Artist Spotlight

Crushed Veneer

by Jeffrey Burns on March 12, 2018

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UK band Crushed Veneer preview 2 singles from their upcoming debut EP – Desire and the Need to Live | For a time it seemed as though 3-chord power-pop bands had become a dime-a-dozen, like bland, seemingly soulless derivatives of a once proud punk-rock movement, inciting the all too familiar chants of Rock Is Dead […]

Megan Nadin

by Jeffrey Burns on March 10, 2018

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If the song Gypsy Sea is any indication, Megan Nadin is a star in the making .. | Megan Nadin’s voice is like a star that burns bright in the universe, and the attention grabbing song ‘Gypsy Sea’ is like sonic sanctuary for those who find rich reward in rootsy, pop music that can be […]

Meghann Wright

by Jeffrey Burns on November 23, 2015

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You’ve got Nothin’ To Lose and everything to gain from listening to Meghann Wright’s debut LP … soul music with a rock n’ roll heart |   Brooklyn based blues-rocker Meghann Wright released her first full-length album Nothin’ Left To Lose last June on Canadian indie label Blacktop Records, and while I may be late […]

Megan Landry

by Jeffrey Burns on October 16, 2015

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Megan Landry’s debut album ‘Stills’ reveals a young artist accomplished well beyond her years [Q&A Sesh] |   There’s no doubt that nineteen year old Megan Landry is exceptionally talented, quite gifted in fact (playing piano by ear as an infant, writing music at age eleven), something that’s immediately evident upon viewing her 2013 Music […]

PINE

by Jeffrey Burns on September 7, 2015

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PINE’s self-released debut ‘you bury me’ sets a high bar for ambient, alternative emo rock … *photo: Paul Dzioba |   The six member sad-rock band from Ottawa has chosen a rather sombre moniker, one that ties in directly to their music’s overall theme regarding matters of the heart, more specifically the heartbreaking despair of […]

Amber Edgar

by Jeffrey Burns on July 21, 2015

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Indie folk-rock artist Amber Edgar’s extraordinary, soul-baring debut album ‘Good Will Rise’ |   Amber Edgar broke on to seemingly everyone’s indie music radar in stunning fashion with the release of her debut singles “Honey & Sorrow” and “Troubles” more than 2 years ago. [Dec.31, 2013] The two songs from Amber Edgar’s debut 7″ recording […]

The Almighty Rhombus

by Jeffrey Burns on June 15, 2015

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These Pop-Rock renegades are so much more than just the ultimate party band .. This hearty group of power-pop misfits from Sudbury Ontario grabbed my attention back in November 2013 with the release of their first full-length album ‘Lucid Living’, an infectious medley of punk, ska, pop and rock that turned out to be one […]

The Good In Everyone

by Jeffrey Burns on May 8, 2015

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Vancouver band The Good In Everyone prepare for Canada-wide Tour with fellow folk rockers Alea Rae [Q&A Sesh]   There’s really no better indicator of what’s hip or artistically relevant in any given musical era than the college radio charts, a bold litmus test often reflective of young hearts and minds driven beyond the culturally […]