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VIDEO PREMIERE: “BRUISE”BY WEARY

Weary's debut music video for "Bruise", the first single off their debut album Feeling Things (2017), was produced as part of the Nickel Independent Film Festival Music Video Incubator Project. Under the mentorship of Lian Morrison, frontwoman and first time filmmaker Kate Lahey co-directed the video. Exploring the connections between personal trauma and resource extraction,…

FLOURISH FEST: INTERVIEW #2 – TERRE WA

As part of the media coverage for FLOURISH (April 25-28), not your boys club will be having conversations with some of the folks that will be organizing, creating, and performing at the festival. For the second interview of the series, I spoke with Indigo (she/they), Erin (she/her), and Emily (she/her) from Fredericton's own, Terre Wa.…

FLOURISH FEST: INTERVIEW #1 – JANE BLANCHARD

As part of the media coverage for FLOURISH (April 25-28), not your boys club will be having conversations with some of the folks that will be organizing, creating, and performing at the festival. For the first interview in the series, I'm speaking with Jane Blanchard (she/her), the co-founder and co-director of FLOURISH. Currently splitting her…

SHOW: SHOULDER SEASON AT RADSTORM

Show review: Shoulder Season at Radstorm Saturday, March 16 with Yuma County, Lachie MacDonald and Prevailing Winds It might seem unfair to review a band’s very first show—nerves are more likely to get in the way, levels might need tinkering, songs may change entirely by the next set. If this was any other band, sure,…

PREMIERE: LO SIENTO’S “BRUJAS”

Sometimes isolation and social withdrawal isn't conducive to healing from our cumulated hardships. Building up communities that share pain, frustrations, and disappointments is an act of reslience. The latest release from Lo Siento, Brujas (translation: witches), is a narrative of finding strength and solidarity through femme friendship during times of distress. Based in St. John's,…

FESTIVAL LINEUP: FLOURISH

Announced this morning, Flourish Fest released their full 2019 festival line-up happening the weekend of April 25th to 28th. Held in Fredericton, NB, Flourish is a music & arts festival with inclusive programming that promotes and embraces community-building, the DIY and emerging, and works that challenge and engage. With intentionally diverse programming, there is something…

DEMO REVIEW: “BURY ME/IMPOSTER” BY COY

Coy’s two song demo “Bury Me/Imposter” (released December 14) has elements of pop, elements of punk, and most immediately, a perfect 90s grunge vibe with mellow harmonies that remind me of That Dog. It’s a well blended good music smoothie. Story Sheidow (guitar and lead vocals) and Jesara Sinclair Friesen (bass and backing vocals) bring…