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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
Author: Denis Maile
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Japandroids

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

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
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
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

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
ELDORADO Suitcase

ELDORADO Suitcase

Redcat Records Some say country-rock died with Gram Parsons premature passing in 1973, casual fans say it’s when the Eagles sold-out and recorded Hotel California, but almost everyone can agree that just as quickly as it came – it w... Posted: Oct 27, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Spencer Perry
In this Article Artist(s) eldorado
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
Author: Filmore Mescalito Holmes
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Derek Miller
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
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

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
Author: -By Dave Harris
Published by: FaceBook
In this Article Artist(s) Summer and The Sinners, Ross Damude, Brian Hay

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
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
ENGLISH MOTETS

ENGLISH MOTETS

ENGLISH MOTETS The Gesualdo Six / Owain Park · Hyperion CDA68256 The Gesualdo Six hardly need a review of this their debut CD: within days of its release around Easter it was top of the iTunes classical chart. The CD is a collection of E... Posted: Jul 13, 2018
Author: Stuart Robinson
Published by: RSCM
In this Article Artist(s) The Gesualdo Six Resource(s): St James' Church
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