Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Watch

[WATCH] ZOMBIE GARDEN CLUB – BURN

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Some down’n’dirty blues rock with a delicious bass line and some mean guitar licks.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Grunge, Watch

[WATCH] DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 – Train Wreck 1979

No Comments 11 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Finally! A new video from Death From Above 1979. “Trainwreck 1979″ gets us excited all over again for those visceral sounds that grab you by the spine from the inside. Yeah!

Ambient music, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] ILLITRY – BORN

No Comments 08 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A blue-lit restrained performance of “Born” by Hamilton’s Illitry.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Country, Listen, Music, Roots

[LISTEN] GREG ARCADE – FIVE LITTLE COINS

No Comments 08 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
greg arcade

Some rootsy rockabilly from Winnipeg’s Greg Arcade.

Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music

[LISTEN] THE PARTY DRESS – THE PARTY DRESS (EP)

No Comments 07 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
the party dress

Winnipeg’s The Party Dress serves up some swampy blues rock from out of their basement (or maybe out in the garage). The music’s got a spooky twist to it.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] BELLA CLAVA – MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY

No Comments 06 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
bella clava

Don’t let the wah-wah at the beginning fool you into thinking this is psychedelia. Despite a bit of a punk attitude, and a smattering of grunge here and there, this is essentially just good old fashioned rock’n’roll. Just want you wanted on a Friday night (or is it Saturday morning?)

Canadian, Classic Rock, Jazz, Listen, Music, Roots

[LISTEN] THE BROOD – ALL DEBIT NO CREDIT (EP)

No Comments 06 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
brood

OK, this one is just right off the rails. I thought The Brood were rockabilly, but that doesn’t even come close to describing the wacky sounds they lay down on the 4-track EP ‘All Debit No Credit’. Yes, there IS some rockabilly, but there is also funk, jazz and … I dunno, TV gameshow music(??).

Alternative, Classic Rock, Electropop, Folk, News/Tours, Pop

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: FIFTH INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 05 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
riff
Wow, we’re up to five already? OK, here goes:

ZEUS (Toronto)
zeus (1)

Zeus’s brand of indie rock involves a heavy dose of ’60’s and ’70’s nostalgia. Think Nilsson, Beatles and ELO all mooshed together and then served up with new millennium sparkle. Their infectious rhythms and hooks should be a big hit when they land on Sunday afternoon.

Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Country, Folk, Music, News/Tours

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: SECOND INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 04 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
riff
OK, the second act at Rifflandia that you do not want to miss is:

KANDLE AND THE KROOKS (Montreal)
kandle

Kandle (Osborne) is a mesmerizing singer of smoky southern blues rock and alt country. Her debut full-length album ‘In Flames’ was met with enthusiastic reviews. She teams up with guitarist/bassist Sam Goldberg Jr., so you know you are in for a top notch show.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Country, Folk, Listen, Music, Roots

[LISTEN] ELLIOTT BROOD – JIGSAW HEART

No Comments 03 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
elliott brood

The rootsy sounds of Elliott Brood are back! “Jigsaw Heart” is a teaser from the upcoming full-length ‘Work and Love’ due out in October.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Zeus- Classic Zeus

No Comments 01 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
zeus

Rating:

Release Date: September 2nd, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

‘Classic Zeus’ will be familiar territory for anyone who has listened to the band’s first two albums. Again they pay tribute – whether it’s intentional or not – to the likes of the Beatles, ELO, the Hollies, the Band and Harry Nilsson. Zeus has never been guilty, however, of being mere imitators – their sound is original and it’s their own, even if they do sound like they’re auditioning for a taping of ‘The Midnight Special’. And the boys continue to hone their craft here, both as performers and songwriters. Nevertheless, they still come up a little short of producing a masterwork. Continue Reading

Art rock, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] THE BICYCLES – JUSTICE TO THE WORLD

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
the bicycles

New stuff from The Bicycles. “Justice To The World” is a dream pop number but it also features some kick-ass power chords and great guitar reverb. If you like it then you should check out the whole album ‘Young Drones’, which you can stream at Soundcloud. ‘Young Drones’, by the way, is a rock opera. Yes, that’s right, I said rock opera!

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] J. EYGENRAAM – DON’T BE SAD

No Comments 21 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
j.eygeraam

Stream “Don’t Be Sad” from the album ‘Brutal Love’ by Edmonton’s J. Eygenraam. It’s contemporary alternative pop rock with a touch of late ’70’s New York (think Television).

Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] THE EVERYWHERES – HABITUALISM (LP)

No Comments 12 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
habitulaism

Halifax has quite the psychedelic dream pop thing going on. The Everywheres are another group of that ilk, but their sound is more of the lo fi garage rock variety. ‘Habitualism’ is eight tracks of reverb-heavy guitars and cooing choruses. It’s all a fun trippy ’60’s throwback so long as you don’t take it too seriously.

Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Concert Reviews, Country, Electropop, Folk, Music, Psychedelic, Roots

ISOBEL TRIGGER, NOAH EDWARDS, JESSE ROPER @ CLUB 9ONE9 (Victoria, BC) 8/9/2014

No Comments 10 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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Photo by Sean Brennan

The 9One9 Club in Victoria was abuzz with anticipation Saturday night (August 9th) as both Noah Edwards and Isobel Trigger were set to debut their new CD’s, and Jesse Roper was invited along to join in the festivities. Continue Reading

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