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NAP EYES’ Lazy Rock

I got at the Casa just in time to catch the last two songs of the second band playing tonight, Cian Nugent and his two musicians. The place was...
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GIRLS IN HAWAII – The Missed One

There aren't many albums that are focused on the death of a loved one that are fun to listen to. Belgian indie rock band Girls in Hawaii have...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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!...
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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...
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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...
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FEIST’s Silver Metal Shining

Canadian singer songwriter Leslie Feist is the perfect example of a musicians who find success as she digs deeper in her personal feelings, while...
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BELLE & SEBASTIAN The Golden Era

Scottish band Belle & Sebastian are the quintessential indie pop band. Throughout their 19 year career, they've always stayed outside the...
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LOU DOILLON – A Name of Her Own

I am always suspicious of albums made by "son / daughter of" celebrities. You kind of feel that this person got a free ticket to the media's ears...
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LOW – Stunned by Magnificent Beauty

The beautiful songs, minimalist execution, sonic explosion of Low left me speechless last night. I knew this concert, at the Ritz PDB on Jean-Talon...
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SPOON – We Want More Of Their Soul

On this 22nd June, Spoon made their first appearance in Montreal since opening for Arcade Fire last August at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Being the main act...
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ZOLA JESUS The Savior of Art Rock

The art rock band Zola Jesus, fronted by Russian singer (and probably dancer) Nika Roza Danilova gave quite a performance at the Sala Rossa yesterday...
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CAT POWER reaches for the Sun

In 2012, indie lo-fi folk artist Cat Power stunned her fans with an album that was more upbeat than anything she had ever done - by far! Nowhere in...
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SARAH BETHE NELSON’s Impossible Love

Singer-songwriter Sarah Bethe Nelson explores the dark 60s garage folk rock style with her debut album, published on Burger Records. Alike Kandle,...
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THE HELIO SEQUENCE is shifting

The eponymous album by the Portland, Oregon band The Helio Sequence is one of my favorites of the first three months of 2015. Their perfect blend of...

WILL BUTLER. Good and Sweaty.

I did something people shouldn’t do before going to a concert. I envisioned a great show, maybe even as good as the 2005 White Stripes’ one. Will...
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PACIFIC GOLD expresses just that

The great movement of soft indie pop from the West Coast has a new militant: Pacific Gold. This band, composed of Torry Anderson (keys), Brian...

SISKIYOU’s curious sound

Siskiyou hasn't released an album since 2011’s “Keep Away The Dead”. During those silent years, the singer and songwriter Colin Huebert had...