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At an arrestingly beautiful show last weekend, songstress Jadea Kelly introduced her new album, Love & Lust, at Toronto’s Drake Underground. Jadea’s third studio record is the follow up to Clover (2013), an equally brilliant collection of songs with themes of nature, love and spirituality. Love & Lust is outright a breakup album, and naturally focuses on the sentiments and circumstances […]

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Performing both as a solo artist and with the band Citylake, Martin Saint describes himself as a moody troubadour, performing for many years in and around Montreal as well as the odd tour including one this month. His music could be part of the Donnie Darko soundtrack.  It’s contains elements of new wave, electro-pop and pure […]

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Toronto post-hardcore band Lost Cities, who have amassed an impressive following given that they have only released one EP and one LP, are disbanding after many years. The announcement came as a shock to their many loyal fans and followers, especially since they just released their full-length record in December.  They played an intense farewell […]

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Montreal band Citylake has officially reformed, albeit with one member change, and is returning to writing and recording their interesting blend of indie folk-rock, dark post-punk and 80s new wave with some psychedelia thrown in. Think Donnie Darko soundtrack. Listen to the pre-production recording of Ugly City for a taste: Pre-Production Demos by Citylake Frontman […]

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Sick of hearing the same old Christmas tunes year after year? Blue Christmas giving you the blues? Mariah Carey’s O Holy Night making you utter unholy curses? Here’s something that’ll inspire you to turn up the volume: The Nursery have just released their version of Last Christmas. The band has redone this Wham! classic into a […]

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In their annual festival and gala, this year’s Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) were held at Toronto hotspot Revival.  The event featured many of the winners from last year, including an electrifying performance by electro-pop/psychedelic rock band The Nursery,2014’s Best Rock or Indie group. Recently back from their Ontario/Quebec tour with Montreal’s Das Blankout, they’ve just […]

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Sebastian Freeman and Amanda Mabro are 30 Frames, an electro pop band from Toronto who recently released an energetic and highly danceable record that was two years in the making. It was well worth the wait; the album is really strong. They did a great job of maintaining consistency without being overly repetitive so that […]

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Toronto musician Marlon Chaplin is a diverse fellow, not only in terms of his musical style but also his abilities as a performer of multiple instruments. Earlier this year, Chaplin released a video featuring Jessica Speziale titled “Don’t You Fall,” that had a jazz club vibe to it and featured sultry, soulful vocals. Then, this month, he […]