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You’ve GOT To Hear This: “Whitebrow”

February 26, 2013

Given that I’m always looking to explore the local scene, I was lucky to have a friend suggest Whitebrow.  Being not only partial to Canadian music but also to folk, I instantly fell in love with Whitebrow’s eerily beautiful sound. Clean, crisp, and pleasing to the ear, Burlington’s Gabriel Desantis’ music is delightfully refreshing. Aint… Read More ›

You’ve GOT to Hear This: “The Mohawk Lodge”

While digging for some new music to ease the damp, cold rain that clouded outside but also my head, I stumbled upon Mohawk Lodge.  Originally based in Toronto, Ontario but touring and producing all over Europe, their musical influence is as diverse as their shifting environment. Instantly drawn to the woodsy name, I expected the… Read More ›

You’ve Got to Hear This: “Grey Kingdom”

Sometimes we have hectic days where everything seems hectic and on the go; spiraling, hustling and bustling.  On days like those I find the best remedy usually to be a deep breath combined with a playlist filled with songs that calm the soul.  Whether you are looking to relax, take a step back or simply… Read More ›

You’ve GOT to Hear This: The Barr Brothers

On December 6, 2012 I attended Massey Hall to witness a stunning performance by Patrick Watson and some of his talented friends.  Expecting the show to be astonishing and discovering it to be breathtakingly brilliant, I was not only left with a feeling of awe towards Watson’s musical talent, but I also came across a… Read More ›

You’ve GOT to Hear This: “Royal Canoe”

There is always something exciting about stumbling upon a song that hooks you, particularly one that you can’t seem to get out of your head.  Having recently heard Hold on to the Metal, I was taken aback and instantly craved more.  Learning that the song was written by Winnipeg’s Royal Canoe, I was even more… Read More ›

You’ve GOT to Hear This: “Hello Hum”

Hello Hum by Wintersleep Although not from Toronto, I figured I’d start this segment by introducing a band that released one of my favourite  albums of 2012:  Wintersleep.  Bearing a sound that is balanced between heavy and airy, their music always manages to suit my taste whether I want something to amp me up or… Read More ›


Looking back on the year 2012, it was a year full of great memories, wonderful company, and  of musical exploration. Discovering new bands and re-kindling my love for older ones, it was filled with amazing records and shows.  Looking back at my playlists, I revelled in the multitude of music with bands from around the… Read More ›