Tag Archives: Canada

Interview: UNCLE SID (Dale Salive)

Uncle Sid

Uncle Sid are back and have released their latest, self-titled album. Here we catch-up with founding member and drummer Dale Salive… What have Uncle Sid been up to in the past year? Hi GRTR!, for the most part we’ve just … Continue reading

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Album review: INNER ODYSSEY – Ascension

INNER ODYSSEY - Ascension

Self-released [Release date: 16.06.15] Over the years, Canada has produced relatively few bands that have made any sort of impact on the world of progressive rock. If you put to one side Rush, Saga and, from the very early days, … Continue reading

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10 Questions: MOXY (Interview, March 2015)

Moxy - 40 Years And Still Riding High

Legendary Canadian rockers Moxy release ’1974 TO 2014 – 40 Years and Still Riding High: Best Of’ on CD/DVD on Escape Music on 22nd May. Moxy started back in 1974 and to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary a new band … Continue reading

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Album review: HELIX – Bastard Of The Blues

Helix - Bastard Of The Blues

Perris Records [Release Date – out now] I got a bit of a surprise when this album popped through my door mainly because I had no idea that Helix were still in existence. I saw Helix back in 1983 in … Continue reading

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Album review: THE D PROJECT – Making Sense

The D Project - Making Sense

Universal Music Canada – Release Date: 10 June 2014 Three years ago, when reviewing The D Project’s previous album ‘Big Face’ (qv) – I suggested that, along with Mystery, Stephane Desbiens and his bandmates were carrying the torch for French … Continue reading

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Gig review: MONSTER TRUCK/ SCORPION CHILD – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 22 March 2014

Buffalo Summer

  Billed as the ‘Lords Of The Riff’ tour, tonight’s gig was a good value package bringing together three bands who have sparked a lot of interest in the rock world lately. Joining co-headliners Monster Truck and Scorpion Child were … Continue reading

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Album review: NO SINNER – Boo Hoo Hoo

No Sinner - Boo Hoo Hoo

Provogue [Release date 14.01.14] ‘Boo Hoo Hoo’ is an impressive debut album from Canadian rock-blues band No Sinner. The Vancouver based quartet readily venture beyond their core genres to explore rock, blues, soul, jazz, garage rock and jam band sensibilities, … Continue reading

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Album review: MATTHEW GOOD – Arrows Of Desire

Frostbyte (double CD) Matthew Good releases his eleventh album (sixth solo album) as he switches between solo releases and those under the Matthew Good Band handle. He has had massive success in his native Canada. On this album he has … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROCK THE PARK – London, Ontario, Canada, 26-27 July 2013

My hometown London has been rocking various parks all summer, from the Stones and Bon Jovi at Hyde Park to Springsteen at the Olympic Park. But to our colonial cousins ‘across the pond’ , London is a mid sized city … Continue reading

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Gig review: REO SPEEDWAGON – Empire Rockfest, Belleville, Canada, 25 July 2013

A couple of hours East of Ontario, Belleville is a modestly sized city of only around 50,000, but for three days it was the AOR capital of the world. Somehow the organisers, the local Empire Theatre, had lined up Journey … Continue reading

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Gig review: HEART, JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE – Toronto, Canada, 23 July 2013

Heart,Toronto, Canada, 23 July 2013

Molston Canadian Amphitheatre While Heart came to the attention of the majority of UK fans for their big power ballads and soft focus videos in the eighties, the band prefer to see themselves in their earlier guise in which, with … Continue reading

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THE TRAGICALLY HIP – Now For A Plan A

www.thehip.com         The Tragically Hip (or the Hip as they are called by their fans) return with their thirteenth album and they have been going since 1983. They are massive in their native Canada where nine of … Continue reading

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