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Seatbelts

Liverpool's Seatbelts have released their EP Songs For Vonnegut, off of which we featured "Hey, Hey Tiger" on a previous New Music Radar feature. Check out...

Feelings Called Glorious, A Tribute to Adorable

Our friends at The Blog That Celebrates Itself have done it again.  This time around, fourteen bands have contributed versions of songs from one...

Tonemirror

Our good friends in Tonemirror, a band that plays loud dreamy rock music, have shared a new song off their upcoming EP You're Getting Colder. Listen to...

Deaf Poets

Deaf Poets' fuzzed-out sound is a mix of '90s grunge and straightforward rock 'n' roll. With distortion-soaked guitars and heavy-hitting drums, they create a...

Teleman

London Indie Electro-Pop band, Teleman, have a new record coming out this Autumn called Family of Aliens.  The first single of the new record is "Cactus". "With...

Live In Concert

Music Reviews

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...

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...

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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

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...

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...

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

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:...

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...

LATEST POSTS

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...

In Photos: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at The Danforth...

Aussie Psych rockers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, made a welcome return to The Danforth Music Hall on June 12th, their second visit...

In Photos: AWOLNATION at Lee’s Palace for 102.1 The Edge’s Secret...

Toronto's modern rock station, 102.1 The Edge, hosted their 4th 'Secret Thing' at Lee's Palace on Thursday night.  The event brings an internationally known...

Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour Live at the Air Canada Centre

Fans in Toronto proved they just can’t get enough of Depeche Mode by filling the Air Canada Centre for the second time since the...

Frank Turner Live in Philly with The Menzingers, Lucero, and The...

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls visited the City of Brotherly Love playing show #2184 (he numbers them) for the sellout crowd of elated...

In Photos: Wooden Shjips at The Horeshoe Tavern, Toronto

San Francisco's Experimental Psych rockers, Wooden Shjips, hit Toronto's legendary Horseshoe Tavern on June 5th in support of their May 2018 release, and the...

In Photos: The Well at Bovine Sex Club, Toronto

Austin heavy Psych rockers, The Well, visited Toronto's Bovine Sex Club on Saturday night.  Photographer Steve Danyleyko was there to catch the show and...

The Autumn Stones

Vibrant horn and hook-laden jangly guitar play, counterpoint to the smooth, melancholic vocals, and cerebral lyrics of Toronto based indie-pop band The Autumn Stones....
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