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Spirit Award

While Spirit Award is aptly capable of generating catchy Psych moments, there seems to be no calculable formula to their writing style. Vocal sections...

Feather Weight

Feather Weight is a Garage / Psych / Dream Pop band from Toronto. They are currently working on their first EP entitled Ebb and Flow. The...

Favours

Favours plays 80s and 90s influenced Dark Synth combining New Wave with modern Dream Pop influences. The band features female and male vocals using their...

We Were Promised Jetpacks

One of Disarm's long-time favourite Scottish bands has released new music and announced an upcoming North American tour.  We Were Promised Jetpacks will release The...

Clearance

Drawing inspiration from 60s UK pop, jangly 80s New Zealand indie rock, and 90s slacker bands, Chicago-based Clearance makes music that is nothing short of...

Live In Concert

Toots and the Maytals return to Toronto

By Jacqueline Howell. Photos by Dave MacIntyre Friday, August 10th saw the return of the one and only Toots and the Maytals to Toronto's Danforth...

Music Reviews

CHiCKN – Wowsers!

WOWSERS! is the 2018 sophomore release from Athens’ psych rock band CHiCKN, following the self-titled album in 2016. The jetztzeit rock band formed in...

Tim Muddiman – Domino Blitz

Tim Muddiman’s career in music has become a bit of a paradox. He has worked as Gary Numan’s guitarist for over a decade. He’s...

All Nerve, The Acropolis, and Mom: The Breeders’ whiplash masterpiece – album review

By Jacqueline Howell To preface: I was there. I was twenty years old in 1993. If you weren't, please Nevermind the narrow story you've gleaned...

Blankscreen Century EP review

By Jake Lehman To anyone who says that guitar music is dead in 2018, you haven’t been looking nearly hard enough. Blankscreen are a Toronto-based...

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...

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Vinyl

All Nerve, The Acropolis, and Mom: The Breeders’ whiplash masterpiece –...

By Jacqueline Howell To preface: I was there. I was twenty years old in 1993. If you weren't, please Nevermind the narrow story you've gleaned...

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...

Film

Tully Film Review: A masterclass in modern storytelling

By Jacqueline Howell Astute filmgoers likely don't need to revisit the exciting trajectory of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman and the solid, original movies they've...

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Han Solo is first introduced as a smuggler whose only interests are money and himself in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. From then on,...

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...

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

Tully Film Review: A masterclass in modern storytelling

By Jacqueline Howell Astute filmgoers likely don't need to revisit the exciting trajectory of Diablo Cody...

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...

Books

Book Review – Robin by Dave Itzkoff

It’s no surprise to discover that the late, lamented Robin Williams, man of a million other men, was a multi-layered personality: school-age recluse, joke-stealing...

Listen to John Taylor Narrate In the Pleasure Groove

In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran takes a trip through bassist John Taylor’s life of extremes, from his perspective and in...

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:...

LATEST POSTS

Toots and the Maytals return to Toronto

By Jacqueline Howell. Photos by Dave MacIntyre Friday, August 10th saw the return of the one and only Toots and the Maytals to Toronto's Danforth...

Book Review – Robin by Dave Itzkoff

It’s no surprise to discover that the late, lamented Robin Williams, man of a million other men, was a multi-layered personality: school-age recluse, joke-stealing...

Sleep Live at The Danforth Music Hall

Monday night at The Danforth Music Hall got heavy.  Really heavy.  San Jose’s stoner doom metal wizards, Sleep, were in town to perform in...

In Photos: SPINDRIFT Live at Lee’s Palace in Toronto

Described as a cinematically-driven, psychedelic "western" rock band, Los Angeles based SPINDRIFT, have toured with the likes of The Black Angels, The Dandy Warhols, Black...

CHiCKN – Wowsers!

WOWSERS! is the 2018 sophomore release from Athens’ psych rock band CHiCKN, following the self-titled album in 2016. The jetztzeit rock band formed in...

In Photos: Pearl Charles at The Rec Room, Toronto

Los Angeles native, Pearl Charles, visited The Rec Room in Toronto on Saturday June 14th.  The former singer/drummer of The Blank Tapes went solo...

Tully Film Review: A masterclass in modern storytelling

By Jacqueline Howell Astute filmgoers likely don't need to revisit the exciting trajectory of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman and the solid, original movies they've...

The Cure’s 40th Anniversary Show at Hyde Park: A Night Like...

By Jacqueline Howell The Cure’s 40th Anniversary show in Hyde Park was full of twists befitting the most original of bands. July 7th, will become extra-historic...

The Cure at 40 and the Importance of Anniversaries

Words by Jacqueline Howell, photos by Dave MacIntyre The news came out of the early morning bleakness of a day last December: The Cure’s announcement...
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