The New Music Radar

Shilpa Ray

Weird Owl

Weird Owl's new album explores themes of cognitive dissonance, darkness, and uncertainty; and with songs about war, dystopia, and crumbling reality structures, it's highly...

Tough Age

Toronto via Vancouver band Tough Age have a new album coming out called Shame, which will be available via Mint Records on October 10th.  After...

Holy Hum

Holy Hum encapsulates the space in Andrew Lee’s mind where he thinks about sound, whether it be in strictly abstracted forms, like in art...

Violet Sands

The music of Brooklyn-based Violet Sands is an ethereal soundtrack for a rite of passage, harnessing the alluring vocals of Deidre Muro, the inventive...

I Am Lono

Great news on Twitter out of Nottingham from the (now) 4-piece Post-Punk / New Wave band I Am Lono. "New demos, new songs, new line...

Interviews

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...

An Interview with Zoë Howe, Music Writer and Author of Upcoming Novel, Shine On, Marquee Moon

As a mostly music site, Zoë Howe's work and voice in music journalism has been...

Music Reviews

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...

Melvins – A Walk With Love & Death

The Melvins formed in the early 80s by Buzz Osborne. Osborne is considered the "Godfather" of Grunge as he helped guide a high school...

The Dears – Times Infinity, Volume Two

Sometimes an advance record comes your way and while you know should report on the news, early and loudly, something happens that is a...

Live In Concert

Melvins Live at Vinyl Music Hall, Florida

On a serene September 14th evening, Melvins unassumingly took the stage at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL. The act had performed three days...

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

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...

Lady Macbeth review

                                           Lady Macbeth A review by Dan Lalande It’s been labelled everything from an upside-down period piece to a feminist parable - and it may be,...

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

Melvins Live at Vinyl Music Hall, Florida

On a serene September 14th evening, Melvins unassumingly took the stage at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL. The act had performed three days...

Shilpa Ray

Shilpa Ray's voice, singular in modern popular music because of its radiant imperfection, takes neither prisoners nor guff as it offers up continuous caustic...

Weird Owl

Weird Owl's new album explores themes of cognitive dissonance, darkness, and uncertainty; and with songs about war, dystopia, and crumbling reality structures, it's highly...

Tough Age

Toronto via Vancouver band Tough Age have a new album coming out called Shame, which will be available via Mint Records on October 10th.  After...

Alison Moyet in Toronto Review & Photos

Alison Moyet live in Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall. Review by Jacqueline Howell & photos by Dave MacIntyre Alison Moyet doesn't perform her hit song...

Oh Sees / OCS Live at The Danforth Music Hall

By Jacqueline Howell Review: Oh Sees (OCS/ Thee Oh Sees) at Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Friday September 15th A full Friday night of music featuring warm...

King Beez at The Danforth Music Hall

Toronto Surf-Punkers, King Beez, stormed the Danforth Music Hall on Friday night in support of Thee Oh Sees.  The 4-piece comprised of Matt Groopie...

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...

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...
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