Manchester Orchestra @ The Opera House

Let me preface these words by telling you that I really like Manchester Orchestra. To be honest, they might even be my favourite band. By stating this, I realize that I am removing any semblance of non-partisanship that this article…

BADBADNOTGOOD Are Anything But

I’m sorry in advance, but let’s just rip this joke off like a Band-Aid, shall we? Because these guys should probably be called GOODGOODNOTBAD. …That wasn’t so bad, was it? Coming off a successful European tour,BADBADNOTGOOD have recently made the cover…

Turn Your Drinking Problem into a Garden.

The growing season in central Canada is short, so farmers and casual botanists alike have to learn to make the most of the resources they have available. If you’re anything like me, those resources include a somewhat excessive amount of…

Psych Lives Again With B-17

Psych is not dead. No, really.   It’s funny how people tend to nostalgically listen to their old psychedelic records without ever catching on to the present-day psych trend. I’m not judging, because I’m definitely one of them. Yet every time…

Sabota Is a Place..

Chill wave. This is a thing apparently, and something Vancouver musician’s Sabota, do very well. The world of electronic music has greatly evolved since I grew up. I have only memories of electro beats on repeat with no defining factors…

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Introduce Only Run

I’ve always strongly believed that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah hailed from Montreal, and was very proud of it.  They don’t. It’s probably because the band has an energy, a sound, and a look reminiscent of our city, bringing me…

Texas King: Places To Go

Texas King is poised and ready. The newest and strongest version of the band – which started out as an acoustic solo offering from frontman Jordan MacDonald – have finally found themselves in the Toronto music scene after a successful…

HAIM – Burning Down the Kool Haus

Last night, Toronto welcomed the sisters of Haim, who played their first ever live show in Toronto at The Kool Haus. Though I was a little skeptical going in, I left completely impressed by the show. From the moment the girls hit the…

Pixies Release Full Length Indie Cindy

It’s always terrifying when a band that you love as much as I love the Pixies comes out with a new album. Terrifying because you don’t want to see them fail when they’ve managed to sustain an almost mythical glory after…