All posts by Emma Sloan

  • Night #2 of the Phillips Backyard Weekender—the good, the bad, and the drunk

    An act in head-to-toe yeti costumes. People in unexplained morphsuits cutting through the crowd like sharks. The promise of heatstroke hanging like an axe over...

  • Night #1 of the Phillips Backyard Weekender—the good, the bad, and the drunk

    Victoria, BC, always makes good on those wanting a sloshing-your-beer-on-strangers good time, and the Phillips Backyard Weekender is no exception. Running from July 7th-9th, the...

  • Not-to-be-missed performances at the annual Phillips Backyard Weekender

    From July 7th to 9th in Victoria, BC, festival-goers are going to be in their hay-day. With twenty different artists, a myriad of genres, and...

  • Interview – Martin Kerr

    U.K-born and Canadian-raised, long-time Edmonton entertainer Martin Kerr is ramping up his musical artistry with his newest release, Better Than Brand-New. Emotionally charged, long-awaited, and...

  • Review – Martin Kerr

    Album: Better Than Brand-New Release date: June 30, 2017 Download Genre: Folk Expressive. Singular. Close-to-home.—All descriptors of Edmonton-based Martin Kerr’s newest album, Better Than Brand-New. U.K-born...

  • Review – Mark Adams

    Album: Summer Lovers Release date: June 20, 2017 Download Genre: Folk/Indie Pop A six-track journey through the mountains and ravines of young love, Vancouver-based artist Mark...

  • Review – Willolux

    Album: Thread & Tape Release Date: June 23, 2017 Download Genre: Indie/Folk Blending the whimsical allure of the 70’s with lyrics grounded in the relatability...

  • Interview – Jon Stancer

    Photo Credit: Aron Harris – A. Richard Photo Lush. Revisionist. Buoyant, despite its layered themes.—all descriptors of Toronto artist Jon Stancer’s debut solo album, For The...

  • Interview – Shawnee

    Photo Credit: Jo Johnson Having shared stages with names like Lady Gaga and Tegan & Sara, Canadian powerhouse Shawnee is turning her talent to her newest...

  • Review – Gallagher

    Album: Gallagher Release Date: Available now Download Genre: Roots Brian Gallagher, the guitarist and songwriter of acclaimed Canadian band Happenstance, releases his first solo project this...

  • Dan Talevski releases new single, “Birthday Suit”

    Pop singer-songwriter Dan Talevski is set to dazzle with his latest “sexy summer club jam”, “Birthday Suit”. Having just been released on June 16th, this...

  • Interview— Jeffery Straker

    “Beauty In The Grey”, one of the hard-hitting tracks from Jeffery Straker’s latest album, Dirt Road Confessional, is making waves with its brand-new music video....

  • Shawnee releases new single, “Warrior Heart”

    Raw, fearless, and unflinching, Ontario-based singer-songwriter Shawnee is making audiences bow under the message of her hard-hitting single, “Warrior Heart”. Having partnered with the We...

  • Review – Rococode

    EP: Young Ones Release Date: June 16, 2017 Download Genre: Indie/Electro-pop Vancouver’s synth sensation Rococode are dazzling with their latest EP, Young Ones. A blend...