The New Music Radar

Autumn

Autumn, a 3-piece from Minneapolis, seeks to create dark and ethereal melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply, and haunt them afterwards. Listen...

Bee Bee Sea

Bee Bee Sea's motto is "When there's no good shit around you better form a band!"  So make some good shit is exactly what...

Slow Decay

Slow Decay is a Post-Punk / Gothic Rock band from the Isle of Man that formed in 2015.  Ghosts, their first EP released on Small Bear...

Starbenders

Starbenders front-woman, Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted the perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with "stuck in your brain"...

Letters To Lions

Letters To Lions are a 4-piece Indie band from the southern beaches of Sydney, Australia. The band consists of Curt on drums, Joel on...

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

Gus McArthur – Chapter 2: Fanatics EP Review

At first, Gus McArthur may sound like a guy who’s named an entire musical act after himself or a lone singer-songwriter, but it’s not. Gus McArthur...

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...

Live In Concert

Flogging Molly with Anti-Flag and Jon Snodgrass Live at Electric Factory...

On Friday November 3, 2017 Celtic rockers Flogging Molly played to a near capacity crowd of kilt and Doc Marten wearing fans at the...

Night Owl Fest 2017

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

An open letter to Noah Baumbach upon viewing The Meyerowitz Stories

Dear Noah, Please excuse this voice from the chorus of your fans coming out of the dark. I just finished watching The Meyerowitz Stories (New...

Loving Vincent Review

In cinema’s infancy, colorists, largely female, were engaged to chemically bathe or painstakingly stencil celluloid images in an attempt to add grace notes of...

The Meyerowitz Stories Review

The Meyerowitz Stories, director Noah Baumbach’s latest is a delight, playing like a blend of Woody Allen’s sharp New York set comedy dramas and...

TV and Streaming

Mindhunter – Mid Season Review

Does the principle of auteur theory apply to TV direction? In the past, people generally considered the writers and showrunners as the authorial voices...

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...

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 – 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 Blood Moon Howlers

The Blood Moon Howlers are a three-piece Psych band formed in Los Angeles. The band features dual male and female lead vocals infused with...

Autumn

Autumn, a 3-piece from Minneapolis, seeks to create dark and ethereal melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply, and haunt them afterwards. Listen...

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...

Bee Bee Sea

Bee Bee Sea's motto is "When there's no good shit around you better form a band!"  So make some good shit is exactly what...

Tinnitus Awareness: We road test the best in hearing protection

According to the Canadian Hearing Association, tinnitus affects 10 to 15% of the population. Of them, 5% report that it severely affects their day-to-day...

Slow Decay

Slow Decay is a Post-Punk / Gothic Rock band from the Isle of Man that formed in 2015.  Ghosts, their first EP released on Small Bear...

Starbenders

Starbenders front-woman, Kimi Shelter and her gang have concocted the perfect alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with "stuck in your brain"...

Flogging Molly with Anti-Flag and Jon Snodgrass Live at Electric Factory...

On Friday November 3, 2017 Celtic rockers Flogging Molly played to a near capacity crowd of kilt and Doc Marten wearing fans at the...

Soulfly Live at Vinyl Music Hall, Florida

These days, Max Cavalera is a busy man. Between being the front man for Soulfly, he shares a musical project with his brother Igor...
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