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Jack White earns solo stripes with "Blunderbuss"

Blunderbuss is a fitting title for Jack White's first shot at a solo album. Old-fashioned, lightweight, but ultimately its share of firepower accomplishes what it was made to do.

New Silversun Pickups single "Bloody Mary" mixes modern and retro

Out on iTunes today: Silversun Pickups' brand-new single "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)" is a welcome signifier that the best 90's band not from the 90's is ready for 2012.

Kazaky in Madonna's new "Girl Gone Wild" video

Buzz surrounding Ukrainian all male dance group Kazaky increases with appearance in Madonna's new "Girls Gone Wild" music video.

Toronto singer Christopher Stopa discovered by CNN through Radiohead Youtube mix-up

Serendipitous Youtube Radiohead mix-up leads to a long deserved discovery of one of Canada's best-kept secrets: baker Christopher Stopa's music is amazing. As amazing as Radiohead's.

Vocaloids pushing pop idols off the charts

I was listening to music blaring out of a friend's car one day -- a bland Japanese pop song with nondescript lyrics -- when I noticed something a little off about the singer.  The girl's voice...

Apollo Ghosts

If you missed the Apollo Ghosts’ stellar show at the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre recently, you have one more chance to catch them before they embark on their Maritime tour.  Hot on the heels...

Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae take audiences on jazzy '50s-inspired journey

The Hooligans in Wondaland  by chart-topper Bruno Mars was an impeccable show at the jam-packed Rogers Arena Friday night. Mayer Hawthorne opened the show and co-headliner Janelle...

Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae in Vancouver for Hooligans in Wondaland Tour

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, also known as Peter Gene Hernandez, is hitting the stage at Rogers Arena on June 3rd as part of the Hooligans in Wondaland Tour. His chart-topping single...

Arctic Monkeys to release fourth album

Arctic Monkeys fan rejoice.  The Sheffield band will be releasing their fourth album this June entitled Suck It and See.  This announcement comes just shortly after “Brick by Brick”, one...
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