The New Music Radar

Sure

Sure are a band from Paris that play "dark songs to dance in caves.  A fat pounding kick drum, a bass full of chorus,...

No Kill

After releasing "Tremolo", Brooklyn duo No Kill are back with another gem in "Eddie Vedder", a dark, reverb-drenched song that builds to a lush, guitar...

Au.Ra

Originating in Sydney and now split between the UK and Australia, Au.Ra is the musical pairing of Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles.   Their debut album,...

Between The Lines

Hailing from Galway, Ireland, the battle between light and darkness is explored and conveyed through immersive and diverse rock and heavy music.  This is...

Lunch Ladies

Lunch Ladies are a 4-piece jangly, Shoegazey, Dream Pop band from New Jersey comprised of Matt Whitley, Cynthia Rittenbach, Matt Ramiz, and Peter Gargano. Listen to...

Interviews

Mogwai’s Barry Burns on Festival No. 6 and Writing Bits for an Above-Average Band

2017 is turning into a very good year for Mogwai. It's some twenty years since...

5 Questions for Elizabeth LeBaron of The Dream Eaters

We recently reviewed We Are A Curse, the excellent debut album from Dream Pop duo The Dream...

Marlon Chaplin: CMW Review & Interview

Marlon Chaplin made his mark on Canadian Music Week with two shows (at Supermarket and...

Music Reviews

36 Crazyfists – Lanterns

Formed in Alaska in 1994, 36 Crazyfists have seen numerous struggles over the last 23 years. According to the official Facebook page “the band’s released...

Miniatures – Jessamines

Jessamines is Miniatures’ debut album since forming in 2012. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, their signature aesthetic has developed to incorporate airy feminine harmonies weaved...

Beliefs – Habitat

Take heed of this from Jesse Crowe: “We don’t want to be a ‘Shoegaze’ band anymore.” So, don’t jump into this new album from Beliefs...

Birds – Everything All At Once

Brooklyn Psych rockers BIRDS have released Everything All At Once via Greenway Records and it’s a record to take notice of.  The spatter patterned...

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers – We Are Millionaires

As the summer turns and the shadows begin to lengthen, the soundtrack to the approaching autumn has already arrived. We Are Millionaires is the...

Live In Concert

Night Owl Fest 2017

"Celebrating all things Psych and weird", Night Owl Festival returned to Toronto for the third year.  This year's featured artists included Shannon & The...

Vinyl

Birds – Everything All At Once

Brooklyn Psych rockers BIRDS have released Everything All At Once via Greenway Records and it’s a record to take notice of.  The spatter patterned...

Catherine Wheel – Ferment – 25th Anniversary Edition

Catherine Wheel Ferment (2017) Music On Vinyl There have been few mail deliveries I’ve anticipated as much as the arrival of Catherine Wheel’s 25th Anniversary reissue of Ferment on vinyl. ...

DJ KITTEN’S RADIO MIXTAPE #1

  DJ KITTEN’S MIXTAPE RADIO Sounds from everywhere on whatever format (mostly vinyl & CDs) IT’S BEEN A WEEK OF SKA COOL…THIS LIST PLAYED ON THIS HEATWAVE...

Vinyl Night: Here’s What We’re Spinning (Part 2)

  1. Television - Marquee Moon "I recall- lightning struck itself" (Marquee Moon) 2. Broken Water - Drown (Tempest) Broken Water - Drown on Bandcamp 3. Nothing -...

Shoegaze, Noise, and Dream Pop

Film

Women, Weinstein, Hollywood & Twitter: A Primer

By Jacqueline Howlett A breakdown on Weinstein, Hollywood, the currency of gossip, what it means to one writer to be a film fan / woman. Remember...

IT Movie Review

Imagine for a moment; try to reflect deeply on all the human ideas that started out as all-in-all good intentions that turned out completely...

Shudder – Netflix’s darker, cooler cousin

Horror is by far the strangest and most subjective type of film. Many dislike it, not enjoying the sensation it elicits or having trouble...

TV and Streaming

Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories deserves more attention

Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories - an anthology series based on the work of the English author - doesn't seem to be getting the attention...

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 Halt and Catch Fire - a series about the...

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

Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American  Director

Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American  Director A book review by Dan Lalande Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director By Patrick McGilligan It...

Book Review of America 51 by Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor is running his mouth again. And it’s not in the typical form that’s earned him a meme online by way of his...

LATEST POSTS

Women, Weinstein, Hollywood & Twitter: A Primer

By Jacqueline Howlett A breakdown on Weinstein, Hollywood, the currency of gossip, what it means to one writer to be a film fan / woman. Remember...

Close Encounter

Close Encounter is a Seattle-based Dream Pop / Shoegaze band formed in 2016. First Light is their debut EP released on Look Up Records. Listen to "Tuff Time"

Sure

Sure are a band from Paris that play "dark songs to dance in caves.  A fat pounding kick drum, a bass full of chorus,...

No Kill

After releasing "Tremolo", Brooklyn duo No Kill are back with another gem in "Eddie Vedder", a dark, reverb-drenched song that builds to a lush, guitar...

Au.Ra

Originating in Sydney and now split between the UK and Australia, Au.Ra is the musical pairing of Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles.   Their debut album,...

36 Crazyfists – Lanterns

Formed in Alaska in 1994, 36 Crazyfists have seen numerous struggles over the last 23 years. According to the official Facebook page “the band’s released...

Between The Lines

Hailing from Galway, Ireland, the battle between light and darkness is explored and conveyed through immersive and diverse rock and heavy music.  This is...

Night Owl Fest 2017

"Celebrating all things Psych and weird", Night Owl Festival returned to Toronto for the third year.  This year's featured artists included Shannon & The...

Lunch Ladies

Lunch Ladies are a 4-piece jangly, Shoegazey, Dream Pop band from New Jersey comprised of Matt Whitley, Cynthia Rittenbach, Matt Ramiz, and Peter Gargano. Listen to...
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