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Frankiie

Frankiie is a dream rock band out of Vancouver, BC.  Their debut EP Girl of Inifinity was released in 2015 and they are now working on...

The Age Of Colored Lizards

Oslo Noise trio The Age of Colored Lizards has released their third single taken from the bands upcoming debut album which is coming out...

Castle Black

Castle Black is a Brooklyn-based rock band, bringing a powerful and thunderous sound, full of hard-hitting jams, never sacrificing the hook. Described as drawing...

Vandal Moon

Vandal Moon is a Santa Cruz based band that are big on synths, guitars, and drum machines. They are inspired by various acts of...

Lazyeyes

Lazyeyes is a Shoegaze / Post-Punk band from Brooklyn, NY. Not unlike their predecessors RIDE, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and others like Interpol, Lazyeyes bring...

Live In Concert

Peter Hook and the Light in Toronto & on Tour now:...

By Jacqueline Howell with Photos by Dave MacIntyre There is no other song in the world quite like "Love Will Tear Us Apart". It is...

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

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...

Black Panther Review: All Power to the Picture

Marvel Strikes Black Gold with their Latest Hit By Patrick O'Donnell Despite constant critiques by film industry detractors of audience fatigue and superhero saturation in the...

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

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

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...

Peter Hook and the Light in Toronto & on Tour now:...

By Jacqueline Howell with Photos by Dave MacIntyre There is no other song in the world quite like "Love Will Tear Us Apart". It is...

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...

Keep it Goin’ Full Steam: MCA Adam Yauch’s 20 Greatest Hits...

(Reposting on the 2018 anniversary.) To mark the 3rd anniversary of Adam Yauch's passing on May 4th, we've assembled a list of our Top 20...

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...

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Live in Toronto

Japanese Psych-rockers Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. stopped by The Garrison in Toronto on April 17th. Contributing photographer Steve Danyleyko caught these photos.

The Wedding Present Live in Toronto and Documentary Premiere of Something...

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...

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 31

It may be April, but it's still too cold in Toronto to break out Spring jackets and find a patio.  Instead, we'll wait patiently...

Erika Wennerstrom: Sweet Unknown in Toronto

By Jacqueline Howell Erika Wennerstrom, the formidable voice behind mid-2000s success story Heartless Bastards, has also embarked on a solo project under her own name....
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