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We asked Brooklyn sweethearts Darling Din to share their favourite spots in this New York burough we now call home. Be sure to catch them at our showcase on Saturday night at Arlene's Grocery, and if you're in town for CMJ, take a minute to visit one of these hidden gems...Read More
We were once foreigners in this town, as so many other people were, but NY quickly stole our hearts and gave us warmth in shape of amazing bars and restaurants! Here are five of our favourite places to hang out in Williamsburg:Read More
Today, the annual CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in New York City. There will be an overwhelming amount of talented artists in town this week from all across the world, so we thought it would be a great time to get some of the city's locals to show us around.
We asked New York local Johnny Lewis to pick out his top 5 spots to visit in the city...
The night of day two was definitely not the best camping experience I've ever had. It rained sporadically throughout the night and the small rain cover on my tent was worse than useless. Plan B: my friends and I crammed inside our car, and slept like slightly squashed logs until we were awoken by the booming of the Red Bull tent at an extremely early 6am...Read More
It was day 2 of Sasquatch! music festival at The Gorge, and the sun was up bright and early, cooking us campers alive. Gates to the festival were slow to open up at noon, so various activities were done to keep time passing such as frisbee, "hillbilly horse shoes", as well as the occasional game of beer pong, or croquet...Read More
Sorry for the delay, but the experience must be relived! I'll keep this one a little bit shorter than my last novel, and combine a recap of both Saturday and Sunday. The weather that weekend was impeccably beautiful, brilliant...Read More
An ample slice of what makes a show is the enthusiasm of its audience. This was my first time at the legendary Showbox theatre in Seattle and I was somewhat dubious. After finally getting settled in a seat towards the back, I became anxious to discover what the night had in store. Unfortunately the opener, Plume Giant, was a little less than memorable. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought so as the room, abuzz, waited for Kishi Bashi to make their appearance...Read More
The Brian Blade Fellowship not only boasts one of the best band-names in jazz, but also one of the greatest, if not THE greatest jazz drummer of the last 20 years: band-leader and composer, Brian Blade himself. A master of impeccable touch, 43 year-old Brian Blade and his band sit at the very cutting edge of the world of cerebral, mind-and-genre-bending jazz, and his new album, Landmarks, makes no exception to his standing as a future legend...Read More
In this beautiful city that I call my home, there is ALWAYS something going on; being deemed the Live Music Capital of the World comes with its responsibilities. The buzz is always about the ACL lineup or SXSW, but what if you just expanded your mind outside the confines of the city? ...Read More
I had been waiting 6 years to see Scott Matthews in concert when I stumbled across an event listing for his UK tour showcasing his new album Home Part 1 a few weeks before the gig. Without a second thought, I booked the ticket and on a sunny Tuesday evening I made my way to one of my favourite London venues, the atmospheric Union Chapel in Islington...Read More
I think the reason I'm drawn to female fronted acts is because the (super subdued) rock goddess in me is fighting to live vicariously through these leading ladies. Some are old favorites and others, new finds, but all of them, regardless of genre, know how to own a mic, command a stage and move a crowd...Read More