Interview with Zachary Carothers and Ryan Neighbors of Portugal. The Man - May 27th, 2011

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...

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An Interview with Lindi Ortega - May 26th, 2011

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...

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Interview with Kevin Keegan of Barn Burner - May 20th, 2011

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...

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