By: Richie Guzman About a month ago, I was DJing my monthly night at Odd Thomas with my friend and fellow DJ, Sanga Genesis. It was 2:15 a.m. and the […]
Nap Eyes are a bit of an anomaly in the current musical landscape: a deconstructionist Canadian garage band from East of here (Halifax/Montreal) whose songwriting is strong, and whose playing is raw and articulate. Moreover, they’re getting a fistful of nice press from people who seem genuinely eager to explain what they like about the group.
This lesson in what makes The Beatles’ White Album great helps inform a critical look at The Life of Pablo, the most recent outing by Kanye West. The two albums are not unfamiliar. Think about their contentious releases, their vexing run times. Think about the music itself. We see history repeat itself, an artist’s reality affecting the product they create.
By: John Gaudes Even in the near-freezing climate of early November, Iceland is a stunning country to visit. Mountain faces with falling water, deep fjords, spitting geysers, and cap glaciers […]
By: John Gaudes It may be the closest thing he’s done to pop music, but four years on, “Smoke Ring For My Halo” is still the Kurt Vile record I […]
By: John Gaudes Eaux Claires is a new festival. In its promotion, we were told it’d be a different kind of music festival. Not put together by a promoter, but […]
By: John Gaudes My first impression of Tame Impala shouldn’t qualify me for the rest of what you’re about to read, but here it is anyway. Early in 2013, I […]
By: Scott Alic “1989 the number, another summer…” In 1990, sales of compact discs very nearly equaled that of cassettes (45.8 percent market share vs. 46 percent), and I decided […]
By: Chris Dagonas It all started on a cold night in Collingwood, December 30th, 2008. That was the first time I ever saw Shadrach Kabango, also known as the hip-hop […]
By: Dan Grant In honour of St Patrick’s Day, I’ve decided to create a tribute to one of my favourite things about my ancestral homeland – silly sounding names. Irish […]