Category Archives: CD Review

Getting the fuzzy Royal Treatment

Getting the fuzzy Royal Treatment

One of Toronto’s favourite stone rockers, Royal Fuzz has come out with an  EP, Foxfuzz. This hard rocking band is known for their cool gimmicky recordings with each recording having an animal on the cover with the word fuzz right after it. Other recordings consist of:Foxfuzz, Tigerfuzz, Falconfuzz, Cobrafuzz, Rhinofuzz, Gorillafuzz, Sharkfuzz and Mammothfuzz coming… Continue Reading

Mike Todd – Good Man

Mike Todd – Good Man

Is Mike Todd a good man? Well you are just going to have to buy his CD and find out. The first song, “Liar”, is an in your face and waving your finger kind of song. It has harshness with a ring of a Paul Carrack in there. The overall vibe of Mike Todd is… Continue Reading

Marillion – FEAR

Marillion – FEAR

Marillion’s 18th release is not for a top 40 newbie trying to discover the new pop song, even though Marillion has hit the charts with solid numbers throughout Europe. This political album is filled with despair and loathing, anger and a lot of WTF moments that  happen within this inspection  into a dystopian lifestyle. There… Continue Reading

Drumhand – Contretemps

Drumhand – Contretemps

Drumhand is a Toronto based band that utilizes the full spectrum of percussion. They have a world sound that travels to places like Africa, South America, Cuba and India. Their jazz influenced polyrhythm can flow free and easy or take you on a journey of intense flavor and provocative meditation. This is a band that… Continue Reading

Crown Lands Rockin’ Mantra

Crown Lands Rockin’ Mantra

Now that I am on my forth listen to Crown Lands new EP- Mantra, I realize this two piece band has a similar sound to Monster Truck. Their energy has the big balls sound of great 70’s music and their confident grandstanding throws cold water in your face while you have been asleep listening to… Continue Reading

The Bentley Collection – Songs

The Bentley Collection – Songs

Brooke Blackburn does not simply just put out songs, he creates photo albums for the soul. His latest collection of songs is genuinely heartfelt, wonderfully spiritual and has an honesty that you cannot argue with. It is the kind of CD that you could put on after a bad day at work, or you’re stuck… Continue Reading

Kayko needs practice

Kayko needs practice

I recently saw the band Kayko play in the Beaches Jazz fest. Their sound was young energetic and fun to dance to. They seemed to grab the attention of young and old alike. With a bouncy keyboardist and high flying horns, you couldn’t help to get into their infectious grooves. With that said, I was… Continue Reading