Tag archive for "minotaurs"

Canadian, Concerts, Folk, Music

Julie Doiron, Pick A Piper, Memoryhouse, Kevin Kane, Grand Analog and Minotaurs @ Bloor and Ossington Folk Festival 9/21/2013

No Comments 23 September 2013

by Tiana Feng
Chuck Bucket @ Bloor and Ossington Folk Festival 9/21/2013
The last official weekend of summer was marked by a few outdoor music festivals. This year instead of heading over to the Junction, I stayed in the Annex for the Bloor and Ossington Folk festival. Despite a few logistic mishaps and the rain, dedicated concert-goers still turned up. There was food served from local eateries and a beer garden sponsored by Beau’s where bands with names like Chug Bucket serenaded you as you ate/drank. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Jazz, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Minotaurs- New Believers

No Comments 22 January 2013

by Tiana Feng



Release Date: January 22, 2013
Label: Static Clang

Whatever the Minotaurs decide to name themselves, it’s still the platform for expression for Nathan Lawr. New Believers is a political album with his thoughts on G20 and the Quebec student protests. Perhaps it is the timing of their release, because these subjects seem to be already forgotten about in the new year and awkward to bring up again. Continue Reading

Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Minotaurs- Open the Doors (feat. Sarah Harmer)

No Comments 20 December 2012

by Tiana Feng
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Nathan Lawr and the Minotaurs gang. Recently they revealed Open the Doors off an upcoming LP called New Believers. The song definitely has a groovy rhythm that warrants some hip shaking, and why not it’s almost the holidays. All this dancing makes you completely forget that this song has some political G20 undertones.

Listen, Music

Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada 4 feat. Maylee Todd, Digits, Kathryn Calder and More!

No Comments 12 December 2012

by Tiana Fenghohocanada
UK music blog The Line of Best Fit put out this awesome compilation of Canadian Christmas tracks. There is a mix of original holiday tunes, covers and rarities. A bunch of them were recorded specifically for this compilation! Stream or grab it below.

Canadian, Charts, Listen, Music

WEEKLY TOP 10- February 4-11th, 2011

No Comments 11 February 2011

by Tiana Feng

Welcome to the first edition of the Ride the Tempo weekly top 10. It features the top 10 visited single song posts that were visited this week. Not all of them were published this week, just the pages that created the most traffic! This chart is all your doing! So if you want to see a song on the chart hype it up, send the post to your friends and tweet it around.

Position Song Link
1 Gary Clark Jr.- Bright Lights post
2 Bedouin Soundclash feat. Coeur de Pirate- Brutal Hearts post
3 Sleigh Bells- Rill Rill video
4 Torpedo- Waiting for the Fall post
5 Spring Breakup- It’s Not Me, It’s You post
6 Minotaurs- Get Down post
7 The Longwalls- Careers in Science post
8 Aaron Dean- To Mary, Love John Watson post
9 Rebekah Higgs- Little Voice post
10 Young Galaxy- We Have Everything video

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Minotaurs- Get Down

No Comments 06 February 2011

by Tiana Feng

I love it when the perfect song turns on and wakes you up in the morning. Today it was Nathan Lawr and the Minotaurs. How could you not fall in love with a track from a band that consists of members from some of the most musically creative Canadian bands like Holy Fuck and Rheostatics? Get Down is a brass filled track off their latest release Get Down which you can grab on Bandcamp.
Minotaurs- Get Down

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Nathan Lawr and the Minotaurs- Caught in the Light

No Comments 27 October 2010

by Tiana Feng

The Minotaurs aka Nathan Lawr and the Minotaurs is from Guelph Ontario. Despite the Minotaur reference to a scary mythical monster, there’s nothing scary about their music. They are a sort of alternative pop with a little bit of jazz and afrobeat rhythms and flare mixed in. Take a listen to a crowd favorite called Caught in the Light.

Minotaurs- Caught in the Light

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