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06 April 2020

Random Vinyl I’ve Never Listened to… Until this Pandemic

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About a year ago, I bought a sweet record cabinet from an elderly lady off Kijiji. Along with it came a whole whack of records, all of which I kept. …

15 October 2019

Frank Turner Sits Down at Toronto’s QET

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October 10th was the first time Frank Turner has performed in Toronto since I started listening to Frank Turner. I’ve never been to one of the high-energy concerts at the …

21 June 2019

James Ehnes plays the Korngold Concerto (& the TSO plays Carmina Burana)

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James Ehnes is a thrilling violinist, a brilliant technician who…

11 June 2019

The TSO plays “Modern Broadway”

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When conductor Steven Reineke led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through the Phantom of the Opera overture to kick off Monday night’s performance of “Modern Broadway”- the first of four performances …

05 April 2019

The TSO’s Best of Hollywood

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The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is world-class and their recent infusion of young new players really livens things up down at Roy Thomson Hall (always a fun venue to visit). I’m …

02 May 2018

“Music Theatre”: Picnic in the Cemetery

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Billed as “music theatre”, Njo Kong Kie’s first production in his residency with Canadian Stage is more of a concert with multimedia aspects than it is a piece of theatre. …

11 March 2018

nothing,nowhere. – Reaper

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This was a huge grower. On first listen I was ready to write it off as “better than Peep, worse than Wicca”, which I now see is wrong – he’s …

07 March 2018

Joey Niceforo- “Winner Takes It All”

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“Winner Takes All” is the ABBA favourite you think you know – you think so, that is, until you hear the latest version by singer Joey Niceforo. Joey is a …

04 March 2018

Lisa Nicole- Come Find Me

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Clear, sweet vocals and a resourceful sense of seizing opportunity by the horns has gotten singer songwriter Lisa Nicole across the country a couple of times, and it’s done so …

17 February 2018

Baths- Romaplasm

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Romaplasm is an album I’ve been waiting for for a long time. I don’t mean just as a followup to his landmark masterpiece, Obsidian (also my AOTY in 2013), but …

28 January 2018

Corbin- Mourn

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Corbin (formerly Spooky Black/Lil Spook) was my big surprise hit of 2017. His past material was enjoyable despite the laughable lyrics and aesthetic, but his low-pulse sadboi trap&B style wasn’t …

06 December 2017

The Two Hadestowns

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Listening to Anaïs Mitchell’s gorgeous Hadestown recordings is the perfect way to spend a dark cold winter’s night. As of 2017, there are two recordings of Hadestown, a folk musical take …

20 November 2017

The New New Space Wizards Demo

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New York City-based David Jacobson and The New Space Wizards have released a new demo, a follow up to their 2016 EP Psychedelica Revisited. The new demo was recorded with …

16 November 2017

The New Converge Album Sucks (but take my opinion with a spoonful of salt)

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Rather than spend time writing a review of the new Converge album…

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