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November 15th, 2013
We all dread the thought of being called into human resources. Y’know, maybe you made some inflammatory comment towards a co-worker. Maybe you continually clog the toilets and let them overflow. Maybe you were caught boozin’ in the toilet while you were clogging it up. Or maybe it’s all good. Maybe you found a way […]
November 13th, 2013
For the last ten years, Glasgow’s Frightened Rabbit have been slogging it out, beginning as a solo project for frontman Scott Hutchison, and eventually becoming a full band. But the past couple of years has seen the Scots become kind of a big deal, signing to major label Atlantic and playing bigger concert halls, as […]
October 23rd, 2013
Toronto four-piece Elsa just released their EP I Do yesterday via Mike Haliechuk’s (Fucked Up) label One Big Silence. While I was researching Elsa, I Googled their name but accidentally typed salsa, so don’t make the same mistake I did. Anyway, Elsa is fronted by songwriter/guitarist Jonathan Rogers along with his friends Matthew Goldman (guitar), […]
October 11th, 2013
Yesterday some of us “industry peeps” were invited to a listening party for what is arguably the most anticipated album of 2013: Arcade Fire’s Reflektor. It’s one of those events where you get to feel extremely privileged, grateful, and even a little high and mighty (Have YOU heard it? Didn’t think so :P). Inside Toronto’s […]
October 10th, 2013
Last month, the Art Gallery of Ontario unveiled the first North American stop of David Bowie is, a mixed media exhibit “celebrating the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theatre, art and film” over his six-decade careere. Breaking attendance records in London, the show has received universal praise for its unique and […]
October 7th, 2013
Last month marked the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s awesome, yet usually underrated third LP, In Utero. A lavish, comprehensive box set was released to commemorate the birthday featuring “70 remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased recordings, including B-sides, compilation tracks, never-before-heard demos and live material” as well as the live DVD, Live and Loud. One thing […]
October 3rd, 2013
For the last couple of years, Detroit rapper Danny Brown has built a reputation as one of hip-hop’s wildest, most versatile characters. His dirty-mouth rhymes, genre-bending production and singularity both in his persona and sense of style have made him stand out in an industry crowded with talent. With a history of difficulty getting into […]
October 1st, 2013
The past year has seen Solange break out from under her big sis Beyoncé’s shadow. You could draw a similar parallel to L.A. singer Kelela, who twice this year performed in Toronto opening up for Solange. After months of waiting, Kelela finally dropped her long-awaited debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me, which should find big love […]
October 1st, 2013
Guys, Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium) is sad. She stars in Mikal Cronin’s new video for “Peace of Mind” as a hotel maid who’s having a crappy day. Her boss is a total dick. But at least she gets back at him by stealing some breath mints. Things just go downhill from there…she does laundry, […]
September 26th, 2013
After waiting a year to release her debut album, London pop pixie Charli XCX finally saw True Romance squeak out this past April. And to show the delay was not on her end, she’s already back with a brand new single taken from her upcoming second album. “SuperLove” finds Charli and her posse taking in […]