Posts byJer@SBS

0114 – Stone Poets

SBS Photo Journal

The good people in Stone Poets came by in 2013 for an in-studio performance…a band we know pretty well.  A three-piece band that make a mix of dark-folk music using sweetened harmonies, keyboards and guitar – it was great to have’em stop by for a quick chat and lay a set of new music down
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Distant Thunder – “Healing Hand”

Single Review

Distant Thunder – “Healing Hand” – Single Review In a world that’s often all-too-full of itself and spitting vitriol online…it’s quite comforting to know that musicians and bands like Distant Thunder exist to remind us that it’s not all bad.  Here in their new-single “Healing Hand” you get a great stomping of positivity into your
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DJ Serafin – Soda Water

EP Review

DJ Serafin – Soda Water – EP Review House-music…you can try to lie to me all you want to, but I know for a fact the last time I checked in on you that you weren’t THIS good!  DJ Serafin has got me up late listening…quite happily I might add – everything I’ve heard on
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Lunar Woods – “The Story”

Single Review

Lunar Woods – “The Story” – Single Review This is a hot new-single from Russian-based band Lunar Woods…I mean…this is a band with a solid-grip on their style & sound – you can hear it clearly in their new cut called “The Story.”  I’ve had a listen to pretty much everything I can from Lunar
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JReasn – The Love Hate Album

Album Review

JReasn – The Love Hate Album – Album Review Been a decent week at the page for Hip-Hop/Rap music…we’ve had a bit more of that showing up as of late, getting us all ready for a summer full of big-beats.  No lie though…the music outside of those genres…has been…like…a lot-less than normal over the past
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Philosofree Optimysts – Singles

Singles Review

Philosofree Optimysts – Singles Review Always an interesting thing to examine some songs off a record and be steered upon request past the others…which is what we’ve got here today in review when discussing five of the songs from Philosofree Optimysts from their album Optim.M.mystix; I’ve pointed out in a few reviews throughout these past
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HidNTrackz – The Misconceptions Of Me

Album Review

HidNTrackz – The Misconceptions Of Me – Album Review Been looking forward to hearing how this would turn out for a while now…HidNTrackz has been brewing this monster epic of an album for about a year or longer by this point.  The Misconceptions Of Me was reviewed here on our pages way-back-when, in EP form
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Pawzilla – “Supervillain”

Music Video/Single Release

I’ve been incredibly stoked to share this video with you all since seeing it myself for the very first time.  Pawzilla has an absolutely SICK set of skills…whether it’s the hook of the chorus or the blazing-speed he rhymes at through the verse, or this unbelievably well-shot/edited video for his track “Supervillain” – this is
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The Crash Recovery – “Always Beside You”

Single Review

The Crash Recovery – “Always Beside You” – Single Review Now…suppose I was to tell you that a little fluffy white dog named Potsticker was essentially responsible for the sounds you’re about to hear…would you think I’m crazy?  What if I took it even one step further and told you that the same dog is
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Laura Mendes – No Control

EP Review

Laura Mendes – No Control – EP Review A very interesting combination of talents coming from producer & composer Sergio Aquino, featuring the fantastic talents of Laura Mendes bringing his vision to life…with a pretty-even balance between languages, sounds and styles that make for an experience that’s certainly different from a lot of what you
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Glustig – Say Sarah

EP Review

Glustig – Say Sarah – EP Review Oh people are funny creatures aren’t they?  All my regular readers and past artists/bands reviewed know I’m as slow as a snail when it comes to writing my reviews.  99% of the reason being that we actually listen to the music as opposed to the 99% of the
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Tune Tank – “Innocent Man”

Single Review

Tune Tank – “Innocent Man” – Single Review Uh-oh…here we go again…it’s getting dangerously to the point here at the page over these past couple days where you’re all about to start questioning my opinion again and assuming I’ve got a positive reaction to everything I hear.  If you’ve been a longtime reader…you already know
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Resilient – Imagining Things

Album Review

Resilient – Imagining Things – Album Review A burst of lo-fi sonic-fury begins Imagining Things…the new album you’re addicted to but just don’t know it yet, being released this July from four-piece band from Philly, Resilient.  I’ve been a long-standing supporter of female-led Rock-music…and chances are, I always will be.  While I like to think
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Night Auditor – Romance

EP Review

Night Auditor – Romance – EP Review You would absolutely, more than likely, most-probably think me mad or ‘crazy’ to keep the hours I do.  After a day so full of reviews that kept me writing and listening for hours on end – I hit the pillow with a resounding THUMP and passed right out. 
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Matt Byron – “One More Time”

Single Review

Matt Byron – “One More Time” – Single Review Sometime nearly a year ago, we got ourselves exposed to the music of Matt Byron for the very first time when reviewing his EP Next Time I’ll Know…and if there’s something that can always bring a smile to my bearded-face, it’s an artist coming back to
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Jef Joslin – “Sunshine”

