Nowadays, there are seemingly endless options for buying and playing music. It can be difficult to know where to find the best music, and it can be tempting to buy music you don’t need to buy in order to have access to the tunes you love.
Fortunately for you, I’ve compiled a list of sources for free music that will help you avoid wasting your hard earned dough. Continue reading
Generally speaking, once an artist starts selling music the quality of their work goes down. It’d be great if that wasn’t the case, but it is. Once someone has discovered what makes money it becomes too tempting to just keep doing the same thing and the creativity and innovation go down the tube.
Thankfully there are plenty of starving artists who still offer palates of not-yet corrupted ideas for your listening pleasure. If you are like me and crave the raw creativity that these musicians offer, you may be wondering, “how can I discover fantastic cover artists who try new things and haven’t yet been violated by the suits?” If so, you’re in luck I’ve compiled a step-by-step primer on finding exactly what you desire. Continue reading
One of my favourite music blogs (you know, besides this one) is Spinner Canada. I like a lot of the music they post but I also enjoy their articles. I really appreciate the depth they achieve. Writing a blog on an entertainment-related topic can become oppressively banal, but I simply cannot say enough nice things about the way that Spinner keeps a focus on the art – of music making and of journalism.
Spinner just published this article about Natasha Khan’s new album. The cover art features a nude Khan supporting a naked male hanging from her shoulders. The image has stirred up a bit of controversy. Here it is: Continue reading
I love the Mountain Goats, but this one is worth sharing just for the video.
I learned about Stomp! in high school. At the time they had already achieved a career’s worth of success. This is the first piece on their movies Pulse. Hope you enjoy it. If you do, explore the other videos available on YouTube.
Pierre Lapointe’s new album Punkt is one of the most recent big things coming out of the French Canadian music scene. You can hear samples of the new record on iTunes. Here he is singing his 2009 hit Je reviendrai.
As seen on NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Buke and Gass don’t disappoint with this inventive piece featuring rich vocals and distorted everything else.