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MYRIAD3 – It’s All in the Details

My evening started at the Club Jazz stage, near the Gésù, where Toronto trio Myriad3 were finishing a few of their own compositions and were...
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NEIL COWLEY TRIO – On the Edge

If The Bad Plus are the most rock of all jazz bands, English musicians in Neil Cowley's Trio probably are the most jazz of all rock bands! At the...
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BRIA SKONBERG – Jazz is Fun!

Classic jazz and the repertoire from the 40s is the type of music that is fun to rediscover. That was the pop music of the avant-guerre era!...
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LOLA MARSH – The Soft Parade

There is something charming about the way Lola Marsh's music gets under your skin. At first, it may sound thin, and maybe some songs aren't...
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XENIA RUBINOS – YOLO, Baby!

Brooklyn based musician Xenia Rubinos was back in Montreal, as she had promised after her technically disastrous, but creatively awesome show at the...
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WE ARE MONROE – Zone Out

We Are Monroe represent a part of that unique indie rock sound that has been a part of Montreal before Arcade Fire amassed critical success and what...
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SPOON – Life’s Surprises!

2014's "They Want My Soul" was supposed to be the last Spoon album ever. The Austin, Texas-based band's leader Britt Daniel had announced it, and...

BRIDGET KEARNEY – Groovy baby

Accomplished bass player and backing vocalist for Boston’s acclaimed soul-pop outfit Lake Street Drive; Bridget Kearney steps out on her own for...
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MUDCRUTCH – Back to the Future

Mudcrutch is the most famous band you never heard of. Mudcrutch is also a strong testament of how a rock'n'roll legend is true to his friends....
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PRIESTS – Veni, vidi, vici.

Imagine a band fronted by Chrissie and Siouxsie sharing vocals, Hooky on bass and a supporting cast capable of delivering...

THE CAIRO GANG – Wrapped in Velvet

California-born musician Emmett Kelly plays with a lot of people. From Ty Segall to Bonnie “Prince” Billy to Joan of Arc and Japanese musician...
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STING Sees The Light

Sting is a great musician. It's easy to be impressed by his amazing career, from his days in The Police (1977-1984), which hailed itself as one of...

JIM JAMES – Hiding in Plain Sight

Waves of ominous, swirling keys and treated guitars welcome you aboard Jim James second solo album “Eternally Even” and it takes a minute before...
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The Many Faces of RUST EDEN

Yet another great Montreal band that reached my ears thanks to the Xmas List of Poulet Neige! Rust Eden is a cool indie rock band that takes the time...

JESCA HOOP – An Old Soul…

Tom Waits says of Jesca Hoop: 'She is like an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at...
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Why I Hope I’ll Never be Good

I’ve been playing guitar for about 25 years, 15 of them “professionally” whatever that means.  There may have been a 20-minute window in 2011...

Best of 2016

In my humble opinion, 2016 has been a shitty music year. Primo: he deaths of Prince, Bowie, Cohen, Sharon Jones and so many other I cannot recall...
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SOLANGE – The Centre of Attention

Being the sister of the Diva of soul must not be an easy place to be for Solange Knowles. A bit like Beyoncé's ex-bandmates of Destiny's Child, she...
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5 albums that impressed me in 2016

In a bad or a great way, here are 5 albums that didn't go unnoticed in the last 12 months. 1 DEATH GRIPS - Interview 2016 (Third World...
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2016: A superb tragedy

One needs a little bit of black humour to get through a year like 2016. Pointless for me to regurgitate every ugly detail, every single huge loss in...
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Lost in Music – 10 albums for 2016

10! Nowhere near enough is it. But hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. CASS McCOMBS - MANGY LOVE (Anti-) 8th trip to the well for Cass and...
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JESSE MAC CORMACK – Raw Blues

In an exclusive RREVERB interview in November 2015, music consultant Pedro Barbosa answered “Jesse Mac Cormack” when I asked him, "Which...
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JOSEPH ARTHUR – Owning Lou Reed

New York musician and painter Joseph Arthur has been a Lou Reed fan for the longest time. When the Velvet Underground leader passed away on October...
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AGNES OBEL – In a Different Mood

Agnes Obel is a Danish singer-songwriter that had charmed many ears and hearts with her 2013 album “Aventine". The world met a talented melodist...
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Welcome to THE GROWLERS’ Beach Goth!

The Growlers is a California based band which has been labeled as Beach Goth, a mixture basically of surf folkish upbeat rhythms and rich in reverb...
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Thank you MR COHEN

A great singer-songwriter has left us today. The great Leonard Cohen passed away at age 82. He was born in Montreal, and often, when I walk in the...
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JOHN CALE – Sharp!

It is always very impressive when you are about to see a concert from an artist that you really respect. There is this excitement, in the days before...
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10 reasons not to miss JOHN CALE live

For its 14th edition, the festival most oriented on musical discoveries, POP MONTREAL, has a great guest: Mister John Cale. In a rare visit in...