Tag: The Pack A.D.

The Pack A.D. – ‘Dollhouse’ (album review)

The Pack A.D. – ‘Dollhouse’ (album review)

The Pack A.D. have had one of the most underappreciated careers in Canadian music. For a decade, the duo of Becky Black (guitar/vocals) and Maya Miller (drums/vocals) have been traversing the country’s ten provinces and three territories. From big festivals to the most ragged dive bar, they’ve brought their electrifying garage-rock to the people. It all started with 2006’s Tintype […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.36

Weekend Showcase 3.36

This was a sensational week for new music, and, as a result, we were extremely busy. We covered six LPs and one EP, featured three premieres, and had two photo essays. Daily picks for Ottawa’s annual CityFolk were also shared. And of course, we had our daily mini-playlist features. All this coverage has yielded a 59-song long Weekend Showcase 3.36 […]

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Saturday Sampler September 16th

Saturday Sampler September 16th

The weekend playlist known as the Saturday Sampler September 16th edition rocks, rolls, and dives deep into the new music sea. This international affair includes nine new singles from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, and the USA. We kick things off with weekend-appropriate dance tunes from one of Australia’s most beloved synth-pop bands. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.33

Weekend Showcase 2.33

The Weekend Showcase 2.33 edition is a varied one. It has music that will take you way back to the ’60s. There are songs by resurrecting the alt-rock of the ’90s. Then there are artists who are putting a new spin on contemporary electronic and electro-pop. In total, there are 51 songs on The Weekend Showcase 2.33. The artists are […]

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The Pack A.D. – “Positive Thinking”

The Pack A.D. – “Positive Thinking”

When The Pack A.D. first appeared on the Canadian music scene in the mid-2000s, they arrived with a bang. They were not the typical all-female pop band but rather a ferocious garage-rock duo. They were Canada’s answer to The Black Keys, The White Stripes, and The Kills, but edgier, grittier, and dirtier. Their early albums, particularly 2008’s Funeral Mixtape, 2010’s […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.24

Weekend Showcase 2.24

Find an even 50 songs on the Weekend Showcase 2.24 edition. There are a few recognizable names, a handful of collaborations, and, of course, a significant number of newcomers and hidden gems. The 15 countries represented are: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, […]

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The Matinee June 21st

The Matinee June 21st

Summer is officially here in the northern hemisphere while winter has arrived in the southern hemisphere. And to celebrate, we have seven songs to fit both seasons. From Sweden to Canada, Australia to Slovenia, Belgium to the USA, we have seven songs that are summery, eerie, and blistering.   Brödet – “Ultra Friend” (Stockholm, Sweden) RIYL: Yumi Zouma, Wet, Glass […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.23

Weekend Showcase 2.23

We’re almost halfway through the year and the music keeps getting better and better. The Weekend Showcase 2.23 edition is Exhibit A, as this playlist that features 53 songs is arguably one of the best. Ten countries (Australia, Canada, England, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States) are represented, and the artists are some well-known acts […]

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The Pack A.D. rock the House of Targ (photo essay)

The Pack A.D. rock the House of Targ (photo essay)

Vancouver rock duo The Pack A.D. is one of those bands you must see live! Although certainly their recordings are excellent, it is the energy and power of their live performances that will convert new fans. Similar to The Black Keys, they manage to create a sonic offering that is hard to imagine coming from just two people. Their reputation […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.09

Weekend Showcase 2.09

The playlists we’ve featured each week have been pretty special, but the one for the Weekend Showcase 2.09 just might be the best one yet. It features a wide-spectrum of music – indie rock and old school rock ‘n roll, indie-pop and electro-pop, alt-folk and traditional folk, shoegaze and psychedelic pop. Fifty-six (56) songs are on the playlist, featuring artists […]

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The Matinee March 8th

The Matinee March 8th

All six artists / bands featured on The Matinee March 8th edition are all fronted by women. This wasn’t intentional, although today is International Women’s Day. It just happened. What this does tell you is how the music landscape is changing, where women artists are at the forefront in creating the best new music today. Whether it’s fist-pumping garage or […]

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Dragonboat Festival
2015-06-25

Dina’s Top Photos from 2015

As 2015 wraps up, a rough count suggests I’ve seen over 150 artists perform in intimate theatre venues, grungy hole-in-the-wall bars, and gigantic outdoor summer festivals. Though not always with camera in hand, where there was an opportunity to photograph, I snapped it. Here’s a glimpse of a few of my favourite photos taken at shows I’ve attended this year. See […]

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Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015 – Day 1

Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015 – Day 1

Beau’s Oktoberfest is not strictly a music festival, it’s really an autumn festival celebrating great beer and food but their music line-up rivals many of the smaller festivals of the area so it has definitely earned it’s position in my list of music festivals. Plus I enjoy great beer and food too! Last year was my first time going to […]

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Mundo Musique: The Pack A.D. and Morgan Delt

Mundo Musique: The Pack A.D. and Morgan Delt

Today’s Mundo Musique is dedicated to two musical acts coming out with albums tomorrow – albums that should be part of anyone’s collection. THE PACK A.D. For Those Who Like: The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Joan Jett, Savages Back in September, I had a chance to speak with The Pack A.D. following their performance at the Ottawa Folkfest, at […]

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Conversation with The Pack A.D.

Conversation with The Pack A.D.

They’ve been called “a fantastically gritty rock duo”. Their live performances have been described as “fun, intense, and sarcastic”, “jaw-dropping”, and “raucous”. Their albums have been critically acclaimed. Their songs are intense and high energy. Sounds like a band that should be selling out arenas, headlining festivals across the country and around the world, and be featured daily on the […]

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