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Arboretum Festival Ming Wu ARB2015: IF YOU BUILD IT: Cultural, Social and Environmental Responsibility in Modern Development

The impact of indigenous voices on Arboretum Festival offers teachable moments for Canadian music

Aug 31, 2015

The programmers of the Ottawa-area festival learn that offering people a platform for expression and a willingness to listen goes a long way.

We Are Your Friends - Saturday Night Fever for the post-recession, EDM generation?

We Are Your Friends: Saturday Night Fever for the post-recession, EDM generation?

Aug 27, 2015

The new Zac Efron vehicle We Are Your Friends, set within the American EDM scene, presents itself as a defining moment for Millennials.

Jarryd James

Jarryd James quit making music two years ago; now he’s #1 in Australia

Aug 28, 2015

In this video interview with Australian singer/songwriter Jarryd James, he speaks candidly about his journey in music.

Carly Rae Jepsen - EMOTION - Album Review

STAFF PICKS: Carly Rae Jepsen can claim her crown with E•MO•TION

Aug 26, 2015

The 29-year-old singer's latest is packed with monster singles. Anyone still holding the "one-hit wonder" banner just isn't paying attention.

Top 10 One-Sided Love Songs (or Unrequited Love)

Top 10 One-Sided Love Songs

Aug 21, 2015

It'll be okay, Johnny. We count down the best songs to throw on when you've got a case of unrequited love.

Liner Notes - The Famines - Too Cool

The Famines have a solution vinyl’s “format gentrification”: the printing press

Aug 20, 2015

The Montreal art punks describe how releasing Too Cool & Other Songs as a "paper album" may have saved their band.

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop: How artists like Carly Rae Jepsen look back to go forward

Aug 20, 2015

From Francesco Yates to The Weeknd, today's best pop artists are mining the past to explore the entanglements of time, memory and feeling.

straight outta compton

Using Your Influence: Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre and today’s gangsta rap legacy

Aug 14, 2015

The new N.W.A. biopic couldn't be better timed, but it leaves out part of the story.

chilly gonzales chambers

Chilly Gonzales Explains It All

Aug 13, 2015

From his concerts to his Pop Music Masterclass series, the (no longer) self-proclaimed musical genius unlocks what makes great music work.

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Venetian Snares Bandcamp Top-selling Albums

Venetian Snares just got every top-selling album spot on Bandcamp with a one-sentence Facebook post

Destroyer Time Square

FULL SCREEN: Destroyer’s woodland critters trip on wacky shrooms

The Folk Edith 2015

PREMIERE: The Folk’s “Edith” turns creepy hallucination into a rock ‘n’ roll party

Arboretum Festival Ming Wu ARB2015: IF YOU BUILD IT: Cultural, Social and Environmental Responsibility in Modern Development

The impact of indigenous voices on Arboretum Festival offers teachable moments for Canadian music



Aug 31, 2015
We Are Your Friends - Saturday Night Fever for the post-recession, EDM generation?

We Are Your Friends: Saturday Night Fever for the post-recession, EDM generation?



Aug 27, 2015
Liner Notes - Teen Daze - Morning World

LINER NOTES: Teen Daze has grown his own paradise on Morning World



Aug 26, 2015