Open Mic

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 […]

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 […]

Napalmpom

by Jeffrey Burns on December 8, 2014

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OPEN MIC: The Unadulterated Rock of Napalmpom [Q & A Session] Rock music can be many things, and today’s indie rock scene embodies many intriguing forays into sub-genres like fuzz-pop, dystopian-punk, psychedelic-shoegaze, and the recent phenomenon banjo-rock, but one wholly gratifying constant is the galvanizing force of the pure, unadulterated rock and roll heart. In […]

STEREOMA

by Jeffrey Burns on September 1, 2014

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OPEN MIC: Q&A session with Nick Curran, frontman for Pennsylvania alt-rockers STEREOMA |   This may be just the beginning for indie rock band STEREOMA from Lancaster PA, but the recently released EP ‘I Will Be Your Friend’ is an instantly captivating and auspicious debut indeed, from the triumphant guitar/synth barrage of "Turnaround Kid" to […]

The Autumn Stones

by Jeffrey Burns on June 5, 2014

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Q&A Session With Toronto indie-pop band THE AUTUMN STONES |   The Autumn Stones is a dream-folk/alt-pop band from Toronto with an unassuming presence and formidable skillset that appears to be hitting all the right notes as of late, especially with the recent release of their much lauded single “End Of Faith”, bolstering a relatively […]

DARK MEAN

by Jeffrey Burns on April 21, 2014

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Q&A session with Hamilton alternative folk-rock trio DARK MEAN | There are certain musical artists of the roots-rock vein who come to mind when I listen to DARK MEAN, those with an innate skill in rendering surrealistic and introspective songs that can tug at the heart and mind and capture peoples’ attention early in their […]

Billy Moon

by Jeffrey Burns on April 4, 2014

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Billy Moon’s Bicycle EP is a rock and roll gem, and this is only the beginning .. |   The debut record from Hamilton’s BILLY MOON is unabashed, unadulterated, wholly satisfying rock and roll that pays homage to the once proud spirit of a musical genre now routinely ravaged by an industry of pretenders. From […]

iBelieve Calgary

by Jeffrey Burns on March 15, 2014

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Calgary Indie Music Compilation spearheaded by Septembryo frontman & producer Michael 8 (Q&A) |   Not to be confused with your friend’s lo-fi basement recordings of some marginal garage bands (not that there’s anything wrong with that), iBelieve Calgary is a top-shelf indie music compilation featuring an interesting array of ten, unsigned/local bands who definitely […]

Two Bears North

by Jeffrey Burns on December 5, 2013

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Sophie Heppell and Melissa Walker have forged their own unique blend of indie pop/rock as TWO BEARS NORTH. Our Q&A Sesh .. | Listening to the debut album Comeocean from TWO BEARS NORTH conjures up memories of other female driven indie bands such as Calgary’s MAUD and Halifax’s JALE. Tight, punchy, pop-rock replete with melodic […]

Lisette Xavier

by Jeffrey Burns on October 30, 2013

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VIDEO PREMIERE for Calgary singer-songwriter Lisette Xavier’s sophomore single “Dream” … plus our OPEN MIC Q&A Sesh |   It is almost an understatement to suggest Lisette Xavier is an impassioned artist to the core, living, reacting, and creating in earnest, and utilizing her gift for song as an emotional conduit to hopefully inspire others. […]

Young Manics

by Jeffrey Burns on September 4, 2013

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‘Solidarity Songs’ an impressive debut for these Newfoundland alt-rockers … Open Mic: Q & A |   The newly released debut album ‘Solidarity Songs’ from YOUNG MANICS is nothing short of a stellar achievement for this alternative rock band from St. John’s, Newfoundland. These guys are qualified to be rock stars, and by every measure […]