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Mundo Musique: The Crash-and-Burn Q&A with The Zolas

Mundo Musique: The Crash-and-Burn Q&A with The Zolas

Vancouver’s edgy, indie pop-rock band, The Zolas, made a stop in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 2, playing at Mavericks alongside James Younger (who is a member of The Zolas) and super indie, Canadian band The Mounties. Their lively 45-minute set included hit songs from 2012’s Ancient Mars (“Knot in My Heart”, “Ancient Mars”, “Strange Girl”, “Escape Artist”), tracks from their […]

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Conversation with Bear Mountain

Conversation with Bear Mountain

As strictly as a fan of music, it is always exciting to watch a young, new band perform and grow. Then there are moments when you see a band for the first time in an intimate venue and immediately know they will hit stardom soon. That was the case when I saw Vancouver’s Bear Mountain in late October, as part […]

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Conversation with The Belle Game

Conversation with The Belle Game

Brought together by friendship, chance, and Craigslist, The Belle Game have developed into one of Canada’s rising independent bands.  Adam Nanji, Andrea Lo, Alex Andrew, Katrina Jones, and Rob Chursinoff have transformed The Belle Game from a folk-roots oriented band from their early EPs to the soaring, orchestral pop that permeates on their first full-length album, Ritual Tradition. The album […]

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Conversation with Tony Dekker of The Great Lake Swimmers

Conversation with Tony Dekker of The Great Lake Swimmers

Whether as a solo performer or fronting the terrific Canadian indie-folk/roots band, The Great Lake Swimmers, Tony Dekker writes thoughtful and moving music.  In every song, there’s a story to be heard, an adventure to imagine, or an experience to which we can all relate.  The music is personal and personable, and they are reasons why Dekker and his fellow […]

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Conversation with Krewella

Conversation with Krewella

Sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf and Kris “Rain Man” Trindl have come a long way since their formation as Krewella six years ago. Long gone are the days of producing music out of Kris’ closet, doing small club shows, and traveling from gig-to-gig in a van.  Today, Krewella have emerged as one of EDM’s top-selling groups. While their music is […]

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Conversation with Luke Rathborne

Conversation with Luke Rathborne

If Luke Rathborne is going to achieve stardom, he’s going to do it on his terms. The 25-year old native from tiny The Forks, Maine, which has a population of 35, has been involved with music since he was 12 years old, including playing with punk bands and organizing small concerts since his teens. Now living in New York, Luke […]

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Conversation with Mackenzie Scott (a.k.a. TORRES)

Conversation with Mackenzie Scott (a.k.a. TORRES)

We are in the midst of an era of a great music. And while David Byrne may be correct to question whether the internet will sap the creativity of the art, it has also enabled immensely gifted songwriters and musicians to share their work. Among this emerging wave of talent is 22-year old Mackenzie Scott – a.k.a. TORRES. The Macon, […]

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