Tag: Canada

Music, What's THAT Supposed to Mean?

What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Sloan, “Underwhelmed”

There’s a formula for power-pop success that simply isn’t used as often as it should be: Have a killer hook, simple and...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Saleeha, “Come Wander Through the Pale Dark”

As Saleeha, the Australian-born, Vancouver-based Max Buchanan makes meditative, slowly unfurling soundscapes that, surprisingly enough, do...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “The Canadaland Guide to Canada”

July 1 is Canada Day. This year, our neighbors to the north are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the confederation of different British...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Rik Emmett & RESolution9, “RES9”

It didn't go as expected....

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Honeymoon Suite’s Hooky Rock Was a Slice of ’80s Pop Life

Editor’s note: In this installment of EhOR, Jay Kumar takes a look at the oh-so-’80s AOR of Toronto’s Honeymoon Suite. If ever there...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Maxwell, Massey Hall, Toronto, 7/5/16

Back in 2009, when Maxwell’s critically acclaimed BLACKsummer’snight marked the singer’s return following an eight-year...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Trooper Raised a Little Hell, Brought Party Rock to the Canadian Masses

Editor’s note: In this installment of EhOR, Jay Kumar looks at the career of Canadian party rock purveyors Trooper. If you attend...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Saga Fused Prog Rock With Pop

Editor’s note: In this installment of EhOR, Jay Kumar examines the long career of Saga, a band that found success straddling the...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: The Lipstick Junkies, “Build Me a Box”

If the Lipstick Junkies new song, ‘Build Me a Box’, gets stuck in your head for days, don’t blame me. Blame Canada! Blame...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Triumph’s Radio-Friendly Hard Rock Filled Arenas

Editor’s note: In this installment of EhOr, Jay Kumar looks back at Canadian power trio Triumph, who used a combination of hard rock and...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Max Webster Brought Weirdness to the Mainstream

Editor’s note: In this installment of EhOR, Jay Kumar examines the career of Canadian prog-rockers Max Webster, who could never escape...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Coney Hatch Walked the Fine Line Between Metal and AOR

Editor’s note: In this ongoing series of posts about Canadian AOR acts of yore, Jay Kumar looks back at Toronto hard rockers Coney Hatch....

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Welcome to the Great White North

There’s a lot to love about our neighbors to the north: Wayne Gretzky, SCTV, Michael J. Fox. Even though it’s only got a tenth of the...

EP Reviews, Music

EP REVIEW: We Are Ardent, ‘Bright Shadows From Dark Lights’

C’mon. You have to love a band who’s one letter away from being an Argent tribute. I kid. In reality, there’s no way We...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Flow 93.5 FM’s Throwback Birthday Bash, TD Echo Beach, Toronto, 9/27/15

Flow 93.5 has long been Toronto’s pre-eminent R&B/hip-hop radio station, but in recent years it has begun to tweak its format to...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Calgary’s the Unravelling Stage a “Revolt”

In 2010, Canada’s hard-rocking duo the Unravelling released their debut album to critical acclaim; the press dubbed it an...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Julien Sagot, “Docteur C”

Perhaps best known as percussionist for Polaris Music Prize winners Karkwa, Québec’s Julien Sagot has been making a name for...

Popdose Giveaway

Popdose Giveaway: Joni Mitchell, “Love Has Many Faces”

Popdose gives away the new Joni Mitchell box set....

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Ryan Adams, Massey Hall, Toronto, 11/12/14

Nearly a decade removed from Ryan Adams’s most prolific year, when he released three full-lengths over seven months (while leaving...

Humor, Music

Popdose Prime: The Eight Worst-Ever Pieces of Rock Merch

Insane Clown Posse’s Literary Classics Reconsidered As anybody down with the clowns knows, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are adherents to...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Dinah Thorpe, “Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls”

On what is traditionally known as Tax Day here in the US (aka, the worst day of the year), in her home country of Canada, Dinah Thorpe...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Heavy Blinkers, “Health”

Following the releases of new albums by David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Justin Timberlake, 2013 might go down as the year of the...

Music

You Could Like: Barenaked Ladies

For those about to reject based on "One Week," we exhort you......

You Can't Do That on Television

Popdose Lists, Television

Popdose Prime: Top Eight Nickelodeon Shows of the 1980s

Counting down the top eight Nickelodeon shows from the 1980s, the cable network's first full decade of existence....

Popblerd!

Tegan and Sara Heartthrob: Album Review

Tegan and Sara have released "Heartthrob," their first album since 2009. Will it get your blood pumping? Tristan lets you know....

Mellowmas, Music

The Eighth Day of Mellowmas: Mellowmas of ’69

On the eighth day of Mellowmas, we got our first real six-string...

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Music, Popdose Secret Single

Secret Single: Saga, “Wind Him Up”

Popdose welcomes Michael Sadler back to the band Saga....

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… J-Pop-a-Rama!

Popdose presents four examples of Japanese power pop, courtesy of super-blog Power Pop Overdose....

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Harper's Findings, Music

Harper’s Index: January 2011

Statistics chosen at random from the latest Harper’s Index, with corresponding mp3s. Rank of “disappointed” among terms used...

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Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Bachman-Turner Overdrive in Chicago, March ’74

They say that all work and no play makes Jack Matt a very dull boy indeed.  I can confirm that recently, this has definitely been the...