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“If there was a test about how to succeed in the music industry, we’d probably fail every question,” confesses Reef Shark drummer Garth Covernton. This observation elicits...
Last year, party-starting local ensemble Five Alarm Funk released ABANDONEARTH, a concept album about our planet’s destruction at the hands of a giant robot. Now the group has...
Panda BearPanda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (Domino Recording Company) As a member of Animal Collective, Panda Bear has spent the past decade and a half exploring the middle ground...
As one of the founders of local pop-rock outfit Said the Whale, Tyler Bancroft has accrued plenty of experience when it comes to ordering merchandise. Now he’s putting those...
On February 6, an array of artists will pay tribute to accordion-toting local songwriter Geoff Berner with a gig at the WISE Hall called Bernerland. Copresented by homegrown...
Holy HumAppendix in C (Independent) In the press materials for Appendix in C, principal Holy Hum member Andrew Lee begins by writing, “I have always had problems with editing down...
Les ChaussettesLes Chaussettes (Punk Fox) In a city where acts like the Courtneys, Needles//Pins, and Supermoon have become underground favourites, we’ve now got yet another band...
Candela FarmDADF#AD (Boat Dreams From the Hill) Andrew Candela used to front punky local outfit Plus Perfect, and since that band’s breakup, it seems that he’s been on something...
This was a stressful year, so I spent much of it practising relaxation exercises and listening to nature sounds on YouTube. Of course, I also heard plenty of new music. Here are...
At Venue on Saturday, November 22 How’s this for a concept? Take all of your favourite pop hits, then add hyperactive jazz drums, flowery R & B vocal runs, and bass-slapping...

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