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Paul Reginato at Maxwell’s Music House (July 10, 2011)

Every summer Maxwell’s Music House in Waterloo runs a singer/songwriter competition, and in the last heat a friend of mine, Paul Reginato, played. Paul is a young singer/pianist whose intricate songs and narrative lyrics gives me Sufjan Stevens vibes. Apparently I’m … Continue reading

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The Antlers at The Mod Club (June 14, 2011)

I got into The Antlers unfashionable late. I didn’t check out Hospice until mid 2010 when Last.fm recommended them as similar to The National, a band who were rapidly become my new favourite at the time. To be honest I don’t think those two bands sound similar at all, the only commonalities I can find are that they both hail from Brooklyn and they are both incredible on record, and even better live. Continue reading

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Okkervil River at the Phoenix Concert Theatre (June 10, 2011)

Friday night was an eclectic one at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Taking the headline were Austin indie-folk juggernaut Okkervil River and along for the ride were New Jersey punk rockers Titus Andronicus and Baltimore new-wave trio Future Islands. Continue reading

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Knock Knock Ginger at Starlight Lounge (June 9, 2011)

Last Thursday was the long awaited CD release for Waterloo indie-pop locals Knock Knock Ginger’s latest album We’re Headed For A Fall. I feel a little strange writing a review for bands where I know some of the members, so … Continue reading

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Yeasayer at the Phoenix Concert Theater (June 7, 2011)

Last Tuesday I had the privilege of seeing Yeasayer at the Phoenix Concert Theater, and it was a hell of a good show. If I had to sum the night up in one word though that word would would be “hush”. And I would say it twice because opening act, the bearded-lunatic-pervert Hush Hush, stole the show with his crazy dance moves and over-sexed lyrics. Continue reading

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The Acorn and Evening Hymns at Starlight (April 27, 2011)

For those who know me it’s no small secret my favourite music venue slash night club in Waterloo is Starlight. I usually try and catch every band that plays here that I’m even slightly interested in, and a surprising number of great Canadian indie acts do come through. On my last visit there I caught Toronto local Jonas Bonnetta’s musical persona Evening Hymns along with Ottawa indie rockers The Acorn. Continue reading