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LIVE: LAST OF THE HIPSTERS – THE TRAGICALLY HIP

LIVE: LAST OF THE HIPSTERS – THE TRAGICALLY HIP
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary – August 1, 2016 Enter a band weighted down by expectations from their fans, from the media, from themselves. Here to perform; an act they’ve done a thousand times before, but now so different where every nuance holds a so many layers. Enter a man, facing his finality, working through complex emotions beyond our comprehension to understand.... Read More

Calling Gen Next: Discovering Canada’s New Rock Talent

Calling Gen Next: Discovering Canada’s New Rock Talent
Doug Elliott and Brett Emmons of the Glorious Sons When CKGE-FM radio’s program director Doug Elliott checks out his station’s play list, he notes the usual suspects you’d expect to find being programmed on the Oshawa Ontario-based rock station, known regionally as 94.9 The Rock. But as equally prominent as the Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and yes, Led Zeppelin... Read More

The Phoenix: Return Of The Glory Days

The Phoenix: Return Of The Glory Days
Saturday December 13th 2014 and 410 Sherbourne Street Toronto is rocking. Now known as the Phoenix Concert Theatre and formerly known as the Diamond Club during the venue’s heyday from 1984 until 1991, one of this city’s few surviving rock music  venues is packing them in as Moe Berg reunites Pursuit Of Happiness and is joined on a bill with... Read More

THE TRAGICALLY HIP. Fully Completely (Deluxe Re-release)

THE TRAGICALLY HIP. Fully Completely (Deluxe Re-release)
(Universal Music) Following a now well defined re-release formula, the pride of Kingston, Ontario, The Tragically Hip has re-released their Fully Completely record as a two-disc CD, two disc vinyl and a super deluxe set. Disc One is a fully re-mastered version of the original record which now includes two new tracks; the original version of “So Hard Done By”... Read More

Paul Nelson – Working Stiff Back In The Studio

Paul Nelson – Working Stiff Back In The Studio
Paul Nelson strikes a forlorn figure as he stands by his stricken Stucco Construction truck, parked on a Vancouver roadway, awaiting the arrival of a much-needed battery boost for his vehicle. Nelson has been successfully plying his trade as a Stucco construction plasterer for the past 20 years or so, following his dad’s advice that he’d never be stuck for... Read More

The Tragically Hip – Now For Plan A

The Tragically Hip – Now For Plan A
(Universal) He’s done it again! Gord Downie will have pundits scrambling through their McNally Maps to figure out where the hell is Attawapiskat as in “Goodnight Attawapiskat”( of course it’s that Indian reserve that’s been crying for mobile housing). A trademark brainteaser in an album that reflects all the band’s positive virtues, stinging guitars swirling around Gord Downie’s poetic phraseology.... Read More