Five Noteworthy Facts You May Not Know About Converge

Converge are in the unique position being “a high school band that never broke up,” as guitarist Kurt Ballou told Berklee College Music during a talk on the making their 2001 album, Jane Doe. As the band members grew up, so did their creative outlet, which simultaneously inspired and fostered growth in a similarly adolescent […]

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Toro y Moi Delivers VHS-Inspired Video for 'No Show'

reactid=”127″> Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear) is back with a new video for “No Show.” The VHS-styled visual combines elements from his previous clips “Girl Like You” and “You and I.” In the video, Toro y Moi is singing about heartbreak intermixed with lo-fi images as if the clip was shot on a camcorder. […]

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​Born Ruffians Ready 'Uncle, Duke & the Chief' LP, Share New Video

Born Ruffians last released a full-length album in 2015 with RUFF, but the Canadian indie rock troupe are now ready to follow it up with an LP titled Uncle, Duke & the Chief. It’s due out on February 16 Paper Bag Records.   The new record was produced by Richard Swift (the Shins, Foxygen), and […]

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​Fiver Announces Eastern Canada Tour Dates, Premieres Live Video

Under her Fiver moniker, Simone Schmidt delivered a powerful testament to the women the Rockwood Asylum for the Criminally Insane on this year’s Audible Songs from Rockwood, and she’ll be taking those tunes across Eastern Canada on tour in the new year.   The string shows begins in Guelph on January 11, and it will […]

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Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good Team Up for Cross-Canada Tour

A Cancon display epic proportions is set to take place in March next year, with Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good teaming up for a co-headlining Canadian tour. Starting March 1 in St. John’s, NL, the trek will keep both bands on the road for the entire month, travelling coast-to-coast. You can find the tour’s […]

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Alvvays, Kamasi Washington and M for Montreal Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

After combing through our Concert Listings, we’re back this week with another stacked edition Can’t Miss Concerts from November 16 to 22. Whether you’re in the mood for a night intimate indie, smooth jazz or melodic death metal, there’s something for everyone in our picks below.   If nothing below suits your tastes, hit up […]

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Fleetwood Mac Treat 1975 Self-Titled LP to Expanded Reissue

After unearthing rarities for expanded editions  Tusk and Tango in the Night, Fleetwood Mac have revealed plans to do the same with a reissue their 1975 self-titled LP. The reissue will arrive as a remastered single CD, an expanded 2-CD edition, and a deluxe edition package containing three CDs, one LP and one DVD. All editions […]

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Billy Corgan Has Ditched the William Patrick Corgan Moniker

We’ve been making a running joke that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has had trouble convincing people to call him William Patrick Corgan. There’s a chance he’s been reading Exclaim! and taking it all to heart. After all, the alt-rock auteur has scrubbed the revamped moniker from all streaming services, uploading a new version his solo album in the process. […]

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Solaris Gets Zeds Dead, Steve Aoki for 2017 Festival

After bringing the likes Zedd, Marshmello and Borgore to heat up Toronto last December, organizers behind the annual Solaris Winter Music Festival have lifted the curtain on the lineup for their 2017 edition. The event’s first day finds local dubstep heroes Zeds Dead atop the bill alongside Oliver Heldens, with Parker and Manzone & Strong […]

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Ja Rule Is Searching for Banksy

Celebs and social media have a strange relationship. Certainly, there are few things as fun as an unfiltered famous person tweeting their every thought, but eventually weird celebrity Twitter is overtaken by a nefarious marketing company. Fortunately, rapper and Fyre Fest advocate Ja Rule still seems to be in that sweet spot where his clueless […]

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