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By Matt Ritchie • March 30, 2012

Odd Future

These days it’s kind of hard to ignore unorthodox rap collective Odd Future (a.k.a OFWGKTA). Whether it’s inciting riots in public, selling out shows …

Tunes Review – WZRD

By Matt Ritchie • March 23, 2012


You got to hand it to these guys—WZRD is a pretty decent name for a rock band.
Made up of magic mushroom-inspired rapper Kid Cudi …

Tunes Review – Push Record

By Simcha Walfish • March 23, 2012

Push Record

The theme of Push Record is simplicity. The title track is meant to reflect how far Matt Andersen and Mike Stevens took this theme, …

Tunes Review: Plants and Animals — The End of That

By Frances Dorenbaum • March 9, 2012

Plants and Animals

The title of Plants and Animals’ third LP, The End of That, especially resonates with those who are about to finish their four-year stay …

Tunes Review: Otis Taylor – Contraband

By Simcha Walfish • March 2, 2012

Otis Taylor

Contraband is the latest installment in Taylor’s Trance Blues Project, his ambitious, over-a-decade-long effort to create a highly idiosyncratic style of music that sounds very …

Tunes Review: Bahamas – Barchords

By Frances Dorenbaum • February 10, 2012

Bahamas – Barchords

The first thing I noticed about Afie Jurvanen’s (aka Bahamas) sophomore album, Barchords, was how refreshing simplicity can be. It’s clear from the clever …


By Matt Ritchie • January 20, 2012

Gorillaz Single Collection 2001-2011 packshot

My one main regret in life is not seeing the Gorillaz on their first world tour.
I was 14, I had never been to a …

Tunes review: Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur

By Frances Dorenbaum • January 20, 2012

Kathleen Edwards Voyageur

Much of the hype for Kathleen Edwards’ new album, Voyageur, comes from curiosity about her collaboration with Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver), her co-producer …

Tunes Review: Björk – Biophilia

By Matt Ritchie • January 13, 2012

Bjork, Biophilia

At a time when music critics are putting the finishing touches on their year-end best-of lists, one album oddly underrepresented is Icelandic singer Björk’s …

Ben Caplan’s long-awaited album makes its Halifax debut

By Theresa Ketterling • November 4, 2011

Ben Caplan

Ben Caplan’s album was actually done a year and a half ago. A release date came and went, and In the Time of the …