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Video of the Day: the Tragically Hip ~ “At Transformation”

Posted under News, Video

Canada’s rock darlings the Tragically Hip released a new single last month called “At Transformation”, the first track from a new album supposedly titled And Now for Plan A set for a fall release. Last week, the band revealed the music video for the track which not only features vocalist Gord Downie reciting the opening [...]

Video of the Day: Muse ~ the 2nd Law ~ Album Trailer

Posted under News, Video

I needed something music related to get super excited about. Lately it’s been milk, bread, cycling, movies, television, cigarettes (if you can guess what this mock-up reference is from, you’re a friend of mine). In case you hadn’t heard, Muse are coming out with a new album this year. We now know it’s going to [...]

MetalFest organizer Nate Reno talks with SteveyRae Show

Posted under Interviews, News, Video

This June, Calgary Metalfest will adorn the confines of four venues to play host to a lengthy list of metal bands from around Alberta and even the world. Organized by Big Nate Productions, Metalfest starts with a kickoff party at Vern’s on Jun 7th followed by a show at Dickens Pub on June 8th and [...]

Video of the Day: Beastie Boys ~ “Gratitude”

Posted under News, Video

More than a day after hearing the sad news of MCA‘s passing, it’s still a tough pill to swallow. I’ll be honest here; I was moved to tears yesterday. I’ve always been a big fan of the Beastie Boys but I never thought Adam Yauch‘s passing would affect me this much. Watching all the tributes [...]

RIP Adam Yauch

Posted under News

I never thought I would be affected like this. I received the awful news of Adam Yauch‘s (AKA MCA of the Beastie Boys) passing within the hour and I’ve been super bummed. I only wish I could keep it together to give him a proper tribute but all I’ve got is this: R.I.P. Adam. You [...]

Video of the Day: the Stanfields ~ “Ship to Shore”

Posted under News, Video

I don’t know much about Halifax’s the Stanfields, but after hearing this track I’m pretty hyped to hear more! The video is an interesting mix of war portrayal, live footage and the glorification of war in children but the message the song delivers is truly what’s most important here. The group embarked on a quick [...]

Video of the Day: Hey Rosetta! ~ “New Sum (Nous Sommes)”

Posted under News, Video

Admittedly, I’m a pretty big fan of animated music videos and equally big on St. John’s, NL group Hey Rosetta! They’re quite simple a otherwise hidden gem the likes of Wintersleep and one of those bands that I desperately hope continues to gain enough attention so that people perk up and take notice but not [...]

Video of the Day: In Memory of Chris Reimer

Posted under News, Video

Written by: Chris Andrade Calgary’s independent music community suffered a great loss this week when musician Chris Reimer of the group Women passed away suddenly in his sleep on Tuesday. Having been largely absent from the local scene here in Calgary the past few years, I never got the chance to see Women live. I [...]

The Real Story Behind Van Halen and the Brown M&Ms

Posted under News, Video

David Lee Roth sure knows how to weave a fantastic tale and answers the age-old question, Is it true that Van Halen forced promoter to remove all brown M_Ms from the backstage area? (Thanks Show for the tip-off); Van Halen are about to embark on a tour starting February 18th in Louisville, KY that will [...]

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

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R_B singer Whiteny Houston died today at the age of 48. News of her death was confirmed by her publicist early this evening. Early reports from sources quoted on CNN state that R_B/reality star Ray J, who has recently been spotted with Houston in Hollywood, Houston’s bodyguard found her body at the Beverly Hilton hotel [...]

Fuck You Black Keys (An album review)

Posted under News, Reviews

Lovingly Written By: Andy Stewart Fuck you, Black Keys. Fuck. You. Fuck you for making 99% of my music collection obsolete with the release of El Camino. Fuck you for making me have to sit through 37 minutes and 42 seconds of you guys reminding me that you’re better than everyone else. Fuck you for [...]

Auteur Research #7 ~ Christine Leaky, Dave King, Infinite I

Posted under News

Re-published from Auteur Research Quick Cuts Christine Leakey: http://christineleakey.bandcamp.com/ Dave King: http://www.theheavydream.com/ Infinite I: http://theinfinite-i.com/ Christine Leakey Who: It took fourteen years for Christine Leakey’s album Tapping Trees In A Trinket Box Of Treasure to come to fruition. After struggling with an injury that left her unable to play any instruments she slowly worked her way back to performing and finishing [...]

Album Review: Hedley ~ Storms

Posted under News, Reviews

Written By: Kristen Jones Canadian alternative pop rock band Hedley is back with their fourth album Storms.  Produced by Brian Howes, the new album was released on November 8th. Formed in British Columbia in 2004, the group consists of frontman Jacob Hoggard, guitarist Dave Rosin, bassist Tommy Mac and drummer Chris Crippin.  The band has accomplished [...]

