Video Hits:: We Are The City, Julie Fader, Born Ruffians

After a week off, the Video Hits return here at the hill with a vengeance! That makes pretty much no sense, but everything sounds better when you do it with a vengeance, does it not? How else would one explain Steve Segal? Well that’s another very broad topic for another time, now is time for [...]

Video Hits:: Wintersleep Edition

Why yes, I did do a version of Video Hits just yesterday, but I’m doing another, Wintersleep-only version today. Why? My reasons are two-fold: 1) this is our blog, therefore, we make the rulez. 2) I don’t know any other Halifax band that is playing on Letterman tonight, do you? (is this a historical occurrence? [...]

Video Hits:: Meligrove Band, PS I Love You, Paper Lions

It’s a rainy Thursday here in Halifax, but luckily being Thursday it means that we’ve got some videos here to lighten the mood. As per usual, we’ve got 3 videos, but as somewhat of a change, all 3 are uptempo tunes, which certainly helps with the mood lightening.   Toronto’s Meligrove Band have recently released [...]

Video Hits:: Common Grackle, Small Sins & Teenage Kicks

Happy Thursday folks. The weekend is nigh, and you know what that means here on the hill: videos. We’ve got three more solid videos this week, from three rather different Canadian outfits, so let’s discuss them briefly shall we?   Common Grackle is the duo of prairie producer Factor and Guelph’s hip hop-inspired folkster Gregory [...]

Video Hits:: The Wheat Pool, Dog Day, Vangel, Ruth Minnikin & Amelia Curran

Thursday is here, so it’s time once again to fire up our favorite semi-regular fourth-day feature: Video Hits. Last time out I talked about doing an all-female version of our clip show, but unfortunately I don’t have enough content to make that happen. But I didn’t want to wait, so I’ve hooked up an eclectic [...]

Quick Hitters:: J Dilla Doc & New Record

I meant to post something about Dilla on the anniversary of his death last month, but unfortunately, I didn’t get to it. However, a couple Dilla-related items caught my eye recently, and I thought I’d post them up for those who haven’t seen them. After all, Dilla is one of those artists that everyone with [...]