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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Polaris 2017 Shortlist Fun!

In 2016 I became a Polaris Music Prize juror. It was instantly exciting to explore the spectacular array of Canadian music up for the prize, much of it little known gems that would go unheralded without the amazing work Polaris has been doing for the past 12 years. Now in my second year, I was

Monday, August 15th, 2016

EP Review: Laura Roy

Laura Roy  Sometimes I wonder why an artist hasn’t blown up yet. Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Laura Roy is one of the best young pop-R&B vocalist making music today, with a voice as rich and beautiful as Alessia Cara and...

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Selah Sue – Reason Album Review

Reason, the sophomore release by Belgium’s Selah Sue, is laden with one heavy hitting song after another: “Alone,” “Gotta Make it Last,” “I Won’t Go for More,” “Light” and “Right Where I Want You” are just a...

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Coming Soon~!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Andreya Triana – Everything You Never Had, Pt. II EP Review

“When we were nothing, we had it all,” sings British soulstress/songwriter Andreya Triana, on her four-track EP, Everything You Never Had Pt. II, a prelude to her upcoming album. Triana’s mighty pipes, with their goose bump-inducing rasp,...

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Movement: From Starving Artist to the Abundance Artists Alliance

Can the often glamorized cliché image of the starving artist living an uncertain–yet beautifully bohemian–life, whilst creating masterpieces, finally become a thing of the past? If Suzana Barbosa (AKA Suzana d’Amour) gets her way, it will be (at...

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want

The title of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ fifth album,Give the People What They Want, is not the fatalistic catchphrase of a Las Vegas crooner, but the revival soul/funk outfit’s declaration that they’re about to hit music...

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Whisky, Brittany and Me

A shot of whisky and my friend Brittany.  Whisky is synonymous with the blues, rock, love and heartbreak, so when I think of whisky and music I think of Alabama Shakes. I saw Alabama Shakes at Echo...

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Talk: Revisiting Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

“Sarah was our voice – our distinct and unique point of view on life.”  Twenty  years later I find myself more and more appreciating the music that came out of the 90s decade.  For me (and others), the...

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Whisky Rocks Showdown: And then there were three…

The final three are here! You voted, I have a favourite and soon we’ll find out which band will be the opening-act for Theory of a Deadman. So after eight weeks of great music talk, Whisky Rocks...

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