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, 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 [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Festivals, Playlist, Show review|Tags: , , , , |52 Comments

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

SSSLLLOOOAAANNN at the Rock and Roll Hotel!

Text and images by Janet Athanasiou On November 18th, Sloan played the Rock and Roll Hotel as part of their One Chord to Another 20th anniversary tour. The venue, a misnamed bar (not hotel) located [...]

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Show review|Tags: |52 Comments

JPNSGRLS rock Firkin Tavern in Portland

By Justin Grady Portland, OR USA -- I was lucky to photograph and rock out with JPNSGRLS (pronounced "Japanese Girls") during their west coast tour Portland stop for their new album DIVORCE. They are a full-tilt [...]

By | October 16th, 2016|Categories: Show review|Tags: , |54 Comments

ICYMI – Walk Off The Earth and the Canadian Anthem

Artistic liberty or cultural dissonance? by Tiffy Leeson Walk off The Earth performed ‘O Canada’ at The World Cup of Hockey Finals in Toronto last Thursday. The internet sensation indie group from Burlington, Ontario, integrated [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Editorial, News, Show review|Tags: |67 Comments