Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

December 15, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The rapper/poet born Rollie Pemberton is returning to the spotlight with an imminent new album. He is also partnering in a socially conscious clothing line for Frank and Oak. Learn more about that in this interview.

December 13, 2017
by Jason Schneider

A new double LP collection aptly entitled Fun Comes Fast confirms Teenage Head's unique place in Canadian rock history. The band's bassist looks back on their legacy.

Photo: Ivan Otis
December 8, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The singer/songwriter’s long-awaited hometown return takes place Dec. 12 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, wrapping up a fall tour in support of her ninth studio album, Metaphysics. In the following Q&A, she discusses her orchestral work, the new album, and her concert which benefits a charitable org.

LeRiche
December 6, 2017
by Jason Schneider

On this latest seven-song EP, X-Dreamer, singer/songwriter LeRiche stakes a claim for himself in the competitive alt-folk world, conjuring comparisons to bittersweet ‘70s troubadours, albeit with a modern edge.

December 1, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Although the Cape Breton family clan member released a Christmas record with her sisters in 1997, she has now embraced the challenge of writing about Christmas from personal experiences, which results in two of Imagine’s standout tracks, “Olde-Fashioned Christmas” and the album’s first single, “Wrap It Up.”

Ana Golja
November 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Actress Ana Golja—best known for her role on Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi: Next Class—is now adding recording artist to her impressive resumé.

Dave Allen
November 22, 2017
by Jason Schneider

With his debut solo album, When The Demons Come, Ontario singer/songwriter Dave Allen establishes himself as a bona fide roots music auteur.

The Washboard Union
November 22, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Riding high with a current gold single and a new album in the can, the award-winning country outfit reflects on their personal bond, creative chemistry, and a high-pressure audition.

November 16, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The sideman to the stars and award-winning guitarist steps into the solo spotlight on his new instrumental album, Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas. Learn more about his alter-ego here.

November 15, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The sense of being unbound by the constraints of time takes hold immediately on the new album, entitled Yarrow. This is not just “roots” music; these are songs connected more to the elements and the Old Testament.

Vissia  Photo: Emily Bachynski
November 10, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Edmonton-based roots-rocker has just released a new album on Hurry Hard Records, a label she recently created. The record features sensual, blues-based offerings and intimate ballads that draw comparisons with Alabama Shakes and Neko Case. 

The Karpinka Brothers
November 8, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Talk Is Cheap is the title of Saskatchewan folk-rock ensemble The Karpinka Brother's latest album–but the collection, in point of fact, is anything but; instead, the songs are imbued with sincerity and positivism.