for Tuesday 28th February 2017

Sunrise Records to Move into 70 HMV Mall Locations Sunrise Records have negotiated contracts with mall landlords to take over the leases on 70 HMV locations across Canada. It currently operates 9 stores in Ontario. [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: News|32 Comments

Richard Laviolette – Taking The Long Way Home

We haven't heard much from Richard Laviolette recently but he just announced plans for a new LP. Following up 2010's All of Your Raw Materials with the Oil Spills, Laviolette will release Taking the Long [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: New Music|Tags: |57 Comments

Playlist Friday: CBC Searchlight 2017 Round 1

By Darlene Barss CBC Searchlight, CBC Music's nationwide search for the best up-and-coming musicians across Canada returns for its fifth year. As in 2016, the top 4 finalists will vie for the grand prize on [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: New Music, Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |68 Comments

New releases for the week ending February 24th 2017

I was half way through this weeks post before I realized I had to delete it and start again because the albums I had selected had not been released this week even though it had [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: New Music|64 Comments

Jon Mckiel – Brothers

With its tender and measured sway, "Brothers" stands in stark contrast to Memorial Ten Count's kinetic first offering, "Conduit," exchanging agitated protest for a beautiful and humble honesty. "It can never be a measured move [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: New Music|Tags: |39 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 21st February 2017

Tom Petty, LCD Soundsystem, Muse, Pink to headline Ottawa Bluesfest Monahan and crew unveiled the lineup for Ottawa's premiere summer music bash Tuesday, and it's clear they spared no expense in curating arguably the fest's [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: News|45 Comments

The Wooden Sky at the Independent in Sunderland, England

Toronto's own Wooden Sky appeared at the Independent in Sunderland on Friday night and if that performance is anything to go by their next release, "Swimming in Strange Waters", should be outstanding. Gavin’s voice pair [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Show review|Tags: |14 Comments

Playlist Friday: Nuances of Nova Scotia

By Darlene Barss Playlist Friday brings us the Nuances of Nova Scotia playlist. It seems to be another province with a hotbed of  talent in it. For a small province I sure ended up with [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |40 Comments

New releases for the week ending February 17th 2017

This week sees eighty-seven new releases via bandcamp and you can find them all listed here or just check out my picks below. This week first Pick comes from Adam Bae from Vancouver, BC. Exposed [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: New Music|Tags: , , |24 Comments

It’s Wednesday and I have run out of ideas

As the title suggests it is indeed Wednesday and I have no idea what to write for today's subject. I think it is mostly known as writer's block (why not creators block?). That feeling you [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: News|80 Comments