Are You Ready For MOUNT NINJI AND DA NICE TIME KID Tour?
October 5, 2016 – 5:04 am | No Comment

Die Antwoord are back in FULL EFFECT with a high energy new album MOUNT NINJI AND DA NICE TIME KID and with the release are wasting no time and hitting the road with it.
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NeMo transforms to IMMB to make it in NYC
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NeMo transforms to IMMB to make it in NYC

Like an urban Jekyll and Hyde, some sort of hip-hop potion has transformed daytime rapper and musical engineer NeMo into his newly found night-time alter-ego, IMakeMadBeats.

Moka Only keeps the tradition alive with Martian Xmas ’10
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Moka Only keeps the tradition alive with Martian Xmas ’10

Moka Only’s Martian Xmas 2010 features 19 new winter themed tracks with everything from jingle bell beats to smooth, by-the-fire jazzy guitar licks.

Merchant to the stars in it for all the right reasons
November 28, 2010 – 3:44 pm | No Comment
Merchant to the stars in it for all the right reasons

Corey Shapiro is frame merchant to a-list celebrities from Rihanna the Roots. But for the modest Montrealer, selling frames isn’t about glam or fame – he’s in it for the culture and history.

Grammy nom thinks outside the toy box
November 17, 2010 – 11:04 pm | No Comment
Grammy nom thinks outside the toy box

Kokayi is one of the only independent hip-hop artists to ever be nominated for a Grammy Award. And that’s about the least interesting thing about him.

Korn get back to the basics on RWYA
July 12, 2010 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Korn get back to the basics on RWYA

It would be easy to count Korn out – with shows being cancelled in Scranton, PA – but the ninth full-length may prove to be the band’s defining moment, 2010 the year the Bakersfield, CA, rockers come full circle on a 15-year career.

Bieber Fever invades 2010 MMVA’s
June 21, 2010 – 11:20 pm | No Comment
Bieber Fever invades 2010 MMVA’s

Though the 2010 installment of he MMVA’s played host to more y’alls than ehs than most years, Miley Cyrus, a Texas native, had no trouble entertaining 8,000-plus screaming teens amassed for the event Sunday night.

Xavier Rudd: The Highs and Lows of Life in Music
May 21, 2010 – 2:26 am | No Comment
Xavier Rudd: The Highs and Lows of Life in Music

Shaking a depression was no easy task for Xavier Rudd. In this, the first instalment of 21 Questions, Rudd talks to Martyr Magazine about his recent trials and eventual rebound, and the latest disc, Koonyum Sun.

Danko Jones delivers a kick in the pants
May 12, 2010 – 3:34 pm | No Comment
Danko Jones delivers a kick in the pants

The fifth full-length by Toronto trio Danko Jones is something like an audio version of an expensive lap dance. Below the Belt, more sex and rock than drugs (but it’s in there too!), boasts a frenetic pace.

Vancouver 2010: A country’s defining moment
May 3, 2010 – 6:07 pm | No Comment
Vancouver 2010: A country’s defining moment

Despite, and perhaps as a result of, an onslaught of negative attention surrounding the Georgian luger’s tragic and untimely death, Canada’s 2010 Games attracted record audiences both in Canada and the U.S.

A cross-country hunt for the Canadian identity
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A cross-country hunt for the Canadian identity

Whether 10 Days Across Canada addressed the evasive question of a Canadian identity is another question. What is certain is that it helped accurately highlight the virtue for which Canadians are best known: kindness.

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