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essential albums - andy kindler

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Andy Kindler gives us five non-hacky classics

Sep 18, 2014

Before his four-night Alternative Show at Toronto's JFL42 festival, comedy's freest thinker and self-appointed truing stand ran through his ~400 CD collection.

The Catch Up - Progress

THE CATCH UP: Progress’ Night.Rhetoric mixtape and fixation in the digital age

Sep 16, 2014

In the age of overabundance, the new free EP from Freedom Writers emcee Progress has caught the repeat button.

Jessie Lanza - Supercrawl

Arkells and Jessy Lanza offer two different visions for Hamilton as a music city at Supercrawl

Sep 15, 2014

Artists are more willing than ever to display their Hamilton pride... but what does Hamilton pride mean?

Essential Albums - Sloan

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Sloan: a pick from each member

Sep 11, 2014

Taking a cue from their new solo-sided double record, we let all four guys choose a record that influenced their songwriting.

mercury music prize

Listen to the 2014 Mercury Prize Shortlist as a Playlist

Sep 10, 2014

£20,000 and a novelty cheque are at stake.

Reunion Albums

When bands take their reunions from the stage to the studio

Sep 10, 2014

As Death From Above 1979 release their decade-later new album, we evaluate the other bands that have tried the same.

Rags and Bones - Das Rad

RAGS AND BONES: DAS RAD premiere “Burial” and more heavy Canadian music

Sep 9, 2014

Get gritty with everything from Torontonian “Sewer Disease” to Vancouver’s “alcantarilla punk” in this month's roundup.

FME Festival

EXPOSURES: Photos from Quebec’s Festival de Musique Émergente

Sep 5, 2014

During FME, the sleepy mining town of Rouyn-Noranda becomes a playground of emerging Canadian music (in two languages), art, poutine and bowling.

Family Tree - Death From Above 1979

FAMILY TREE: Death From Above 1979

Sep 4, 2014

The band is about to release their first album in a decade, but they definitely haven't stayed silent in the meantime.