newyorker:

Sarah Larson on discovering the music of Devon Sproule: http://nyr.kr/1tRGo2y

“Who was this? It wasn’t a revolutionary sound—it amazed me because it was great. An acoustic guitar, and then a young woman’s voice, warm, confident, gentle, singing, ‘It’s good to get out of the house.’ There was no barrier between it and me—I loved it immediately.”

Photograph by Philip Ryalls/Redferns via Getty.

newyorker:

Sarah Larson on discovering the music of Devon Sproule: http://nyr.kr/1tRGo2y

“Who was this? It wasn’t a revolutionary sound—it amazed me because it was great. An acoustic guitar, and then a young woman’s voice, warm, confident, gentle, singing, ‘It’s good to get out of the house.’ There was no barrier between it and me—I loved it immediately.”

Photograph by Philip Ryalls/Redferns via Getty.

(Source: newyorker.com)

TELL by Myriad3.

Video by Evan DeRushie.

MYRIAD3 // The Where
Our new album for Alma Records.
Available in record stores, on iTunes, and from Alma. 
myriad3.com
(Artwork by Monika Traikov.)

MYRIAD3 // The Where

Our new album for Alma Records.

Available in record stores, on iTunes, and from Alma

myriad3.com

(Artwork by Monika Traikov.)

Magali Meagher // Wavelength Interview

Here's a nice interview with Magali Meagher (formerly of The Hidden Cameras and The Phonemes.) I played bass on Magali's new record The Vanishing Point, which will be out soon. She’s opening for Picastro at Cinecycle tonight.

Jos. Fortin // Stopwatch Keeper

Here’s Stopwatch Keeper, a new song from my brother’s soon to be released second album. I’m really excited about this record. (You can vote for him too - he’s taking part in CBC’s Searchlight contest.)

A nice piece in @blogTO about @theemmetray 

"The first time I ever got drunk was on whiskey," [owner Andrew Kaiser] laughs. "And there’s a bit of an obsession with collecting it. And it’s the live music, the jazz, making a bar that’s just welcoming in all aspects."

Tags: toronto jazz

Matt Newton // Within Reach

My good buddy Matt Newton has a really nice new trio record coming out called Within Reach. I had a blast working with him on it. The record features 7 new songs of Matt’s and one of mine. We’re doing a few shows to celebrate its release later this month:

Feb 21: Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa. 8pm

Feb 22: Resonance, Montreal. 9pm

Feb 23: The Rex, Toronto. 9.30pm

29 (at Hôtel de Paris)

29 (at Hôtel de Paris)

theparisreview:

“Empathy is a word that bothers me when it’s applied to writing. I don’t mind the way you’re using it and I use it the same way, but I never know quite what to say about the whole thing. It’s like, what is it when I say empathy? I think empathy is a guy who punches you in the face at a bus station, and you’re somehow able to look at that him and know enough about what situation he was in to know that he had to do that and not to hit back. That’s empathy, and nothing ever happens in writing that has that kind of moral heroism about it.”
Read an interview with our southern editor John Jeremiah Sullivan in The Observer.

I loved Pulphead, an essay collection by John Jeremiah Sullivan (which included some nice music journalism - pieces about Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Bunny Wailer, and others.) 

theparisreview:

“Empathy is a word that bothers me when it’s applied to writing. I don’t mind the way you’re using it and I use it the same way, but I never know quite what to say about the whole thing. It’s like, what is it when I say empathy? I think empathy is a guy who punches you in the face at a bus station, and you’re somehow able to look at that him and know enough about what situation he was in to know that he had to do that and not to hit back. That’s empathy, and nothing ever happens in writing that has that kind of moral heroism about it.”

Read an interview with our southern editor John Jeremiah Sullivan in The Observer.

I loved Pulphead, an essay collection by John Jeremiah Sullivan (which included some nice music journalism - pieces about Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Bunny Wailer, and others.)