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7/11/2017
Among the highlights of Sheriff's self-titled 1982 album, we'd have to single out the riff-heavy rocker "You Remind Me" for special praise — those licks are still lethal. "Perfect World" from Fr …
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7/11/2017
Honeymoon Suite was a ubiquitous presence on the '80s charts, riding a run of hits that won the group a 1986 Juno Award for Group Of the Year. Powered by the raspy vocals of Johnnie Dee (nee Johnny Deg …
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6/22/2017
The Guess Who proved that music north of the border actually mattered. In the ten years that they were together, the band charted 20 hits in the U.S., including their #1 anthem, "American Woman," along …
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6/22/2017
It was bound to happen sooner or later — in these mashed-up, endlessly overhauled rock times, a really good band was destined to appear brandishing, with each new album, a fresh set of sonic duds. And  …
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5/19/2017
For those of you unfamiliar with the Jamaican DJ hierarchy of the '70s, Dennis Alcapone, Big Youth, U-Roy, and Roy Samuel Reid — a.k.a. I-Roy — made up the "big four": a quartet of reggae heavyweights, …
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5/19/2017
Montreal's 2009 Juno-winning indie heroes the Stills — for Best New Group and Best Alternative Album, Oceans Will Rise — have come a long way in their nine years together, and you can trace the  …
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5/19/2017
Bif Naked is one of the world's most exotic rockers: born Beth Norbert in New Delhi, she was adopted by missionaries and settled in Winnipeg via Kentucky; she has a heart condition, which means that ev …
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4/30/2017
Sarah Harmer had already spent four years in popular Kingston band Weeping Tile prior to her solo debut, You Were Here. Opening with the cut "Basement Apartment" — a song carried over from Weepi …
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4/30/2017
Il avait tout pour lui, la gloire, le succès immédiat, l'argent, une voix en or, un physique d'Apollon, un charisme ravageur, mais aussi une certaine fragilité que l'on mit du temps à deviner. Trente-c …
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