Jeff Jones


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Jeff Jones highlights Music City North: Kensington Festival

So, as many of you know, in addition to being an intrepid music writer and a motivated (to say the least) fan of music, I’m also a musician. I play...


Artist Review: Janelle Monáe

Pop music, if at all successful at its stated job, should be difficult to dislike. This is, to be sure, not to say that all pop music is good or...


Band review: Beyond the Mountain

Beyond the Mountain   There’s just a whole lot to like about Beyond the Mountain. This rootsy trio from Toronto has soulful vocals, heartfelt songs, a great, honest feel and…cello....


Dancing About Poetry: What could have been

Popular music is littered with stories of what could have been. The medium itself has arguably leveraged hope and dreams for profit so it seems fitting that it would be...


Jeff Jones brings us a taste of Shinedown

In my first column for Swept, I lamented the end of the radio as a meeting place for music lovers and what that would mean for the discovery of new...


Dancing About Poetry: Music heals

“One good thing about music; when it hits, you feel no pain.” - Bob Marley Music seems to have the power to heal. Maybe not always, certainly not completely, and...


Goodnight, Sunrise. Give them a listen. You’ll be better off for it.

In the spirit of the previous column about introductions, let me introduce you to a great new rock band with a classic feel. Goodnight, Sunrise has a warm, dirty rock sound...


Dancing About Poetry #1: To begin with, let’s start.

Hey, that #1 up there looks pretty good. The start of something good, perhaps? So fresh and new…but a little bit daunting too. Now, I don’t mean to begin by...


Sandra Bouza & Redbrick

If ever you find yourself searching for music to somehow soothe your mind yet still shake your booty, look no further than Redbrick. This stripped-down, deep soul outfit will take...


Sweptmedia.ca welcomes music columnist Jeff Jones

By way of introduction let me say this: I love music. It’s really this simple. Truly, madly and deeply. Love. I often struggle to express this, precisely because of its...