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Still Blue CD Review

Still Blue CD Review

Bill Johnson contributes eight originals to his Still Blue, each one a fine example of a contemporary blues song, not merely a retread of a familiar 12 bar theme, and each sung in his evocative voice. The variety of approaches, from the sne... Posted: Jan 8, 2015
Author: Tom Hyslop
Published by: Blues Revue Magazine June/July 2011
In this Article Artist(s) Bill Johnson
Red Hot Lovers – s/t

Red Hot Lovers – s/t

The Red Hot Lovers had their cd release party and last show ever on the same night. Talk about rock stars. I would be worried about doing that based on the fact that you might end up with a box of cds in your closet. Hopefully this doesn’... Posted: Sep 8, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Denis Maile
In this Article Artist(s) Red Hot Lovers

Best Of 2016

Best of 2016: The Garage received a lot of blues CDs this year and all of them were above standard, but ultimately had to be judged for other reasons of personality, believability, skill and versatility, etc. Take a bow Michael Kaeshammer a... Posted: Apr 17, 2017
Published by: The Vancouver Sun
Author: Tom Harrison
In this Article Artist(s) The Bill Johnson Blues Band

Cracker

Cracker Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey 429 Records Since the early 1990s, and most famously with 1993’s platinum selling Kerosene Hat, Cracker has been providing an interesting take on contemporary alternative country (think ... Posted: Jun 25, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Spencer Perry
In this Article Artist(s) Cracker, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven

Summer & The Sinners – Can’t Keep a Good Girl Down – Independent

Summer & The Sinners – Can’t Keep a Good Girl Down – Independent - by Dave Harris Let me preface this review by saying I’ve known Summer since she was barely out of her teens and coming out to sit in or jam at various venu... Posted: Mar 2, 2016
Published by: FaceBook
Author: -By Dave Harris
In this Article Artist(s) Summer and The Sinners, Ross Damude, Brian Hay
Derek Miller CD Review

Derek Miller CD Review

Derek Miller The Dirty Looks Arbor I try to balance the good and bad in my reviews, even if I'm not into the style. I don't like saying it, but the sophomore album from Ontario's Derek Miller thoroughly sucks. It sounds like a bar band... Posted: May 6, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Filmore Mescalito Holmes
In this Article Artist(s) Derek Miller
Black Wizard Album Review

Black Wizard Album Review

Black Wizard s/t Vancouver's music scene seems to be traditionally known for two things: drugs and hard rock. Despite the critical pitfalls of these influences, the city has a habit of inexplicably turning out the most palatable and au... Posted: Jan 15, 2010
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Andrew Tape
In this Article Artist(s) Black Wizard
THE BICYCLES – OH NO, IT’S LOVE! Fuzzy Logic

THE BICYCLES – OH NO, IT’S LOVE! Fuzzy Logic

CD REVIEW The Bicycles’ Oh No, It’s Love is not the kind of record that warrants a large, wordy review filled with pretentious journalistic nit-picking. The fact of the matter is simple: Oh No, It’s Love is filled to the rim with h... Posted: Nov 24, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Spencer Perry
In this Article Artist(s) The Bicycles
BLACK MOUNTAIN CD Review

BLACK MOUNTAIN CD Review

BLACK MOUNTAIN In The Future Jagjaguwar When I hear Stephen McBean’s slowly-picked A-minor guitar intro for “Stormy High,” I’m almost tricked into thinking it’s a cover of “Hell’s Bells,” but then the swing-time Black... Posted: May 6, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Ferdy belland
In this Article Artist(s) Black Mountain

Minto CD Review

Lay it On Me Self-distributed Waa-BOOM! With an album title ripped from frontman Ryan Hoben’s muscleman tattoos, indiefolkrocksters Minto punch it open with sludgy dirge, “New Bones” – formerly a chooglin’ alt-country number i... Posted: Jul 9, 2009
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Nathan Pike
In this Article Artist(s) MINTO

Aztec Releases The Best Indie Rock Album Of The Year With Stitches

Aztec Releases The Best Indie Rock Album Of The Year With Stitches Posted: Feb 19, 2015
Author: Sell Out Records
Published by: Sell Out Records
In this Article Artist(s) AZTEC
LADIES OF SONG…Kelly Hafner: If It’s Love, Beverly Church Hogan: Can’t Get Out of This Mood, Vanessa Rubin: The Dream Is You-Sings Tadd Dameron, Angela Verbugge: The Night We Couldn’t Say Good Night

LADIES OF SONG…Kelly Hafner: If It’s Love, Beverly Church Hogan: Can’t Get Out of This Mood, Vanessa Rubin: The Dream Is You-Sings Tadd Dameron, Angela Verbugge: The Night We Couldn’t Say Good Night

Here are some ladies that not only sing, but compose and arrange as well. Angela Verbrugge gives singers like Lorraine Feather a run for their money with her witty lyrics on her originals that area mixed with some clever covers. Posted: Jan 15, 2020
Author: George W. Harris
Published by: Jazz Weekly
In this Article Artist(s) Angela Verbrugge
Start Your Weekend Off Right with Everybody Left

Start Your Weekend Off Right with Everybody Left

A review of Everybody Left's Season One (2009 - 13) compilation album. Posted: Jun 2, 2015
Author: Zev
Published by: The Indie Blender
In this Article Artist(s) Everybody Left Resource(s): Outer City

Orit Shimoni Bitter is the New Sweet

With her fifth album release on April 1 and Western Canadian tour dates throughout April, Orit Shimoni’s Bitter is the New Sweet opens up an exciting new chapter in the life of one Canada’s most brilliant and lyrically impactful vocalis... Posted: Apr 2, 2015
Published by: Beatroute Magazine
Author: Matt Hanson
In this Article Artist(s) Orit Shimoni
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