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Author: Benjamin Gibson

Very Unofficial Guide to Canadian Music Week 2017

Ok I’ve taken my afternoon and sifted through the CMW craziness, I’ve looked at some other recommendation lists, because why the hell not. I’ve listened to new bands and fell in love with old ones I haven’t listened to in years making this list. I can honestly say that If I had to choose a line up to see this year. My “Must See” if you will… This is it. This list relies on a couple things that are basically magic so it’s never going to happen for me. Mostly because like every CMW there are shows that overlap...

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Interview with Teenanger

Toronto based not-a-70s-punk band Teenanger is pretty fuckin cool. They have some lyrics I can more than relate to such as ‘gonna drink till the money’s all gone’. The Globe and Mail compared them to a 70’s punk band pretty much straight out, which is a pretty loose depiction if you ask me. Don’t get me wrong the article probably has a much better understanding of the motivations of the bands lyrics – at least it analyze them more. I’m just writing this as I’m listin to them and noticing that i just ‘smoked two joints at the same...

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Interview with Bad Animal

Bad Animal makes me think about Bill Murray. Murray once said he wanted to be “here” more,  be more “present”. I’m taking the fifth or sixth listen to audio interview I had with Ben Painter the lead from Bad Animal, a bad-ass indie-quasi-punk band from Calgary. Playing it back over and over is making me feel more and more like I’d just left a dive bar not realizing I’d had a conversation with picasso after asking him the best colour to paint the walls in my den.   After some back and forth over emails, we arranged time for...

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Dangerously Unqualified

Benjamin Gibson is a Graphic Designer and Creative Director in Toronto, Canada. He has designed event/show posters for Arkells, Broken Social Scene, Deborah Cox, Steven Redant and Paul Oakenfold. He has no business writing in a music blog. What the fuck business do I have writing for a music blog? Big bag of none if you ask me, unfortunately for you I didn’t ask, Jesse did, so I said yes. So I’m a designer by trade with a small agency, we programmed and designed this website actually. Music is a huge part of my life so I’ll speak to...

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