Posted March 9, 2015, 9:22 p.m.
Before developing into a full-fledged band, The Mohrs started out as a writing project between lead singer Jackie Mohr and Canadian Rock legend Hawksley Workman. ... read more
Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 6:49 p.m.
Making a career in the arts is hard. The job description lands somewhere between self-expression and entertainment and there isn’t a sure fire way to ... read more
Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 8:33 a.m.
Franz Nicolay is often billed as an ex-member of The Hold Steady, an ex-member of The World/Inferno Friendship Society, or a former touring member of ... read more
Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 11:13 p.m.
This is the first time I saw Billy the Kid: It's Mid-July and the air conditioner at Toronto Lee's Palace is broken. The show is ... read more
Posted Feb. 1, 2010, 3:12 a.m.
During all of high school, Jen dated Zach. Jen was, hands down, the most beautiful girl in our year. Beyond that, she was extremely smart ... read more
Posted Aug. 7, 2009, 1:12 a.m.
Ideological stances are polarizing. They come with a set of existing concepts and reference points that are often hard to overlook. I didnt want to ... read more
Posted May 27, 2009, 1:03 a.m.
Maria Taylor has developed a fanbase based on her quiet and soulful tunes, endearing and charming enough to cockle the heartstrings of nearly any cynic. ... read more
Posted May 27, 2009, 1:01 a.m.
Taking a five year hiatus between albums, Beep Beep released Enchanted Islands, the follow up to 2004s Business Casual, earlier this year. Given the current ... read more
Posted April 29, 2009, 8:40 p.m.
Musician Landon Hedges spent the better part of the late nineties/early two thousands playing along side Saddle Creeks most prominent singer/songwriters Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes. ... read more
Posted April 22, 2009, 9:04 p.m.
Todays pop music is severely lacking in fun. We have over-hyped pseudo celebrities running around with no pants, actors with the impression that talent in ... read more
Posted March 11, 2009, 2:57 a.m.
I first got the chance to interview Tim Kasher directly after the release of Cursives Happy Hollow. A friend and I drove two and a ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2009, 1:40 a.m.
Bon Ivers 2008 release For Emma, Forever Ago was made in troubled times. Supposedly, after suffering the loss of a band and girlfriend while dealing ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2009, 1:37 a.m.
Jason Schwartzman is in a number of my favorite movies. He was the self righteous student lead in Rushmore, the soul searching environmental activist in ... read more
Posted Feb. 6, 2009, 12:57 a.m.
I thought rock was a dead scene. The radio repeatedly fed me the term since my early teens, pushing different versions of the same band ... read more
Posted Dec. 4, 2008, 8:35 p.m.
A lot of artists resist fame. Ive done interviews with bands for nearly five years now and have heard countless times from both nameless and ... read more
Posted July 21, 2008, 10:55 p.m.
Tokyo Police Club's A Lesson In Crime put the band in an awkward position. The seven-song EP gained a substantial amount of praise/coverage for it's ... read more
Posted April 16, 2008, 7:50 p.m.
A friend asked me the other day if it would be possible to write a record review vein of a musical genre. I mean we ... read more
Posted March 12, 2008, 7:20 p.m.
There is something about Foot Foot I cant quite place. The Californian husband and wife duo is described in their press release as creating music ... read more
Posted Feb. 14, 2008, 1:32 a.m.
Busy! From the packaging onward, The Mumlers emit an adorably quirky vibe far too big to fit into their little debut album. The seven piece ... read more
Posted Feb. 14, 2008, 1:27 a.m.
Clocking in at just under an hour, Pictures of a Changing World is truly a cohesive release encompassing a gamut of emotions; a valiant task ... read more
Posted Dec. 31, 2007, 11:27 a.m.
Bridging elements of power/indie pop while harnessing a danceable sound reminiscent of the better radio friendly tracks from the 1950s through the 1970s, Georgie James ... read more
Posted Dec. 31, 2007, 11:26 a.m.
Those familiar with Sufjan Stevens or The Polyphonic Spree might recognize Annie Clark for her accompaniment to their most recent tours and discs. Earlier this ... read more
Posted Dec. 23, 2007, 3:36 p.m.
Over the course of the last year Jim Eno, drummer of Spoon and certified electrical engineer, has produced some of 2007's best albums while working ... read more
Posted Dec. 20, 2007, 9:09 a.m.
Lets paint a picture. After weeks of midterms and presentations in combination with 'seasonal' weather, I couldn't decide if I was more exhausted or cold. ... read more
Posted Nov. 13, 2007, 2:05 a.m.
Throwing their gauntlet down with their multitudes of contemporaries comes Playmaker, a straight up, and authentic, Brit-rock band by way of the greater Toronto Area. ... read more
Posted Oct. 22, 2007, 3:07 a.m.
Its a rare commodity to find a record that just seems to get it right. I mean really get it. The kind of disc that ... read more
Posted Oct. 14, 2007, 11:25 p.m.
Patient: The Spill Canvas Brought in by: Sire Records, after a missed bandwagon. Previous History/Notes: Patient claims No Really, Im fine!. Third commitment to facility. ... read more
Posted Aug. 9, 2007, 8:03 p.m.
With the indefinite hiatus of Azure Ray, the duo of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink ventured into the lives of solo recording artists with different ... read more
Posted June 28, 2007, 7:40 p.m.
Two Gallants have left many critics, myself included, dumbfounded for a means of describing their music. Those less talented have made illusions to their folk ... read more
Posted June 14, 2007, 8:04 p.m.
With the over saturation of the industry, technology making the ability to record a feasible option for anyone who has ever picked up an instrument, ... read more
Posted April 26, 2007, 3:32 p.m.
One of the first reviews I ever did for this website was for Maria Taylor's debut solo album, 11:11. It's been two years since our ... read more
Posted April 10, 2007, 3:27 a.m.
In what's seemingly an attempt to depart from the boy wonder tagline which has chased him his entire career, Conor Oberst takes on a more ... read more
Posted April 4, 2007, 11:48 p.m.
The Anti label is willing to produce the type of DIY artists who are obviously more concerned with what their music is doing for them ... read more
Posted Feb. 5, 2007, 1:55 p.m.
Being a favorite of my friends and I during our Friday/Saturday night pre-pub dance parties, I had a certain set of expectations for what the ... read more
Posted Aug. 29, 2006, 4:21 p.m.
After completing their tour in support of the 2003 release The Ugly Organ, Cursive went on what many fans feared to be an indefinite hiatus. ... read more
Posted Oct. 14, 2005, 4 p.m.
The attention gained by The Arcade Fire last year has been a blessing and a curse for Canadian indie music. In one respect the scene ... read more
Posted Sept. 21, 2005, 6:59 p.m.
The Spill Canvas's debut LP Sunsets and Car Crashes showed us that in high school the members of the band were very, very, sad. With ... read more
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