Jaimie Vernon

JAIMIE VERNON has a long musical history as a live performer, a solo recording artist, and a member of such acts as SWindleD, Moving Targetz, Swedish Fish, The Hounds, Spare Parts, The Richmond Hillbillies, Cheaper Than Therapy, and most recently Mr! Mouray. Vernon’s musical coming-of-age began in Scarborough, Ontario in 1978 when his parents reluctantly …

CANO

The most popular francophone group to ever come from Ontario, le Cooperative des Artistes de Nouvel Ontario (CANO) began as an artistic collective in 1971 to promote French culture, and evolved into a musical group as part of the project. Initially there were over 60 members, and the troupe came and went, and over the …

Terry Crawford

John Hannah memorial Terry Crawford and Rick Johnson began playing together while they were still attending high school in Winnipeg. They formed the first incarnation of Crawford in the early ’70s with Johnson on guitars, Scott Gair on bass, drummer Birch Nero and Tony Ward on keyboards. The lineup changed a few times while they …

Wide Mouth Mason

Hailing from Saskatoon, Wide Mouth Mason was formed in 1995 by childhood friends singer/guitarist Shaun Verreault and drummer Safwan Javed. Bassist Earl Pereira joined them in garage bands after his family moved to Toontown from Toronto in the early ’90s. After a year of college convinced everyone music was their calling, they began playing the …

Urgent

TIMING (1983) Killer Love Deagan (Love You Leave You) You’re Not The One Cat On The Prowl Midnight Lover Keeper Of My Heart Bad News I’ll Find A Way Too Hot To Handle

63 Monroe

By the summer of 1980, NFG (No Fucking Good) had caused enough trouble and mayhem and had gained such a bad reputation with club owners it was almost impossible for them to get gigs. So after a brief hiatus, frontman Steven R Stunning, guitarist Markii Burnaway (real name Marcus Scott), bassist Mark DeRoux, and Pete …

Aengus Finnan

Aengus Finnan CD review: FOOL’S GOLDBy Rachel Jagt I bought this record based solely on the lyrics I’d read on the artist’s website. They are poetic and touching, and, as it turned out, form only the base of a well-rounded and thought provoking debut from this Irish-born Canadian-raised singer-songwriter. It’s been a long time since …

After All

The roots to After All can be traced back to 1980, when Todd Simko and Jordy Birch would jam together as young teenagers while growing up in Surrey, BC. The band lineups and name changed over the years, but by the middle of the decade frontman Scott Acomba and drummer Leigh Grant were on board, …

Agharta

Agharta was formed in 1978 by keyboardist Jacques Mignault and Pierre Veniot on brass and woodwinds. They’d previously played together in Main Street Funk at the very first Montreal International Jazz Festival, and soon added drummer Normand Cataford and bassist Normand Trudel. They began playing the coffee clubs throughout Montreal, mixing a jazz element into …