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BING & RUTH – Escape

Bing & Ruth is a musical and conceptual project led by pianist David Moore. As a former student of The New School of Jazz in NYC, Moore wishes to...
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The best illustrated INTERVIEWS

Blank on Blank is a production of Quoted Studios-– a nonprofit content studio based in Brooklyn. Quoted is dedicated to using animated journalism...
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HA HA TONKA – The New Model

Formerly known as Amsterband up until 2007, Ha Ha Tonka is a band originally formed in West Plains, Missouri in 2005. They renamed themselves after...

The Soft Panache of GRIZZLY BEAR

It's been a little while since the hype years of Grizzly Bear. I remember, back in 2005 or 2006, when the Brooklyn-based band were filling the city's...
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THE WAR ON DRUGS – Continuity

The long-awaited follow-up to The War on Drugs' breakthrough album "Lost in the Dream" finally arrived on August 25, 2017, after intensive touring...
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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – Living the Dream

Wow, now here's a great album! And what a great comeback for LCD Soundsystem, who went on hiatus in April 2014! There are lots of Bowie and Byrne...
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The POP MONTREAL 2017 Playlist

Having a tough time trying to decide to which show to go among the 400+ bands at POP Montreal this year? Me too. So, let's listen to few bands...
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The Cool Life of LONDON O’CONNOR

Great lo-fi synths and a cool lazy voice welcome you on "O∆" (pronounce “Circle Triangle”), the latest release from NYC via San Diego-based...
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SUMMER’S NOT OVER Playlist

August is already finished, and while the pessimist in all of us might want to drivel about how fast the last three months have passed, there are...
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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...