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Olivia Castriota – Weekend Lover

No matter what your preferred genre, “it’s undeniable” that Olivia Castriota has a sultry voice that still manages to have an ounce or two of innocence (and that’s got to...


A Special Serving of Wholesome Foods

After three years of perils, planning and playing, one of the new and great Canadian episodic comedies has hit the world wide web in the form of ‘Wholesome Foods, I...


Toronto Fringe – Final Exam

Final exam, written by Eric Petersen, and directed by Gillian Armstrong, is a sci-fi play reminiscent of a bottle episode from the older days of The Twilight Zone or Outer...


Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks – Don’t Mind If I Do

Holy shit! If you have never heard of Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks then I suggest you pay attention right here. Just this past week, DeMello and his crew...


One In The Chamber – Bills To Pay

Alright, for starters, I am almost two months behind on this release and that sort of kills me because One In The Chamber is just a kickass Toronto-based band that...


Kacy Moon – What Do I Do

Did you ever think that spending years on one of the world’s most eminent karate teams, kicking ass in front of thousands of people might lead someone to jump headlong into...


Artefakt Studio – Sara

It was my day off yesterday, and out of the blue, I was offered a free ticket to a play in exchange for a review. As I am someone who...


Colin & Caroline – Wish I Was

Cards on the table here…this is actually one of the best songs I’ve reviewed this year for Swept…Hell, it’s one of the best songs I’ve reviewed for Swept, period! ’Wish I...


B.E.N. – My Girlfriend Ruined My Spotify Algorithm and Other Musical Poems

If you’re looking for some calming and eclectic instrumental music a la synthetic yoga and new-age vibes then you need look no further than Benjamin Ryan Williams’ latest release under...


Make & Model – Channel Surfing

Photo Cred: Samantha Hall “I know you want it…but how much?” That’s the question that Make & Model open their debut EP ‘Channel Surfing‘ with. And when I say “their”...


Make & Model – Change Of Heart

  Alright, I have to be totally honest here. I am not a huge fan of synth or vocoder, in general. And while I won’t say that Make & Model’s...


Is This Electric Ego Pretentious?

“If [I had] some good advice” it would be to check out the latest release, ‘Pretentious‘ from Electric Ego. Now, to be fair here, I say latest release but I’m by...


Corey Pavlosky – Atlas

I don’t care if you’re not into pop/punk-rock, you need to check out Corey Pavlosky’s debut solo album ‘Atlas‘! It is one of the most polished and Hit-List-Ready albums I’ve...


Corey Pavlosky – Weathered

“I can’t lie”, this latest single from Virginian pop-punk-rocker Corey Pavlosky ‘Weathered‘ is a pretty polish tune. On the surface, it’s a simple composition that could be attributed to many...


Pony League – Mile Marker Dance

Cards on the table here, I’m really not a huge fan of country. I have a bit of an aversion to it, to be totally honest. However, there is something...


N3LLY

For a group that just randomly got together for a weekend to lay down nine tracks that sort of range all over the place in terms of genre, I have...


Staring Into Nothing – Power

I have to say that it’s been quite some time since I’ve reviewed a band so definitively political. It’s kind of refreshing in a strange sort of way. Regardless, when...


Jason Vitelli – Head Above Tide

  I have to be totally honest here. When I first heard the wonderful piano intro of Jason Vitelli’s latest album ‘Head Above Tide‘ I did sincerely not expect a...


Andrew Reed – If All The World Were Right

If you’re looking for a dulcet dose of positivity then Andrew Reed’s latest album ‘If All The World Were Right‘ might just be the new album you’ve been looking for....


New Row Talks About Waging War

Not two days ago I published a review of ‘Waging War‘ the upcoming album of Toronto-based band New Row, set to drop on the 25th! I was lucky to get...