Column: Something Leafs and Oilers fans have in common

When I first arrived in Alberta before the new year began, one of the things I noticed on the way back to my sister’s place from the Edmonton airport was a bumper sticker on the car ahead of me. It said ‘You’re in oil country’ and had the Edmonton Oilers hockey team logo. I certainly… Continue reading Column: Something Leafs and Oilers fans have in common

Column: Have fun, stay single

Like many people, I grew up with the idea of someday getting married, starting a family and then gradually getting old alongside work and a couple family vacations to Cape Cod or Disney World. Maybe even taking a few more trips to some exotic places with the misses when we eventually sold the farm, metaphorically… Continue reading Column: Have fun, stay single

Untouched Sounds – Episode 5

Andy Smith (drums) and Carmen Elle (vocals, guitar) make up Toronto based band Army Girls who released an EP called 'Close to the Bone' in the fall of 2011. They like playing for their friends, sweating their ass off on stage and Motown Records, among other things. Untouched Sounds is a Toronto-based web series documenting… Continue reading Untouched Sounds – Episode 5

Quarter Music – May 28

More news about Arcade Fire's forthcoming album The Suburbs, musicians boycotting the state of Arizona and ex-Oasis members finally deciding on a new band name. Hear tunes by The Dandy Warhols, The Besnard Lakes, Crystal Castles, Rage Against The Machine and the second half of a '90s playlist featuring Sloan, Beck, I Mother Earth, Goldfinger,… Continue reading Quarter Music – May 28

Quarter Music – May 14

News about a Kurt Cobain inspired exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, Metric writing a theme song for the upcoming Twilight movie, the auctioning of a Beatles press conference tape from 1966 and Blur potentially recording some new material. Hear songs by Beach House, Stone Temple Pilots, Kele, The Shins, The National and Nirvana. Also… Continue reading Quarter Music – May 14

Five of the Best Thrid Albums

*Written and published for AUX Awhile back we posted about bands overcoming the ‘sophomore slump.’ In most cases their second albums proved they were professional musicians with more than a dozen or so good licks. The third album however is probably as tricky as the second and truly shows what they’re made of and what… Continue reading Five of the Best Thrid Albums

Quarter Music – April 30

News of forthcoming albums from The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Black Mountain and How to Destroy Angels consisting of Trent Reznor and his wife. Also hear news about an upcoming tour featuring  Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon and who Courtney Love says will play her husband in the upcoming Kurt Cobain biopic. Hear a ’90s… Continue reading Quarter Music – April 30

Quarter Music – April 16

Details of forthcoming albums from Chromeo, Ozzy Osbourne, Wavves and Tokyo Police Club. Other news about Iggy and the Stooges coming to Toronto and the best voted guitarist of the past 30 years. Hear a Coachella themed playlist with songs by Camera Obscura, The Cribs, The Soft Pack, The Twelves and Echo & The Bunnymen.… Continue reading Quarter Music – April 16

Quarter Music – April 9.

Details of a John Prine tribute album, Joy Division's Peter Hook taking Unknown Pleasures on tour, the full Lollapalooza lineup and Crystal Castles' upcoming shows with LA's HARD Festival. Hear the second half of a space out playlist with songs by Mazzy Star, Boards of Canada, Beach House and Zero 7. Also hear tracks by… Continue reading Quarter Music – April 9.