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Country-music stalwart Brett Kissel says he’s done looking for U.S. breakthrough

Canadian hitmaker says his new album is utterly true to himself — but he’s sure it will put him on ‘big stages, big festivals and arenas’ somewhere. Nick Krewen, Music Sun., Dec. 17, 2017   There aren’t too many artists who can boast of an appearance by heavy metal guitarist Dave Mustaine and country music legend Charley Pride on the same album. In fact, Flat Lake, Alta.’s country music sensation…


Ron Sexsmith’s lean machine of music is on the move

Acclaimed singer-songwriter settles into new home and new duties in studio for latest album Nick Krewen Music, Thurs. April 27, 2017 There’s a first for everything. In Ron Sexsmith’s case, his 13th album, The Last Rider, marks several debuts, including the first time he’s recorded an album with his touring band and the first time he’s assigned himself the producer’s chair, although he’s co-helmed this one with his longtime drummer…


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Electronic musician Sohn switches things up — and catches a movie star’s ear

Creator on the move’s career takes him to the Danforth Music Hall on Saturday, helped a bit by Milla Jovovich. Nick Krewen Thurs., March 30, 2017 Want to know how to get the face of the Resident Evil film franchise to star in, and direct, your music video? For Christopher Taylor, who records under the name of Sohn (pronounced “sawn”) — and appears at the Danforth Music Hall on Saturday…


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The Zombies live on – thanks to a 50-year-old cult classic album

Chamber-pop album Odessey and Oracle, meant to be band’s last, to be performed at Danforth Music Hall on April 2. Nick Krewen, Thu., March 30, 2017 What an “Odessey” for the Zombies. Fifty years after the U.K. pop quintet’s influential signature album Odessey and Oracle was declared a commercial flop that forced the band’s breakup, Rod Argent finds himself recreating the project with most of the original lineup on a…


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Trentemøller says no remixes for now as he concentrates on solo music

Electronic creator leaves working on others’ tunes behind as his band heads for Toronto. Nick Krewen Music, Wed. March 15, 2017 Don’t expect to be hearing any new Trentemøller remixes anytime soon. Anders Trentemøller, the electronic production wizard who built much of his reputation conducting high-profile remixes for Moby, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Royskopp, Robyn and others, has curtailed that aspect of his career . . . at least for…