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Old School Tuesdays:: Pop Goes The Weasel Edition

My mini-vacation extended into yesterday, and so we’re freaking the Old School Tuesday funk, as we occasionally do. During my break I came across a fun/jarring bit of Twitrivia (Twitter Trivia, I’m trademarking that pronto): 3rd Bass’ sophomore album, Derelicts of Dialect, is now 20 years old.   A quick check on the ol’ Googletron [...]

Quick Hitters:: wallscenery demos - half asleep. half awake.

Having previously posted on a couple of James Hicken’s offerings under his wallscenery demos moniker, and hearing his latest release half asleep. half awake., I have to wonder why I haven’t seen his stuff around the ol’ interwebs more. I have to wonder if it’s due at all to the connotations that the “demo” in [...]

First Rate People - Someone Else Can Make A Work Of Art

LIttle Foot Long Foot
The sound from Owen Sound! I know nothing about First Rate People, or if they even still call OS home, but regardless, this is a fantastically summery sounding jam and they can count me as a new fan.

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MP3:: First Rate People - Someone Else Can Make A Work Of Art
WEB:: www.firstratepeople.com

Old School Mondays:: Acknickulous Edition

One of the fun parts of doing these Old School Monday posts is when we hear back from the artists themselves. I mean I’d doing them regardless, but having Donald D take us to task for saying he had a shouty MC style, or having Yo-Yo send us a Facebook message is just further proof [...]

Friday Fun:: Edmontonia - Volume Two

Back-to-back Edmonton-related posts? Back-to-back Edmonton-related posts. Why? Well because when I think of fun Canadian cities, I think of Edmonton. Paul Coffey is my all-time favorite hockey player, Henry “Gizmo” Williams is my favorite all-time CFL player, and if you know my history, you know I’m an Edmonton rap-enthusiast of the highest order. Plus we [...]

What’s This, A Party?:: Skratch Bastid & Grimes

It’s been a while since the alarmingly frail pysiques of Kid N’ Play graced the hill on a Saturday morning, and that means one thing: we’re long overdue for some remix action. Problem solved, as you can see, we’ve got a crisp new edition of What’s This, A Party?, our irregular ode to Canadian-related remixes, [...]

News:: Oh Susanna & Matthew Barber @ The Carleton

Sometimes stars align… and other times they simply tour together. While not household names, Matthew Barber and Oh Susanna have talent in spades. If playing fields were level, these two song writers would be viewed as Canadian music royalty.   Thankfully, the two have joined forces for the “He Said, She Said” tour and The [...]

Sports - Postscript Insane

Sports
Here’s a catchily-raucous new song from Sports (the band!) that will appear on their upcoming new album. Good stuff.

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MP3:: Sports - Postscript Insane
WEB::sports.bandcamp.com