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Bitter’s Kiss – My God

‘My God’ Chloe Baker of Bitter’s Kiss has an arresting voice. I dare say I’ll find time to review more of her sweet sounds but, until then, I’m looking at...


Countless Thousands – You’re Goddamn Right

Kings of Kickstarter, podcast players, devious dweebs…just some of the possible titles that could be granted to this punky, ‘enthusiastic rock’ band: Countless Thousands. I got a sneaky peak into...


Galapaghost – I Never Arrived

From New York, to Brussels, to Torino, to Texas, this album of alternative folk-rockin’, masterfully morose music is number three from Galapaghost. ‘I Never Arrived’ is an interesting twist of...


Tumbler – Come to the Edge

Tumbler: this family/friend-founded-kitchen-jam-band has cooked up their second album ‘Come To The Edge’, pulling from their massive repertoire of jam tunes, stretching back as far as forty years. Father, vocals,...


Jerrold’s Agreement

   Jerrold’s Agreement by D.D. Renforth Before the abduction Jerrold was a stockbroker in Toronto who led a life of excessive indulgence and extravagance. On business in Istanbul, partying with his...


Your Roommate is a what!?

“Oh I heard correctly…your roommate is an escort!” Well known theatre/film veterans Katie Uhlmann, and Trish Rainone are sallying forth into the wide world of the web series with a...


The Absolute Journey to Hopefest 2016

This Labour Day Weekend, come and join the incredibly inspirational force that is Hopefest. Now in its fifth year, Hopefest’s support of SickKids is gearing towards raising funds for a...


Fashionably Late – An Evening With Blackdog Ballroom, Live At Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla, Mod...

    Mod Night at Cherry’s is always entertaining, sometimes if only for the enthusiasm that the participants deliver. After conditioning our ears to the sounds of the sixties with...


Instrumental

Instrumental for Caleb By D.S. Martin Like a marionette that doesn’t dance until the puppeteer’s fingers tightly tug her strings hanging along the wall   strewn about the room stringed...


Blackdog Ballroom

Having just finished rocking Mod Night III at Cherry Cola’s this past weekend, Blackdog Ballroom is gearing up to rock Lee’s Palace at the end of June.   Keep up...


Longevity

Longevity by D.S. Martin     If a wheel could roll as frictionlessly as a mass of rock tumbling over & over through the asteroid belt circling & circling &...


The Ice People

The Ice People by D.D. Renforth      The failed attempt to kill the immigrant Ankala Imfredo occurred in the midst of weeks of frigid air and snow, when Ankala’s...


Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

Last night I found myself in a backyard by Carlaw and Dundas E, transported to a far away island, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the leering...


A Moment in ‘TIME’ with Electric Ego

Perhaps not quite my favourite song by musical magician Edo Peled a.k.a Eledtric Ego, but certainly my favourite in terms of production, ‘Time’ is a beautiful ballad that pulls not only...


Carnival of Rock!

Happy birthday to Goodnight, Sunrise, and cheers to those who attended their sixth birthday at The Silver Dollar Room this past Saturday. Celebrating with the carni-crazed G,S were “The death-defying...


GOODNIGHT, SUNRISE (TORONTO) TO HOST “CARNIVAL OF ROCK” ON MAY 28

GOODNIGHT, SUNRISE (TORONTO) TO HOST “CARNIVAL OF ROCK” ON MAY 28 Toronto indie-rockers Goodnight, Sunrise are hosting the first ever “Carnival of Rock” featuring live music and a carnival theme on Saturday...


Welcome To Toronto

That First Morning by Kegan Doyle Fen awoke, fetally curled up in sweat-soaked sheets on the loft floor. For a moment, he thought he was back home in Victoria and...


Do You Like Halifax?

Colin couldn’t play the guitar. He could never wrap his head around it. He could play a little bass, but nothing special. Enough to follow along on some Ramones covers...


August: Osage County, a great challenge full of surprises!

  What a Chef d’œuvre is the theatre play August: Osage County by Tracy Letts! His play is incredibly well written, punchy, unpredictable and makes the audience members love drama....


Poem Every Day #30 – Gone

              Gone (PED #30) Travelled; in and out of cities, floating through mindsets, teasing consciousness. Life’s unsteady tide rocks between calming, sunny days, and...