Music Profile | Julie Dorion and the Wrong Guys

It was 2011 and the Toronto neighborhood around Bloor and Ossington was in the middle of a golden age. “Every single musician in Toronto seemed to be living in the neighborhood,” says Eamon McGrath, prolific Edmonton born musician and one quarter of Julie and the Wrong Guys, the new musical project from Canadian treasure Julie Doiron, McGrath and Cancer Bats rhythm section Mike Peters and Jaye Schwarzer.

New Belle & Sebastian Video

The music of Glasgow’s Belle and Sebastian is very easily suited to a Saturday morning. They are an almost perfect soundtrack to putting on a pot of coffee, still draped in your bedspread while avoiding an Autumn morning’s chill. It seems as if this is something the band themselves have realized and brought to fruition with the new video for the recently released single, “We Were Beautiful”. Directed by Blair Young, of UK based film collective The Forest Of Black, the clip details the rituals of the early weekend risers throughout the bands beautiful city.

Fischerspooner Release New Remixes

In the wake of the perpetual "choke on all the money they can make off nostalgia" Hollywood cycle, Kathleen Kennedy and LucasGoFuckYourselfArts have green lit a remake of the much loved (by only William Friedkin) film, Cruising. In this steamy updated version Al Pacino returns as detective Steve Burns and is once again thrust - repeatedly - into the seedy underworld of the NYC underground S&M scene.

Red Bull Music Academy Montreal Kicks Off Today!

The 2017 edition of Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal kicks off today. This year, an educational layer entitled Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp has been added to the mix, where 19 musicians will meet, create and collaborate with musical luminaries in intimate lectures and workships at the Phi Centre.

Pains of Being Pure at Heart Release New Video for "So True"

Brooklyn’s The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have just released their stellar new album, The Echo Of Pleasure, and today have dropped the video for the new single, “So True.” The band has taken many forms since they put out their debut record in 2009 and songwriter/spearhead Kip Berman has seen his life completely change since that time as well. “A band I started when I was younger that has mirrored my own life in its many transformations,” Berman says.

Tough All Over: John Cafferty Hears the Voice of America’s Sons

There’s no avoiding trouble when your biggest claim to fame is providing the music for a fake band from a terrible movie about the dangers of boarding the rock and roller coaster. For John Cafferty, decorated leader of the Beaver Brown Band (whatever the hell that means), scoring the hit soundtrack to the film Eddie and the Cruisers offered a chance to take his struggling rock upstarts from the mean streets of Rhode Island all the way to the Big Time, USA.

Music Profile | New Swears

Ottawa’s New Swears are stuck. It’s their first day off on tour and their van has decided to break down on the side of the road somewhere in the interior of BC. The energetic pop punk band, known for decimating stages across the country, is currently watching Goosebumps on their iPhone screens. “We’ve been out here for a couple hours already," says Sammy J. Scorpion, New Swears bassist.

What the Hell Is It This Time? The New Sparks Album

“Live fast and die young, too late for that, too late for that,” chants Sparks’ vocalist Russell Mael on the methodically catchy “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)”, one of the cornerstone tracks on Hippopotamus, the group’s 23rd studio album. We should consider ourselves lucky the Mael brothers never fell victim to the rock and roll pratfalls of Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, et al.

Music Profile | Woolworm

Subconsciousness fucks us up, and most of the time we don't really know why. It could be that nightmare where you're falling off a cliffside into a pile of jagged rocks, or maybe the one where your molars start crumbling for no apparent reason in the middle of a speech. You wake up and everything's fine, but you're still haunted by the thought. Panicked, even. For Woolworm member Nick Tolliday, hell is the recurring dream where he's not their drummer anymore.

Puddle of Mudd’s Heteronormative Filth Rock

Let me tell you something, folks: sometimes no amount of ass smacking can salvage your toxic relationship. Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin knows what I’m talking about. When he’s not berating audience members for (allegedly) stealing his house, there’s nothing our man Wes enjoys more than a good, hard slap on the ass, preferably in the context of a shitty relationship.


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