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The Religion

The Religion is a genre-bending musical project imagined by multi-instrumentalist, technologist, songwriter and producer Adam Drew. Inspired by New Wave, Synth-Pop, 70s and 80s...

Dot Dash

Dot Dash is a Washington D.C.-based trio comprised of Terry Banks, Hunter Bennett, and Danny Ingram. Ex-bands within the Dot Dash orbit include Youth Brigade, The Saturday People,...

MrENC

MrENC sets the sounds of a difficult conversation with exploding feedback and an extra large shoegazing chug with, "We Set Things Right". Dreadfully honest,...

Dish Pit

Dish Pit are a Montreal-based female led three piece comprised of Nora Kelly, Brianna Stein, and Jack Wait.  They are renowned for their electrifying...

Girl Friday

Girl Friday is a self-described "genre-confused rock band" made up of Vera Ellen, Libby Hsieh, Sierra Scott, and Virginia Pettis. With influences ranging from pro-women...

Live In Concert

Willie Nelson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson: Outlaws

Outlaw Music Festival Sunday Sept 9th, Budweiser Stage, Toronto With: Willie Nelson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, and Terra Lightfoot. By Jacqueline Howell, Photos by Dave MacIntyre A...

Music Reviews

Art d’Ecco – trespasser

trespasser is the unique and refreshing new project from Art d'Ecco that was conceptualized at a remote cottage dwelling deep in the woods of...

Tombstones In Their Eyes – Nothing Here EP

Tombstones in Their Eyes is a post-rock psych band from Los Angeles with several critically acclaimed releases under its belt. Members include John Treanor (guitar,...

The Trews – Civilianaires

It’s hard not to think of The Trews as anything less than Canadian rock royalty. The band has had numerous top-10 singles, two gold...

CHiCKN – Wowsers!

WOWSERS! is the 2018 sophomore release from Athens’ psych rock band CHiCKN, following the self-titled album in 2016. The jetztzeit rock band formed in...

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...

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Interviews

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...
DISARM's VIDEO PLAYLIST
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (Transformed) (Official Audio)
04:59
All Them Witches - "Diamond" [Official Video]
06:13
The Twilight Sad // I/m Not Here [missing face] (Official Video)
05:40
Still Corners - The Trip
06:15
Repeating Patterns [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
04:13
Silent Forum - How I Faked The Moon Landing (Video)
06:23
Swoone - This Bullet Never Kills
03:48
Starframes - Berlin is in love
03:50
Sally Dige - "Sail to Me" (Official Music Video)
04:12
Basement Revolver - Knocking (Official Audio)
04:53
Somehow - While the Days Go By
03:39
Orbital - Kein Trink Wasser
09:28
Almagrey - Drag Me Down
03:05
Stella Diana - Iris
05:01
Shiiine On Festival 2018
01:11
NANAKI - The Days Go By
07:10
Vast Asteroid - Encrypted (Official Video)
03:24
Citrus Clouds- You Loved Me First
04:11
Crooked Teeth - Mountain Song
04:28
10 O'Clock Chemical - Babylon is Fallen
03:45
JAGUWAR - Crystal (official video)
05:22
Vast Asteroid - Poison Fang (Official Video)
06:31
Ask For Joy - Pull My String
04:06
Tim Muddiman And The Strange - Get It On - (Official Video)
03:13
Miniatures - Honey (Official Music Video)
05:54
Peter Hook and The Light - Love Will Tear Us Apart : Live @ Shiiiine On Weekender 2017
05:43
Citrus Clouds - Life Happens
03:18
CLUSTERSUN - Lonely Moon
04:11
Blushing - "Weak" (Official Video)
04:29
The Afghan Whigs - Can Rova/Last Goodbye (Union Transfer) Philadelphia,Pa 9.12.17
07:25
The OBGMs - Torpedo (Official Video 2017)
02:56
Explosions in the Sky - Wilderness
04:37
The Dears - Lost In The Plot
03:55
Apocalypse - Cigarettes After Sex
04:51
Beliefs /// Ghosts
04:56

Film

Film Review: The Fruit Machine

It was the estimable Pierre Trudeau who, in 1967, boldly announced that the government had no place in the bedrooms of the nation. Two...

Tully Film Review: A masterclass in modern storytelling

By Jacqueline Howell Astute filmgoers likely don't need to revisit the exciting trajectory of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman and the solid, original movies they've...

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,...

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

Tully Film Review: A masterclass in modern storytelling

By Jacqueline Howell Astute filmgoers likely don't need to revisit the exciting trajectory of Diablo Cody...

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...

Books

Book Review – Robin by Dave Itzkoff

It’s no surprise to discover that the late, lamented Robin Williams, man of a million other men, was a multi-layered personality: school-age recluse, joke-stealing...

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:...

LATEST POSTS

Art d’Ecco – trespasser

trespasser is the unique and refreshing new project from Art d'Ecco that was conceptualized at a remote cottage dwelling deep in the woods of...

Willie Nelson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson: Outlaws

Outlaw Music Festival Sunday Sept 9th, Budweiser Stage, Toronto With: Willie Nelson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, and Terra Lightfoot. By Jacqueline Howell, Photos by Dave MacIntyre A...

The Hold Steady Live on Night 1 at The Horseshoe Tavern

I was admittedly way late to The Hold Steady party.  I’m not talking about Wednesday night’s performance at The Horseshoe Tavern, the first of...

Tombstones In Their Eyes – Nothing Here EP

Tombstones in Their Eyes is a post-rock psych band from Los Angeles with several critically acclaimed releases under its belt. Members include John Treanor (guitar,...

In Photos: Crystal Lake II Music Fest

Crystal Lake Music Fest hosted its second year of live music on July 27th to the 29th.  Hosted in a natural setting in Grey...

Film Review: The Fruit Machine

It was the estimable Pierre Trudeau who, in 1967, boldly announced that the government had no place in the bedrooms of the nation. Two...

Toots and the Maytals return to Toronto

By Jacqueline Howell. Photos by Dave MacIntyre Friday, August 10th saw the return of the one and only Toots and the Maytals to Toronto's Danforth...

Book Review – Robin by Dave Itzkoff

It’s no surprise to discover that the late, lamented Robin Williams, man of a million other men, was a multi-layered personality: school-age recluse, joke-stealing...

The Trews – Civilianaires

It’s hard not to think of The Trews as anything less than Canadian rock royalty. The band has had numerous top-10 singles, two gold...
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