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Song Of The Day: Julia Shapiro – Shape

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In the video for “Shape”, the latest single off of her upcoming solo debut Perfect Vision, Chastity Belt singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro has chosen an appropriate setting, filming the video in the Australian outback. The video reflects the mood of the song quite nicely, as scenes of the seemingly endless landscape match up perfectly with the hazy, dreamy quality of the music. Check it out below. Perfect Vision is out June 14 on Hardly Art Records.

Concert Review: Nightmarer, May 29, Lee’s Palace

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Though its members have played in several other bands (including Gigan, War From A Harlots Mouth, and The Ocean) Florida death metallers Nightmarer are a relatively new band, having just released their debut album Cacophony of Terror in March of last year. Nightmarer are currently on tour behind that album and were the first band up on a stacked bill for the Devastation On The Nation tour that also included Dark Funeral, Belphegor, Incantation, Hate, and Vale of Pnath. Starting …

Concert Review: Greta Van Fleet, May 28, Echo Beach

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There’s an old showbiz adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity and while I’m sure there are some exceptions to that statement, for the most part the adage holds true. Case in point: bad publicity is 100% the only reason I started paying any attention to Greta Van Fleet in the first place. The band had already built up a fairly decent following, but saw their profile rise while at the same time they took a bit …

CBC Music Festival Review: Alvvays, Stars, Elisapie, Peach Pit, Buffy Sainte Marie, Charlote Cardin, May 25, Echo Beach

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“Rain or Shine” – if you’ve ever attended any outdoor concert or festival, you’re well aware of these ominous words, a caveat emptor reminding attendees that the weather can throw a bit of a wrench in the works. Over its years of existance, the CBC Music Festival at Echo Beach has generally been blessed with good weather, but that streak came to an end this year with thunderstorms putting things on a hold midway through the day. Still, despite the …