Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music

[Listen] Deep Sea Gypsies – Cherry Red

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The latest single from the Deep Sea Gypsies. This time out they bring in some late ’60’s British blues and a touch of early ’70’s country rock. The guitars are smokin’ as usual.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Johnny de Courcy – Alien Lake/Wind Chimes

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

For the flamboyant Johnny de Courcy it’s always 1973 — that wonderful point in time when Iggy Pop, Bolan and Bowie were the triplet princes of the rock world. Here he gives us an interesting double shot, a science fiction double feature if you will. The first video, “Alien Lake”, is a gentle love story backed by mournful piano. The second, “Wind Chimes”, serves as a kind of counter-point to the first, this time set to more driving rock music. It’s cheesy, and, yes Johnny, it’s oh so trashy.

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

[Listen] Ultimate Power Duo – An Anti-Universe Apart

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The deliberately misnamed Ultimate Power Duo (they’re actually a trio) from Saskatoon unleash ‘Space Joe: Ad Astra to the Stars’, a sci-fi themed concept album. This is “An Anti-Universe Apart” which melds 1970’s prog rock with contemporary indie folk-rock. And to great effect, I might add.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Black Mastiff – Leave it on the Floor

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The soulful, acid-tinged sounds of Edmonton`s Black Mastiff. The video to “Leave It On The Floor” has the band members performing in silhouette against a seizure-inducing array of flashing coloured light.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Watch

[Watch] SoHo Ghetto – Man Down

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Halifax’s SoHo Ghetto perform “Man Down” from their debut LP. The song has an interesting feel because it’s dark and heavy in the verse but then light and poppy on the chorus. Also, they borrow a trick from the Beatles by performing on a rooftop — in this case, high above the Halifax cityscape.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Cowboys in Cardigans – The Duke

No Comments 26 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Hey, that dude is not a cowboy and he’s not wearing a cardigan. What the ….? Oh well, the ukulele-driven “The Duke” is irresistible, so we’ll let it go.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music

[Listen] Sc Mira – Life at Last

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Just in time for Halloween, Sc Mira’s take on “Life at Last”, which originally appeared in the 1970’s cult rock musical ‘Phantom of the Paradise’.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Watch

[Watch] First You Get the Sugar – Foreign Lands

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The name First You Get the Sugar is quite the mouthful, but they are definitely worth taking a bite. Although their sound is certainly contemporary, FYGTS’s song structures and arrangements are a bit of a throwback to those FM radio bands of the ’70’s. The video to “Foreign Lands” features a lot of street scenes from Montreal.

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

[Listen] Cursees Connect – In the Meadows

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Arcade Fire meets Coldplay on “In the Meadows” by Fredericton’s Cursees Connect.

Acoustic, Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Listen, Music, Roots

[Listen] The Goatbox Rebel – The Goatbox Rebel (EP)

No Comments 11 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The Goatbox Rebel is Ivan Westley, a one-man band with a reverence for the traditions of blues, rock and folk but with a bitter, punk attitude. This self-titled EP is the debut for the Montreal-born/Toronto-based artist (uprooted via the 401).

Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Roots, Watch

[Watch] The Barr Brothers – Half Crazy

No Comments 11 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The Barr Brothers go all southern swamp blues on “Half Crazy”. The beautiful b/w footage captures them in their multi-instrumental glory.

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

[Listen] Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs – Gates of Hell

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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“Gates of Hell” is more fun than it sounds. Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are a punk pop garage band, not a black metal group.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Jazz, Roots, Watch, World Music

[Watch] Kiran Ahluwalia – Hayat

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Kiran Ahluwalia infuses traditional Indian music with western rock and jazz to create a sound of her own.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, Music

[Listen] The 427’s – Blue Hawaii

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
surf noir

Calgary’s The 427’s play twangy, ’50’s sci fi, surf rock. It’s like The Ventures from a different planet.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Grunge, Watch

[Watch] Beefdonut – Just Colours

No Comments 05 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Beefdonut may not sound very appetizing, but it is great music put out by Joel Klaverkamp of the Winnipeg’s The Hummers. This video for the song “Just Colours” features animation from Avatar Book 2.

beefdonut – just colours from Joel Klaverkamp on Vimeo.

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