by Mark Millard
The past year has been rather avant-garde for Portugal. The Man. In a four year span prior, the product of Wasilla, Alaska released five full-length albums, numerous EPs and countless acoustic renditions from their catalogue. This year, the band didn’t put out a single thing; their most recent release being American Ghetto on March 2nd, 2010.
A big reason for the...
By Mike Bax
Photos by Lindi Ortega
For a few years now, Toronto has housed a watershed of talent in the petite form of Lindi Ortega. Originally a solo pianist / musician, Ortega has bounced around from a few different styles of music, all the while honing both her craft and her reputation as a highly regarded musician on the verge of breaking...
By Alex Young
Photos by Laura O'Reilly-Tessier
Montreal’s Barn Burner has an ice cold grip on the fiery heart of modern rock and roll, adding a potent dose of old school thrash that creates the sonic equivalent of metal forged on a new frontier. The band’s sound is firmly around one eternal cornerstone of all that is heavy: engrossing grooves and guitar riffs that slice like a...