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Worthwhile Way

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Worthwhile Way

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 5:21 p.m.

That joy in finding a new band just never goes away. The mediums have changed from the old tape deck to my first CD burner to freaking Bandcamp, but as access to new music has become easier, there are still few joys in life as exciting as seeing somebody take the stage and blow you away. That happened for me at Fest 10 when the three piece Worthwhile Way played at Durty Nelly’s, a piss’n’vinegar soaked dive in Gainesville that, at the time, didn’t even bother with a soundboard. Playing their brand of happy, poppy punk, Worthwhile Way burned through a powerful and pogo-y set that called for an encore—a no-no in Fest scheduler books ...

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Riot Fest Toronto 2014

Music Riot Fest Toronto 2014

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 5:15 p.m.

The bus I'm on smells terrible: a mixture of body odour, cheap beer, and anticipation. It's filled to the brim with concert goers ...

Cold Cave

Interviews Cold Cave

Posted Sept. 7, 2014, 3:41 p.m.

I enter a boutique hotel in the East London borough of Shoreditch and I'm immediately approached by overly friendly staff and cautious security guards ...

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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A melting pot of mixed content: movie, book and even video game reviews. Updated sporadically, but eclectically.
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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Beans On Toast

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Beans On Toast

Posted June 25, 2014, 1:41 a.m.

Jay McAlister, the drunken folk singer behind Beans on Toast, is wearing oversized camo pants, a vintage ‘90s t-shirt, and a blue Adidas track jacket. He looks unassuming. Nothing he's wearing is being done ironically. I introduce myself and Jay gives me a bear hug before launching into a road story that has the room in stitches. It's the type of thing I would have loved to get on tape, but as I would discover later that evening during Beans On Toast's intimate performance at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern, Jay is full of these anecdotes. Banter and ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Rhythm Of Decline

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Rhythm Of Decline

Posted Sept. 7, 2014, 3:27 p.m.
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before we talk of any repentance / I would do it all again / lose my way and fall again / they will ...

Mad The Martian

Interviews Mad The Martian

Posted Sept. 7, 2014, 3:19 p.m.

Mad the Martian consists of Ron E Raygun (a.k.a. Bob Marsh, lead and rhythm guitars/vocals) and Cap ...

GWAR B-Q 2014

Music GWAR B-Q 2014

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 5:32 p.m.

The idea of a "viking funeral," in which a fallen warrior's remains are set out to sea and then ...

Panama

Interviews Panama

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 5:19 p.m.

Indietronica trio Panama has just put out their Always EP. It's a dreamy batch of groovy, lustrous dance songs ...

Eyehategod

Interviews Eyehategod

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:55 p.m.

When it comes to talk about "heavy" bands and which ones reign supreme, it's virtually impossible not to mention ...

Omahara

Interviews Omahara

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:45 p.m.

The quaint and urbane mask of Hobart, Tasmania is perhaps not a true representation of the many creative perturbations that ...

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