Tag: garage

The Matinee ’18 July 24th

The Matinee ’18 July 24th

The Matinee ’18 July 24th features new music that will stir every bone in your body. There are intimate and dreamy numbers, raucous punk, spaced-out psychedelia, and boom anthems. So if you need a pick-me-up or something to calm the nerves, you’ll find it in the mini-playlist. Basement Revolver – “Dancing” (Hamilton, Ontario)  RIYL: The Cardigans, The Raveonettes, Lush […]

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John Hassall and the April Rainers

Absent Kelly Presents…John Hassall & the April Rainers (photo-essay)

When I think of The Libertines, I think of two half cut blokes strumming guitars and stumbling about the stage in some shambling bromance. If you had asked me the names of the band members, I would have struggled other than to offer you Mr Barat and Mr Doherty.  John Hassall was/is the bass player in that apparently earth breaking garage […]

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High Wire Brigade at Thousand Island, Islington (photo essay)

High Wire Brigade at Thousand Island, Islington (photo essay)

Hertfordshire-based High Wire Brigade let their music do the talking on Friday night, as they hammered through song after song to get the crowd going in the futuristic looking Thousand Island. A thirty minute slot didn’t give much time, but the songs were mostly quick, punchy and loud! The four-piece garage band were clearly well drilled, got the few words […]

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HÆLOS – “The Sun Rising”

HÆLOS – “The Sun Rising”

  A couple of months ago, we featured HÆLOS‘ “Earth Not Above” on a previous Weekend Showcase.  The London-based trio return with, “The Sun Rising”, a cover of The Beloved’s 1989 song. HÆLOS, though, add their own spin, offering dramatic and dark arrangement that incorporate electronic, dub-step, and garage. The second half of the song is absolutely brilliant, combining the cinematic qualities […]

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Bee Becx – “Something”

Bee Becx – “Something”

In hearing “Something” by New Jersey-native, NYC resident Bee Becx, we were blown away. With its laid-back pace, timely deep bass, trippy rhythms, and Bee Becx’s subtle and sultry vocals, we were immediately reminded of the brilliance of Massive Attack. This is Bee Becx’s first release with boutique label, Solace Music Group, although she self-released another stunning single in 2014, which is below. […]

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49 Above: Saskatoon’s Phalec Baldwin Head into the Garage

49 Above: Saskatoon’s Phalec Baldwin Head into the Garage

Welcome to the first post in our new 49 Above blog, where we spend some time checking out cool acts from across Canada (above the 49th parallel, get it?). Our first stop is one of my favourite cities on Planet Earth: Saskatoon. I first wandered through there while backpacking a million years ago, and fell in love with the scenery […]

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