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My First Hillside Experience: Hillside 2012

“There isn’t another festival like this…” – Max Kerman (Arkells) “Everywhere I go, people say [Hillside] is a pillar of how it should be done…” – Joel Plaskett I’ve heard the praises for Hillside before and I heard them all weekend long. The charm of this “hippy” festival is undeniable, a festival which is impressively […]

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CMW: The Indies

The 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (a.k.a The Indies) took place at the Royal York Hotel in the Canadian Room on March 24, 2012. While awards are given out, the lineup of performers consistently makes this night one of the highlights of the festival. Fortunately, our contributor Jeff was there to capture some great photos […]

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Rich Aucoin

HPX Day 2: Rich Aucoin, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & More

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Rich Aucoin We opened up our HPX Day 2 to Rich Aucoin’s epic album release show at St. Matthew’s United Church. I usually hesitate to use the word epic, but in this case it’s more than appropriate. Aucoin brought along 80+ people to make up a choir and band. He started […]

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Killbeat Music + NXNE 2011

Killbeat Music, publicist extraordinaire, has announced the artists on his roster that will be at NXNE. Included on the roster are some notable Nevado Records and Flemish Eye artists, but all are worth your time. Schedules Wednesday, June 15th Megan Bonnell @ The Rivoli (Nevado Records Showcase) – 9pm The Meligrove Band @ The Rivoli […]

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Born Ruffians Ends Say It Tour at The Opera House

Date of show: April 16, 2011 Born Ruffians packed The Opera House nicely to close out their yearlong Say It tour. Luke Lalonde fronts the band with his signature acrobatic vocals, full of unique ups and downs, but this is not to say that Lalonde doesn’t provide skilful guitar work to match his vocal talent. […]

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CMW: Daytime and Miscellaneous Events

For those who were eager to take advantage of all the music in the city, there were lots of events happening in the city before the evening showcases. I happened to catch a few of the events, but missed out on a couple industry showcases (Audio Blood and Ta2 Sound + Music/The MuseBox each hosted […]

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Killbeat Music Does Canadian Music Week

Killbeat has a whole slew of artists performing at for Canadian Music Week. All are highly recommended. Schedules Wednesday March 9th Violent Kin @ Horseshoe Tavern (CMW Opening Party), 9:30pm The Wheat Pool @ Hard Luck Bar (FACTOR Breakthrough Series), 10:00pm Royal Canoe @ The Rivoli, 11:30pm David Vertesi @ The Piston (Wired FM Showcase), […]

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Rich Aucoin’s Energetic Set at The Mod Club

[Note: Rich Aucoin is likely the only musician to notice the cost of a shot and insisted on paying for half, which I stubbornly refused. I thought it was worth noting what a nice guy he is, though.] Date of show: October 9, 2010 Shot of choice: tequila I had heard a little about technical […]

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