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Interview: Scott Helman Talks Influences, Vinyl, and Artistic Integrity

By: Luke Ottenhof – S cott Helman is having a good year. Signed to Warner Music Canada, the label featured the Toronto-based singer-songwriter on its compilation album Sounds of the ‘80s. Helman’s cover of the Tom Waits rumbler “Jockey Full of Bourbon” follows on the heels of contributions from Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Not shabby company for the nineteen-year-old. “They asked me … Continue reading

Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem – “Get Hurt”

By: Luke Ottenhof –       The Gaslight Anthem seem to have two types of fans: regular fans, who carry a respect and an appreciation for the band and their catalogue, and those who doggedly compare singer Brian Fallon’s every lyric and each of guitarist Alex Rosamilia’s melodies on the fretboard to the twangy, vintage Americana-punk nostalgia sound … Continue reading

Album Review: The Hold Steady – “Teeth Dreams”

By: Luke Ottenhof –       Brooklyn’s The Hold Steady has been crafting bar-rock anthems for over a decade. Celebrated tunes like “Stuck Between Stations” and “Stay Positive” defined the band’s audacious ambition, and their desire to tell us all a story. The formula has remained much the same over the band’s career, but … Continue reading

Interview: The Hold Steady’s Tad Kubler on Teeth Dreams, Songwriting, and More

By: Luke Ottenhof – It’s been four years since Brooklyn’s punk-tinged rock darling The Hold Steady released their last LP, 2010’s Heaven is Whenever, and for guitar Tad Kubler, the time off was both a blessing and a curse. “I think being stationary after so many years of momentum had more of an impact than anything else, in both the … Continue reading

Album Review: The Dirty Nil – ‘Smite’ EP

By: Luke Ottenhof – There’s probably no better “genre” to describe Hamilton trio The Dirty Nil than with the name of their hometown: “Hammer” Rock. It could also be thought of as bearing the same qualities as the tool of the same name. It’s brash, gruff, and could probably be used to inflict harm. Granted, the extent of harm … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Tokyo Police Club, Hollerado @ Algonquin Commons Theatre

By: Luke Ottenhof – The oft-seen, but scarce overused, dream double-bill of Hollerado and Newmarket indie-champs Tokyo Police Club stopped at Algonquin College in Ottawa last night for a comprehensive lesson in indie charm and fun. It’s no stretch to say Canadian indie-rock school was in session at the Algonquin Commons Theatre, and Holleradodrummer Jake Boyd was head of the … Continue reading

Interview: Hannah Georgas on Crowdfunding, Collaborating, and Her Craft

By: Luke Ottenhof – “Shad is like one of my best friends,” says Hannah Georgas, laughing gently. The Vancouver singer-songwriter has found no shortage of support in the Canadian music scene. Her most recent record, 2012’s self-titled release, earned her not only a spot on the Polaris Prize long list, but also two Juno Award nominations. … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Hannah Georgas, Louise Burns @ National Arts Centre, Ottawa

By: Luke Ottenhof (@lukeottenhof) – Vancouver’s Hannah Georgas took to Ottawa’s National Arts Centre last night, as she warmed hearts and lifted spirits for a solid 90 minutes of electro-pop fun. Crammed with couples huddled around their tables in the NAC’s cozy Fourth Stage, the candle-lit, café-esque room hung from Georgas’ every whim. Introduced by … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013 (Day 1) – Kathleen Edwards, The Sadies, Young Rival + More

By: Luke Ottenhof (@lukeottenhof) – Lederhosen, alpine hats, and just about every kind of beer imaginable crammed the sleepy town of Vankleek Hill on Friday night, and factor in more than four straight hours of Canadian rock and roll, and it’s one for the books. Home to Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Vankleek Hill plays … Continue reading

Interview: Iron and Wine on “Ghost on Ghost”, Making Music and the Future

By: Luke Ottenhof (@lukeottenhof) – It has been over a decade since South Carolina’s Samuel Beam, better known as Iron and Wine, released his debut record, The Creek Drank the Cradle. The Sub Pop product garnered the young songwriter striking praise for his lyrical dexterity, and humbling, mellow folk sounds. Reflected, but not necessarily prominent, … Continue reading

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