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CMW Day 3: Sirius XM Indie Awards

April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Friday, March 22 Sirius XM Indie Awards @ Kool Haus It was time once again boys and girls of CMW for the Independent Music Awards. AKA “The Indies”. AKA that award show where everyone finds...

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Thursday, March 21 Poor Young Things @ The Horseshoe Tavern No matter what the festival, I’ll end up at the horseshoe at some point. It’s always packed. It never fails in the regard of line-up....

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As you know, this ain’t me and Genny’s first rodeo. I wouldn’t say we’re veterans who’ve survived our fair share of festivals, but we’re definitely not rookies. With hundreds of bands playing a festival such...

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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath Celebrates High Road

March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Grapes of Wrath played a private show on Tuesday night at the SoHo house, an elegant members-only club. With the pre-show hype established, I was excited to see how they would celebrate the release...

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Delta Will

Delta Will EP Release @ The Piston

March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

So…looping. Not a new thing, obviously, but something that seems to be making a resurgence that is sweeping the indie rock scene these days. I’ve always been impressed by it; it takes a lot of...

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Raine Maida

Raine Maida – We All Get Lighter

March 12, 2013 | 1 Comments

Let me preface this review by saying that you should listen to this album. We All Get Lighter by Raine Maida is a wonderful and fascinating work by a man with a singular amalgam of...

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Wildlife - On the Heart

Wildlife – …On The Heart

March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

“We put our hearts into making this thing, completely, with all the violence and romance we could muster.” – Wildlife I’ll always remember how I felt the first time I heard Strike Hard, Young Diamond,...

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Hollerado

Hollerado Album Release Show w/ Fred Penner

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The long-awaited release of Hollerado’s newest album White Paint was cause for celebration at The Rivoli this past Tuesday night. The room was abuzz while the on-lookers were gingerly drinking their free Steam Whistle, sheltered...

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Mad Ones - Burning Window

Mad Ones – Burning Window

February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

While typically I would swear off any band that makes use of the lyric “nowhere left to hide,” in this case I will have to make an exception. I must admit I was taken off...

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Tryst with Trust

February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday night at Lee’s Palace and there’s a lot of fucking toques in the room. It’s that type  of crowd: a mix of twenty-something, hoser hipster dudes and pretty girls in black-rimmed glass and...

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