Mississauga native PND is having a party next door in Toronto
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PartyNextDoor has been blowing up social media recently with cryptic tweets  which have become the hallmark for OVO marketing their stable of artists of which PND is a proud member of. Now just days before …

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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
April 29, 2010 – 7:14 pm | No Comment
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.

LOG: Southern hospitality
April 26, 2010 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
LOG: Southern hospitality

The relationship Virginia band Lamb Of God has with its fans is marked by more than a trace of southern etiquette. In addition to an effective viral marketing front, the band is brutally honest with its fans.

Living for the moment
April 25, 2010 – 2:25 am | No Comment
Living for the moment

Kim Mitchell has managed to hold on to his retro roots and steadily evolve without the hair plugs, new-age tie-died t-shirts or rocker-fitted Crox shoes. But he has watched the rock world change after decades in the game.

Atmosphere: When life gives you lemons
April 24, 2010 – 12:30 pm | No Comment
Atmosphere: When life gives you lemons

The downfall to living life as a story is playing the role of both the protagonist and antagonist of your own story. Atmosphere’s Slug became the character he created in his rhymes, and paid the price.

Die Mannequin frontwoman a talented “mess”
April 23, 2010 – 9:58 am | No Comment
Die Mannequin frontwoman a talented “mess”

At only 22, Care Failure has the rock scars to back a claim to fame. Plucked off the streets and out of the depths of drug addiction five years ago by the former president of EMI, Failure is a self-admitted “mess.”

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
April 14, 2010 – 1:53 am | No Comment
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

The travesty, says journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, is it costs the country three barrels of fresh water from the Athabasca River and two tons of earth to get one barrel of bitumen out of the Alberta tar sands.

Ill Bill: Audio Zeitgeist
April 12, 2010 – 7:24 pm | No Comment
Ill Bill: Audio Zeitgeist

Ill Bill believes our society loves murder, loves bloodshed and loves the scene of an accident where someone’s dead. “When you see a car crash, everybody slows down to see what happened.”

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