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Album Review – Tusks – Dissolve

Tusks Dissolve review

Tusks is a one-woman outfit led by vocalist and producer Emily Underhill from London UK. Performing since 2014 with an ethereal set of ambient effects and haunting vocals, she is now following up years of work with a major release Dissolve – a ten-song album which came out ominously last month. Although Dissolve is a fresh album, the […]

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Album Review – The Dreadnoughts – Foreign Skies

Trying to categorize The Dreadnoughts‘ sound is a lot like trying to describe a rainbow using only one color. I have heard their music described as “cluster-folk,” “pirate punk,” “alt-polka,” “gypsy punk,” as well as countless other contractions of contradictory terms. My best effort was to describe them as what would happen if Great Big […]

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Album Review – I’ll Be Yours – The Americans

I’ll Be There The Americans

There’s something so familiar about the songs that The Americans play on their debut record I’ll Be Yours. It sounds like I pulled it straight from my parents’ record collection, having the “back to basics” feeling of the classic roots rock and Americana. It’s not that I feel like I’ve heard these songs before, but […]

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Album Review – All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal

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It may have been four years since Boston’s All Pigs Must Die released their last album, Nothing Violates This Nature, but they haven’t exactly been sitting around doing nothing. Drummer Ben Koller plays with Converge and Mutoid Man, while new guitarist Brian Izzi has been busy with Trap Them. The Hope Conspiracy’s Kevin Baker joins […]

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Metallica + Avenged Sevenfold + Volbeat @ Parc Jean Drapeau – 19th July 2017

You know it’s going to be an interesting day when you wake up on your day off, thinking you are missing the concert of the summer, and you get a text from your friend telling you to come to Montreal because tonight you are going to see Metallica. An hour later I was on the […]

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Album Review: Craig Finn – We All Want the Same Things

With his main gig as lead singer and songwriter for The Hold Steady, Craig Finn is already no stranger to writing readable rock-and-roll, documenting massive nights, and helping crowds create new connections. On his third solo album, Finn slows it down and dials his focus into the relationships and partnerships between individuals. We All Want […]

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Album Review – Hawk – I’m on Fire

There’s something really familiar and warm about the sound of a confident three-chord progression, a steady cowbell, and regularly-occurring guitar solos. It’s the sound of classic rock, and there’s a reason why it’s classic. David Hawkins and his band Hawk recognize that there’s a staying power in the electricity that runs through the discographies of […]

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Album Review – Bon Jovi – This House Is Not for Sale

Over 130 million albums sold. Let that sink in for a minute. That’s how many records Bon Jovi have sold in their 30 year career. It’s beyond impressive. While they may have been lumped in with the throwaway hair bands of the 80’s, after 3 decades in the music business, the boys from New Jersey […]

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Gojira – Magma – Album Review

Let’s set something straight right from the start. In this writer’s opinion French metallers Gojira are the best band of their genre to appear in the past decade. Original, progressive, intelligent, thought-provoking and heavy as hell, they have set the bar high. So it’s with much anticipation that I welcome their 6th album, Magma. Things […]

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Beartooth – Aggressive – Album Review

American hardcore punk band Beartooth are releasing their sophomore album entitled Aggressive on June 3rd with Red Bull Records . After a powerful EP in 2013 and a highly acclaimed first album in 2014, Beartooth fans had really high expectations for this new album.   The first song and title track is “Aggressive”, a catchy […]

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Odesza + Sofi Tukker + Louis Futon @ Mtelus – 17th November 2017

I’ve been meaning to see ODESZA live for a few years, but have always talked myself out of it because […]

Patric Watson debuts new music

Montreal singer/songwriter Patrick Watson has released his first new music since 2015’s Love Songs For Robots (although he did provide […]

Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good announce Mtelus show

Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good have announced that they will be co-headlining a 20 date Canadian tour next spring, […]

A Perfect Circle debut official video for The Doomed

After a stunning show at Montreal’s Place Bell this week, A Perfect Circle now debut the official video for their […]

6lack + Sabrina Claudio @ Corona Theatre – 15th November 2017

An eager gathering of mostly young citizens began chanting “Black! Black!” as opening set times ran late. Slated for an […]

Dashboard Confessional return with album and Montreal show!

Dashboard Confessional have announced they will release a new album and return to Montreal to play Corona Theatre in the […]