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An Interview with Jordan Topf of Mainland

[Reviewer-at-large Scott Jones liked the band Mainland so much that he tracked down singer Jordan Topf for an interview. – AC] I had the opportunity to chat with Jordan Topf, lead singer of California via Manhattan band, Mainland, about their recently-released single “A Bit Out of Time,” featured on their EP, “Outcast,” due out on [&hellip.. more

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CD Ripping is Still 100% Illegal in the UK. No, Really. It Is.

How many CDs have you ripped to MP3s? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? Ever wondered about the technical legality of doing that? Nope. Me, neither. I bought the CDs, so all I’m doing is transmuting the format so I can listen to the music I own on a different device. CDs are so 90s. I can tell [&hellip.. more


How Metal and Hip Hop Are Fighting in Syria

With all the horror stories coming out of the Syrian civil war, who would have time to make music? Well, surprise. Music can thrive under the worst of circumstances. From the Guardian. In the first heady weeks of the Arab spring, commentators made much of the role played by social media, but far more significant [&hellip.. more


Requiem for a Stream

The Globe and Mail takes a look at the demise of Rdio. This bums me out greatly–and I’m not alone. From the looks of things, the death of Rdio will be felt more in Canada than just about anywhere else in the world. As we approach two decades of upheaval in the music industry, it’s [&hellip.. more

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Husband-and-Wife Teams in Alternative Rock

[Another list from frequent contributor Adam Morrison. – AC] Here are eight examples of partners in romance (the kind with contracts) that have also worked as musical partners. Please list any more you can think of in the comments. 1-2. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) 3. Win Butler and Régine [&hellip.. more

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Random Music News for Saturday, November 28, 2015

Back in my old room in my parents’ basement. Cheapest place to stay for the Grey Cup. And now, the music news. Speaking of the Grey Cup, Fall Out Boy is providing the halftime show. What Fall Out Boy song are you? Will Drake end up working with Adele? Maybe. And speaking of Drake, not [&hellip.. more


I Like This: Kenisco

Kenisco is actually Gaëlle Bellaunay, a Paris-born Montreal-based singer-songwriter with a bite. (Check out this bio.) Watch for her on tour across Canada this winter.. more

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