Quick Hitters:: Jerry Leger The Good Old Days Are Back in Drag

I’ve been a fan of Jerry Leger for a while now, but even with the strength of his songs and the surprising depth of the characters he creates (considering his age), I’ve never thought his recording style fully matched his potential. The young songwriter is raw - in terms of the emotion he exposes - [...]

Video:: Happy Birthday, Tom Waits

  Sixty two years old. It’s crazy to think Tom Waits is that old or that young really. It’s crazy to think of him as more than a moment in time, like he should be measured in empirical units or unique increments of time. Thankfully, he’s still writing fantastic songs and inspiring the downtrodden, derelicts [...]

Happy Holidays from herohill

  You see that bad ass graphic? Run DMC, Christmas in Hollis. In terms of holiday jams, it gets no better. Anyway, around this time blogs and publications make with the best-of lists and trade them back and forth like Pokeman cards. This year, we decided to go another route, and channel our inner child. [...]

Reviews:: Terra Lightfoot

On the surface, Terra Lightfoot sings folk songs that are heavy on emotion and peaceful melodies. If you heard her voice carried only by an acoustic you wouldn’t blink an eye, but what makes her debut LP stand out is the surprisingly algorithmic electric guitar work that replaces any standard, delicate picking.   The talent [...]

Exclusive:: The Zolas Cultured Man

It seems we are keeping it as West Coast as Rodney O. or Katy Perry these days. Yesterday it was the fuzzed out bliss of Pleasure Cruise and up next, something extra special for you, good reader. The Zolas, a Vancouver piano pop outfit that somehow attacks mainstream radio and the CBC3 crowd at the [...]

Tonight:: Herohill showcase @ The Company House

Boom goes the blog-o-mite. Tonight, we set up camp at The Company House and smile as four kick ass acts play music for the masses. Or for like five people? Who knows. It’s a hectic HPX night but we would stand proudly behind these acts on any playground dust up.   So, we are going [...]

Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler

If, by chance, you’re still thinking about your late night HPX plans for this eve, your best bet just might be clever Cali noise outfit Thee Oh Sees at Reflections at 1AM.

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MP3:: Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler
WEB:: www.theeohsees.com

Matt Anderson - Fired Up

Matt Anderson is a man that can tear up a riff. Breathe in the smoke and enjoy his official video for “Fired Up.” Classic cars, card games, band scenes, and hot females. All we need is someone telling Dalton they thought he’d be bigger. Matt’s playing Halifax November 18th.   WEB:: http://www.stubbyfingers.ca

HUFF:: Selina Martin & Morgan Cameron Ross

HUFF started, and as always, the lineup is rock solid. Big names like Plaskett, Elkas and Matt Costa are just the tip of the iceberg, but it’s the 90% of those glacial masses, the people we don’t know and sounds we don’t hear that make HUFF so interesting. Case in point, tonight The Carleton Restaurant [...]