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Downtown Mystic 2

22 August 2016

DownTown Mystic: Rock ‘N’ Roll Romantic

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DownTown Mystic is the alter ego of songwriter Robert Allen, a New Jersey native with a penchant for rock in the classic –aka Americana/roots rock – vein. Rock ‘N’ Roll …

photos courtesy of the Drake Hotel

02 July 2016

The Drake Counts Down to WayHome 2016

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The Drake Hotel recently hosted a nightclub bash to kick off the countdown to WayHome 2016, a three day music and arts extravaganza held in cottage country July 22-24. This …

David Jacobson

29 June 2016

David Jacobson & the Space Wizards: Psychedelica Revisited

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David Jacobson and the Space Wizards are based out of Brooklyn, New York…


26 May 2016

Mitski: Puberty 2

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Indie darling Mitski – 25-year old Mitski Miyawaki – is riding a wave of momentum leading up to the release of her next album, Puberty 2, due out June 17 …

photo by Ewen Lewis

16 April 2016

Exclusive Interview: YUKA

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The classic RnB revival gets a boost later this month with Toronto band YUKA‘s fourth release – their first on vinyl – called From the Ancients. For Yuka, the RnB/soul …


09 March 2016

New Single: “Road Movie Star” by VEiiLA

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Buy the Single/Name Your Price Eminently danceable and ultimately intriguing, “Road Movie Star” is the new single from VEiiLA, the Russian electronica duo. The song has a great spooky groove …

tokyo ska paradise orchestra

24 December 2015

The Most Eclectic 2015 Year-End List You’ll Ever Find

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From the Malian countryside to Brooklyn, Amsterdam to Tokyo to Toronto and back, here are seven of the releases that stuck in my head this year – in chronological order. …

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12 November 2015

Upcoming: Marlon Williams by Marlon Williams

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February 19th 2016 on Dead Oceans Records Pre-order Marlon Williams: CD, LP & ltd tan vinyl Download on iTunes Amazon Support your local independent record store “Hello Miss Lonesome”, the …


24 October 2015

Simone Denny: The Stereo Dynamite Sessions, Vol. 1

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It may come as a surprise to find that Stereo Dynamite Sessions, Vol. 1, just released in Canada on October 16, 2015, is the debut solo album from Simone Denny. …

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11 September 2015

Kenton Slash Demon: New Track & Release

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Order The Vinyl HERE Atmospheric, inventive and sonically interesting, Danish duo Kenton Slash Demon shared a new track – Syko – on September 8, 2015. The track will be released …

Simcoe CD

21 June 2015

EP Release: Simcoe’s Self-Titled Debut

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Release Date: June 12 2015 Upcoming Show: Smiling Buddha, July 3 Buy the EP & Name Your Price Simcoe is the eponymous first EP release from the Toronto-based indie music makers …


25 April 2015

CMW Interview: Sal Costa (The Smashing Satellites)

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CMW Performances: May 6 at The Hideout  May 8 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre Sal Costa and The Smashing Satellites are at CMW promoting the new single off the upcoming full-length …


24 April 2015

CMW Interview: Luke Austin (Luke Austin Band)

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CMW Performances: May 1 with Daniel Lanois at The Horseshoe Tavern May 7 with Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts at The Virgin Mod Club Set to take the stage at …

time for three

04 March 2015

Exclusive Interview: Tf3’s Ranaan Meyer

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The Chicago Sun Times says, “The group’s two violinists and double-bassist look and act more like an indie-rock band” and Sir Simon Rattle calls them “the future of music.” What …