Review: Think About Life

, August 31, 2009

So it turns out that Family, the sophomore album from Montreal’s Think About Life, is the most fun album I’ve heard in a long while. From the opening track “Johanna” to the driving closer “Life of Crime,” it’s a funky, heavy album from a band that sounds much bigger than a trio. Family is a […]

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Everyone’s a DJ in September (especially students)

, August 27, 2009

The schedule for next month’s edition of Everyone’s a DJ was announced earlier today. It’s a really great bill, and it came together a lot more quickly than usual. Maybe the summer slump is finally, finally over. With September booked, we’re now accepting bookings for the rest of 2009, and I’m glad to say they’re […]

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Down to the last few pages

, August 27, 2009

I dropped into Pages on the way home from visiting some old friends tonight. I’d known for a little while now that they’re closing on Monday, but I didn’t realize until I came through the door that it would be the last time I’d ever shop there. The shelves are mostly bare, and there are […]

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When in the course of really trivial events

, August 26, 2009

My old friend Matt Hartley, who recently made the move from the Globe and Mail to the Financial Post, has chronicled the latest chapter in the story of that Liskula Cohen, the model who sued Google. Last week, the New York Supreme Court ordered Google to reveal the identity of a blogger who had said […]

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, August 25, 2009

Earlier tonight, the good people at Blog Action Day sent an email out about their third annual event on Thursday, 15 October 2009. Because the project has grown beyond expectations in just two years, a site called has agreed to take it over from this point forward. The subject for this year’s event hasn’t […]

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Review: Wilco

, August 24, 2009

Wilco is another band that I waited too long to get into. Until they performed “Hate It Here” on Saturday Night Live last year, I had never even heard them play – in spite of the fact that fellow music nerds like my friend Peter have been singing their praises for years. So a couple […]

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Last night’s show and set list

, August 20, 2009

The show at the Tranzac last night was a good one, although it didn’t go as smoothly as it could have. It was great to finally see Radius and Helena live, and there were also great sets by Circus School, Ginger and Irene and THOMAS, plus a fine installation by Jesse Laderoute. Unfortunately, two of […]

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Tonight at the Tranzac

, August 19, 2009

If you’re out and about this evening, you should make a point of dropping into the Tranzac to catch the final edition of a series called Wombat Wednesdays. It’s presented by Pitter Patter Nights and Fuzzy Logic Recordings, and there’s a really impressive assortment of local bands on the bill. Circus School, Ginger and Irene, […]

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Why I wish PETA would shut up forever

, August 18, 2009

I’m a vegetarian, and I’m pro-animal rights. Not to be smug, but I think the world would be a better place if more people embraced those values, and I’ll gladly do what I can to support anybody who wants to spread the word. Anyone, that is, except for PETA. The thing about PETA, to put […]

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Review: The Coup, Street Sweeper Social Club

, August 17, 2009

A few weeks ago, I posted a review of a couple of albums I’d recently bought. At the time, I said it was something I’d like to try and do on a weekly basis. And then, for a few weeks, nothing happened. Let me try and make up for it, and get back into what […]

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