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alternative

Alternative to what?

Motherhood: The Band, Definitely not the State of Mind

Motherhood, a band out of New Brunswick formed in 2010, makes music that ranges from cool cheery Beach-Boys vibes to what Penny, bass and keyboard player, calls “a shrodell”—that is, a cross between shrieking and yodelling…all in a single song

FOONYAP Talks, We Listen: Alternative Music Doesn’t Have to be Frightening!

“A ‘palimpsest’ is a manuscript in which traces of the original can be found, and through performance, I rewrite my emotional scripts.” – FOONYAP
In a normal precursor to the interview, MUSICAlive! asks Calgary-born alternative musician FOONYAP to tell us what instruments she played on her debut

Sled Island pauses Shotgun Jimmy’s bio-graphy

by Carey Rutherford “I’m Shotgun Jimmie, and I play all the instruments at once . . . I play drums with my feet, and I’ll play guitar and bass at the same time . . . which is not the… Continue Reading →

Gianna Lauren’s comin’ fer pancakes!! Yee-haw!!

by Carey Rutherford Quick!! Non-Stampede Music’s Comin’! Gianna Lauren is on the phone from Vancouver, just before her first show of the tour that takes her across Canada to her home on the east coast. It goes like this: July… Continue Reading →

Where do you keep your Alternate Soul? In a Shaani Cage.

by Carey Rutherford Kaleem & Aleem Khan are: Shaani Cage. And, I tell ya, you want to know who they are, if you have a single adventurous musical bone in your body. Developments in alternative soul. Music, that is. “Last… Continue Reading →

All-Ages Gigs and a Random Task Collective

by Carey Rutherford “And what’s their name?” “Random Task Collective.” “Random Task?” “Collective, yes.” “Interesting.” “It’s a group of kids that’ve REALLY taken the initiative in the all-ages scene in this town. They’ve put a lot in: They programmed the… Continue Reading →

The Tom Fun Orchestra is NOT a Kitchen Party

by Carey Rutherford To paraphrase Arnie: Tom Fun Orchestra is NOT a kitchen party. Strange how the pop culture idiom works. Imagine if Stompin’ Tom Connors had been trained in classical music as a child. Or if James Brown was… Continue Reading →

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