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Steph Lyon Will Always ‘Keep It Moving’

Oftentimes, being an artist requires some tough skin. Not everyone is going to like the art you create. And that is perfectly fine. Art, and especially music, is subjective. The key is to make music that you like. Do it for yourself and be consistent. You will find your tribe of fans that like what […]

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Jeremy Rice Hits Us With The ‘Legendary Fist of Takinawa’

Reviewers will often say a musical artist has an artistic voice like no one else working today but, in the case of Jeremy Rice’s Jeremy Rice and the Legendary Fist of Takinawa, it isn’t just puffery. I won’t pretend that it is a perfect album; there isn’t a bad song among the lot, but some are […]

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News

The Death Of Indie Radio Personality Dave Bookman Leaves Void in Music Industry

Renowned Canadian radio personality and huge supporter of the indie music scene, Dave “Bookie” Bookman passed away on Tuesday, 21 May 2019. The quick-witted Indie88 radio personality was known for his facetious interview style and immense industry knowledge and will be sorely missed by radio listeners as well as the greater indie music community that he so […]

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Interview Review

Across The Board Are Ready To Make A ‘Sonic Boom’

Any band that has been trying to make it in this wild music industry knows that it takes a tremendous amount of hard work and determination to make progress. We recently discovered Across The Board who definitely have the correct work ethic in place. The Canadian rock band has been putting in the time touring across […]

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CEDAR WOOD AND SYNTHS – Introducing Nehiyawak

Canada is 150 years old this year.  Although I wasn’t alive to experience Confederation first hand, I direct my thoughts to another time – to Expo’67 that took place in Montreal, and the altruistic and porous Canada that would have been projected through various cultural constellations.  I can imagine that part of the perennial conversation […]

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Ptarmigan Blends Past and Present on New Album

To most people, a ptarmigan is a cold-loving, sedentary bird that lives in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of North America. However, unbeknownst to most people, Ptarmigan is also the name of a Canadian folk rock band. The group draws much of its inspiration from Canadian folk traditions, so they probably don’t mind their name […]

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Live Review

WayHome Festival Proves Big Music Festivals Still Matter

World class bands. Three nights, four including our early arrival to find a spot, set up a tent, and watch disco-rock co-op The Darcys play a festival warm-up gig. The weekend weather offered up a sun so scorching that my skin is still peeling a week later. My WayHome Festival adventure was an exciting experience that took me […]