Single Review

Jef Joslin – “Sunshine” – Single Review If you’ve ever experienced listening to a song or album with a particularly heavy-message inside of it like we just finished talking about with Mercury & The Architects in our last review – then you’ll have that same appreciation I’ve got right now for this new-single from Jef
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Mercury & The Architects – “Shoot The Music Down”

Single Review

Mercury & The Architects – “Shoot The Music Down” – Single Review The twists in the writing of this brand-new tune from Mercury & The Architects is certainly worth a shout-out or two! To be honest…aside from completely supporting the song’s intentions and ambitions from the very moment I saw the write-up mentioning that “Shoot
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Malik Stone – Soundcloud Singles

Singles Review

Malik Stone – Singles Review I tell ya…it’s a good thing some people out there have an excellent sense of humor and don’t take themselves too seriously when it comes to interacting with me behind the scenes.  Case in point, the artist in our review this morning – the talented Malik Stone…who discovered the same
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Troy Lindsey – “Runners” Feat. Eden Moody

Single Review

Troy Lindsey – “Runners” Feat. Eden Moody – Single Review Troy Lindsey returns to our pages with a brand-new muse to assist him in his latest single “Runners.”  Troy’s strengths have always shown in his writing through the past music we’ve reviewed, back when he was formerly accompanied by the talented Bosaya.  While Troy has
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Blue Moon Harem – Deep Into Blue Pre-Release

Singles Review

Blue Moon Harem – Singles Review No lie…it’s nearly 5am here in Ottawa, Ontario…and what I needed was some musical-fuel to stoke my fire in effort to keep me awake just a little bit longer.  So I pulled out the big-guns…some singles collected from the upcoming release called Deep Into Blue – and low and
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King Leo – Revival

King Leo – Revival – Album Review Had to realign and readjust my ears to accept this album the way it should be heard…that’s not on King Leo, that’s completely on me.  Been a while now since I felt like I jumped into the authentic-world of Blues-music…just always seems to be a style of music
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The Quality Of Mercury – Transmission

Album Review

The Quality Of Mercury – Transmission – Album Review How I didn’t pick up on how this album got here and seemed so familiar to me…I’ll never know!  Somewhere back in…like February I think…I ended up working on a bio-writing project for The Quality Of Mercury and actually had my first experiences with the music
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0113 – The Pit (Live @ The Fairview Pub 2013)

SBS Photo Journal

If you know anything about who we are, what we do or have watched or listened to anything we’ve done at all…then you already know just how much we love the music of Vancouver’s heavy-rock/grunge band The Pit.  Shortly after their bass-player moved on to wine-country in Kelowna, BC – The Pit began to emerge
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Buck Rodgers – “The Good Life”

Singles Review

Buck Rodgers – “The Good Life” – Singles Review That’s RIGHT…one song listed but it’s a singles-review – no typos here, just plain facts! Buck Rodgers is just getting ready to serve-up a brilliantly rubbery slice of Electro, called “The Good Life” right around the corner on a full-album release on June 6th of this
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SBS Live This Week 049

Whiskey Kings Interview Part II

Part II of our interview with Vancouver Rock-band Whiskey Kings!  They finish their time with us in style and we take a look/listen to more exclusive in-studio performances from the five-piece and feature new videos from Roger Cole & Paul Barrere, Honey Beard and put the spotlight on the music of The Mountain Says No
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0112 – LoMega Album II

SBS Photo Journal

Was really cool to see this guy again after about a decade of wondering whatever became of him.  Meeting Lomega actually pre-dates anything to do with SBS by a significant chunk of time…when we first met the dude he was just breaking into the club scene and starting to rhyme on stages where he’d been
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Armada Named Sound – “NY”

Single Review

Armada Named Sound – “NY” – Single Review Approved!  I love it when this band pops up on my playlist! Armada Named Sound has always managed to retain a unique and individual style of their own…you could try to make comparisons, but largely they’ll only apply as pieces and reference-points to the signature-style they’ve made
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0110 – Magik Spells Album II

SBS Photo Journal

More shots from Vancouver’s punk-funk alt-rock band Magik Spells – one of our first meetings outside of our studio, first live-performances witnessed in the local-scene after years away and still continually one of the band’s we’re most frequently asked about.  I wish I had more info for ya other than just more pictures from what
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Kenny Fame – Who Am I

Album Review

Kenny Fame – Who Am I – Album Review I mean…if the album title is suggesting that he’s currently soliciting theories, I’m certainly will to offer ours!  Who Am I?, asks the star performer in question…and for us here at the page, that’s a pretty easy answer really; as this is our SIXTH review on
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Piff Loonez – No Fear

EP Review

Piff Loonez – No Fear – EP Review I can definitely get into this.  I woke up today looking for information…maybe a sign of some sort…I don’t really know to tell you the truth; maybe truth is what I was looking to really know.  I can’t say that I was expecting to finding it here
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Joseph Tonelli – Dust And Snow

