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by Sarah Zupko

14 Sep 2017

Brilliant UK artist Kate Tempest raps her way through a deeply socially conscious track in “Tunnel Vision”, which appeared on her Mercury Prize-nominated Let Them Eat Chaos. With her gift for words, Tempest is a poet of the left behind people in this era of neoliberalism. She also critiques the abuses of the capitalist system and the cult of the individual: “The myth of the individual has left us disconnected, lost and pitiful.” Tempest’s music is meant to enlighten and educate, as well as to entertain.

by Will Layman

12 Sep 2017

Photo: Matt Doscher

Trombonist Ryan Keberle and his quintet Catharsis are one of the most versatile “jazz” groups in New York today. And not what you might expect. Featuring vocalist/guitarist Camila Meza, the band uses riveting contrapuntal arrangement for horns to frame songs that communicate directly. This new video is for Keberle’s take on the Beatles song “The Fool on the Hill” from the protest album, Find the Common, Shine a Light, released earlier this summer on Greenleaf Music.

by Jonathan Frahm

12 Sep 2017

Photo: Jasmine Archie

“‘Wanted’ is about public image and the human gaze,” says Becca Richardson of her latest single.

“For the video, I played with the idea of personifying the gaze into this antagonist who is haunting me and manipulating my image, restraining my body at times, putting their fingers on me and leaving a mark.”

by Jonathan Frahm

7 Sep 2017

Photo: Julia Robinson

Broken Bellows is a band that’s become known for fusing electronic production with a punk sentiment. Comprised of Cory Brent and Will Prinzi, the duo actually was a part of the pop punk band Reckless Serenade.

by Cole Waterman

1 Sep 2017

Photo: Evan Zott

A few months shy of a year since they released their debut full-length, sensory intoxicating pop duo Valley Hush have released a new single. The very title, “Goodbye, Sweet Mango”, is quintessential Valley Hush, conveying the marble cake of winsomeness and sweetness defining their sound.

//Mixed media

TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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