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IF QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS PICKED THE 2015 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

June 11th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Lists | Leave A Comment »

IF QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS PICKED THE 2015 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

  On Tuesday, June 16, the 10th edition of the Polaris Music Prize kicks into gear by unveiling the 2015 Long List of 40 albums selected by a crack-pot team of over 200 jurors as representing the best music that Canada offered up in the last 12 months.  I can call them crackpots because I count myself […]

SONGS: 2014 Volume 5 (and 6!)

December 19th, 2014  |  by  |  published in 2014 in Review, Lists | Leave A Comment »

SONGS: 2014 Volume 5 (and 6!)

**If you had technical difficulties downloading or playing back Volume 1, please delete the files from your computer and re-download the .zip file here.** **If you had technical difficulties downloading Volume 5 (i.e. there was nothing in the zip folder), please re-download the .zip file here. All music should now be added.**   2014 was […]

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ ALBUMS: 2014

December 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in 2014 in Review, FEATURES, Lists | Leave A Comment »

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ ALBUMS: 2014

2014 has a lot in common with Humpty Dumpty: they both had a great Fall. Half of the albums on my list of favourite records of the year were released after Labour Day; two came out in the dog-days of summer; and three had their official releases before the spring thaw. While there’s a wealth […]

DiSC of the WEEK: Spencer Burton, Don’t Let The World See Your Love

September 8th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week | Leave A Comment »

DiSC of the WEEK: Spencer Burton, Don’t Let The World See Your Love

The velvety smooth harmonies and country gee-tar twang on “Death of Gold” may lead you to believe Spencer Burton‘s first solo album under his own name is soaked in traditional folk and country elements, but delve into Don’t Let The World See Your Love, and you’ll find signs of Burton’s punk and rock roots below the surface. Produced […]

LiSTEN: Spencer Burton “A Body Is All She Ever Let Me Hold”

July 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Singles | Leave A Comment »

LiSTEN: Spencer Burton “A Body Is All She Ever Let Me Hold”

Calling this new song “…more or less a ventilation of anger”, Spencer Burton says “A Body Is All She Ever Let Me Hold” is “a song about doing the unimaginable. What one can’t do, sometimes can be done in song. I’ve never raised my hand to anybody and I never will, but I’ll raise a song in a […]

QBiM COVER STORY: 14 to See at SCENE 2014

June 19th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Cover Story, Lists | Leave A Comment »

QBiM COVER STORY: 14 to See at SCENE 2014

The SCENE Music Festival turns 19 this year, and though it’s officially legal age, the wealth of talent on tap for this year’s 2-day event in St. Catharines is more than any one person could possibly consume. Headliners Matthew Good, The Sheepdogs, Arkells, Shad, and Lights are all safe bets for good shows, but SCENE has […]

The LABEL MAKERS: YOU’VE CHANGED RECORDS

May 19th, 2014  |  by  |  published in The Label Makers | Leave A Comment »

The LABEL MAKERS: YOU’VE CHANGED RECORDS

Barely out of short pants, Welland, ON-based You’ve Changed Records hasn’t, as its name suggests, undergone any massive transformation in its short history, aside from amassing a growing catalogue of records that challenge you to change how you define folk, rock, and roots music. Founded in 2009 by Steve Lambke (of Constantines and Baby Eagle), Daniel Romano, and Ian Kehoe […]

NEW MUSiC: Spencer Burton “Diamond”

May 9th, 2014  |  by  |  published in New Music | Leave A Comment »

NEW MUSiC: Spencer Burton “Diamond”

If you’d told me five years ago that the hardcore musical mavericks who were putting my hometown of Welland, ON on the Canadian musical map would be turning out the nation’s finest country-folk songs I would have been giving you the stink eye. These days, it’s more of  a weepy eye, leaking tears of joy at the […]


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