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14 May 2013

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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May 9, 2013- Kool Haus Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are one of those inimitable few acts who persist, year in and year out, relatively unchanged. Since the 2001 release of …

02 May 2013

Shannon Graham and the Storytellers

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CD Release at Gallery 345, April 17 Resplendent in a purple pixie gown, Shannon Graham stands out from her band. They are clad in the trademark black suits of the …

23 April 2013

Shafton Thomas Group (STG) plays The Drake

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One of the predominant challenges faced by modern jazz musicians is that of an alienated audience. How does one push boundaries in a genre famed for its esoteric complexity—a genre …

29 March 2013

Chloe Charles at Canadian Music Week

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“I hope you all stick around after,” she says with a gleam in her eye, “it’s been a long week. And we’re going to party.” Chloe Charles is addressing a …

24 February 2013

The Daft Punk Tribute at Lee’s Palace

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I don’t like electronic music. You can call it house, electronica, dance, synth, trance, or whatever else you want. The point is, it’s just never been something that appeals to …

14 December 2012

Metric, Instagram, and the ACC

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It was a brisk, sunlit afternoon and I was walking along Queen West, headed into the city to meet a friend for dinner.  As I passed the south gates of …

12 November 2012

At the Global Cabaret 2012

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I went on and on about the awesomeness of The Global Cabaret Festival last year, so I’m not going to say it again. What I will say is that this …

09 November 2012

Square Peg Square Hole

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Mount Kimbie and Squarepusher- DANFORTH MUSIC HALL, Nov. 2 Staying relevant is difficult for modern musicians.  Ubiquitous online scrutiny coupled with the limitless ability to release and re-release material has created …

28 September 2012

Craft Spells and The Ice Choir at Glasslands in Brooklyn

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This week I went out to Glasslands to catch The Ice Choir and Craft Spells. The show was put together by PopGun, a Brooklyn based booking agency. The bill worked …

29 August 2012

Concert Review: Omar Thomas Large Ensemble

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Omar Thomas Large Ensemble took the stage at Berklee Performance Center on July 25th to a packed house. This was Thomas’s second concert at BPC with his 18 piece jazz …

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