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Album Review: Antixx – Live @ The Pig

The first thing you hear on this album is an audience member screaming “You suck!!” It’s an auspicious start—no, really, it’s a perfect introduction to the gleefully unbridled id of a good punk show, and to to the warm-hearted skeeziness of the now dearly departed Pig’s Ear, where the album was recorded, and where Antixx […]

Bandwagon: Chris Collins – “Say Hello To Heaven”

Bandwagon, the local video series featuring intimate performances from excellent bands, closes out its sixth season today, as Chris Collins takes to the piano for a Chris Cornell tribute, “Say Hello To Heaven.” Chris Collins has been a member of the local music scene for many years, playing keys with many different bands: dub/funk/reggae band Dub Trinity, […]

Taking Back the Streets

One of my favourite local street festival memories happened, strangely enough, after the festival was cancelled. It was the 2016 Hootenanny on Hunter Street, an annual event that shuts down Hunter Street between George and Aylmer for a full day of music, food, patios, and all sorts of activities you normally can’t do when the […]

Summer Festival Guide 2017

It’s summer in Peterborough, and it’s time to go outside. The past few years have seen an explosion in summer festivals, with gatherings both massive and understated popping up across Canada and beyond, celebrating music, theatre, film, and art—and that’s only ramped up this year, with Canada celebrating its 150th. In town, we have music […]

Bandwagon: Five Alarm Funk – “Widowmaker”

Bandwagon, the local video series featuring intimate performances from excellent bands, is back for its sixth season. Today, Five Alarm Funk are back on Bandwagon with “Widowmaker.” Vancouver’s Five Alarm Funk are masters of excess. They’re a party-funk orchestra with too many members to logically sustain the decade-plus that they’ve been touring the country. Their music is […]

Album Review: Dylan Ireland – Every Other Night

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Dylan Ireland, the former frontman of Express and Company, whose gorgeous 2013 album Ontario earned some national attention. Express and Company fans will find a lot to love in many of the tracks on Dylan’s first solo record, in the album’s uniquely and authentically rural sound: its […]

Bandwagon: Kayla Howran performs “Country Radio”

Bandwagon, the local video series featuring intimate performances from excellent bands, is back for its sixth season. Today, Bandwagon meets up with local musician Kayla Howran for a performance of “Country Radio.” Kayla Howran grew up in Peterborough, but her music first grew on the ramshackle and beloved stage of Toronto’s answer to the Grand Ole Opry, […]

Album Review: Marc Yepsen – Wednesday

It’s a strange thing, how often a peaceful, calm surface can suggest a deep anxiety bubbling menacingly just underneath. Wednesday, the new album from Kawartha Highlands musician Marc Yepsen, is forever bobbing just above and below these waters. An independent recording with a warmly fuzzy sound, it’s a wash of alternatingly soft and harsh acoustic […]

Of Bikes and Memes

Nathan Govier has made a spectacle of himself. In the past year and a half, Govier has become a highly recognizable presence in Peterborough—but not as himself. Decked out in a gold bike helmet and a series of brightly coloured jumpsuits emblazoned with the logo for downtown deli Sam’s Place, Govier has created a rather […]