This week shows some extreme promise on the tour front, and by that we mean serious treats for post-goth dudes who dig the blues, young hip-hop fanatics with room in their hearts for electro, old metalheads who aren’t afraid to dance now and then, and sensitive men who wear their hearts on their sleeves.Read more »
Many anticon. artists are migrating towards more challenging artistic terrain, but Odd Nosdam is still miles ahead of the pack. Taking influence from melodic drone as much as hip-hop, "Fat Hooks" illustrates this fact. After one listen to ON's Level Live Wires, a single question remains: has gangster shoegaze actually been composed?Read more »
Victoria, BC-based Shapes and Sizes is one of the few art-pop acts that doesn't need to go out of its way to constantly shake up its songwriting. With all three members democratically pumping out tracks, the band's sound falls in between speedy-punk, improv-screeching, and mathematically perplexing riffage. "Alone/Alive" is proof of this.
This year, XLR8R decided to tackle Montreal a little differently. Rather than just report back on the greatness of MUTEK's eighth installment, we chose to poke around the city’s sound-specific hot spots, too. Here’s what we saw, starting with number one.
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