Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

March 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Halifax rapper born Lance Sampson honed his musical chops in prison. He is now breaking out as the winner of CBC Music’s 2018 Searchlight competition and the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, but he's not quitting his gig as a plumber just yet.

March 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Twenty-five years ago, this Toronto band made a real mark on the Canadian alt-rock scene but quickly flamed out. They've now returned, genre-bending swagger intact, with a new EP set for release next month. Learn more here.

Photo: Trevor Brady
March 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Vancouver dance music DJ and producer is up for two Junos this weekend and is the house DJ for the awards broadcast. In this interview, he discusses that honour, his upcoming album, and the joys of playing in Kenya.

Photo: Richard McFarlane
March 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The frontwoman of the hard-rockin' Calgary duo reflects on the growing number of girls getting into rock 'n roll and working with Danny Farrant of The Buzzcocks on the fiery new MATS album.

March 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Indigenous singer-songwriter releases a new EP this week. It showcases her passion for both grunge and classical music and features lyrics drawing upon emotions of anger and love.

Photo: Le Pigeon
March 9, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Montreal pop-synth duo Milk & Bone, comprised of Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin, recently released their sophomore album, Dec

Photo: Francesca Ludikar
March 7, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based roots ensemble gets a big assist from fan Tom Cochrane on its new single, Mr. Nobody. Singer Noel Johnson shares the story behind that as well as tips for on the road survival in this interview.

Photo: Steven Hope
March 1, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This Edmonton soul siren is resolutely DIY in her approach, and a recent Juno nomination confirms she is doing it the right way. Find out more in this interview.

February 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The roots-inflected alt-rock band from Alberta releases its third album, Animalia, this week. Two members explain that the natural wonders of their Bow Valley home provided creative inspiration.

Photo: Laural Petrick
February 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Drew Carey- approved Toronto alt-rockers deliver their second album, Coffee & Jam, today. In this irreverent interview, their singer/guitarist compares its grittiness to '70s-era Jack Nicholson.

Photo: Wayne Eardley
February 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Ontario garage-folk duo releases a sophomore album on Friday and heads back out on the road. Drummer Josh Fewings is still buzzing about the recent Omemee gig by one of his heroes, Neil Young, a show for which he and bandmate Benj Rowland helped build the stage.

February 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This new noise-pop combo from Kitchener-Waterloo is quickly turning ears. In this interview, they discuss their origins, influences, and the commodification of art.