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Indie stars The xx seem to be taking it easy these days, but the same can’t be said of their beatsmith extraordinaire, Jamie Smith, who runs around with the under the name of Jamie xx these days. Apart from his prolific remix work, Smith is set to drop I’m New Here on February 22, which […]


Despite the fact that solid information on Wu Lyf is exceedingly scarce, they’re the type of band I feel I know better than half the bands whose middle names and favourite TV shows I could find on their myspace pages in a matter of minutes. For one thing, they’re genuinely different from anything else around […]


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To mark the death of Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, acknowledged here on Tuesday, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters dug out an old cover of the late great’s biggest hit, ‘Baker Street.’ The Foos’ cover of ‘Baker Street’ originally appeared way back in 1998 as a b-side to their ‘My Hero’ single (this being back […]


Do you want to know why I’m starting to believe that 2012 is the end of the world? Because it has to be. Hell, at this point I hope it’s sooner. Consider this a small sign of the apocalypse: a couple of weeks ago, Billboard announced Nickelback’s Dark Horse as the best selling hard rock […]


Sometimes I write long, boring paragraphs to go with videos. This isn’t one of those times. Alternative link for those behind the Iron Curtain.


EPs & Honorable Mentions | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 10. Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me [Myspace] // [Review] As much as year-end lists are basically a conglomeration of everything said about an album over a twelve-month period, it would be criminal not to repeat once more the artistic merits of Joanna Newsom. […]


Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty died on Tuesday following a long illness. He was 63. Rafferty enjoyed moderate success in the early ’70s with Stealers Wheel, landing a lone hit single with the Dylan parody ‘Stuck in the Middle’ before breaking up in 1975. ‘Stuck in the Middle’ was given the new lease of life in 1992 […]


It’s hard not to have a grudging respect for Jimmy Kimmel. Not really funny enough to draw in Conan’s fans and not polished enough to draw in Leno’s golden oldies crowd, he just sort of swims along in the half-life that is ABC’s night-time schedule. He has that sort of look about him, as if […]


EPs & Honorable Mentions | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 30. Letlive – Fake History [Myspace] // [Review] As 2010 grilled our patience for new Glassjaw material from crispy to charred, we got a record from California’s Letlive that was arguably just as good as anything the former ever released. Fake History might not have Everything […]


EPs & Honorable Mentions | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 50. Anberlin – Dark is the Way, Light is a Place [Myspace] // [Review] It has come to the point where we can safely proclaim that Floridian quintet Anberlin could not record a bad album if they tried. Their fifth LP, Dark Is the Way, Light […]


As anyone who knows me knows I’m pretty big into Twitter. I use it a lot—follow me at @tylrmunro if you’re into shameless plugs—and one of the users I enjoy following* is Jose3030. In addition to running 3030fm, Jose is known for having a quick trigger when it comes to capping basketball clips and either […]


EPs & Honorable Mentions | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 Noteworthy EPs Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites [Myspace] // [Review] From First to Last to simply first, Sonny Moore’s debut as an electro fiend with a penchant for wicked bass drops and unintelligible Auto-Tune somehow worked, in its own messy way. Skrillex will never […]


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Do you love to write? Are you passionate about music? If so, you might just be the person or thing that we’ve been looking for. We’re in the hunt for fresh and dedicated members to join our ranks at staff and contributor level. We don’t care much for degrees around here, but a pre-requisite for […]


I had a plan to close out this series’ final episode with an epic epilogue but whatdafuck it’s Christmas, and to celebrate here is the undisputed greatest Christmas song of all time. Check back next year for all twelve songs in a slightly different order. Merry Christmas everybody – enjoy it.


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Those of you in the Sarnia-Windsor-Detroit area are familiar with 88.7FM/CIMX, the so-called “new-rock alternative” for the region. If not, you’re free to stream them live anywhere in the world [[from their official site]]. While their 5:00PM all-request hour seems to be the same people calling in (just once I would love to drive home […]


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