The Darcys

Arts & Crafts Road Trip Stops at a Sold-Out Lee’s Palace

Date of show: March 25, 2014 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo The Darcys were greeted by an enthusiastic sold-out hometown crowd when they took the stage. The band’s atmospheric art-rock vibes ...

Carleton Stone

Carleton Stone Draws Blood at The Dakota

Date of show: March 4, 2014 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Carleton Stone celebrated the release of his latest album Draws Blood with a stripped down simple and intimate affair at ...

The Belle Game

The Belle Game Brought Ritual Tradition Habit to The Horseshoe

Date of show: February 8, 2014 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo It was a packed Horseshoe by the time Vancouver’s The Belle Game graced the stage. The first heavy strands of ...


Jay Malinowski & The Deadcost - Martel

Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast – Martel

Band: Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast Album: Martel Written by: Chiara DiAngelo ...
Hands & Teeth - Before the Light

Hands & Teeth – Before the Light

Band: Hands & Teeth EP: Before the Light Written by: Chiara DiAngelo ...
Mike Trask - One Big Happy Family

Mike Trask and the Precious Memories – One Big Happy Family

Band: Mike Trask and the Precious Memories Album: One Big Happy Family ...

Jay Malinowski & the Dead Coast Perform Martel at the Great Hall

Date of show: April 4, 2014 Walking into The Great Hall early on a Friday evening, I was greeted with a low-lit room set up with chairs, each adorned with a flyer for Martel, filling the intimate evening with an air of class and richness. A hush fell over the already entranced audience as Jay […]

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PUP at The Garrison

Date of show: January 31, 2014 PUP GROUNDERS Dilly Dally

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PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots)

Buying Shots for PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots) at The Silver Dollar Room

Date of show: December 6, 2013 PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots) MAD ONES The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores Stuck Out Here

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Kaptur Won Hearts at Clinton’s

Date of Show: January 29, 2014 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Niagara’s Kaptur is the project of multi-instrumentalist Riley Jensen. Formerly a solo endeavour, he recently expanded to a full four-piece band to include Andrew Grierson (guitar), KC Floyd (bass), and Justin Jennings (drums). Their set began with a looping sampler recording introduction, “Hello, we’re Kaptur […]

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Half Moon Run

Half Moon Run Dazzles a Sold-Out Phoenix Concert Theatre

Date of show: November 30, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo On a cold November night, Montreal’s Half Moon Run took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd and instantly the chill in our bones was melted away by their spectacularly atmospheric synth-pop. From the simple yet heavy harmonica-laden ballad “Unofferable” to the swelling entire […]

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Fast Romantics

Fast Romantics Lift Our Blues at The Horseshoe

Date of show: November 29, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Led by swaggering frontman Matthew Angus, Toronto-based Fast Romantics had a redesigned lineup since last we saw them, welcoming two former Australians, Shane O’Keeffe (guitar) and Lauren Heron (keys), who threw some lovely accents into the mix of spirited backing vocals. The band’s new album […]

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Jordan Klassen

Jordan Klassen Charms The Garrison

Date of show: November 24, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Opening the night was Vancouver’s Jordan Klassen. Where there was nervous awkwardness when we saw him at the Dakota earlier in 2013, this was now replaced with confidence. Still just as quirky, Klassen owned his eccentricity and thus, commanded the stage with a newfound presence. […]

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White Ash Falls

White Ash Falls – Over the Night

Band: White Ash Falls Album: Over the Night Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Over the Night is Vancouver musician Andy Bishop’s second album under the White Ash Falls moniker. Having previously played a supporting role with BC bands Yukon Blonde and Twin River, Bishop has found his rightful home in this solo endeavour. From first listen, […]

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HPX Day 5: Nevado Records Pizza Party, METZ, Japandroids & More

Saturday, October 26, 2013 After devouring Lobster Eggs Benedict at Your Father’s Moustache (highly recommended!) and restraining ourselves from purchasing all of the vinyl at the Record and Zine fair, we headed out to spend the rest of the afternoon at the Nevado Records showcase at The Company House that came complete with free pizza! […]

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Royal Canoe

HPX Night 4: The Seahorse Tavern with Royal Canoe & More

Friday, October 25, 2013 KASHKA (11:00PM) Catherine and I met up at Burrito Jax to thaw our fingers and gain sustenance in the form of a burrito before heading over to The Seahorse Tavern for the remainder of the night. The new project of Toronto’s Kat Burns, KASHKA represents a departure from the folkcentric Forest […]

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