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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...
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No more sparkle in MADONNA’s voice

Unlike millions of people around the world, I've never been a fan of Madonna's music. Mostly because I've always found that her success was in large...
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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...
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CECILE DOO-KINGUÉ is the real thing

Cecile Doo-Kingué wants "to be your bitch". And she wants somebody to "fuck the devil out of me!" Yes, shocking indeed! That's how the first song of...
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HARRY MANX: Grow Old with Me

There's something nice about growing old(er). Yes, the body is less performant. Some parts hurt. But experience and knowledge adds up through the...

VIET CONG… a step up from Women

Last week, I missed Viet Cong playing at Montreal's Ritz PDB to a sold out crowd. I wish I hadn't. That day, I had just started listening to their...
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THE DECEMBERISTS : back to folk

The Decemberists, with their songwriter leader Colin Meloy on the front line, had created one of the best albums of 2009, with the epic rock opera...