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Concert Review: Ken Boothe, Jay Douglas, August 21, CNE Bandshell

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  During his set opening for Ken Boothe at the CNE Bandshell on Wednesday night, Jay Douglas had history on his mind, acknowledging some local history by talking briefly about the battle of York which took place on the CNE grounds back in 1813. Furthermore, Douglas acknowledged the historical roots of his music throughout the set, paying his respects to the artists who laid the foundations of reggae not just with shout outs but with a few well-chosen covers. Of …

Song Of The Day: Sleeper – More Than I Do

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  When Britpoppers Sleeper returned this year with a new album, it was a welcome return for fans of the band’s ’90s output. And in naming their first release in over 20 years The Modern Age, the band seemed to be acknowledging that this was the start of a new chapter in their career, albeit one that also picks up from where they left off in many ways. “More Than I Do”, the latest single off the new album, proves …

Song Of The Day: Drugdealer (feat. Weyes Blood) – Honey

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  Drugdealer is the project of L.A.-based musician Michael Collins, who makes music that is heavily indebted to the sounds of the 1970s, with soft rock, psychedelia, and the singer-songwriters of that era all showing up as sonic touchstones in Drugdealer’s sophomore album Raw Honey. “Honey” stands out as one of the highlights of the album, with Collins continuing his collaboration with Weyes Blood‘s Natalie Mering that started with “Suddenly” off of Drugdealer’s debut The End Of Comedy. The ’70s …

Song Of The Day: Molly Tuttle – Take The Journey

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  From the opening notes of Molly Tuttle‘s “Take The Journey”, one of the first things you notice is the impressive guitar picking – not a surprise when you take into account that Tuttle was named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018 (the first woman to be awarded that honour) and that she’s been playing since she was 8 years old and performing live since she was 11. So yeah, she can …