Day: March 1, 2017

Vince Staples / Kilo Kish Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, February 28

The lights in Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre dimmed at 9 p.m. sharp last night (February 28), signalling opener Kilo Kish’s arrival. The chanteuse dazzled onstage. Dressed in a black suit and white collared shirt that lengthened her lanky frame, Kish sang songs from her solo catalogue as her arms flailed, her body vibrated and, more than Continue reading Vince Staples / Kilo Kish Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, February 28

Five American History Lessons From Folk Singer Rhiannon Giddens

On her new album, Freedom Highway (out now on Nonesuch), folk singer (and former Carolina Chocolate Drops member) Rhiannon Giddens juxtaposes historical narratives (from slavery through the civil rights movement the ’60s) with present-day contexts. It’s emotionally powerful, but can also be educational in a direct, visceral way. Here are a few insights into American Continue reading Five American History Lessons From Folk Singer Rhiannon Giddens

Agnes Obel Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal QC, February 28

It’s a cliché, but in Agnes Obel’s case it’s true: the Danish songwriter’s music takes a life it own on stage.   On record, every note seems calculated and weighted to achieve maximum restraint, but once translated to a live setting, her compositions truly bloom with lively dynamics, as she demonstrated at the winter festival Continue reading Agnes Obel Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal QC, February 28

​The UK’s Big Feastival Comes to Canada with Weezer, De La Soul, the Strumbellas, Basia Bulat

Blur bassist and cheese enthusiast Alex James has been hosting the UK’s Big Feastival at his farm in the Cotswolds for years now, simultaneously fuelling fans with great food and music. Now, for the first time, the fest is making its way to Canadian soil.   The inaugural Canuck event will take place at Burl’s Continue reading ​The UK’s Big Feastival Comes to Canada with Weezer, De La Soul, the Strumbellas, Basia Bulat

Kendrick Lamar Sheds Light on ‘Urgent’ New Album

Many hip-hop heads have wondered where Kendrick Lamar could take his music next after delivering To Pimp a Butterfly and demos collection untitled unmastered., but the hip-hop icon has shed some light on his upcoming work in a new interview. Speaking with T Magazine, Lamar alluded to taking inspiration for the new record from issues that face both his Continue reading Kendrick Lamar Sheds Light on ‘Urgent’ New Album

Whitehorse Set Loose ‘Panther in the Dollhouse’ on New Album

After teasing some new sounds back in January with single “Boys Like You,” Whitehorse have lifted the curtain on a new album. Titled Panther in the Dollhouse, the new disc will arrive on May 12 through Six Shooter Records. Ten tracks in length, Panther in the Dollhouse finds the band teaming up once more with producers Gus Van Continue reading Whitehorse Set Loose ‘Panther in the Dollhouse’ on New Album

​Wavves Return with ‘You’re Welcome’ LP, Share Two New Tracks

Back in December, Wavves’ Nathan Williams revealed that his next album was finished, and now details for the forthcoming release have been confirmed.   Titled You’re Welcome, the LP will arrive on May 19 Williams’s own Ghost Ramp — which is hardly surprising given the major label drama surrounding the release 2015’s V.   The Continue reading ​Wavves Return with ‘You’re Welcome’ LP, Share Two New Tracks

Jamblu ‘T-D-F-D-T-U’ (album stream)

While digital music listening can ten lead to a mean case channel surfing, the latest effort by New Delhi experimentalist Jamblu is encouraging the exact opposite. For Kartik Pillai’s new record as Jamblu, T-D-F-D-T-U, he’s stated the release is “meant to be heard in one sitting,” with the album promising “a myriad landscapes and emotions best Continue reading Jamblu ‘T-D-F-D-T-U’ (album stream)