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Hiatus

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Hiatus

Posted Dec. 12, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

The closing track on electronic musician Hiatus' latest album All the Troubled Hearts immediately catches you off guard. The gravelly voice of an older gentleman speaking Farsi, and then translating the Persian poetry he is reciting into English, is the centrepiece of “Delam”, which contains the simple attribution of "(feat. Dad)". It's an unusual turn for an album laced with delicate electronic waltzes and swirling vocals that rise and collapse into twinkling piano codas and subtle instrumentation. The first time I heard "Delam", it played on my mind for hours. The track features the line, "Life is like a tangled ball of wool, where the beginning starts with nothing and ends with nothing", delivered with a wavering but determined ...

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Top 10 Songs From the New David Bowie Boxed Set “A New Career in a New Town”

Music Top 10 Songs From the New David Bowie Boxed Set “A New Career in a New Town”

Posted Dec. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
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David Bowie, one could argue, is the most influential artist ever. I may get some shit for that comment, but he had done more to ...

Big|Brave

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Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Mathieu Ball is one of two guitarists for Montreal’s Big|Brave. The trio does not offer a bass player, however, Mat and the rest ...

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Die Young (TX)

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Die Young (tx) are a band who have survived the American Nightmare curse of band name issues to go on to make some of the most inspiring hardcore around. Michael caught up with vocalist "The Rev. White Devil" to find out more. Scene Point Blank: You go by The Rev. White Devil rather than your birth name, what's that all about? The Rev. White Devil: Haha, well my real name is Daniel, just so everyone knows. Die Young (TX) is a pretty serious band, or very serious to be accurate, but we're not individuals without a sense humor ...

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Posted Nov. 23, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
era vulgaris

As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the ...

Fest 16

Music Fest 16

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

In 2007, I went to The Fest 6. It quickly became tradition. Each April I book my hotel, each October ...

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

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Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum is a Grammy Award-winning and Juilliard-trained composer. She was born in New York City. She grew up listening ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (November 2017)

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Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming in ...

Guest Column: Poli van Dam (The Bombpops)

Regular Columns Guest Column: Poli van Dam (The Bombpops)

Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

SoCal punks The Bombpops formed back in 2007 and released just two EPs in their first decade as a band ...

Looking Forward to The Fest 16

Music Looking Forward to The Fest 16

Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Fest 16

It’s been three very long years since SPB hit The Fest. Well, it all changes this year – we’re ...

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