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TY SEGALL – The Strange Animal

Indie art-rock freak Ty Segall could have been the persona Gowan was referring to when he sang "You're a Strange Animal, I've got to follow" in 1985 (click here if you really have to). Segall wasn't even born...
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The Art of Songwriting: 10 Rare Gems by LOU REED

Great rock musicians have left us in recent years. Two years before David Bowie’s passing, his long-time friend Lou Reed, founder and leader of the legendary band The Velvet Underground, left us. While most...
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10 Deeper-hidden Gems by PAUL McCARTNEY

I could’ve never predicted the success of my Paul McCartney Hidden Gems piece but then again, Paul is still selling out arenas and stadiums around the world, still recording critically-acclaimed and relevant...
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DONOVAN WOODS – The Woodman’s Vulnerability

I first became aware of Ontario-born singer-songwriter Donovan Woods through an UNCUT Magazine Cd Sampler that featured his song, No Time Has Passed from his 2011 album, "The Widowmaker". It was love at first...
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THE BESNARD LAKES – Makes You Wander

Masters of sound Jace Lasek and his band The Besnard Lakes strike again. The Montreal crew that handles the Breaking Glass studio where Jace Lasek recorded some of their best work creates an awesome opus of...
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MEN I TRUST – Perfect Beauty

For guys and gals who miss the cool loungy feel of the late 90s that bands like Morcheeba used to infiltrate in our bodies, here's Men I Trust. This Quebec City band nails the soft lazy sexy and spleen-esque...
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10 Hidden Gems by PAUL McCARTNEY

This will be the first installment of a series that, I hope, will help you discover songs you weren’t familiar with, from artists you’re probably very familiar with. I will list the songs in the form of a...
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HEYMOONSHAKER Live in Montreal Shook Up the Place

Don't be fooled by their small amount of gear and their minimal set up, the duo behind HEYMOONSHAKER sounds as big as a roaring monster truck! I jumped at the opportunity to be at their show in Theatre...
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BASIA BULAT – Pop Goes The World

Singer songwriter Basia Bulat, 31, isn't a newcomer anymore. We have been seeing her on every Montreal and Toronto stage since her 1st EP came out in 2005. She played everywhere in Canada and the US since...
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LORDE – Beauty in Boredom

Lorde's rise to fame late 2013, was a refreshing one. The young lady made a few statements right off the bat refusing her pictures to be photoshopped, and her dark kind-of-gothic look changed. By doing so, she...
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THE HIGH DIALS bring back the good part of the 80s

This Montreal band (previously called The Datsons) is making a name for itself, since 2003. More and more, their Smiths-influenced new wave rock is finding its own route, thanks to strong music riffs (Echoes...
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Afghan Whigs’ GREG DULLI covers Bowie

News Release from Sub Pop Seattle, WA, January 19, 2016 – Beginning next month, Greg Dulli will embark on an intimate solo tour, which will see him make stops in twelve different countries for a total of 37...
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CROSS RECORD specialize in creeping rock

Pitch Perfect News Release- January 22, 2016 - “Cross Record specialize in creeping rock songs that blow in and out like storms.” — Stereogum With praise from the likes of MOJO, Uncut, Paste...
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CASS MC COMBS is all about contrasts

Cass McCombs is an indie-rock artist that combines garage art rock with strong Velvet Underground influence. You can hear the VU through his chord progression and guitar distortion (A.Y.D., which stands for At...
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30 years live of BAD RELIGION

On February 26th, Bad Religion will release 30 Years Live, a limited edition vinyl document of the band’s now historic 2010 live shows commemorating their 30 years as the world’s preeminent punk band. Four...
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DRALMS – Dark and Hypnotic Explorations

Imagine you're in a dream. It's nice, not freaky, but you kind of feel that something isn't normal. You are not scared but you aren't 100% comfortable either. Vancouver-based band Dralms's new album "Shook" is...
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Unheard track featuring LHASA DE SELA resurfaces

Throughout their two-decade career, Tindersticks have become known as masters of restraint and human emotion, led by the sophistication and rich baritone of Stuart Staples. On January 22nd via City Slang,...
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CALEXICO – Welcome to Broken Heart Country

In the late 90s and early years of this century, the Tucson, Arizona-based band Calexico was one of the most interesting ones of the indie rock world. Their unique Mexican music tainted folk rock was one that...
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DUSTED: Far away, dirty and beautiful

Brian Borcherdt is a genius. He has all the skills. This guy can get pure melodic gems out of lo-fi garage rock. Like Cobain could. Like Corgan could. He considers guitar like Neil Young does. He can play...

