River of Diamonds’ <i>Touch</i> of life

River of Diamonds’ Touch of life

Michelle Elrick and Michael Belyea marry poetry and pop with their new project
River of Diamonds w/Stewart Legere

NEWFANGLED takes you behind the scores

he series breaks down contemporary compositions for curious minds.
NEWFANGLED w/Derek Charke

Tokyo Police Club, reinvigorated

The Toronto indie-rock quartet nearly threw in the towel, then made its loosest, hookiest album yet.
Tokyo Police Club w/Sorrey

Adam Baldwin’s Wicked plan

In honour of Record Store Day, the rock singer will hit all the Taz stores in the HRM in one afternoon.
Adam Baldwin Record Store Day Taz tour

The energy of Jean-Michel Blais

Montreal pianist never wants to play the same show twice.
Jean-Michel Blais w/Paper Beat Scissors Saturday, April 6, 7pm St. Matthew's Church, 1479 Barrington Street $33 adv/$38 doors, sonicconcerts.com

Sam Wilson's strings and a heartbeat

With her debut album Groundless Apprehensions, Wilson uses post-bop modern jazz to get her feelings out.
Sam Wilson Groundless Apprehensions release Sunday, April 7, 6:30pm 1313 Hollis, 1313 Hollis Street $10

Canadian Club

The woods rock quartet Social Smokers Club officially releases its debut album this weekend.
Social Smokers Club releases The Woods w/No, It's Fine., Good Dear Good and Sore Loser Friday, April 5, 10pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $8

Wintersleep covers ground

On its seventh album In the Land Of, the band explores the great outdoors as well as its internal psychological land.
Wintersleep w/Moon Logic

Ralph’s Good time

The Toronto pop singer and adult woman brings her debut full-length A Good Girl.
Ralph w/Scott Helman and Myles Castello Friday, March 22, 9pm The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street $33

Villages’ trad pride

After laying an indie-rock base in Mardeen, the folk quartet Villages goes back to its Cape Breton roots with its debut LP.
Villages w/Thomas Stajcer Friday, March 22, 7pm & 10pm Good Robot Brewing Company, 2736 Robie Street $20-$45

Pledge allegiance to The Sorority

The Toronto hip hop group is here to fill your head with hooks, not your female quota.
The Sorority w/Nausikaa, DJ Tranzishen Friday, March 8, 9pm Reflections Cabaret, 5187 Salter Street $15 adv/$20 door, eventbrite.com

Unchained Melodies

Songwriter and Wintersleep keyboardist Jon Samuel releases his second solo effort, Dead Melodies, this weekend.
Jon Samuel Dead Melodies release

Sincerely, Dan Mangan

The Vancouver troubadour brings his new More or Less to town, an album that’s “something human and imperfect.”
Dan Mangan w/Matt Holubowski Friday, January 24, 9pm The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street $39 adv/$44 show

IDOW's Songs of the times

As the music industry shifts and plays catch-up, the In the Dead of Winter sticks to its songwriting roots while redefining the voices and experiences that offer them.
In the Dead of Winter January 24-26 inthedeadofwinter.com

Listening deep with Joe McPhee

After decades in the New York jazz underground, the musician is still discovering new things.
"Possible, poetic, hypothesis—it's all po."

In the air there's a feeling of Villages

Celebrate the holidays with the folk foursome.
“A lot of people love it, and we love it for sure,” says Villages’ Matt Ellis, of a little holiday called Christmas. “It’s a vibe around this feeling, and what creates that feeling is the music.

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Postdata's family ties


Postdata's family ties

posted by SEAN FLINN, Mar 4/10

The atmospheric debut album from Wintersleep's Paul Murphy and bro Michael celebrate family memories. comments      0

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Vol 26, No 47
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