Day: March 9, 2017

Four Noteworthy Facts You May Not Know About the Jesus and Mary Chain

Four Noteworthy Facts You May Not Know About the Jesus and Mary Chain

Jim and William Reid were two outsiders from East Kilbride, Scotland that shared both a bedroom and a dream: To become the unlikeliest pop stars the world had ever seen. They never quite reached their dream topping the charts, but as the Jesus and Mary Chain, they sure came close, and without ever having to Continue reading Four Noteworthy Facts You May Not Know About the Jesus and Mary Chain

Sunrise Records Reveals New Locations Across Canada

Sunrise Records Reveals New Locations Across Canada

Last month, we learned that Sunrise Records would be taking over more than 70 HMV locations when the latter company shuts down its remaining stores in the coming weeks. Now, Ontario-based Sunrise has revealed exactly where some its new shops will be popping up.   British Columbia buyers will be getting locations at Burnaby’s Metrotown Continue reading Sunrise Records Reveals New Locations Across Canada

​CMW 2017 Adds Big Sean, the Strumbellas, Tanya Tagaq, Dan Mangan, Whitehorse

​CMW 2017 Adds Big Sean, the Strumbellas, Tanya Tagaq, Dan Mangan, Whitehorse

Canadian Music Week has been teasing their 2017 lineup in waves, and the latest round performers for this year’s fest has just been announced.   Joining this year’s bill are Big Sean, the Strumbellas, Tanya Tagaq, Whitehorse, 54-40, Dan Mangan, Bob Mould, Teenanger, New Swears, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Partner, Dune Rats, Tasseomancy, Han Han, Amelia Curran, Continue reading ​CMW 2017 Adds Big Sean, the Strumbellas, Tanya Tagaq, Dan Mangan, Whitehorse

​Do Make Say Think Finally Return with ‘Stubborn Persistent Illusions’ LP

​Do Make Say Think Finally Return with ‘Stubborn Persistent Illusions’ LP

Though they’ve given us sporadic live performances and a recent reissue their debut album, Do Make Say Think have left fans desperately awaiting a new album since 2009’s Other Truths. Well, that’s finally about to change, as the experimental Toronto ensemble have announced plans for an LP titled Stubborn Persistent Illusions.   The album is Continue reading ​Do Make Say Think Finally Return with ‘Stubborn Persistent Illusions’ LP

​Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival Boréal Expands 2017 Lineup with Whitehorse, TUNS, Shotgun Jimmie

​Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival Boréal Expands 2017 Lineup with Whitehorse, TUNS, Shotgun Jimmie

Northern Lights Festival Boréal returns to Sudbury, ON, this summer, and organizers have just expanded the lineup.   Now slated to join the bill are Whitehorse, TUNS, Bixiga 70, Jenny Ritter, Louis-Philippe Gingras, Leonard Sumner and Shotgun Jimmie.   They join previously announced performers Yukon Blonde, Rae Spoon and Annie Sumi.   The festival runs Continue reading ​Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival Boréal Expands 2017 Lineup with Whitehorse, TUNS, Shotgun Jimmie

U2 Treat ‘The Joshua Tree’ to Massive 30th Anniversary Reissue

U2 Treat ‘The Joshua Tree’ to Massive 30th Anniversary Reissue

With an anniversary tour already mapped out, it would make sense for U2 to unveil a new edition their seminal 1987 album The Joshua Tree to mark the occasion. Now, the band have revealed the details behind the record’s forthcoming 30th anniversary edition. Arriving in a plethora different formats, the anniversary edition is due out on Continue reading U2 Treat ‘The Joshua Tree’ to Massive 30th Anniversary Reissue

Tom DeLonge on Blink-182: ‘If I Wanted to, I Could Be Back in a Period of Days’

Tom DeLonge on Blink-182: ‘If I Wanted to, I Could Be Back in a Period of Days’

Everyone scfed when Tom DeLonge decided to quit Blink-182 and hunt aliens, but he’s since won the award for UFO Researcher the Year. (And to think all that Blink’s post-DeLonge album California got them was one measly Grammy nomination.) Now that he’s plumbed the depths Area 51, however, DeLonge seems to be entertaining the thought rejoining Blink-182. In a Continue reading Tom DeLonge on Blink-182: ‘If I Wanted to, I Could Be Back in a Period of Days’