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Karma to Burn (Independent) Formerly known as Days of Heaven, the title of a Terrence Malick flick, local indie quartet the Savoys have always been drawn to the cinematic. And...
Hotter (Independent) For those who pine for the days when low-tech guitars and live drums ruled the stage, Lisa’s Hotcakes has your back, as well as a sophomore EP that lives up...
Top Concerts Courtney Love (At the Commodore Ballroom on July 22) Depending on who you ask, Courtney Love is rock ’n’ roll’s resident goddess, Gorgon, or both. But those who...
Yes, my list may be a bit Anglophilic, but as a Canadian, I’m just paying homage to our beloved Commonwealth. Now, where’s my knighthood, or, um, damehood? Nick Cave and the Bad...
Imagine an old industrial building, brownish and dull on the outside, teeming with vibrant beauty on the inside, like a stony cave housing the most brilliant crystals. This is the...
At various venues on Friday, October 11  Local indie-poppers BESTiE have a noble mission. That mission is to tear bored, glue-sniffin’ kids away from their Tumblr dashboards,...
Null, the debut LP by goth-laced postpunk duo Kōban, is like a lonely stroll on a frostbitten, coffin-black night: slightly spine-chilling, darkly mesmerizing, and deliciously...
In the self-proclaimed “cold punk” band Lié, guitarist Ashlee Luk screams and sulks up a storm, alongside bassist Brittany Westgarth (also of Kōban) and drummer Kati J. The trio’s...
{sidebar title='In + out'} The Matinée’s Matt Layzell sounds off on the things that enquiring minds want to know. On the Junos: “We got to go to the Junos this year, and that was...
At the Rickshaw Theatre on Monday, August 5 The alternative-rock world has always had an obsession with talented, longhaired, white male singer-songwriters—especially ones named...

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