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Bachman-Turner Overdrive scored big with lively, unpretentious Not Fragile

Released in August 1974, ‘Not Fragile’ hurtled Bachman-Turner Overdrive to stardom with an old-fashioned recipe of hard rock rooted in the blues.

Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheeseman Group (2015)

Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheeseman Group (2015)

Here is a review of the debut album by Toronto electric bassist Brad Cheeseman, the fun but sophisticated ‘Brad Cheeseman Group.’

Songs about Boats, Sailing and the High Seas by Crosby Stills and Nash + others: Gimme Five

Songs about Boats, Sailing and the High Seas by Crosby Stills and Nash + others: Gimme Five

Crosby Stills and Nash, Los Lobos and Richard Thompson, and Lyle Lovett are a few of the artists who can help get you ready for summer.

The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll, by Bob Mersereau (2015): Books

The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll, by Bob Mersereau (2015): Books

Touching base on everything and anything, Bob Mersereau’s ‘The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll’ affirms how multi-faceted the country is.

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Here is a review of Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot album ‘Kiss The Brain’, their imaginative, freeform electro-acoustic jazz debut.

Danko Jones – Fire Music (2015)

Danko Jones – Fire Music (2015)

There’s often been a touch of punk attitude in Danko Jones’ music, but ‘Fire Music’ seems to focus more intently on that part of their musical DNA.

Randy Bachman, “The Edge” from Heavy Blues (2015): One Track Mind

Randy Bachman, “The Edge” from Heavy Blues (2015): One Track Mind

Interesting to hear Randy Bachman channeling not the Guess Who — with whom he worked before co-founding BTO — but instead the actual Who.

The Breithaupt Brothers, “Where’s Mantis Evar” (2014): One Track Mind

“Where’s Mantis Evar,” originally by Monkey House, combines elements of the Breithaupt Brothers’ writing modis operandi in a rock setting.

Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal (2014)

‘The Signal’ is bold, personal and completely lucid audio art from Elizabeth Shepherd. It wouldn’t be overstating it at all to assert that this is the most important vocal jazz record of 2014.

Peripheral Vision – Sheer Tyranny Of Will (2014)

Unfailingly fresh, incalculable and rewarding, Peripheral Vision is giving jazz the swift kick in the pants that it needs. ‘Sheer Tyranny Of Will’ is sheer inventive talent on display.