This Magazine

Progressive politics, ideas & culture


arcade fire

An ode to the magical moments in Canadian music festivals

Mason Wright

When an unknown band called Shark Attack appeared as a headliner on the lineup for the 2011 edition of Sappyfest, Julie Doiron thought it was strange even for the little rock festival she helped found in Sackville, New Brunswick, in 2006. “I was looking at the program Thursday night—festival starts on Friday—and I was like […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Born Ruffians, Shad & Dallas Green, Arcade Fire

luke champion

This week Tuesday Tracks is excited to bring you four, not just three, of Canada’s preeminent music makers on three excellent tracks. That’s right, we’ve compressed the artists for maximum efficiency. We’re got two brand new videos and a really great collaboration to share. First up, the Born Ruffians are at it again. This time […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Grey Kingdom, Baby Eagle, more Arcade Fire

luke champion

In this week’s edition of Tuesday Tracks we take a look at a couple of side projects—two starkly different sounds, both with an inherent Canadiana about them. Both bands evoke the great expanse of the country in different ways, the first conveying that certain sense of isolation it instills, while the second feels like a […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! K-OS, Chromeo, Arcade Fire

luke champion

This week in Tuesday Tracks we’ve got a little musical interlude to help you ease yourself back into the work week (those of you who had a holiday Monday, that is). This edition boasts a trio of Canadian musical heavyweights including an unexpected collaboration between K-OS and Sebastien Grainger, new music from Chromeo, and a […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Arcade Fire, The Sadies, Justin Rutledge

luke champion

This week on Tuesday Tracks we’re still trying to play a little bit of catch up to the slew of great Canadian releases in May. But first, a preview of the new Arcade Fire. Last week, Arcade Fire finally let slip the release date of their hotly anticipated third album The Suburbs. Along with announcing […] More »