Listen Up:: Sandro Perri How Will I? (Sing Leaf remix)

Listen Up:: Sandro Perri How Will I? (Sing Leaf remix)

Considering how unique the sounds and textures Sandro Perri explores, it’s surprising how well his creations lend themselves to reinterpretation. Impossible Spaces was a beacon of light, shining brilliantly through the fog, and thankfully musicians are still inspired by the sonic collages Perri offers. This time out, Sing Leaf – a.k.a., David Como – puts(…)

Contest:: Win 2 tix to see Evening Hymns and Andy Shauf @ The Drake

Contest:: Win 2 tix to see Evening Hymns and Andy Shauf @ The Drake

Pretty well says it all, right? Jonas Bonnetta is one of my favorite song writers. Period. No qualifiers or disclaimers. His latest record – a breathtaking tribute to the life and passing of his father – is a record that’s provided me with great comfort and inspiration over the last year. Truthfully, between he and(…)

Admissions:: Daniel Romano

Admissions:: Daniel Romano

Yesterday would have been my Dad’s birthday. He would have been seventy-two, old enough to have seen the world but still young enough to experience the joy of life. He should have been given more time; a doctor and gracious man, if anyone earned a free pass, it was him. Sadly, cancer doesn’t judge on(…)

Dan-e-o – Worldwide Vapors f. Big Kish & Maestro Fresh Wes

Toronto! Uhhhh, how’s it going? Perhaps you’ve heard, but Canada’s largest city has been having a few “issues” with it’s mayor of late. I sense this is weighing heavily on the shoulders of Hogtown’s denizens, so how about a little something today to remind us all of Toronto the good? How about helping birth Canadian(…)

Reviews:: Old Cabin S/T

Reviews:: Old Cabin S/T

There are songs that are only fully realized in the grooves of polyvinyl chloride pressings. Considering how warm, rich and inviting the end product is, it’s always felt weird to me that vinyl is completely unnatural, formed by a subtraction reaction. In a comparison that seems fitting for most great, gut punching songs, the best(…)

Jessy Lanza – Kathy Lee

I’m just back from a visit with the Ack & his family in Upper Canada (fun fact: many current residents of Upper Canada have no idea that was a thing). It was a great hanging with the Ack and his fam again, tooling around the various areas outside Hamilton, so it only seemed fitting to(…)

Listen Up:: The Reference Desk

Listen Up:: The Reference Desk

In January, I was one over by the first smatterings of music from The Reference Desk. Usually, reviews are like bad fashion choices or mod haircuts; you can’t help but cringe when you revisit your choices. But that one… fits. The Reference Desk is the type of band that’s often overlooked in today’s scene. Kristina(…)

Bloody Diamonds

Bloody Diamonds

Bloody Diamonds have the kind of name that seems to be de rigueur in our current digital music age: one that makes me think they must be some Brooklyn or Sweden-based buzz band every time I hear it. That’s not really the fault of this young Halifax foursome, more a product of the endless PR(…)

Reviews:: Moonface Julia With Blue Jeans On

Reviews:: Moonface Julia With Blue Jeans On

One of the scariest things about how integrated our lives and technology have become is how we are bombarded with torrents of the saddest, most romantic, or heartbreaking moments in an endless loop. Every day we are suffocated by euphoric highs, global tragedy and unbearable cruelty. The results are awful; we are constantly measuring our(…)

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(…)