All posts tagged canadian music


Peaks of the Week

Introducing a new regular to inanutshell! Our “Peaks of the Week” will give you a quick look at five things we snapped this week, something that made our week a little brighter, from […]


One Night at Polaris Music Prize

  On Monday night, I ended up the only non-juror allowed in the 2013 Polaris Music Prize grand jury room. From the time the lights flashed and Canada’s most esteemed […]


Welcome to Fall Playlist

Last week, I flew out of a 33 degree Toronto and landed in 15 degree Ottawa. Which part of that is fall, I don’t know. What I do know, is that the […]


Arkells Ignite Inaugural Toronto Urban Roots Festival

“You could be anywhere in the world, but you’re here with us.” “This is pretty special, we don’t get to do this too often,” smiled a white dinner jacket-clad Max Kerman […]


5 New Albums You Want to Buy This Weekend

A surprisingly common occurrence – that’s unsurprisingly really fun for me – is when friends or acquaintances hand me their phone and say, “download some new albums you think I’ll like.” […]


10 Examples of How Canadian Music Has Never Been Better

A few weeks ago, I was in a group conversation when someone from New York began asking me about my taste in music and how I liked the local music […]


The Sheepdogs: Rocking A New Release

The deep American South. Origin of some of the greatest classic rock of the century; everything ranging from Marshall Tucker Band to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Charlie Daniels – all twangy strum-savvy legends whose bluesy tales finally decorated the airwaves after being carried in their empty, lovelorn and tattered back pockets. Saskatoon. Not exactly the origin of …


Summer 2012 Albums: Five Must Hear Releases

As listeners, we were spoiled with the plethora of shiny new albums that hit the shelves this past winter – and we’re bound to get another dose this upcoming fall, when some of the musical greats have announced they will shell out even more long-awaited singles and LPs. So what about the summer albums of …

Trying to Give Ottawa A Good Rap

Ottawa – the city that fun forgot. Or maybe it’s the city that fun exists in but, more often than not, is clouded over with stuffy, conventional attitudes that pollute […]

Canada, Sing One For Me.

A,B,C, it’s as easy as 1,2,3. My allegiance to the lengthy alphabet of Canadian artists is certainly no secret at this point – so join me in a leisurely stroll […]