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Concert Review: Matt Barber, Nov 18, The Music Gallery

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I do not understand why Matthew Barber is not a bigger deal. An incredibly talented musician, Barber wrote, recorded, produced and played every instrument on his 6th self-titled release. For the less disconcerting audience, he has a stunning voice, sings mostly about love, and is frankly a more attractive version of Ryan Gosling. How little boys with bad hair become famous, and Matt Barber does not, I will never understand. However, selfishly, that does mean he still does relatively small …

Concert Review: Rural Alberta Advantage, Nov 17, Phoenix

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There are many similarities between seeing a band, and making love. The first time with someone new is always filled with anticipation, uncertainty and intrigue. If you’re lucky it turns out pretty great.

Concert Review: The Pelts, October 15, Rainbow Bistro

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“Your prom turns into a Tarantino soundtrack” is the intriguing description I read of The Pelts which drew me to The Rainbow Bistro on Saturday.

Concert Review: Rural Alberta Advantage, April 29, Phoenix

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Toronto – Having spent the past few years in a part of this country that is more rarely toured, I’ve been waiting a long time to see the Rural Alberta Advantage play live. Selling out the Phoenix several weeks before the show, I wasn’t the only person teeming with anticipation for this long-touring Toronto band as they approached their instruments at the front of the stage. We collectively held our breath until the first note rang out – the band …


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