Royal Canoe – Bathtubs

HPX 2013 is about to launch into fever pitch mode, with Friday’s events already under way, with much more to come (damn you scheduling, why must the Plaskett/NS Symphony show take place at the same time as Shad’s only set?!?!?) and an over flowing Saturday of musical events still to come. So I thought I’d(…)

The Lytics – Stay Calm

Goddamn kilogram, this is my favourite song right now by a Prairie mile. Winnipeg crew The Lytics crush it with Stay Calm, the first single from their upcoming long-player They Told Me. Propulsive drums, a super-catchy vocal and then 3 fun & well-executed verses – yes, yes and yes. Throw in a great Stuey Kubrick-helmed(…)

Rob Crooks – Hearts

Rob Crooks – Hearts

What, it’s September already? Well based on the speed in which I get posts up these days, I’d better start crackin’ on my “Records I Missed in 2012″ posts if I’m to get any of them up. The first of these is Hearts from Winnipeg’s Rob Crooks. I’ve had this album on my phone for(…)

John K. Samson – When I Write My Master’s Thesis

Here is an uptempo gem from John K. Samson’s upcoming solo album Provincial (Jan. 24th). Like anything Samson does, this is great, and the album will be great, so it would be great if you bought it.

The Details – Weightless In The Dark

Here’s a rather lovely, roots-rockish new song from Winnipeg’s The Details, from their upcoming album Lost Art. MP3:: The Details – Weightless In The Dark

Reviews:: The Happy Unfortunate – No Time To Sleep

Considering the direction hip hop has taken – going from a place where “being a biter” was the most heinous of crimes, to a climate now where anyone who makes an impact at all will likely have an army of internet-mixtape wielding clones overnight – there’s certainly no shame in overtly acknowledging your influences, as(…)