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When: November 17, 2014 Where: The Drake Hotel Opening Act(s): Seoul When I’m stuck in...

“When we were nothing, we had it all,” sings British soulstress/songwriter Andreya Triana, on...

  • Naomi Wachira In 2013, Naomi Wachira was named the “Best Folk Singer” in Seattle by Seattle Weekly. The headline read: “African Girl, American Woman.” It was an accurate and succinct description, though the feature less accurately refers to her current sound as “Afro-soul” (when it is more along the lines of Afro-folk), and correctly — if […]

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  •  “Watching my parents play music with their friends, or on stage, seemed like a magical thing to be,” says singer-songwriter, Kendra Morris. “There was always something that I loved about hearing a room full of voices syncing up in...

  • When: October 10th, 2014 Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Opening Acts: N/A  Esperanza Spalding is one of my favourite artists alive. She also holds a special place in the making of this website. It was in the summer of 2012, during...

  • A Winehouse Chat with Harper

    September 23rd, 2014
    A Winehouse Chat with Harper

    Alt-pop singer-songwriter, Harper (born Sam Harper), recently released her debut EP entitled, Velvet EP.  Produced by songwriting and production team, Eagleye, her eclectic debut does not shy away from experimenting with style and sound. Gifted with a gorgeous voice, she passionately explores...

  • FKA twigs sits curled up in the corner of a sofa backstage at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall. Dressed all in black, down to her sneakers, the 26-year-old experimental pop provocateur looks more like a 16-year-old ballet dancer. She raises her dark...

  • In the conclusion of my two part interview with Ndidi Onukwulu we talk breaking genre stereotypes and songwriting. Check out part one here. Chaka V.  “I can only hope that by moving forward and sticking to my guns that it will...

  • David Basskin, host of Stolen Moments on Jazz FM.91, recently said of singer-songwriter Ndidi Onukwulu: “The extraordinary Ndidi Onukwulu. She’s got a fabulous voice. She writes really interesting songs─unforgettable.”  Ndidi Onukwulu is one of the most fascinating and richly creative artist in contemporary music, and she happens to...

  • AUX Interview: Patti Cake

    September 1st, 2014
    AUX Interview: Patti Cake

    “We didn’t know that the strings had to be tuned,” says Patti Cake frontwoman, songwriter, and guitarist Kristina Uranowski (a.k.a. Kritty), paraphrasing a quote from ‘80s punks Minutemen. “Loose strings or tight strings, we thought it was like a personal preference,”...

  • Soul folk singer-songwriter, Mama Kin, recently celebrated the Canadian release of her sophomore album, the Magician’s Daughter. Traversing themes of loss and disillusionment, ushered by vivid imagery, the Magician’s Daughter is both compelling (Red Wood River) and raw (One Too Many). Often somber...

  • I did a double take when I first heard the vivid and evocative voice of Chloe Jones—vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist of the duo This Sound Will Save You, (the other half of TSWSY is the talented producer and multi-instrumentalist Matt...

  • AUX Interview: Rosie Lowe

    June 30th, 2014
    AUX Interview: Rosie Lowe

    “There hasn’t ever been anything else,” Rosie Lowe says via an East London recording studio where she’s working on material for her debut album. “There was never a plan B.” This singular focus has served the jazz-trained, Devon-born singer-songwriter...

  • NXNE: Courtney Barnett

    June 18th, 2014
    NXNE: Courtney Barnett

    Who: Courtney Barnett Where: Based in Melbourne, Australia Sound: Alternative  All Shows take place at the Silver Dollar Room, Friday, June 20 @ 12 AM, Saturday, June 21 @ 12, AM & Sunday, June 22 @ 10 PM It was only a few days...

  • NXNE: Aisha Burns

    June 17th, 2014
    NXNE: Aisha Burns

    Who: Aisha Burns Where: Hails from San Antonio USA When: Handlebar Thursday, June 19 @ 3 PM Sound: Folk Austin, Texas’s Aisha Burns makes music that confidently drifts far away from the mainstream–it is a sound that one could imagine being just as...

  • NXNE: Hannah Epperson

    June 16th, 2014
    NXNE: Hannah Epperson

    Who: Hannah Epperson Where: Vancouver When: Rivoli Thursday, June 19 @ 10 PM Sound: Orchestral folk, Indie pop Some artist’s music moves, and has an essence to it that is so imaginative and organic that it reaches through the computer or across a...

  • NXNE: Laurel

    June 15th, 2014
    NXNE: Laurel

    Who: Laurel Where: Hailing from England  When: Two shows! NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery Friday, June 20 @ 8 PM Tattoo Saturday, June 21 @ 10 PM Sound: Singer/Songwriter, Alt-pop Laurel released her self-produced EP, To The...

  • NXNE: Shi Wisdom

    June 14th, 2014
    NXNE: Shi Wisdom

    Who: Shi Wisdom Where: Toronto When: Tattoo, Friday, June 20 @ 10 PM Sound: Neo-soul, Jazz, R&B Shi Wisdom is a truth teller, a soulful truth teller, bringing a depth and insightfulness to her music that sets her apart. A...

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