Album Review: Alexia Avina – Kind Forest EP

Written by Sarvenaz Amir-E.

A gentle whisper wakes you from a restful slumber. It follows you into a sunlit kitchen, blends in with the whistling of a kettle, and whirls into your favourite mug, as soft morning light floods in through the windows. Continue reading

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Your guide to: Thursday @ NXNE

NXNE’s lineup tonight is so unreal that we couldn’t resist recommending you a couple extra shows to check out. Montreal artists are on heavy rotation tonight in Toronto at both the Pop Montreal and Passovah showcases – make sure to catch one of them! Continue reading

Your guide to: Wednesday @ NXNE

With hundreds of events in only a few days, it is overwhelming to decide what bands to see at NXNE. We’ve made it easier for you, and picked our top five for each day. Here are our picks for Wednesday, June 18th.

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Don’t Miss: Slut Island Festival

SLUT ISLAND FESTIVAL is invading Montreal over the next two weeks, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there. It’s a fest celebrating women, anti-slut shaming, body positivty through performances by a myriad of talented female artists.

All attendees are encouraged to dress in as little or as much clothing as they please, as it will be a safe environment centred around consent. For more info, refer to the Facebook event here or keep reading below for the day by day breakdowns.  Continue reading

Listen: HISS TRACTS – “Shortwave Nights”

HISS TRACTS is a genre-defying duo comprised of David Bryant from Godspeed You! Back Emperor and Total Life member Kevin Doria, and they’ve got an album coming out in early May. Listen to “Shortwave Nights” here.

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Listen: The KVB – “Across the Sea”

“Across the Sea” is the latest track from post-punk duo The KVB, found off their forthcoming album, Out of Body out on June 2nd. This refreshing track bounces around with a bass-heavy riff that echoes and drones, that’s smeared with a trace of 80’s pop.

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