The Wooden Sky were on their way to play a show in San Francisco when their van was hit from behind. As frontman Gavin Gardiner waited at a repair shop just off the highway, he tried to stay positive.
Oh, Sloan. I've loved their albums since I was a zitty-faced teen and I still love them now, as a 29-year-old scumbag.
The nominations have been announced for Sirius XM’s 12th Annual Independent Music Awards and several Saskatoon bands are nominated. The awards celebrate the best in the Canadian and International independent music scene. This gives artists and bands that normally don’t get quite as much recognition a time to shine. However, by independent, they mean artists
I’ve been able to bottle it up until now. It has been boiling in the background, but I put a lid on it and let it be. But now — now you’ve done it. You have, once again, ended up nearly at the top of U.S. record sales. Sure, other Canadians have joined you in the
When the lights go down and Jill Barber glides onto the stage of the Broadway Theatre, you could be excused for thinking you’re in a more glamorous place than Saskatoon in November. Barber cuts a striking figure. There is something both sensual and playful to her. She wears a delicate dress. She seems to have a
Six years before #whothefuckisarcadefire trended on Twitter, music fans in the Netherlands were asking an equally pressing question: Le Guess Who? The answer has nothing to do with Bachman, Cummings and crew. It’s the name of a fresh and dynamic music festival, held annually in the city of Utrecht.
Her music might consistently burn up Canada’s radio charts, but Lights herself doesn’t shy away from how icy the music on her new record Siberia is. It’s named after one of the coldest places on Earth, after all.
If they somehow didn't have the indie cred before, Arcade Fire has now certainly solidified their top standing in the Canadian music world now.
The best way Hamilton-based indie singer/songwriter Chris Adeney can capture the strange stories of his tours as Wax Mannequin may be through sleep deprivation.
Mother Mother's frontman Ryan Guldemond doesn't dig happy songs: "“It's funny. I do gravitate towards slower, darker songs and sometimes I kind of feel like I need to remind myself to be positive. Happy songs irk me. I like cold, dense and realistic portraits of humanity, which inevitably I think are quite humourous.”