Remember the pre-weird BJÖRK?

To many ears, the Icelandic elf always has been weirder than your average rocker, but in the early days of her solo career, she still created pop songs that were way more melodic and danceable than her later...
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The 147 BEST SONGS of 2015

2015 was a great year in music! If you feel lost with the endless list of albums and singles that come out every week, this playlist is for you! After listening to these songs (hang in there, you have a few...
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DAVID BOWIE nails the perfect pop album

If this album would have been recorded by anybody else but David Bowie, we would all be in awe. “Let’s Dance” is one of the best albums of the 80s decade, one of the best pop albums of all times. But,...
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PLAYLIST D’HIVER

C'est l'hiver. Ou plutôt, ça devrait l'être. Mais il n'a pas encore véritablement neigé en ce 26 décembre à Montréal et nous n'avons pas eu de Noël blanc. Cela ne nous empêche pas d'avoir le goût de...
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THUS OWLS – A deep dive into a new landscape

At RREVERB, we think quality music lasts. That it can be listened to for years. This series of interviews with musicians takes the time to focus on the art of making music, on mastering an instrument, owning...
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What’s hot in JAZZ in 2015?

A top 10 list is very hard to do as there is so much more out there to enjoy. I tried to keep it as local as possible, because here in Montreal and the Quebec area we have so many talents and wonderful jazz...
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MOON DUO – Hypnosis under the Stars

Have you ever been hypnotized by music? Had the feeling where your brain cannot get out of a musical loop that almost makes you dizzy? That's exactly what Moon Duo is trying to do. With success! If you never...
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KINSKI, Like There’s No Tomorrow

Kinski is a rock band in the true sense of the word. You sense right from the first chord that these guys don’t anything else in life than look for the perfect sonic feeling, for the best riff or beat. Then,...
john cale 2015

JOHN CALE reworks “Music For a New Society”

M:FANS, a radical new reworking of one of John Cale's most unique and lauded solo records, the 1982 masterpiece Music For A New Society, will be released on January 22, 2016 on Double Six / Domino....
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MARROW: Exciting New Year!

This year, Marrow released their debut album, The Gold Standard, and went on tour for the first time. To celebrate, the band is sharing their new single, “Fool”, coupled with the announcement of their...
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CROSS RECORD: Awkward body contortions

Cross Record, also known as Emily Cross, has shared a video for “High Rise,” the latest track taken from her forthcoming album Wabi-Sabi, out January 29th via Ba Da Bing Records. Self-created by Cross...

EL VY – Up Close at Théatre Fairmount

Before beginning this review, one has to put up a disclaimer. I was seduced into going to this gig by a friend, who is a massive Matt Berninger fan. I didn't know much about EL VY, outside a Google search and...
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Who Will Mend ANGELA DESVEAUX’s Broken Heart?

Angela Desveaux signs beautifully. We don't get to hear her enough. It has been seven years since this small format blonde Montrealer has released an album, and I miss her music. Her music is carefully...
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YOUSSOU N’DOUR in Montreal, Nothing but Heat!

Winter is setting in but YOUSSOU N'DOUR brought the heat up in Montreal last Thursday. It was a packed house at the Olympia on November 12th. A mix of generations and nationalities, all united by the Legend...
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DUNE RATS – Resistance is futile.

Rare are the bands that have genuine fun screaming repetitively "Dalai lama banana marijuana" all through a song. Even rarer are bands that would open their album with that song! Usually, it's one that closes...
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ARCA – Into the Deepest Sonic Vortex

It's a strange world in which experimental musician Alejandro Ghersi aka Arca brings us into. Deep diving into sonic vortex, mixing dark keyboards with triturated sound waves (on the 7 minute-long title track)...
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NEW ORDER Goes The Distance

Hotly anticipated is no doubt the biggest euphemism of the year when it comes to New Order's latest opus, Music Complete. It's been 10 years since the band released anything new (Waiting For The Siren's Call...