The rise of collaborative culture impacts almost every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s cars, couches, or recycled possessions, we’ve moved from a culture of ownership to a culture of sharing. As much as those same ideas make it harder for artists to sell music, they also facilitate artists and techs to to work without [...]
A few days ago, songsillinois mentioned that Graydon James & The Young Novelist were probably a bit too epic to really find on home on his page, Oddly enough, they’re a perfect fit for herohill - beautiful, soaring, rootsy Canadiana - and I’ve still not written about their new EP, A Small Town Eulogy. [...]
Cam Penner is the working man’s musician. He’s out there on the road, without a booking agent, hoping beyond hope that his music, and all good music gets heard. His latest record, Gypsy Summer, finds Penner exploring new textures and bolder sounds, and even though his fractured rootsy persona still creeps into the mix, this [...]
In honour of Dan Mangan’s return to the Fax, here’s an acoustic take on my wife’s favourite track - “Basket” - from his last record. One could only hope he would play this in an acoustic set, especially if bribed with beer and BBQ.
Consummate professional Matthew Barber is back with another note perfect gem, a sneak peak from his upcoming self-titled LP.
MP3:: Matthew Barber - Ring Upon Your Finger
Seems about right. PS I Love You taking a swing at this Madonna number as part of some big news from PBR.
MP3:: PS I Love You - Where’s the Party?
Fantastic new folk pop from ex-My People Sleeping member James Irwin. Album out May 1st on Bad Panda records.
MP3:: James Irwin - Blue Dust
When it comes to getting your name out there in the blog world, there are certain ideas you just wish you came up with (especially when they involve some of your favorite bands). Blog pride aside, I have to shine a (search)light - or maybe wake y’all up with a Serch clock - on Weird [...]
The title kind of says it all. Last night Tom’s status as a Rock n’ Roll legend was solidified, came with a fitting quote (“They say that I have no hits and I’m difficult to work with,” Mr. Waits said as he accepted the award, “and they say that like it’s a bad thing.”) and [...]
New single from Calgary’s Lab Coast. Muscle up your Sunday, y’all.
MP3:: Lab Coast - Really Realize