26 March 2023
26 March 2023 - Tommy Genesis - 100 Bad
25 March 2023
25 March 2023 - Les Louanges - Qu'est-ce que tu m'fais
24 March 2023
24 March 2023 - The East Pointers - Save Your Lonely
23 March 2023
23 March 2023 - Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
22 March 2023
22 March 2023 - Banx & Ranx ft. Rêve - Headphones
21 March 2023
21 March 2023 - Simple Plan - Jet Lag ft. Natasha Beddingfield, Marie-Mai (and more)
20 March 2023
20 March 2023 - Jayli Wolf - Lead Me
19 March 2023
19 March 2023 - Rare Americans - Moving On
18 March 2023
18 March 2023 - Jayli Wolf - Child Of The Government (stripped down)
17 March 2023
17 March 2023 - Metric - False Dichotomy
16 March 2023
16 March 2023 - Babygirl - Always
15 March 2023
15 March 2023 - Lindi Ortega - Tin Star
So this was like five years ago. One of my favorite country singers, Lindi Ortega, was playing my local 250 seat venue.
I was beyond stoked. At the time I was running a country site (after I left WGP and TC) where the writers were more concerned with the comings and goings of Florida Georgia Line or Sam Hunt as opposed to country music of substance like the Turnpike Troubadours or Elizabeth Cook. Needless to say the teaching of new writers was fun, the content, not so much.
That night it was nice to not only see a favorite artist of mine, but to write about her performance which was amazing. And maybe turn someone on to a great country artist...from Canada.
I was fortunate to chat with her after the show. She signed her Tin Star CD for me and we took a picture (which I told her I wanted to use for the review...well and again years later for this blog).
Anyway, Lindi is awesome. She hasn't put out a record in years and I for one would love another one. But until that time comes I'll enjoy her previously released records.
14 March 2023
14 March 2023 - Avril Lavigne - Bite Me
13 March 2023
13 March 2023 - The Weeknd - Sacrifice
12 March 2023
12 March 2023 - Lights - Banner
11 March 2023
11 March 2023 - Drake - God's Plan
10 March 2023
10 March 2023 - Rêve - Tongue
09 March 2023
9 March 2023 - Corb Lund ft. Hayes Carll - Bible on the Dash
When most people in the U.S. think Canadian country the first thought likely is Shania Twain. And while that’s a pretty picture it’s akin to putting ketchup on fries.
Canadian country to me starts, but nowhere stops with Corb Lund.
Corb’s been doing his thing for almost 30 years. His sound is definitely western. The dude can write straight-up sentimental classic country, but he’s actually at his best when he lets his freak flag fly.
“Bible on the Dash” with Hayes Carll (who is American, but we’ll forgive him) is one of his freakiest…and best. In fact, I’d say this may be grooviest song ever. And it’s funny. Dig.
08 March 2023
8 March 2023 - Korea Town Acid - Telepathic Communications
07 March 2023
7 March 2023 - Cœur de Pirate - Adieu
06 March 2023
6 March 2023 - Isabella Lovestory - Sexo Amor Dinero
05 March 2023
5 March 2023 - DVSN - Don't Take Your Love
No, DVSN (formerly dvsn - not a joke) are a modern duo, active since 2016 and signed to Drake's label. Drake wasn't even on DeGrassi in the 90's yet. The sound sure does bring back memories of 90's R&B, but the freestyle feel points more to modern hip-hop, so I guess it's a fusion piece.
04 March 2023
4 March 2023 - Harm & Ease - Steady Roll