Crash Karma, Crash Karma, E1 Entertainment

Bringing together former members of I Mother Earth (Edwin), The Tea Party (Jeff Burrows) and Our Lady Peace (Mike Turner); Crash Karma is another Canadian “Super-group” attempting to regain their former glory. When you stop to think about it, it’s beenover a decade that the aforementioned bands ruled Canadian rock (more…) Read More

Katy Perry, MTV Unplugged, EMI, Capitol

MTV Unplugged was recently dusted off and started showcasing modern pop and rock acts again. They have certainly chosen an eclectic list which includes one Miss Katy Perry. It is always refreshing to watch a pop artist such as Perry try to reshape theirmaterialtofit an acoustic format. Tracks (more…) Read More

Carlos Santana, Guitar Heaven, Arista

Carlos Santana sure knows how to pick ‘em, having Chris Cornell cover Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love”, Indie Arie and Yo Yo Ma guest on “While my Guitar Gently Weeps”, Chris Daughtry cover Def Leppard’s “Photograph” all work surprisingly well. However,having Chester Bennington cover “Riders on the Storm” and Nas (more…) Read More

Slowcoaster, Darkest of Discos, Indie

On Darkest of Discos (DoD) Cape Breton’s Slowcoaster has put together a solid follow-up to their well received previous effort Future Radio. While DoD strays a bit from the reggae and funk elements that made previous albums so enjoyable, it is not to say that this is any less of (more…) Read More

Hooded Fang, Hooded Fang Album, Indie

Hooded Fang Album is a slice of hipster-heaven from the Toronto-based seven piece collective Hooded Fang (and their laundry list of guest players). While the band itself is very capable of hitting the studio and cranking out an album that comes loadedwithpraisefrom some trusted critics, it just fails to reach out (more…) Read More