Reviews:: Jack Pine and the Fire

People will be fooled by Jack Pine and the Fire. Mandolin and foot stomping kick drum set the tone on the opening number, hinting that the Ottawa outfit is rooted in the Appalachians, but the self-titled debut is more than traditional sounds and spirited sing-alongs. When the band moves they spit fire, but there’s just [...]

Jordan Klassen - Go To Me

Jordan Klassen – Go To Me

Wednesday night I saw Jordan Klassen, the person and the sprawling seven-piece band, take the stage at The Carleton and deliver a delightful set. The highlight was the Shins-ready “Go To Me”, the single that dominates the Kindness EP. Money back guarantee: This jam will make your day off even more enjoyable. Web:: http://www.jordanklassenmusic.com/

Reviews:: John Southworth & Andrew Downing Easterween

Reviews:: John Southworth & Andrew Downing Easterween

The passion to create has driven John Southworth for the last sixteen years, resulting in a steady collection of peculiar, quirky, fascinating and often brilliant songs. Considering that in today’s world records that would have sold 500 copies a few years ago don’t even cover production costs these day, John’s creativity is truly an exercise [...]

Contest:: Win 2tix to see Cuff the Duke in Halifax

Cuff the Duke is like the energizer bunny. The band refuses to stop. This year has seen the Oshawa band roll the odometer, be nominated for a Juno (sadly, they didn’t mention the Holiday season so things didn’t go their way), release Morning Comes in the US and offer up a covers EP that showed [...]

Contest:: Win The Shins Port of Morrow on Vinyl

Contest:: Win The Shins Port of Morrow on Vinyl

Today, we are going to flood the market with contests. That’s right, we are giving it away faster than Tiffany Amber Thiessen on 90210. Do people that read blogs even get that reference? Wait. There’s a new 90210? What the shit? Anyway. I’ve had a long lasting love affair with The Shins, dating back to [...]

Tor - Glass & Stone

Tor – Glass & Stone

Ever since we heard his rather impressive re-working of Sufjan Stevens’ material into the backing tracks for some of our favorite old school jams, we’ve always had a lot of time for Vancouver-based producer Tor. We’ve posted a couple of his tracks already, but now there’s news that Tor’s proper debut album is on the [...]

Reviews:: Walrus Onetwotree

Reviews:: Walrus Onetwotree

Having two sons, I see how brothers interact on a daily basis. Pushing and shoving, hugging and loving. These interactions start too early to be anything more than natural, inherited instinct. Walrus, a new experimental dream-pop act from Halifax, is the work of two brothers but those roughhouse moments are nowhere to be found. The [...]