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Album Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

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It felt wrong to be listening to Paper Mâché Dream Balloon, the latest release from Melbourne-based group King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, on a crappy winter’s day in Montreal. This sunny collection of songs provides a healthy dose of summer nostalgia, with simple melodies and gentle chord progressions that will make you want to float off down a lazy river somewhere. Continue reading

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Concert Review: Alabama Shakes at MRCY Festival

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Imagine the most important hug of your life. You’ve reached some sort of failure and you know some sad days are in your future.  The devastation of whatever tragedy you’ve just gone through is setting in and all of the sudden someone you love has engulfed you in their arms and for a moment you realize everything is going to be alright. This feeling is what an Alabama Shakes concert sounds like. Brittany Howard’s spectacular voice cuts through the air like a knife, grasping every emotion you’ve ever felt, and exploding into a whirlwind of soothing, bluesy sounds with the soul of Ray Charles and pure rock and roll power of Jimi Hendrix. Continue reading