Author: Cody Atkinson

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Niall Horan – ‘Slow Hands’

Niall Horan – ‘Slow Hands’

The chorus of this song contains the line, “like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry”, inferring he wore filthy clothes ...
Wet Lips – ‘Shame’

Wet Lips – ‘Shame’

There’s something immediately grabbing about ‘Shame’; the descending fuzz-stricken riff, the tight backbeat. But the trio only build from there ...
Shoeb Ahmad – “mask-ed”

Shoeb Ahmad – “mask-ed”

The line between honesty and vulnerability, and one capturing the tide from the other, is very narrow. On “mask-ed” Ahmad ...
Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’

Terry – ‘Take Me To The City’

A slightly laconic guitar line – wait, can a guitar be laconic? Let’s say yes for the purpose of this ...
Shoeb Ahmad, Wives, Naif @ Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Saturday July 8

Shoeb Ahmad, Wives, Naif @ Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, Saturday July 8

The night began, unlike almost any other gig review in these pages, with a panel discussion involving the three bands ...
Hoodlum Shouts, Agency, Marlon Bando, Petre Out @ Lobrow Bar, Saturday June 24

Hoodlum Shouts, Agency, Marlon Bando, Petre Out @ Lobrow Bar, Saturday June 24

Compared to the frantic, guitar heavy assaults that were to come later in the night, Petre Out’s solo acoustic guitar ...

Questioning Dancing

I’ve been looking into a new hobby and I’ve heard about this new trend that all the kids seem to ...
DJ Khaled – ‘I’m The One’

DJ Khaled – ‘I’m The One’

DJ Khaled is an #Instagram #Influencer who parleyed a radio gig into a near constant string of guest spots and ...
Broken Social Scene – ‘Skyline’

Broken Social Scene – ‘Skyline’

The “it” Canadian indie rock supergroup, for those unacquainted, Broken Social Scene has always been built around big rock hooks, ...
Deputy Chief Warden – ‘Invited To Parties’

Deputy Chief Warden – ‘Invited To Parties’

Occasionally a new face hits the scene and produces something really unexpected, but really good. At just 15 years old, ...