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Graham Isador

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Graham Isador's last content update – March 8, 2017, 12:08 p.m.

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The Mohrs

Kings of Nowhere, 2015

6.0 / 10

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. Mohr’s former outfit Living in ...

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Murder By Death

Big Dark Love, 2015

8.2 / 10

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 know whether or not what ...

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Franz Nicolay

To Us, the Beautiful , 2015

7.5 / 10

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 Against Me! He’s a working ...

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Billy The Kid

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades , 2014

8.0 / 10

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 sold -out and I'm leaning ...

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Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

Interviews Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

Posted Feb. 17, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

I was sixteen years old the first time I saw Less Than Jake. The band was playing the Buffalo stop of The Warped Tour. The tour had set up in ...

AJJ

Interviews AJJ

Posted Nov. 27, 2016, 4:09 p.m.

“The van was completely broken but I knew that there was no way I was going to miss the show. So I was skateboarding down the side of this freeway ...

GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People

Music GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
The Greatest Story Ever Told

Nahko Bear is a multi-instrumental, multi-talented, musician born in Portland, Oregon. Nahko’s songs are categorized as world fusion, and while those words are generally a meaningless catch-all for anything ...

Remembering Erik Peterson

Music Remembering Erik Peterson

Posted July 15, 2016, 4:39 p.m.

Today we lost Erik Peterson, the frontman and mastermind behind anarcho-punk act Mischief Brew. I had met Erik on a handful of occasions. I covered a couple of his Toronto ...

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MP3s Broken Social Scene Post New Song

Posted Feb. 19, 2010, 12:42 a.m.

Broken Social Scene have put out "World Sick," the first single off of their new album Forgiveness Rock Record. The song can be heard here.

General News Orenda Fink Comments On Haiti Disaster

Posted Jan. 21, 2010, 11:55 p.m.

Orenda Fink of Azure Ray fame has posted her thoughts regarding the natural disaster in Haiti. Ordena had traveled through the country when prepping for her first solo release and ...

Shows The Murder City Devils To Play East Coast Dates

Posted Dec. 14, 2009, 3:03 a.m.

The Murder City Devils will be playing their first Eastcoast shows since 2001 this February.  The Seattle-based punk rock drunkards will be hitting up Philadelphia on February 12th and New ...

Tours Converge Tour Dates

Posted Sept. 11, 2009, 5:07 a.m.

Converge posted new tour dates in support of their new album Axe to Fall, out October 20th on Epitaph Records. See them after the cut.

09/24: Durham, NH @ UNH w/ TBA
09/28: Iowa City, IA @ The Picador w/ TBA
09/29: Gillette, WY @ Knights Of Columbus w/ TBA
10/02: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/03: Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/04: Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/06: Calgary, AB @ Big Four Building w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/07: Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/09: Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Saltair w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/10: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/12: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/13: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/14: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/15: Nutty's North @ Sioux Falls, SD w/ High On Fire
10/16: St. Paul, MN @ Myth w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/17: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/18: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagle's Auditorium w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/19: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ High On Fire
10/20: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/21: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/23: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/24: Buffalo, NY @ The Fairgrounds w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/25: Albany, NY @ Armory w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/27: Boston, MA @ House Of Blues w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/29: New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/30: New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
10/31: Washington, DC @ Patriot Center w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/01: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/03: Norfolk, VA @ Norva w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/04: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/05: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/06: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/07: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/08: Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphit w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/11: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/12: Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Music Hall w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/14: Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/16: Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/17: Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Ampitheater w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/18: Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/19: Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
11/21: San Jose, CA @ Event Center w/ Mastodon, Dethklok, High On Fire
05/28: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest w/ Entombed, Obituary, 16, and more
05/29: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest w/ Entombed, Obituary, 16, and more
05/30: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest w/ Entombed, Obituary, 16, and more

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Tanya Tagaq makes the TSO her own

Posted March 8, 2017, 12:08 p.m. by Graham Isador

Last week when a friend, and occasional love interest, suggested we check out the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for one of our is this a date or is this not a ...

Lucero @ Lee?s Palace

Posted Oct. 17, 2015, 8:34 p.m. by Graham Isador

Lucero Lee's Palace Torononto, Ontario October 15, 2015 In support of their new album All a Man Should Do, Lucero have been pulling double duty on their latest tour and ...

THE TOP FIVE ACTS ON THE RIOT FEST UNDERCARD

Posted Sept. 17, 2015, 12:05 p.m. by Graham Isador

THE TOP FIVE ACTS ON THE RIOT FEST UNDERCARD Last year I started my Riot Fest coverage by getting kicked in the head and ended it with a man drinking whisky ...

Torq Campbell wants you to Imagine a better Canada

Posted Sept. 11, 2015, 1:01 p.m. by Graham Isador

Earlier this week I was browsing my twitter feed when I noticed the a number of posts using the hashtag #ImagineOctober20th . The tweets were Canadians speculating on what the ...

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