By: Laura Leslie
August 24, 2009
Prepared to see a high school favourite of mine, Anberlin, I was a little shocked to see Everlea on stage when the concert finally began. Anberlin had been scheduled for the original show, which had to be postponed when Taking Back Sunday vocalist Adam Lazzara was hospitalized the day of due to a virus.
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By: Caroline Fernandez
August 20, 2009
Dave Bookman’s NU Music Showcase is a great way to spend a Tuesday night—free, with a range of genres and a gung-ho crowd, one couldn’t ask for more. On this particular night at the end of July, the crowds were abuzz over the more established Grates and the quickly rising up-and-comers Library Voices. Too Many Sisters and Songs from a Room were also holding fort.
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By: Tanya Bailey
August 18, 2009
A Multi-Award winning artist, Tanya Mullings has graced the International Reggae Charts for over 20 years. I had the chance to speak with Tanya about her recent release Music is My Life, her late father Karl Mullings and more.
Tell me a bit about yourself?
I’ve basically been performing all my life, took dancing lessons from a very young age, sang in choirs as well as acting in school plays. Always had an all around love for the arts.
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By: TJ Liebgott
August 13, 2009
In the opening track "7ths & 3rds" Gregory Pepper states, "I gave up on pop music," but nothing could be further from the truth. Drawing upon influences of 70’s pop and theatrical acts like Queen, David Bowie and The Beatles, Gregory Pepper adds his own modern twist to the legendary artists. Using techno and hip hop inspired stuttering vocals, modern production and danceable bass lines reminiscent of The Bravery, Gregory Pepper is able to add insight and freshness that branches him away from his influences. It’s as if his mind contains an orgy of songs and artists over the past half a century and the bastard child that he gave birth to is the album With Trumpets Flaring.
Continue reading “CD Review: Gregory Pepper and His Problems – With Trumpets Flaring”