Articles by Jesse Locke
The Incredible Life of Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Canadian Music's Unsung Hero
PUBLISHED Sep 23, 2020
Beverly Glenn-Copeland has been patiently waiting for his audience to arrive. At age 76, the music he made decades earlier has only recentl...
Snapshot of a Beginner
PUBLISHED Mar 27, 2020
Since Nap Eyes awakened ten years ago, their lyrics have welcomed listeners into the inner monologues of singer/guitarist Nigel Chapman. Be...
Nap Eyes Prove That Nerds Aren't So Bad After All
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2020
Nerds have gotten a bad rap in the past few years. While the term may conjure an extremely online message board troll, it can also describe...
Our 10 Favourite Sets at Montreal's Taverne Tour Festival
PUBLISHED Feb 3, 2020
Montreal's Taverne Tour festival takes chances that work. The first is the timing of the event itself, now in its fifth year. No one would...
Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON, April 14
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2013
Throughout his storied career, Shuggie Otis has remained a cult favourite on the fringes of soul, funk and pop. Following an early start ba...
Zs / Steve Kado / Sailboats Are White
Double Double Land, Toronto, ON, December 2
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2012
Toronto show promoter Tad Michalak of Burn Down the Capital deserves serious kudos for assembling yet another fantastic bill. The inspired...
Slim Twig / Sic Alps / U.S. Girls
Double Double Land, Toronto, ON, October 22
PUBLISHED Oct 23, 2012
As accomplices in musical crime, U.S. Girls and Slim Twig have reached the twin peaks of their powers. On the eve of a European tour with f...
PUBLISHED Apr 25, 2008
With his short stories masquerading as songs, John Darnielle founding member of the Mountain Goats has crafted a wide range of off-kilt...