Henry Adam Svec makes performance art, writes songs and fiction, and works on a PhD in Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.
Thursday, June 21 2012
The atmosphere is enticingly dark, sometimes almost anxious, but Here on a Wire is a great record for a slow early evening or a long night.
Tuesday, May 15 2012
Williams's latest batch of gritty, unapologetic blues allows us to walk, a little, in the shoes of a grizzled vet who’s seen it all but is still hungry.
Monday, May 7 2012
Yukon Blonde take us back to the late '60s and '70s on their second full-length release, Tiger Talk. A classic-rock revival of fat guitar riffs, big choruses thick with vocal harmonies, loud drums, and some tricky changes: This is music for car rides.
Tuesday, April 10 2012
A handful of the numbers on Grand Duchy’s second album, Let the People Speak, are fun and interesting, and the band’s unique marriage of slick, synth-heavy electropop and dark folk-rock can be a happy one.
Monday, March 26 2012
As much as Al Tuck is from Canada’s East Coast (a few tunes on the album are identifiably set in the Maritimes), on Under Your Shadow he seems to be from both nowhere and anywhere – a songwriter for all times and many places.