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Concert Review: Wilco, October 8, Budweiser Stage

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Before i get to the meat of this review, let me just preface things by saying that, unless the answer to “what should i wear to the show?” is always “just a light jacket”, outdoor shows in early October are generally not a good idea. That said, I’ve been a fan of Wilco long enough for me to overlook any sort of concerns over the temperature and head out to the Budweiser Stage on Tuesday night to see the band …

Song Of The Day: Failed Flowers – Faces

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  Anna Burch‘s solo debut Quit The Curse was easily one of the best albums of 2018, a perfect collection of sweet, jangly, poppy tunes such as “Tea Soaked Letter” and “2 Cool 2 Care” that burrowed their way into my brain and stayed there like all good earworms do. It was through Burch’s music that I discovered her friend and occasional tourmate Fred Thomas, who, prior to Burch’s solo debut, was also her bandmate in Michigan indie rock band …

Song Of The Day: Colleen Green – Dammit

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  Consider the art of the cover song. A good cover can reveal new sides and dimensions to a song and the best covers happen when someone takes a song and really makes it their own. On rare occasions, some get even more ambitious and cover a whole album in its entirety (The Guardian published a good piece looking at a number of artists who’ve covered entire albums a few years back). With her latest release, Colleen Green has done …

Song Of The Day: Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars

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Happy birthday to The Boss! Bruce Springsteen turns 70 today and unlike some performers who’ve been around as long as he has, Bruce has managed to stay relevant and interesting after all these years. He doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down either, with this year seeing the release of his latest, Western Stars, as well as a concert film of the same name that recently premiered at TIFF. Check out the video for “Western Stars” below: