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Waitress

Top flight songcraft girded to drifted electro beats and pulses. Waitress out of Saskatoon, Canada keep the ashtrays clean and the silverware blinding, musically...

Russian Baths

Intertwining feedback and harmony with equal significance, Russian Baths paint in searing strokes finding beauty in towering, looming, incendiary noise-rock. Listen to "Slenderman" [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/384952100" params="color=#7c7c7c&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"...

CCFX

CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington. The timbre of the music is warm and just slightly fuzzed out, and the expressive quality...

Shame

London-based five-piece, Shame, have built their band up from a foundation of DIY ethos while citing Eddy Current Suppression Ring and The Fall among...

Erika Wennerstrom

Currently on a break from her very successful Austin-based band, Heartless Bastards, Erika Wennerstrom has announced the release of Sweet Unknown, a solo LP scheduled for release...

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

Glassjaw – Material Control

Many things change in 15 years. A decade goes by, an infant grows into a teen. A U.S. president can be elected three times, and...

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...

Live In Concert

Vinyl

Vinyl Night: Nothing’s Shocking: Ted, Just Admit It First Listen

First listen to just purchased Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking on vinyl: This hugely influential record shaped not just millions of listeners brains & creativity back...

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. ...

Shoegaze, Noise, and Dream Pop

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 29

Searching high and low through the SoundCloud galaxy we bring you the 29th installment of...

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 28

Enjoy the long weekend with our newest playlist featuring the best Shoegaze, Dream Pop and...

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 27

There is a hint of Spring in the air today so what better way to...

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 26

A new year, a new name, a new look, and a new Shoegazer playlist!  Disarm's 26th...

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 25

Part 25!  It's hard to believe that almost 2 years ago, we posted the very first...

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

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity. Appropriately Problematic. Funny.

On Dave Chappelle: What's problematic is complex & deep. Rise to it. On your feet for the G.O.A.T. By Jacqueline Howlett "Initial impressions are often wrong. And...

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...

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 – 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...

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

Acid Dad

Acid Dad is a Pscyh band out of Brooklyn, NY.  They have shared stages with White Reaper, and Disarm favourites Thee Oh Sees.  Their debut...

Waitress

Top flight songcraft girded to drifted electro beats and pulses. Waitress out of Saskatoon, Canada keep the ashtrays clean and the silverware blinding, musically...

Russian Baths

Intertwining feedback and harmony with equal significance, Russian Baths paint in searing strokes finding beauty in towering, looming, incendiary noise-rock. Listen to "Slenderman" [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/384952100" params="color=#7c7c7c&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"...

CCFX

CCFX is a new supergroup out of Olympia, Washington. The timbre of the music is warm and just slightly fuzzed out, and the expressive quality...

Shame

London-based five-piece, Shame, have built their band up from a foundation of DIY ethos while citing Eddy Current Suppression Ring and The Fall among...

Dropkick Murphys Announce St. Paddy’s Day Tour

Boston-based Celtic punk rockers, Dropkick Murphys, announced details of their St. Paddy’s Day U.S. tour beginning in Connecticut on Feb 24th, and wrapping up...

A Playlist Of Artists with Upcoming Releases

A new year brings 365 days, new beginnings and lots of new music and 2018 is no exception. Upcoming releases for the year include music from...

Erika Wennerstrom

Currently on a break from her very successful Austin-based band, Heartless Bastards, Erika Wennerstrom has announced the release of Sweet Unknown, a solo LP scheduled for release...

Panophonic

A longtime staple of Philadelphia’s indie rock scene, Tom Lugo’s dark, heartfelt yet edgy songs and productions are an intricate blend of Indie pop songwriting, Post-punk...
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