Funny Bones

“Comedy is an escape—not from truth, but despair.” –some dead playwright. ____________________ Consuming political news is not often a pleasant experience. Like taking your vitamins…

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Mother Mother

At a sold-out Wednesday night show, whilst a snowstorm swirled outside, it was obvious just how much frontman Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother enjoys the…

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Oneohtrix Point Never

Trippiness is a strange musical currency; value is so often predicated on the mind-altering substances consumed by its listeners. Having arrived stone sober at W2…

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Lightning Dust/Hard Drugs

Crafted by a pair of local boy/girl two-pieces, this split seven-inch pressed on white vinyl has a dark side and a goofy side—both of which…


Flash Palace

01 SLOW BEAMS If a never-ending laser beam were unleashed inside the Taj Mahal, would it make a sound?

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Surfer Blood

If a university class in concert reviewing existed, I likely would have failed it on Tuesday, Oct. 5. I arrived at the Biltmore at 10:30…


Sleepless in Salmo

Contrary to what you may or may not have been told, Shambhala Music Festival is not held in outer space. But considering its remoteness, heart-stopping…

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LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls At the risk of sounding like a Kool-Aid sipping bandwagoner, it must be said that rumours of this album’s party…



Shad – Yaa I Get It Shad – Call Waiting (Interlude) It was daylight outside, but you wouldn’t have guessed it from the subterranean lighting…

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Sufjan Stevens & Osso

This is not really a Sufjan Stevens album. And it’s not really new, either. Run Rabbit Run is a sometimes-epic classical reworking of Stevens’ 2001…