Articles by Cassandra McCann

Austra :: Olympia

July 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

“She saw the future, and it was dark,” Katie Stelmanis sings on the opening track ‘What We Done?’ of Austra’s latest album, Olympia. The line is a continuation – [...]

Majical Cloudz :: Impersonator

July 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

I accidentally caught a show by Montreal natives, Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto – better known as Majical Cloudz – show earlier this year, and was captivated throughout [...]

Ryan Hemsworth :: Still Awake

June 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Are you Still Awake to read this review of Ryan Hemsworth’s latest EP? Halifax producer and DJ, Ryan Hemsworth, is known for his versatility in remixing of a variety of [...]


June 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

When I bought tickets to see METZ at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, I wasn’t sure what to expect, aside from moshing and a whole lot of head banging. The show proved to be [...]

Field Trip Festival

June 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Gold & Youth In celebration of their tenth anniversary, Canadian record label Arts & Crafts hosted Field Trip Festival – a one day festival with 15 of the [...]

Ryan Hemsworth at NXNE

June 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

Many, including the guy outside of the venue who, an hour before, told his friends that he was “really curious to see Ryan Hemsworth play”, anticipated Ryan [...]

Eight and a Half at NXNE

June 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

The BLK BOX in Toronto proved to be my go-to spot towards the end of the North by Northeast festival, thanks to a stunning Saturday-night lineup, which included Eight and a [...]

Gold & Youth at NXNE

June 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

After a too-short set at Field Trip, I was anticipating seeing Gold & Youth perform during the North by Northeast festival. Currently touring in support of their debut [...]

Blue Hawaii at NXNE

June 21, 2013 // 1 Comment

Along with catching lead vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston perform during her set with BRAIDS, I returned to the Comfort Zone on Thursday night to catch her perform with [...]


June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

After releasing their debut album Native Speaker in 2011 to a number of positive reviews, BRAIDS have plans to release their second album, Flourish // Perish, this August. [...]
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