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The Clouded Lights

Formed on a wet and windy night by four Yorkshire lads with a passion for jangly guitars and dreamy melodies, The Clouded Lights combine...

Oranj Son

Oranj Son, a Merseyside Synth-Punk trio, draw influence from the New Order, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Air, Suicide and The Teardrop Explodes. We can't...

The Discarded

The Discarded, a Garage Punk band from Orangeville Ontario, wants you to take notice and listen. If you feel the need to jump around...

Sexores

Sexores is a Dream Pop band from Ecuador. They recently released a double album entitled East/West via Buh Records. Listen to "Tropical Nest"  

Never Betters

All members of Never Betters have been involved in the Southwestern Ontario punk scene for a while and split their creative energies between other...

Live In Concert

The Wedding Present Live in Toronto and Documentary Premiere of Something...

The Wedding Present Live in Toronto and Documentary Premiere of Something Left Behind “The album always gives you that shot of what you need” “Simply the...

Music Reviews

Current Joys – A Different Age

A Different Age sounds like it comes from some other place and time. Just as the album’s title suggests, its qualities do not sound...

Father John Misty – The Chaotic World of Mr. Tillman

From 2004 until now, an oddly gentle-seeming, yet troubled musician and armchair philosopher has been exposing his thoughts and emotions to us all in...

Stone Temple Pilots – Self-Titled 2018

It’s customary for a band with any considerable longevity to go through some ups and downs. But, when both vocalists for the band die within...

Wild Arrows – Dreamlike Dream

Wild Arrows Dreamlike Dream 2018 Black Vinyl Dreamlike Dream, the second album by Brooklyn duo Wild Arrows pushes further into the realm of New Wave and Shoegaze than...

RUSTY RETURNS with Now is When

By Jacqueline Howell, DISARM editor The early 1990s renaissance continues as even our personal wish list is coming true here in Toronto. Rusty, whose 1995 debut...

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Interviews

Vinyl

Wild Arrows – Dreamlike Dream

Wild Arrows Dreamlike Dream 2018 Black Vinyl Dreamlike Dream, the second album by Brooklyn duo Wild Arrows pushes further into the realm of New Wave and Shoegaze than...

Wild Arrows – Tell Everyone

Wild Arrows Tell Everyone 2014 Black Vinyl (Gotta Groove Records) Wild Arrows, the Brooklyn Alternative/Dream-Pop duo once consisting of Mike Law (vocals and other instruments) and Shiori Takenoshita...

Vinyl Night: Nothing’s Shocking: Ted, Just Admit It First Listen

First listen to just purchased Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking on vinyl: This hugely influential record shaped not just millions of listeners brains & creativity back...

Film

The Wedding Present Live in Toronto and Documentary Premiere of Something Left Behind

The Wedding Present Live in Toronto and Documentary Premiere of Something Left Behind “The album always gives you that shot of what you need” “Simply the...

Duncan Jones’ Mute: No Words

By Jacqueline Howell, Disarm Editor I urge you to set aside two hours this weekend to watch the best film since 1982's Blade Runner of...

Black Panther Review: All Power to the Picture

Marvel Strikes Black Gold with their Latest Hit By Patrick O'Donnell Despite constant critiques by film industry detractors of audience fatigue and superhero saturation in the...

TV and Streaming

Duncan Jones’ Mute: No Words

By Jacqueline Howell, Disarm Editor I urge you to set aside two hours this weekend to watch the best film since 1982's Blade Runner of...

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series Blu-Ray Boxset – A Feast...

By Matt Sitler What to say that hasn't been said already about maverick filmmaker David Lynch? Finally handed the funding, freedom and platform to drill his...

Pop Culture

Have you been following Halt and Catch Fire? Because you should.

By Stephen Porzio On the basis of its first season, one would never have thought AMC's...

The Big Feastival Comes to Canadian Shores August 18-20

DID YOU KNOW? Toronto and Canada has a new, exciting event venue, a shining, idyllic jewel...

Kuso review – Flying Lotus takes a leap into abstract body horror / comedy

Kuso is the feature length debut of Steven Ellison a.k.a musician Flying Lotus a.k.a. rapper...

Glow: Season 1 Wrap Up

Part 2 of 2 (Read Part 1 here.) Recently - when discussing the first five episodes...

Still Waters / Breaking Trail: Canadian Music’s Rocky & Radiant Heart

or: What Canadian Rock Taught Me "Don't always look back. But look back." - Canadian workingman,...

Books

Book Review – Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of...

In the final chapter of Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero, a new study of the...

Book Review – Peter O’Toole: The Definitive Biography

In the late fifties and early sixties, a new breed of English actor emerged. He represented the best of the two worlds then warring:...

Book Review – Director’s Cut by Ted Kotcheff

I doubt anyone’s ever developed bated breath anticipating a Ted Kotcheff film. Then again, I doubt anyone hasn't left one surprisingly impressed. It was Pauline...

Book Review – High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and The Making of An American...

High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and The Making of An American Classic By Glenn Frankel Bloomsbury Publishing In producer Walter Mirisch’s 2008 memoir, I Thought We...

LATEST POSTS

The Wedding Present Live in Toronto and Documentary Premiere of Something...

The Wedding Present Live in Toronto and Documentary Premiere of Something Left Behind “The album always gives you that shot of what you need” “Simply the...

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 31

It may be April, but it's still too cold in Toronto to break out Spring jackets and find a patio.  Instead, we'll wait patiently...

Erika Wennerstrom: Sweet Unknown in Toronto

By Jacqueline Howell Erika Wennerstrom, the formidable voice behind mid-2000s success story Heartless Bastards, has also embarked on a solo project under her own name....

Current Joys – A Different Age

A Different Age sounds like it comes from some other place and time. Just as the album’s title suggests, its qualities do not sound...

Father John Misty – The Chaotic World of Mr. Tillman

From 2004 until now, an oddly gentle-seeming, yet troubled musician and armchair philosopher has been exposing his thoughts and emotions to us all in...

Dropkick Murphys Live in Boston

It’s a cold St Patrick’s Day weekend in Boston. The pubs are full to capacity and everywhere you look is a sea of green....

Stone Temple Pilots – Self-Titled 2018

It’s customary for a band with any considerable longevity to go through some ups and downs. But, when both vocalists for the band die within...

OMD: The Punishment of Luxury tour hits Toronto

By Jacqueline Howell, Disarm Editor OMD returned to Toronto's jewel box music venue, The Danforth Music Hall Monday (and Tuesday) night for a two-night stand...

Exclusive Premiere of The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days by...

The Longest Sleep Through The Darkest Days is the second album from Plymouth Shoegaze / electronic project Winterlight. The project was originally a solo...
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