MUSIC MONDAY: Jordan Klassen

By Chloe Hoy. Chamber folk pop artist Jordan Klassen released his debut full-length album, Repentance, in September. Met with rave reviews, it’s no surprise that Klassen is a fixture in the local indie music scene. Filled with dreamy instrumentation, catchy choruses, and infectious rhythms, Klassen’s music is well-crafted and leaves wonders to the imagination. If…

MUSIC MONDAY: Cardinals

Three-piece indie band, Cardinals, hails from Niagara, Ontario. The group released their eight track album, Farther Than Love, in September – one that features a fresh sound that differs from the current acts dominating the always-changing music industry. With a blend of soul, rock, folk (and a hint of pop), the group doesn’t disappoint with their smooth…

Favourite Live Music Photos of 2013

This year, we covered hundreds of concerts with hundreds music acts from four different continents; some might be some photos that we haven’t able to share over our website yet and some might be some that went viral over the internet this year.

MUSIC MONDAY: Van Gogh Sky

Although it was released in early 2012, have/had remains one of my favourite EPs of all time. Recorded by a band hailing from Weston, Florida called Van Gogh Sky, it consists of 5 songs that feature great lyrics and something else captivating that you can’t quite pinpoint. ABOVE: Playing “Newbury” at a warehouse show in October 2011. Although they…

MUSIC MONDAY: Liz Labelle

This past summer, we had the chance to speak to Montreal starlet, Liz Labelle, where she had mentioned about a song that she had worked on with This Century‘s Sean and Alex Silverman, entitled “Bombs Away”. Then, in September, she released the catchy song along with a lyric video. Today, she finally unveiled her long awaited music…

MUSIC MONDAY: Alexander France

It was late last year when British Columbia-based Alexander France released their debut EP, Dance Parlour. The indie-pop group has been on my radar ever since I heard their tunes this past summer (notably, “Battle The Tide”). With the support of Brandon Lehti (formally of The Latency), the four-piece continues to impress with their melodic beats. I’ve had a chance to see…

BLOG: Keeping It In The Family

We’ve all heard of The Jackson 5 – the group (comprised of five Jackson brothers, including the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson) was well known for their hit soul songs, “I Want You Back” and “ABC.” Other notable family musical acts include The Bee Gees (“Stayin’ Alive,” anyone?), The Osmonds, America’s “MMMBop” band Hanson,…

MUSIC MONDAY: Upset

New supergroup Upset is pop punk bliss reminiscent of the’90s. Led by Ali Koehler (former drummer of Best Coast and Vivian Girls), Upset combines rough guitar melodies with honest lyrics. Koehler is joined by Patty Schemel (Hole) on drums and Jenn Price (La Sera) on guitar.