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Tag: Ben Fast

ALBUM REVIEW: Sugar & The Hi Lows – Sugar & The Hi Lows, 2012

Sugar & The Hi Lows’ 2012 self-titled EP is a debut, of sorts.  Success is common for Nashville-based songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup, having more than 100 television appearances between the two of them.  But Sugar & The Hi Lows is something old made new. Stepping out from the world of singer-songwriters, Sugar &… Read More ›

Desert Island Discs Game!

The longest-running British radio show, Desert Island Discs, celebrated its 71st anniversary on-air last month on January 27.  Since 1942, some of Britain’s biggest names have appeared on the show as “castaways” to choose eight albums, one book, and one luxury they would bring if they were stranded on a desert island.  While not a… Read More ›

The Bills Are Back? Yes Please!

Every location is defined by a musical flavour.  Music enters the canon and is permanently linked to that place – the Blues for the Mississippi delta, the jig or reel for Ireland, and surf rock for California.  With their fourth album, Yes Please, The Bills look to create a sound that generations to come will recognize… Read More ›

CONCERT REVIEW: Phil Dwyer Sextet & Laila Biali @ TD Victoria International JazzFest (June 26, 2012)

This summer’s 28th annual TD Victoria International JazzFest marks the unofficial opening of summer for us rain-weary Victorians.  Hundreds of Canada’s and the world’s greatest jazz musicians converge on Victoria for 10 days of performances and workshops.  Concert venues range from the expensive Royal Theatre to free lunchtime concerts inCentennial Square.  Each year the Alix… Read More ›

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