Category Archives: Glocal Scene

[glocal scene] Phil’s 2011 review

Upon turning over my calendar at the beginning of this month, it came to my attention that in a short time 2011 will be no more. 2012, and the possible end of the world, will follow. In the limited time … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Old Man River Japan Appeal

Australian band Old Man River embarked on a heart-warming project earlier this year to offer disaster-stricken Japan some good tidings in the wake of their devastating earthquake. An old Japanese tradition states that whomever folds a thousand origami paper cranes … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Every year the college radio stations of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada gather their music directors together to concoct a compilation showcasing the local talent. Everybody Dance Now is in its 6th year, with 93.3 CFMU FM & INDI 101 FM proving that … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Jil Is Lucky

I had somehow come into contact with Roy Music, the label of the Paris band Jil Is Lucky, through booking gigs around Europe. The label manager put on a few gig nights in the City of Lights, and often prescribed … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Dappled Cities to Release 4th Album

I’ve often compared Dappled Cities to an Australian version of The Shins. I think it is about time a lot more people had a listen. For those not familiar with Australian ‘art rock’ band Dappled Cities, I will give you … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] European Road Book – update

Ball of Wax likes songs about books and Ryan Bartek likes writing books about those who make songs. Bartek and Ball of Wax are a match made in heaven. Those with a decent memory will remember a post from March … Continue reading

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Album Review: Klak Tik – Must We Find a Winner

Klak Tik – Must We Find a Winner            (2010, Safety First Records) Klak Tik’s textured Must We Find a Winner has a distinct taste for the theatrical, majestically carried out for just under an hour. The London-based band have produced … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Album Review: Keith Haman – Camera

Keith Haman – Camera (2011, Melotone) Keith Haman hails from Oceanside, California, but resides in New York City, where he is now releasing albums with Brooklyn label/rehearsal studio Melotone. I’ve met Keith before, playing with the now defunct alt-country band … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Birthday Boys

The Maladies singer Daniele Marando shares a birthday with our very own Levi Fuller. I know this because a social networking site told me. In celebration, may I introduce The Maladies (and happy birthday wishes to you both). Two events … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] NXNE Music Festival 4

This final post from NXNE is an all-Canadian selection as the festival reached its climax on Saturday, with only a splattering of bands performing on Sunday. The throwaway name of Toronto’s Loopsy Dazy nearly made me miss out on heading … Continue reading

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