LOLA-bound band boasts funky folk

Akron/Family loves Canadian music fans, Bob Dylan

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Akron/Family

Akron/Family is not your average folk band.

With scruffy beards and acoustic tunes that bloom into electric jam pieces, the musicians in Akron/Family mix folk-rock with psychedelia reminiscent of The Beatles in its “I Am The Walrus” days. (read more)

Stop Die Resuscitate bring electro back to life

LOLA performers mix and match genres

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Stop Die Recuscitate

During a pointless feud with the artist Moby, Eminem once said the now infamous line, “Nobody listens to techno.” However, the success of electronic acts like MSTRKRFT and Justice in recent months contradicts that statement. (read more)

Forest City residents fed up with fake trees

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

What would you do if someone handed you a hideous, $200,000 15-foot tall present with sparse foliage of two-foot leaves in colours ranging from red to yellow to blue to lime green?

Chances are you would get rid of it immediately. (read more)

On Disc: The Almost

Album: Southern Weather

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Southern Weather by The Almost

The Almost
Southern Weather
Virgin/Tooth & Nail Records

1.5 stars

Underoath drummer/vocalist, Aaron Gillespie, created The Almost, a Christian alternative rock band, as a side project. (read more)

On Disc: Minnie Driver

Album: Seastories

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Seastories by Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver
Seastories
Zoe Records

3.5 stars

Most movie stars find it a daunting experience to transition into the musical realm and still be taken seriously. (read more)

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