Tag Archives: canada

MOBY LIVE

by cheryl santa maria As I stood near the stage, sandwiched in between a pair of what had to be the biggest dim wits in the Northern hemisphere, I was about ready to clock someone. “Hey girl, it would be so ace if we took pictures with my Blackberry and then posted them to my [...]

MUSIC PROFILE: SARAH MACDOUGALL

by cheryl santa maria (pic by eric wong) In a former life, Sarah Macdougall must have been a bird. “I can really identify with them,” she says, and “they also influence me a lot.” I’d have to say I agree: Sarah must have been a bird in a previous life.  It’s the only way you [...]

WINTERMITTS

by cheryl santa maria (pic by ryan walter wagner) I’ve been on hiatus for the past couple of weeks.  Please forgive me, I’ve been busy … Knitting. Artist: Wintermitts Song: Schoolyard . Yeah, knitting.  I wish I could say I’ve been doing something interesting, but I haven’t.  I just get lazy sometimes.  I’m human, right?  [...]

NORTHERN LIGHTS

by eliza czander We got another one coming out of Canada, guys. Newcomer, Lights, is a 21 year-old Canadian songwriter who’s beginning to make her mark here in the States. Just a few months ago, she signed with Warner Brothers, and has just recently started her tour across the US. With a delicate but captivating [...]

CMJ DAY FOUR: BROKEN

by kevin diamond Last night I saw Broken Social Scene. I can’t hear out of my right ear. I hope that passes. I’m going to write this review in fragments, because that’s how I think right now, and cause it’s, like, BROKEN, get it?! Like a social scene!? Just go with me on this one. [...]

CARIBOU WINS POLARIS

by kevin diamond The Polaris prize: it’s like the Mercury prize for canucks. And who’s more deserving of canuck-of-the-year than The Artist Formally Known As Manitoba himself, Caribou. His psychedelic electronica album won the honors and the 20,000 dollars over bands like Stars, Plants and Animals, Holy Fuck and Black Mountain. We here at Quiet [...]

QC INTERVIEW: TEGAN AND SARA

by eliza czander Before heading off to ACL and then onto another big tour, QC contributing writer Eliza Czander was able to get on the phone with Sara from indie pop twosome Tegan and Sara. Below, she gets the scoop on playing festivals, future collaborations, and how Americans run on fear. THE CON BY TEGAN [...]

PLANTS & ANIMALS EYE POLARIS

by bela rus (photo by john londono) Plants and Animals continue their triumphant march onto the Canadian indie scene with a North American tour this fall. Their also hoping to bring home one of Canada’s newest but most coveted musical honors, The Polaris Music Prize. Started in 2006, the award is given annually to the [...]

MP3 OF THE DAY: THURSDAY 7/31

by bmac For those of you who aren’t familiar with Thunderheist the description on their website pretty much sums everything up about the Canadian duo… Stealing thunder so you move that ass, the duo dubbed Thunderheist unleashes serious electrocrunk boom bap. Ribcage rattling bass breaks laced with proper rhyming are flipped with digital booty bass, [...]