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How To Host a TV Show 3 Writers, Photographers and Tattooers Hard-core, Slow-mo: Andrew Tweedy Secrets of the Artful Self-Promoter

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Sylvie Covers Canadian Folk Music Awards

Check out Sylvie’s cover story feature in The Ottawa XPress on Ottawa’s folk scene and the upcoming Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala. 2009 Awards Gala in Ottawa, Ontario The fifth annual Canadian Folk Music awards gala will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Dominion Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario (corner of […]

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How The Grass Has Grown

The Ottawa XPress – October 9, 2008 Different strokes Willis talkin’ about the new, cut Grass The members of East Coast band The Grass have more in common with their ’60s role models than the inventive musical style and eclectic fashions. Add low- or no-paying jobs, commune living and recreational drug use, followed by friction […]

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Calling it Wild: Moose & Pussy Mag Review

The Ottawa XPress – September 11, 2008 CALL OF THE WILD: Moose & Pussy: Dirty, gritty, literary The definition of “erotica” has been recycled more times than a cum rag. It’s been cleaned up and academicized to appease prudes, romanticized to placate suburbanites and disguised to mean anything that’s not porn. That’s why you’ll love […]

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Getting Down With the O-Town Hoedown

The Ottawa XPress – August 14, 2008 THE O-TOWN HOEDOWN: Not Bad Country for Good Men and Women Like a rhinestone cowboy, local gem Greg Harris corrals a star-studded line up for fans and bands alike at the annual O-Town Hoedown Ask people what kind of music they like and what’s the standard reply? Anything […]

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Sylvie Pens About Tattoos in Guerilla Magazine

For the current issue of Guerilla Magazine, Sylvie interviews Dan Allaston, tattooist and owner of New Moon Tattoo. He’s been a jack of all trades and a free bird on the open road, he calls himself a procrastinator and a bad employee, but tattoo artist Dan Allaston has combined artistic talent with sound business sense […]

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Sylvie Dials in the 411 on Ian MacDonald’s 613-ROCK

The Ottawa XPress – March 6, 2008 Private faces, public places Local photographer Ian Flynn McDonald gets up-close and personal with Ottawa’s indie rock scene Ottawa’s indie rockers and their fans are the focus of Indie 613, an exhibit by photographer Ian Flynn McDonald. At one time a perennial fixture on the Ottawa music scene, […]

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Hard Core Slow-Mo: Buried Inside’s Andrew Tweedy

In the 2008 March issue of Guerilla Magazine, I team up with Up Front and Tokyo Sex Whale drummer, JP Sadek, to interview Andrew Tweedy from Buried Inside (Relapse Records). We’re looking at how this talented musician goes from creating the most aggressive hardcore music with a band to retreating to create Glass Fingers, a […]

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Kate Maki Meets Howe Gelb

The Ottawa XPress – February 7, 2008 Howe to make Maki roll Howe Gelb takes Kate Maki’s music to new heights If her stagger-to-the-saloon groove and parlour-blues tunes weren’t enough to grab your attention, Sudbury’s Kate Maki has enlisted the help of eccentric Arizona singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist Howe Gelb to produce her latest album, […]

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Talkin’ Soul With The Brothers Chaffey

The Ottawa XPress–January 24, 2008 This Is Your Dad’s Oldsmobile The Brothers Chaffey are brave old souls in a brave new world The Brothers Chaffey – Matthew (rhythm guitar) and Curtis (lead guitar) – play the sexiest country-soul music with a blues-rock swagger that one university rag called “your dad’s kinda music.” Rather than take […]

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