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 […]

Interview – The New Electric

Zippy alt-pop Calgary-based band The New Electric has just released a new single, “T-Shirt”, on March 24 and are about to head out on another Canada-wide tour. I was lucky enough to ask Kyle McKearney some questions before they head out on the road. You’ve got another big tour coming up, is there anything you’re […]

Interview – Five Alarm Funk

Photo Credit: Maggie MacPherson One of the most eclectic live bands in Canada has returned to wow us once again with their high energy and contagious rhythms with their sixth studio album Sweat. Five Alarm Funk, an eight member strong gang of musical deviants based out of Vancouver, is about to embark on their seventh […]