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Inoffensive indie rock

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s always a mystery why some bands do so well and some bands never amount to anything, at least commercially speaking. Obviously things like talent, showmanship, music quality, hard work and [...]

The best tribute act ever

April 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am not one to diss cover bands and tribute acts. In fact, I love them. For real. It’s mostly because I like live music, and I like hearing music I like played live. Am I ever going to see [...]

Review: Grimes, fairly decent

March 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

The musician Grimes played Mao on Wednesday night. It was absolutely packed as she was the big booking of this year’s JUE Festival. Grimes is the stage name of Claire Boucher, a young [...]

Interview – Friendly Fires

June 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sometimes you don’t need music that changes your life, you just need something that makes you feel good. Friendly Fires is that. Not that Friendly Fires can’t be deep; I’m sure [...]

Interview – Glasvegas

May 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Glasvegas is a band from Glasgow who creates this lovely, big, wall-of-sound rock thing. Lots of big guitar noise with a floor tom and some do-woppyish rhythms and other cool stuff like that. They [...]