JAY-Z - Kingdome Come

By Döc Holidæ - Phantastiq Cypha - 11/21/2006

Jay-Z once said "I'm far from being God, but I work goddamn hard" and though there will be some who disagree, this album proves them wrong.

Releasing his 9th solo album definitely shows us some staying power. However this album wasn't supposed to be, after announcing The Black Album would be his last in 2004, many were happy to see Jay go out on top of his game. This new album is good, but it can't top The Black Album.

GUNS 'N ROSES + Sebastian Bach + The Suicide Girls @ Scotia Bank Centre

By Jo Satana - 11/17/2006

I can already hear the sighs in your voice: "Guns 'n Roses... you mean that hack Axl’s poor excuse for a band? He’s ripping people off by selling concert tickets for a band that no longer exists? Who needs him, and besides, there’s nothing he does that I haven’t seen before!"

SNOW PATROL w/o The Duke Spirit @ Metropolis

By Katie Seline - Wrong Side of the Bed - 09/12/2006

I have a confession to make: I am a sucker for pop culture. I dance around my room to really bad pop music, I will stay home to watch prime time television such as The O.C. and Grey’s Anatomy, and my favourite movie is, to this day, Reality Bites. Does that make me a big lame-o? Probably.


By K-Man - "Beyond That Graveyard! III" - 11/06/2006

Man... seriously, I'm going to really have to piece this one together. That evening is spotty at best, but I trust my auto-pilot more than most people. Poor ticket sales plagued this show for four bloody weeks and because of this, the promoters changed the venue for Buckcherry no less than three freakin' times. Donne-moi une h'ostie casser 'barnak! Keeping that in mind, here's how the evening went down.

HATEBREED @ Spectrum

By Johnny Suck - Turn Down the Suck - 10/28/2006


By Dallas Richter - Don't Mess With Dallas - 10/23/2006

The first thing you really notice when you go to a Propagandhi show is the lack of schools of young people sitting on the floor. I’m kinda sick of going to punk shows. I increasingly get the feeling that I’m out of angst.


By Stephanie D - Twee Time - 09/22/2006

I recently remarked to a friend that many shows I've been assigned to review in the past always have an "Our Town" feeling to them. The stage sets are always simple, containing only an amp and maybe a turn able or a guitar stand. No more than one or two people perform on stage at any given time, and the lighting is always minimal or non-existent -- Sisters of Mercy, I'm looking at you -- props and smoke machines sometimes omitted. The show on September 22nd was no different -- or so it seemed at first. This was Billy Bragg: guitar, two amplifiers, and voice.