Gleason Fest Promised Something Real and Delivered

Gleason Fest came with much anticipation this year with a heavy lineup and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge paving the way for a big turnout; and it definitely delivered!  Saturday afternoon came around and people were trickling in greeted with smiles and often hugs. There was an air of reunion … [Read more...]

Leathan Milne with a Prize Ending.

Since watching Leathan Milne open for Gregory Alan Isakov two days ago I have listened to his album on non-stop repeat.  This  A) gives it my highest possible rating of share-worthiness and B) leaves me further questioning where exactly I sit on the scale of obsessive compulsion.  But enough about … [Read more...]

Ani vs John K. I Think I Made the Right Choice

A little over a week ago I had been put into a Sophie's Choice type situation. That's said somewhat tongue in cheek, but if you are a fan of either Ani Difranco or John K Samson/The Weakerthans... you'd understand. Ani Difranco, as my fellow owner very aptly described, was the epitome of my … [Read more...]

Yukon Blonde: Canadians You Won’t Want to Hate

I’ve always had a soft spot for Canadians. From the trivial amount of knowledge I have of Canadian life, I’ve always been under the impression that they know how to have a good time. I’ve had plenty of Sasquatch! experiences with Canadian folk to support that notion. If Vancouver B.C.’s Yukon … [Read more...]

Northern Exposure: Buck 65 Heads to the Tractor

As the Canadian contributor, I feel it would be best to open my first piece with an apology, a) because my people are purveyors of some of the finest apologies on the planet, and b) because I’m sincerely, from the depths of my maple syrupy sweet soul, sorry about the whole Nickelback thing.  You … [Read more...]