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Polaris Prep 2015: BADBADNOTGOOD

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series in preparation for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. Visit CanCulture in the weeks leading up to the prize to see each of the 10 short-listed Canadian albums highlighted. Make sure to view the awards on September 21, 2015. In an age where rap seems like nothing …

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Band spotlight: Seoul

Some music is made to be experienced with company — it sets the tone at parties or during your favourite homemade drinking game. Others are meant to be processed individually, allowing the listener to enjoy at a deeper level. Montréal electronic band Seoul combines aspects of individuality and extroversion in their new album, I Become A Shade, …

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Album review: Pillars & Pyre by Dralms

Multi-faceted artist Christopher Smith has put together a new dark, dissonant EP titled Pillars & Pyre under the name Dralms. Released on May 19 via Boompa Records, the EP is the band’s second release and is a collaboration of Smith, Shaunn Watt and Peter Carruthers of the band Siskiyou and William Kendrick of Failing, along …

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Rachael Kennedy plays at The Cameron House during CMW. Photo taken by Jacob Dubé.

Canadian Music Week: Cameron House

Through an inconspicuous hallway and past the bluegrass band playing up front, the back room of the Cameron House is hosting a showcase for Canadian Music Week (CMW) on May 6. The back of the 90-plus-year-old staple of Queen Street West sports a jungle theme, with plants and flowers lining the ceiling and rugged paint on the …

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The Lemon Bucket Orkestra: sweet, not sour, tunes

Add a dozen members and a no-holds-barred attitude to a traditional folk band and you get Canada’s only Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band: the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, who just released their new album, Moorka, on March 27. The 16-piece band was founded by vocalist-violinist Mark Marczyk, button accordionist Tangi Ropars, drummer Oskar Lambarri and guitarist Alex Nahirny while they …

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