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#NewMusicFriday Roundup: Donovan Woods, Jeremy Dutcher, Kutch, Suuns

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve received a slew of great new songs and videos in our inbox.  We thought we’d share a few of our favorites with you here for #NewMusicFriday. Donovan Woods, “Burn That Bridge” We here… Continue Reading →

Review: Signs to the City, “Not Made Of Miracles”

Team GDW recently received a copy of “Not Made Of Miracles,” the debut full-length album from Signs to the City, and I was curious to explore the music of this Winnipeg based alt-rock band.  Previously performing under the name ‘The… Continue Reading →

Exploring a Different Voice: Interview With Sarah Cripps

With this latest release, a self-titled album, singer/songwriter Sarah Cripps is stepping out of the Canadian country scene, choosing a gritty, intense alt rock sound for this dark (but excellent) set of songs.  I can only imagine how challenging it… Continue Reading →

Interview: Ché Aimee Dorval, “Between the Walls & the Window”

Since Vancouver-based Ché Aimee Dorval’s latest release, “Between the Walls & the Window,” landed in my player, it has remained there.  It’s a collection of great songs, all anchored by her tremendous singing.  This, her second full-length solo album, reflects… Continue Reading →

The Wolfe Debut New Single, Video Today: “Tip of My Tongue”

Some great news for a Friday morning – The Wolfe are opening up 2018 with a bang: a terrific new single, “Tip of My Tongue.”  (Crank this one up, folks!) We first became acquainted with The Wolfe last summer as… Continue Reading →

ICYMI: The Darcys Heat Up Christmas With “Another Log on the Fire”

We here at Team GDW are big fans of The Darcys – we were thrilled to get to see them live in late 2016 in support of their “Centerfold” album and have been eager for new music.  This Christmas season,… Continue Reading →

A Saturday Night With Matt Mays and The Arkells in London, ON

Continuing our series of the ‘Thanksgiving Weekend 3 concerts in 3 nights,’ we found ourselves in London, ON for the third consecutive evening of live music.  And in contrast to the intimate shows spent with both Emm Gryner and The… Continue Reading →

Review: Gunner & Smith, “Byzantium”

Having reviewed albums from bands such as The Deep Dark Woods, The Wilderness Of Manitoba, and The Dead South within the last few months, I consider myself pretty well exposed to music that wears the ‘alt-country’ tag proudly. So I… Continue Reading →

On Tour: Brodie Moniker

Several months ago, we had the opportunity to speak with Saskatchewan-based Brodie Moniker about his recent album, “Nowhere Left to Ghost.”  Brodie is now taking this terrific material out on the road in midwestern and western Canada, with a tour… Continue Reading →

Review: Walrus, “Family Hangover”

Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the indie-fuzz band Walrus recently released their new album “Family Hangover.”  Liking the retro nineties indie vibe of their opening track “Later Days,” I received a very harsh wake-up call around the sixty second mark… Continue Reading →

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