Video of the Day: Matthew Good ~ “While We Were Hunting Rabbits”

Posted under News, Video

Matthew Good is in town for a two-night stint at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, smack-dab in the middle of his cross-Canada tour in support his latest album, Lights of Endangered Species. Reviews have been very good so far (save for Matt apparently getting a little upset at an unsavoury fan in Ottawa last week) [...]

Matthew Good’s First World Problems

Posted under Audio, News

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the latest internet meme, “First World Problems”. If not, it’s basically a collection of trivial complaints like “My parking spot is too far from the door” or “I’m bored of all the food from the restaurants close to my work” or “My smartphone changes “lol” to “LOL” making [...]

Auteur Research #6 ~ the Rest, Drew Smith & Greg Preston and the Great Machine

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Re-published from Auteur Research   Quick Cuts The Rest:http://therest.bandcamp.com/ Drew Smith:http://drewsmith.ca/ Greg Preston and The Great Machine:http://gregprestonandthegreatmachine.bandcamp.com/   The Rest Who: Known by many as one of the best bands few have heard about, even so The Rest have been able to achieve praise and notice from NPR, La Blogotheque’s Take Away Show, Stereogum, Pitchfork, [...]

News, Video

Video of the Day: the Tragically Hip ~ “At Transformation”

Canada’s rock darlings the Tragically Hip released a new single last month called “At Transformation”, the first track from a new album supposedly titled And Now for Plan A set for a fall release. Last week, the band revealed the music video for the track which not only features vocalist Gord Downie reciting the opening [...]

News, Video

Video of the Day: Muse ~ the 2nd Law ~ Album Trailer

I needed something music related to get super excited about. Lately it’s been milk, bread, cycling, movies, television, cigarettes (if you can guess what this mock-up reference is from, you’re a friend of mine). In case you hadn’t heard, Muse are coming out with a new album this year. We now know it’s going to [...]

Interviews, News, Video

MetalFest organizer Nate Reno talks with SteveyRae Show

This June, Calgary Metalfest will adorn the confines of four venues to play host to a lengthy list of metal bands from around Alberta and even the world. Organized by Big Nate Productions, Metalfest starts with a kickoff party at Vern’s on Jun 7th followed by a show at Dickens Pub on June 8th and [...]

News, Video

Video of the Day: Beastie Boys ~ “Gratitude”

More than a day after hearing the sad news of MCA‘s passing, it’s still a tough pill to swallow. I’ll be honest here; I was moved to tears yesterday. I’ve always been a big fan of the Beastie Boys but I never thought Adam Yauch‘s passing would affect me this much. Watching all the tributes [...]

News

RIP Adam Yauch

I never thought I would be affected like this. I received the awful news of Adam Yauch‘s (AKA MCA of the Beastie Boys) passing within the hour and I’ve been super bummed. I only wish I could keep it together to give him a proper tribute but all I’ve got is this: R.I.P. Adam. You [...]

Video

Video of the Day: Portugal. The Man ~ “All Your Light (Times Like These)”

It’s no secret, I’m quite the fan of Portland, OR/Wasilla, AK group Portugal. The Man. Their sixth studio release, In the Mountain In the Cloud was released last July on Atlantic Records after making the move away from indie labels and not only has this not affected their creative abilities but it appears to have [...]

Video

Video of the Day: Childish Gambino ~ “Bonfire”

Childish Gambino is just a rapper, but that’s not entirely true. Donald Glover is one of the stars of Community and since it’s returning to television tonight, I thought it’d be prudent to make todays VOTD a Childish Gambino track. I was originally going to make it his breakout hit “Freaks and Geeks” but the [...]

News, Video

Video of the Day: the Stanfields ~ “Ship to Shore”

I don’t know much about Halifax’s the Stanfields, but after hearing this track I’m pretty hyped to hear more! The video is an interesting mix of war portrayal, live footage and the glorification of war in children but the message the song delivers is truly what’s most important here. The group embarked on a quick [...]

Video

Video of the Day: Puscifer…

I thought it would be appropriate to feature a Puscifer video ahead of their performance here in Calgary at the Jubilee theatre. But what video should I feature? Now, you may have caught them on Jimmy Kimmel Live last month, in which they played “Telling Ghosts”. Of course, musical guests on Kimmel typically play two [...]

News, Video

Video of the Day: Hey Rosetta! ~ “New Sum (Nous Sommes)”

Admittedly, I’m a pretty big fan of animated music videos and equally big on St. John’s, NL group Hey Rosetta! They’re quite simple a otherwise hidden gem the likes of Wintersleep and one of those bands that I desperately hope continues to gain enough attention so that people perk up and take notice but not [...]

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