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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
Author: Matt Hanson
Published by: Beatroute Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Orit Shimoni
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
Author: Andrew Tape
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
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

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

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
Author: Spencer Perry
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Cracker, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven

Camille Miller CD Review

Camille Miller Somewhere Near the Truth Independent Camille Miller’s voice is the centerpiece of this recording. A finely honed instrument that's passionate, soulful, and downright riveting, without being overbearing. Camille's song... Posted: Apr 29, 2008
Author: Mark Bignell
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Camille Miller, Camille Miller
CD Review for Still Blue

CD Review for Still Blue

CD Review for Still Blue Mr. Johnson jumped into view as a nominee for Guitarist of the Year in 2006. This Victoria-based bluesman jammed onstage after the Awards Show and left behind a couple of impressive CDs. This new one is even... Posted: Jan 8, 2015
Author: John Valenteyn
Published by: Toronto Blues Society : Maple Blues News
In this Article Artist(s) Bill Johnson

Still Blue Reveiw

Bill Johnson has made a fantastic release that we highly recommend. Posted: Apr 18, 2017
Author: Bluesy Luc - Belgium
Published by: Rootstime Online Radio and Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) The Bill Johnson Blues Band
Cold Outside Reveiw

Cold Outside Reveiw

Fans of guitar tone have a lot to learn about Bill Johnson. His fourth album, Cold Outside should be the one that has this Vancouver Island native flying high above the radar, finally. Ripe with an abundance of select tracks, Johnson proves... Posted: Apr 17, 2017
Author: Eric Thom
Published by: Penguin Eggs
In this Article Artist(s) The Bill Johnson Blues Band
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
Author: Ferdy belland
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Black Mountain
Angela Verbrugge: The Night We Couldn’t Say Goodnight (Gut String) A review of the debut album from the Canadian vocalist

Angela Verbrugge: The Night We Couldn’t Say Goodnight (Gut String) A review of the debut album from the Canadian vocalist

Angela Verbrugge: The Night We Couldn’t Say Goodnight (Gut String) A review of the debut album from the Canadian vocalist Posted: Jan 15, 2020
Author: Andrew Gilbert
Published by: JazzTimes
In this Article Artist(s) Angela Verbrugge
CROP CIRCLE: Maintaining the Mystery

CROP CIRCLE: Maintaining the Mystery

Crop Circle may have taken their name from the controversial 70’s phenomenon, but they have also managed to contribute to a more recent enigma: the earworm. Traditionally, this little beastie takes the form of a trite pop song (think Ms. ... Posted: Apr 30, 2008
Author: Edward Dinsley
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Crop Circle
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
Japandroids – Lullaby Death Jams – Independent

Japandroids – Lullaby Death Jams – Independent

The Japandroids are a two piece guitar wailing, drum pounding, singing machine, (do droids get angry when you call them machines?) and ‘Lullaby Death Jams’ is their recipe for a good time. It’s made up of five interestingly good track... Posted: Jun 29, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Denis Maile
In this Article Artist(s) Japandroids
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