Japandroids Put on a Rockin’ Show!

By Janet Athanasiou On their most recent tour through the United States, Japandroids made a stop at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia on October 28. Touring with Cloud Nothings, the rock duo played a [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Show review|Tags: |20 Comments

Wolf Parade at the Black Cat

By Janet Athanasiou A 700-person venue that boasts it specializes in indie/alternative/punk/experimental music, the Black Cat in Washington DC hosted recently reunited Wolf Parade on October 22. The main stage of the venue is on [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Show review|Tags: |37 Comments

Bend Sinister

On Saturday, October 21 I was able to see a Bend Sinister show again. It had been awhile since I last saw them and I was looking forward to hearing them again. They are on [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Categories: Show review|Tags: , |31 Comments

Terra Lightfoot – Paradise

By Darlene Barss When OurBasement was asked to feature a new video from Terra Lightfoot, I jumped at the chance to do it. I had enjoyed what I had heard from her so far and [...]

Playlist Friday: Summer Festival Time

By Darlene Barss It's summer festival time and this week there is a playlist for summer and for a festival. Last weekend, July 21-23, I went to Gateway Music Festival in Bengough, SK. We took [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Festivals, Playlists, Show review|Tags: , , , |35 Comments

Playlist Friday: Grant Lawrence Dirty Windshields

The playlist today is in honour of Grant Lawrence and his new book Dirty Windshields. There was a rockin' book release party last Saturday, May 13 in Vancouver. The Commodore was full of friends, family, [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Playlist, Playlists, Show review|Tags: , , , |33 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

Royal Canoe at the Castle Hotel in Manchester, England

After 1172 days away, Royal Canoe made a triumphant returned to Manchester last night for a performance in front of a small but very enthusiastic crowd at the Castle Hotel. Their set comprising of songs [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Show review|Tags: |30 Comments

Winterruption 2017 Saskatchewan Playlist

By Darlene Barss Winterruption 2017 Saskatchewan is the focus of our playlist today. It includes music of most of the artists playing January 19 - January 22 in Regina and Saskatoon. Regina Folk Festival have [...]

The Smugglers Reunite!

By our chief California correspondent Lee Hower “You are the FIRST person outside of my wife and my bandmates to know about this show.” Those were the words in an email I received from Grant [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Show review|Tags: , |38 Comments