7 #TorontoVeg Holiday Market Vendors to Shop Anytime (Even If You’re Not Vegetarian)

This past Sunday, the Toronto Vegetarian Association hosted an exciting Holiday Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Playing the annual classics overhead, and every staffer complete with a spirit-ful smile, you couldn’t help but feel excited to shop for the holidays, especially knowing you’d be supporting local businesses and artisans. Did you miss it? Here are […]

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Little Mix exits Syco with ‘LM5’

So this is the fourth Little Mix album I’ve covered on this channel, and by now I think you all know the beats I’ve hit. Yes, the girls can harmonize their asses off and the writing is often punching above their weight class, but the group’s pivots towards pop in recent years have been handicapped […]

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Muse pivots into a mess of undercooked ideas with ‘Simulation Theory’

Honest question: when Muse rolled out their plan to make a 80s-inspired synth-driven pop rock album, did anybody think it was a good idea? Well okay, in principle it wasn’t the worst idea – I’d prefer Muse do this than try to make reggae or hip-hop or bluegrass – but I’ve seen this sort of […]

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Dive deep into ‘Delta,’ the worst yet from Mumford & Sons

Review by Mark Grondin (Feat. ARTV’s Jon Compton) Join the Patreon

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CupcakKe delivers her second album of the year, ‘Eden’

So look, I’ve softened a bit on my opinion that artists might want to avoid dropping multiple albums in a year – between Eric Taxxon and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, some acts have proven to be prolific and refined enough to pull it off, and in the era where buzz can evaporate incredibly […]

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Jon Bellion’s ‘Glory Sound Prep’ is consistent yet stilted & awkward

I think I wound up alienating a lot of people the last time I reviewed Jon Bellion. Now to be fair, some of this was intentional: I knew the thesis ‘Owl City trying to be Kanye West’ would be controversial as I dug through the tangled mess of genres that comprised The Human Condition, but […]

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Why you -Need- the 2019 Content Planner

Retire the sticky notes and say adios to work calendars of the past! Your hustle is evolving and so should your planner. Enter, The Content Planner! The first physical planner made for social media, blogging and content creation, the Content Planner comes with a matching storage box plus Stick to your Plan sticker sheets, a […]

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‘Interstate Gospel’ is Pistol Annies’ big bang on country’s door

It’s hard not to consider albums by the Pistol Annies as minor miracles. And if that sounds condescending or disparaging to the talents of the three women in this group, it absolutely isn’t intended that way – more to highlight that supergroup projects of any stripe rarely work or balance themselves out well, much less […]

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Vince Staples delivers his most focused, catchy album to date with ‘FM!’

You know, at this point I think a lot of folks have just given up predicting where Vince Staples is going next. Hell, that came up when I reviewed his last album Big Fish Theory where instead of following off the minimalist west-coast knock of Summertime 06, he yanked everything to the left with some […]

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Travel Montreal • How to Spend a Weekend in Quebec’s Biggest City

For those who don’t know, my partner G moved to Canada this past April from beautiful Scotland, and much of Canada is quite new to him. Having started working just days after landing, there was little time or energy for much exploration outside the city. Thus, I was tickled pink at the idea of a […]

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