TYLER BATES TALKS WORKING WITH MARILYN MANSON, FILM SCORES, & MONSTERS AFTER DARK

Chances are you already know Tyler Bates’ work. If you’ve seen any number of Hollywood blockbusters like 300, Guardians of the Galaxy or John Wick, all of these acclaimed films were enhanced by the creative, musical mind of Tyler Bates. As a composer, Bates always focuses on capturing the emotion of the movie with his music to create a visual immersive experience … Continue reading TYLER BATES TALKS WORKING WITH MARILYN MANSON, FILM SCORES, & MONSTERS AFTER DARK

THE BRONX TALKS “V”, WEIRD QUIRKS, & THE FUTURE OF MARIACHI EL BRONX

The Bronx, a Los Angeles-based genre-bending hardcore punk band, are back with their new album V, which dropped on September 22nd via ATO Records. The Bronx is what punk needs: they harness the genre’s classic fire but then bend it to their whim, forging rock n’ roll swagger together with hardcore grit. The Bronx eschews Hollywood hipster snobbery, but they’re too clever for the Sunset Strip. They tap … Continue reading THE BRONX TALKS “V”, WEIRD QUIRKS, & THE FUTURE OF MARIACHI EL BRONX

SNL’s Jared Scharff Talks New Season, Jamming With Dave Grohl, New Solo Music, And Much More

Playing in the Saturday Night Live band for 10 years, and on his off-time playing at the New York Rangers games is a huge musical feat in itself, but guitarist Jared Scharff also takes the time to impress us with his solo work, as Pear Lion. Set for release later this year. Pearl Lion’s double EP … Continue reading SNL’s Jared Scharff Talks New Season, Jamming With Dave Grohl, New Solo Music, And Much More

TIFF 2017 – Aldo Shllaku Talks “Downrange”, Immigrating from Albania, & Dream Directors

The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off this Thursday with an eclectic slate of films. But what usually lies beneath the radar, are the scores within the films. The score is a true compliment to Downrange composer Aldo Shllaku’s creative instinct. The Canadian composer behind the new Ryûhei Kitamura-directed film grew up with musical training at a young age and two … Continue reading TIFF 2017 – Aldo Shllaku Talks “Downrange”, Immigrating from Albania, & Dream Directors

Joywave Talks “Content”, Creating Super 8 Film Music Videos, & Nintendo

“Anxiety caused by feeling too content” is just the first aspect of the double-pronged paradoxical rumination that is Content, the sophomore full-length album by Rochester, NY-based indie quintet, Joywave, which dropped July 28th with a tour supporting Young the Giant and Cold War Kids to follow. The title, Content, sees Joywave apply their trademark irreverence and humor … Continue reading Joywave Talks “Content”, Creating Super 8 Film Music Videos, & Nintendo

TURBO STREET FUNK ON BUSKING IN TORONTO, THEIR FAVOURITE VENUES, AND MORE

Straight off of the streets of Toronto, Turbo Street Funk has combined musical forces from all around the world to bring Toronto a cultured, fun performance that has spread far past the city streets. Topping the radio charts, Turbo Street Funk took the scene by force with their powerful live performances, unique instruments, and playful … Continue reading TURBO STREET FUNK ON BUSKING IN TORONTO, THEIR FAVOURITE VENUES, AND MORE

Travelling and playing Rock N’ Roll with my friends – An interview with Luke Bentham of The Dirty Nil

Their vocals are almost as wild, loud, and crass as the feedback that guitarist/vocalist Luke Bentham uses as an instrument of his own. Their untamed energy comes alive in their songs nearly as much as it does in their live show. Such a stark semblance of chaos in sound and performance shows that raw sense … Continue reading Travelling and playing Rock N’ Roll with my friends – An interview with Luke Bentham of The Dirty Nil

Sumo Cyco Talks “Opus Mar”, Crowdfunding, and Cyco City

While many fans remember her from her teenage pop career back in the early 2000’s, Skye Sweetnam has since become the lead singer Hamilton-based alt-metal band Sumo Cyco, under the stage name Sever. Sumo Cyco released their second album, Opus Mar, on March 31st via Radio Ghost Music, which they independently crowdfunded through PledgeMusic and … Continue reading Sumo Cyco Talks “Opus Mar”, Crowdfunding, and Cyco City

Motionless In White Talks “Graveyard Shift” Fave Horror Movies, and High School Bullies

Founded in 2005, Motionless In White has won over audiences worldwide with their aggressive music and arresting imagery. The band – currently comprising of lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola, and drummer Vinny Mauro – have proven a ferocious and inventive live act, earning an increasingly fervent fan … Continue reading Motionless In White Talks “Graveyard Shift” Fave Horror Movies, and High School Bullies

Jon Gallant of Billy Talent talks JUNO Cup, childhood aspirations of playing hockey, coming back to Ottawa, and more

Sometimes we forget that sports are also a form of entertainment. A lot of people in the music industry also play sports and of course in Canada, hockey is something that’s almost in our blood. So every year in support of MusiCounts, the JUNO Awards hold a JUNO Cup during the week leading up to … Continue reading Jon Gallant of Billy Talent talks JUNO Cup, childhood aspirations of playing hockey, coming back to Ottawa, and more