Review – Anela & The Early Hours

Album: Yesteryear Release Date: June 16, 2017 Download Genre: Indie-pop Sometimes we all need something clean. Something pure and unaltered. And while my friends would joke that I’m obviously getting my drugs from the wrong people, sometimes this can apply to music as well. It’s easy to get bogged down in the mire of over-production […]

Review – Declan O’Donovan

Album: Broken Sky Release Date: June 2, 2017 Download Genre: Folk/Contemporary His name makes him sound like an Irish Rover but his voice it that of a true balladeer. This Yukon-based troubadour has just released his second album, Broken Sky, and it’s true, winsome folk. With a voice very reminiscent of Cat Stevens, O’Donovan plucks […]

Review – Slates

Album: Summery Release Date: May 19, 2017 Download Genre: Punk It doesn’t get as classic punk in sound as Slates new album Summery. Touted as “one of the hardest working punk outfits in Canada”, this restless four-some is set to release their raw new album on May 19. Recorded on analog tape just like their […]

Review – Jeffery Straker

Album: Dirt Road Confessional Release Date: May 19, 2017 Download Genre: Folk/Country I’ve never been a big fan of country, save for a few notable exceptions. However, I am a sucker for a banjo – throw in a little piano and a strong beat and I’m hooked. Jeffery Straker has all of these elements. More […]

Review – Fred Penner

Album: Hear the Music Release Date: April 21, 2017 Download Genre: Children’s/ Singer-Songwriter Hello, my name is Emily and I am a Fred-Head. I’m not going to lie, I was ridiculously giddy to get to review Hear the Music. I may have flailed and squeed and said “Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!” to my editor […]

Photo Review – Five Alarm Funk

Who: Five Alarm Funk When: Friday, April 7, 2017 Where: Dicken’s Pub, Calgary AB On Friday, April 7, a tsunami of funk descended on Dicken’s Pub in Calgary. Their second-to-last stop on their whirlwind tour of Canada was completely sold out and by the time the show was over everyone had been whipped into sweat-drenched, […]

Review – Woodhawk

Album: Beyond The Sun Release Date: April 7, 2017 Download Genre: Hard Rock Calgary’s rock revivalist Woodhawk are about to let loose their full-length debut album Beyond the Sun on April 7, 2017. It’s a rich, riff-heavy album deep-rooted in classic rock stylings. The band has been touring and playing the club circuit in Calgary […]