The New Music Radar

Amusement Parks On Fire

Amusement Parks On Fire is a Nottingham-based band that first came to prominence in 2004, at which time Michael Feerick was the sole member/musician to...

1971

In February 2017, Canadian rock band 1971 lost their bass player, founding member, and friend Cameron Glen Cranston suddenly. He was only 25 years...

Christopher Pellnat

Christopher Pellnat is a singer-songwriter from Hudson, New York who also collaborates with other musicians such as Mercy Weiss and plays electric guitar in...

Penny Diving

Penny Diving is the new Dream Pop project from songwriter Chantal Ambridge (vocals/guitar) formerly of The Muscadettes, who with partner Thomas Augustin (guitar/keys), twin...

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...

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

In Photos: Jake Bugg with NEFE at The Danforth Music Hall

English singer/songwriter Jake Bugg visited The Danforth Music Hall this past Saturday in support of his newest release Hearts That Strain.  Toronto was one of only...

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...

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

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 – 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...

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...

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A Compilation of Girl Groups – The Underground Versions by Various...

The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records has released a compilation of 16 girl group songs featuring some great artists, many whom we've featured on...

Amusement Parks On Fire

Amusement Parks On Fire is a Nottingham-based band that first came to prominence in 2004, at which time Michael Feerick was the sole member/musician to...

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...

In Photos: Jake Bugg with NEFE at The Danforth Music Hall

English singer/songwriter Jake Bugg visited The Danforth Music Hall this past Saturday in support of his newest release Hearts That Strain.  Toronto was one of only...

In Photos: Elephant Stone at The Baby G, Toronto

Photos of Montreal Indie/Psych band Elephant Stone performing live at The Baby G in Toronto on December 1st. Photos by Steve Danyleyko

Steve Earle & The Dukes Live at the Danforth Music Hall

Steve Earle & The Dukes outran hurricanes to the south, and landscape-engulfing forest fires to the west to grace the stage of The Danforth...

1971

In February 2017, Canadian rock band 1971 lost their bass player, founding member, and friend Cameron Glen Cranston suddenly. He was only 25 years...

Christopher Pellnat

Christopher Pellnat is a singer-songwriter from Hudson, New York who also collaborates with other musicians such as Mercy Weiss and plays electric guitar in...

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:...
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