Music

Smooth Sailing for Tokyo Sex Whale

The Ottawa XPress – July 19, 2007 Tokyo Sex Whale: INSIDE THE MEATLOCKER “The only thing that will fuck us up is a bad sound guy,” blurts Tokyo Sex Whale drummer J-P Sadek, confidently attesting the explosive potency of his new band’s live act. Less than a year old and Ottawa’s stoner-rock trio is already […]

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WAM! Bam Explosion!

BAM ~ eXplosion As part of Quebec Scene, April 20-May 5, BAM!, the trio of comedic and talented percussion performers, were stunning with their amazing drumming! The Ottawa XPress (April 26, 2007) featured my article and interview with Jean-Sebastien Dallaire (below, left). Friday, April 27, 2007 at 10:15 PM National Arts Centre, Fourth Stage $5 […]

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Full Metal Package in Otttawa

The Ottawa XPress– March 8, 2007 Anvil’s power tools: Lips, licks and live shows What do a sober woman and Toronto’s heavy metal legends Anvil have in common? Both turned down Lemmy from Motörhead! Mid-tour in Toronto, 1983, Motörhead’s guitarist Eddie Clarke quit the band and Lemmy asked Lips (Steve Kudlow), Anvil’s frontman, to fill […]

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Blurton Bless The Setbacks

The Ottawa XPress – January 18, 2007 The Setbacks’ nod to rock gods If male rockers pushing 40 could get pregnant, I’d believe that Ottawa’s The Setbacks were the product of a three-way shag in the back of a van between Tricky Woo, C’mon and Maximum RNR. Baptized with Labatt’s 50 and weaned on MC5 […]

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Metal Helpers

The Ottawa XPress – August 24, 2006 OttawaMetal.com hosts first annual metal benefit concert For a subculture that gets such a bum rap, Ottawa’s heavy metal scene is lucky to have a solid core of fierce familiars to set the record straight. “I just want to do as much as I can to diminish the […]

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F#@ the Facts!

The Ottawa XPress – August 24, 2006 F#@! The Facts are coming to kill you… musically speaking Ottawa-Gatineau Grindcore band sheds uniformity for diversity One listen to any track off Stigmata High-Five, the new Fuck The Facts album, and you’ll understand why people sometimes crap their pants when they’re scared. This multicultural quartet of girl […]

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