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Album Review: Alanna Matty – Ante Meridiem

September 18, 2014
Album Review: Alanna Matty – Ante Meridiem

Title: Ante Meridiem Artist: Alanna Matty Record Label: Independent Date: 
August 2014 In One Word: Evolved In this generation it seems as if there’s one criterion in which a solo musician lacks. The rawness and pureness of a smooth single acoustic guitar set is always soothing to the ear; however, experimenting...
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Pixies announce four new songs in “EP-2” plus a new music video to accompany the release

January 7, 2014

With the success of the four-track “EP-1,” Pixies is bringing out “EP-2,” with four brand new songs – “Blue-Eyed Hexe,” “Magdalena,” “Greens and Blues” and “Snakes,” as well as a music video for “Blue-Eyed Hexe.” Pixies talks about the four new songs on “EP-2”: “Blue-Eyed Hexe” About this track, Pixies’ Black...
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Holiday Special EP Review: Alanna Matty – Chestnuts Snow and Mistletoe

December 24, 2013

Title: Chestnuts Snow and Mistletoe Artist: Alanna Matty Record Label: Independent Date: December 2013 In One Word: Festivus I once read something along the lines of “It’s nearly Christmas – time for not a single artist to put out an original album”. To an extent, this is the truth when it comes...
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Rachelle van Zanten at Patagonia Toronto – Gig Review and Photos

December 13, 2013

Who: Rachelle van Zanten When: 1 December 2013 Where: Patagonia Toronto In One Word: Influential What’s more inspiring about a musician with a flawless voice and an astonishing slide guitar talent? One that uses all of that for the good of their own through environmental concern. Rachelle van Zanten, a B.C....
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Album Review: Alysha Brilla – In My Head

November 4, 2013

Title: In My Head Artist: Alysha Brilla Record Label: Sunny Jam Records/Independent Date: July 2013 In One Word: Soulful One of the best rewards of being a music journalist/reviewer is discovering new talent every single day, especially local musicians. Step aside Torontonians; we got ourselves the next Amy Winehouse. The Tanzanian-Canadian singer/songwriter Alysha...
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Album Review: Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

October 20, 2013

Title: Bangerz Artist: Miley Cyrus Record Label: RCA Records Date: Oct. 8, 2013 In One Word: Adequate You’re right – Miley Cyrus’ on the loose. The well-known ex-Disney star from Hannah Montana has been in and around the media for months now – especially since her 2013 Video Music Awards appearance...
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teenzFAV Awards at Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Review and Photos

October 9, 2013

Who: teenzFAV Awards Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
/ John Bassett Theatre When: September 28, 2013 One Word: Shambles Haven’t heard about the teenzFAV awards before? Don’t worry you’re not alone. The only way you would’ve known about this awards show held in Toronto are 1: if you’re a fan of...
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Album Review: The Weeknd – Kiss Land

September 8, 2013

  Title: Kiss Land Artist: The Weeknd Record Label: Republic / XO Date: September 2013 In One Word: Horror   Lame. Prick. Genius. Soul. Whichever word you define his sound or personality, Abel Tesfaye (under The Weeknd moniker) has been able to succeed in giving R&B a new and hypnotic sound. To any...
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Kodie Rollan, Gabi Evans and Alanna Matty and Band at Drake Underground – Gig review, photos and video

August 21, 2013

Who: Kodie Rollan, Gabi Evans, Alanna Matty and Band Where: Drake Underground When: Friday August 9, 2013 One Word: Soothing This was my first time attending a show at the Drake Underground – a venue located in The Drake Hotel. Clever. I wasn’t aware that this boutique hotel served as a...
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Legends of the Summer: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z at the Rogers Centre – Gig review

July 31, 2013

Who: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z Where: Rogers Centre When: Wednesday July 17, 2013 One Word: Legendary  You don’t find yourself attending concerts at the Blue Jays’ home quite often these days. When walking to the Rogers Centre in Toronto’s 43-degree heat, I was wishing it to be at a closer venue...
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