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Strung Out tunes into the signal

“We write what we write, and we’re good at one thing: sounding like Strung Out,” says Jason Cruz, frontman of the venerable punk band that’s been stirring up mosh pits since 1...
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On the Record with Sun K

Kristian Montano cut his teeth on folk melodies, but as the band that would eventually become Sun K came together, elements of blues and rock entered the mix. The five-piece—rounded out by keyboardis...
Chances pay off

J P Cormier tells powerful tales

It was this time last year that J P Cormier uploaded the lyric video for “Hometown Battlefield,” a song about the soldiers dealing with PTSD that has since attracted more than 700 000 vie...
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Meet HighKicks, a rock duo from Calgary

HighKicks pound out scuzzy, fuzzed-out rock created to make you party. The duo, which consists of drummer Matt Doherty and bassist/vocalist Danny Vacon, formed in fall 2011 and released a debut EP in...
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The Cat Empire comes full circle

“It’s hard to stay away from North America, especially Canada; it’s become a home away from home for us,” says drummer Will Hull-Brown in the midst of attempting to feed his 1...
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Deap Vally gets exploratory on new album

Knitting and crocheting isn’t likely the image that comes to mind when imaging what rock musicians do to pass the time while cooped up in a tour van, but it was actually a shared interest in th...