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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

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...

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...

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The Whisky Rocks Showdown: Who is piquing my interest?

The Whisky Rocks Showdown is coming to a close very soon. Here I look at some of the contenders that have caught my ear. If you want to check out contestants and vote, click here. Chaka V.  Boy, there’s...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The Opening Act ~ Fans and groupies show up!

Week five of the Whisky Rocks showdown! This week I’m talking about why we gotta stop ignoring the opening act and show up! And I’m not only talking to potential fans but the groupies too (you know...

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

TALK: My Girl Group Fantasy

In a Noisey piece titled, How Come Everyone Still Wants to Be in A Sixties Girl Group? writer Hazel Cills asked, “Remember how good the music was in the 60s? Of course you don’t! You weren’t alive...

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Cool vs.Talent: the truly unforgettable

What makes me remember an artist after I see them live? Well, talent of course! Read why. Chaka V.  What stands out for me when I see a band live for the first time is talent. Unadulterated...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Radio: it ain’t all bad! A tale of redemption

It’s week three of Whisky Rocks! Last week I talked about my top 5 musical discoveries of 2013.  This week they got us talking about where we find the music that we love. And stay tuned because in a couple...

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