Pond’s The Weather: If Lateline and Gina Rinehart get you down

Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier once remarked in a press release for their record La Isla Bonita, “We don’t set out to create masterpieces. The Deerhoof fan is a thrill-seeker”. That descriptor once summed up exactly how I felt about Australian psychedelic rockers Pond. On reflection, I was engaging in a false dilemma where if their brothers … Continue reading Pond’s The Weather: If Lateline and Gina Rinehart get you down

15 Years On – A Defense of Silverchair’s Diorama

I remember seeing an interview with Daniel Johns once, sometime around the mid-2000s, where he lamented an almost daily occurrence. “People come up to me in the park”, Johns said, rolling his eyes. “And they say – ‘maaaan. Frogstomp! What happened?’ And I’m like, ‘Man, you just ruined my day.’” It’s a sentiment I understood … Continue reading 15 Years On – A Defense of Silverchair’s Diorama

Live Review: Kikagaku Moyo + Year of Glad @ The Ritz Bar, Montreal

Previously when I would see a chair on stage at a rock gig, I would assume an injury in the band. It’s very hard to convey a significant amount of passion when the majority of your body weight is rested on your keister. Or so I thought. Montreal natives, Year of Glad, while seated, gave a … Continue reading Live Review: Kikagaku Moyo + Year of Glad @ The Ritz Bar, Montreal

Looking forward to the new Kirin J Callinan album, Bravado

For the uninitiated, Kirin J Callinan is the kind of enigma that writes a completely legible message on your bed sheets in pigs blood but you still aren’t quite sure what it means. On stage he is a charismatic schmoozer, lean and taut, he’s a true performer feeding off your approval but he’ll never once … Continue reading Looking forward to the new Kirin J Callinan album, Bravado

Moon Duo + Jackie Lynn @ La Sala Rossa, Montreal – 25th April

If you haven't had the chance to gather up all your ennui into a tote bag and head down to Montreal's La Sala Rossa on Le Plateau, it's a unique experience. Somewhere between looking like a church built in the 70s or a community recreation center, it really had no impact on the vibe of the … Continue reading Moon Duo + Jackie Lynn @ La Sala Rossa, Montreal – 25th April