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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 →

Commonwealth Connections: Bastille in Philadelphia

Not only is this a new entry in our Commonwealth Connections series, but it’s our first post by a guest writer!  Martina Keogan brings us her recap of British band Bastille’s recent performance in Philadelphia. Energetic and appreciative, British alt… Continue Reading →

New Video: Mise en Scene, “Waster”

Winnipeg-based rockers Mise en Scene have just released a video for their song “Waster,” from their recent album “Still Life on Fire.” Mise en Scene’s breakout album, “Desire’s Despair” (Pipe & Hat, 2012), was a rallying call that got the… Continue Reading →

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