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joel plaskett

January-February 2014

Radio star

Mason Wright@thismason

New FM airwaves lack distinct Canadian sound—and that’s a good thing By the time you read this, the newest entry into Toronto’s FM radio marketplace will be running at full power, armed with a signal boost obtained in November, two months after its launch. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the owners of Indie88 […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! '90s Halifax Nostalgia edition—Thrush Hermit, Jale, Eric's Trip

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Last week all eyes in independent music were on Halifax for their annual Pop Explosion. Since 1993, the event has been showcasing the amazing music of the East Coast music scene and beyond, and since I can’t get through a conversation about the city without getting a little nostalgic for the ’90s, when it was […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Juno Edition: Happiness Project, Arkells, Good Lovelies

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Michael Bublé might have walked out with the most hardware at last night’s The Juno Awards, and his wins might have prompted more than a few eye rolls from the more progressive listeners in the audience, but awards ceremonies rarely get it right. They rarely reward bravery in artistic expression or experimentation and settle for the […] More »