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Recently Arrived to Planet Earth: Delta Will “It All Glows” Review

Imagine (just for a minute…humor me please) that you are an alien recently arrived to this beloved planet of ours. You know no one, and everything about this new world is so overwhelmingly different than what you’re used to.  For one thing, there’s this thing called gravity that keeps you from flying aimlessly through the… Read More ›

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for: UMMAGMA

How much more fitting could it be for a love affair to blossom at an outdoor acoustic guitar concert between two musicians? Comprised of Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon, Ummagma is a dynamic Canadian-Ukrainian duo, founded in Moscow in 2003, where Kretov and McLarnon met coincidentally at an acoustic concert. The relationship between the two… Read More ›

His star only keeps on rising: Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

The Marriott Hotel on Bay Street was transformed from its typical hotel stature into a sort of agora for music-types — promoters, producers, managers and musicians of all sorts mill about, chatting with each other and on their phones. They’re sitting around, looking utterly exhausted. But hey, it’s Canadian Music Week, and nothing less than extreme… Read More ›

ALBUM REVIEW: Ra Ra Riot’s “Beta Love”

I’m sitting on the subway, headphones in (as usual) when I happen to glance up and catch a woman looking curiously over at me. I self consciously run a hand over my face, just in case some stray crumb is stuck to it, but to no avail. I then realize that I’ve been bobbing my head for… Read More ›

Music Video & Song Review of SPC ECO’s “Push”

Trick question: what do you get when you combine a multi-talented and already musically successful father with his bright daughter, who is blessed with a voice that is bound to haunt your memory? You get SPC ECO, that’s what. SPC ECO (pronounced Space Echo) is the dynamic father-daughter duo composed of singer and lyricist Rose Berlin,… Read More ›

Album Review: Rebekah Delgado’s “Don’t Sleep”

Rebekah Delgado’s redheaded, doe eyed looks keep a secret—one that’s only revealed the moment when she opens her mouth to sing. The voice that Delgado harbors is contradictory to her sweet appearance; it’s grainy, rough and occasionally emotionally ragged, but the lyrics that she croons come straight from the heart. Aptly named after Delgado’s chronic… Read More ›

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