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It’s amazing what passes for music news these days. During their September 29th set in New York’s Central Park, Dave Grohl announced that this would be the last Foo Fighters show for awhile. Rock fans worldwide freaked out to the point that Grohl had to take to the FOOs’ Facebook page to explain himself. If […]
Welcome to a double-shot covers edition of the Music Emissions Minute. The ROCKthusiast isn’t one to try to make videos go viral, but if anything deserves to be up there with funny cat moments, it’s this indie rock interpretation of Justin Bieber’s “Baby”. Yeah, you read or heard that right. Two Canadian bands that should […]
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish one of Canada’s leading indie labels, Paper Bag Records, a very happy tenth anniversary. Even if you don’t have party tickets to their 3-night concert series at Toronto’s Great Hall, you can still join the festivities by downloading their latest compilation album. How cool is this – […]
After more than four months of intense debate, the 2012 Polaris Music Prize will finally be awarded on Monday, September 24th. One of ten albums will be determined as Canada’s best, based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. While The Grand Jury’s decision will be final, we want to hear the […]
Well this was a little surprising. Death from Above 1979, the noisy Canadian duo who infamously broke up after only one full-length album, only to reunite last year for the festival circuit, are apparently working on new material. In a blog post on their site simply entitled “Ok.,” drummer Sebastien Grainger said the band’s new […]
Movie theatres are the new music venues, or at least that‘s what it seems like this fall. The big screen will be rocking starting on September 20th with Hungarian Rhapsody – That’s a Queen concert from Soviet-occupied Budapest in 1986, remastered in HD as well as 5.1 surround sound. The Vancouver International Film Festival will […]
OK, the City of Toronto wasn’t built on indie rock, but it has an incredibly rich history of nurturing it through a lengthy list of local bands. And now, Canada’s largest metropolis finally has a true indie radio station to call its own. 88.1 Indie Toronto are committing themselves to a playlist of 40 percent […]
The Toronto International Film Festival is back for its 37th edition of red carpet celebrity gawking, highbrow movie watching, and…rockstar documentaries? That’s right, TIFF has a most impressive history of screening music-related, non-fictional features, including recent ones from U2, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, and The White Stripes. 2012 doesn’t look to be any different, with […]
I’m still trying to figure out if the recently-announced compilation album from The Rolling Stones is a joke or not. GRRR!? More like WTF to me! What kind of title is that for a band celebrating its much-ballyhooed 50th anniversary? Maybe it’s an acronym for something like “Greatest Rock and Roll…uh, Rebels?” And don’t even […]
Toronto; I hope you’re ready for punk, punk, and more punk on Sunday, September 9th. Riot Fest, the Chicago-founded music carnival, will be pitching its tent at Garrison Common on the grounds of historic Fort York. In its eight-year history, Riot Fest has built up quite the reputation for delivering consistently diverse lineups, and now […]« go back — keep looking »