Album Review

Joseph Tonelli – Dust And Snow – Album Review If you’ve caught recent episodes of SBS Live This Week or the SBS Podcast, you’re already familiar with the name Joseph Tonelli, his song “Wolf In Your Blood,” and my own boundless enthusiasm regarding his music.  To say that I was looking forward to Dust And
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0109 – Lindstrom And The Limit

SBS Photo Journal

This was a massively rad experience.  Lindstrom And The Limit…some of you might remember us assisting with featuring their video for their song “Queen Anne” – but what you might not know is that we were so impressed with what we saw, that I promptly invited the band to come by the studio to do
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0108 – Closer (Live @ The Backstage Lounge 2014) Album II

SBS Photo Journal

Closer or Closer…however you choose to pronounce it…doesn’t matter to me or them I’m sure as long as you’re checking out their music!  If you’re around the Vancouver music-scene then you’re already familiar with these noise-rock behemoths…they’ve shown up on just about every stage throughout the city and neighbouring cities throughout the past three-four years,
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DTOX – Private Playlist

Singles Review

DTOX – Private Playlist – Singles Review Well…SOMEONE likes their beats large as all-fuck eh? I dig this guy.  DTOX is a rap artist with conviction in his words – whether he’s seeking some laughs or laying it all out there for you straight – he continually demonstrates a mastery of words and paints clearer-than-clear
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0107 – Fey Album II

SBS Photo Journal

Not only did we have an insanely great time with Vancouver grunge-rock band Fey…but we also ended up with a ton of photos from that session.  And things have already changed since that time – you’ll notice former bassist Taylor Compo in the band before he left to be the responsible & proud father he
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0106 – The SBS Grunge Panel

SBS Photo Journal

It took a LOT of harassment and due-diligence on my part in order to make this episode of SBS Live This Week happen back in 2014 – but hey, that’s GRUNGE for you…those guys don’t get out of bed before 3pm – that’s a FACT.  It’s a hard-knock life for the grunge-music crowd typically, but
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Tom Adams – “Ghost (Acoustic)”

Music Video/Single Release

Tom Adams – you’re a smooth player brother! Seriously dear-readers, dear-listeners, dear fans – check this guy out!  The opening moments of Tom stepping-up to the mic to lay an acapella beat as the foundation to “Ghost (Acoustic)” on-loop will already be enough to convince you that you’re about to check out something special –
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The Sunless Sea – “Void”

Music Video/Single Release

Alright…no joke people…as far as videos from the independent scene go – you might be finding me hard-pressed to think of one I could have potentially enjoyed more than this!  Not only is this brand new song “Void” a perfect fit for the onscreen-visuals, but also vice-versa…EVERYTHING about this works together from what you’ll see
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Morning Fatty – Some Songs From Resistance (¿)

Singles Review

Morning Fatty – Some Songs From Resistance (¿) – Singles Review Hmm!  Well… Morning Fatty is looking for some of that good ol’ unbiased feedback here at the homepage…and you readers out there already know that’s exactly what they’re gonna get… Let’s start with the big ol’ WTF to sending a guy that writes reviews
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0105 – Joe Turner

SBS Photo Journal

Easily one of the coolest ways we’ve ever met someone through the studio! During our second annual-event with Everyday Music TV, we invited all kinds of bands and artists out to rock the studio in BC & give themselves a shot at making it into the first 1000 videos posted up by Rod Matheson, long
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Digital Escort – “Fuckstar”

Single Review

Digital Escort – “Fuckstar” – Single Review If you remember all the way back to about two-weeks ago, we first introduced ourselves and many of you out there to the music of Digital Escort with the single “Swimming With The Fish” busting through our speakers with a raging electro-chaos that was audibly intoxicating in its
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SBS Podcast EP 003

The Sickness!

Exceptional new music on the podcast as always! Check out incredible tunes from: – Nixie – The Yellow Dress – Dynamics Plus – Sprightly Moans – The State School – – Fey – Hanging From The Rafters – Ahimsa – In Circles – School Friends –  
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0104 – HEAD (Live @ Studio 2015)

SBS Photo Journal

Word on the street is that HEAD’s lead-singer Lyric is having a birthday today…so we’ll honour this day by posting up some never-before-seen pics from their time at Studio in Vancouver in 2015!  There is NO POSSIBLE WAY that the band or their fearless lead-singer will notice that we’ve done this…we’re just a tiny fish
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0103 – Gyrus (Live @ The Backstage Lounge 2014)

SBS Photo Journal

Gotta admit…Gyrus wasn’t my normal thing, but they put on a great show that night with a WICKED line-up in Vancouver that put them onstage with grunge-rock band Fey, noise-rockers Closer and another band I didn’t know before that night called Scissortooth.  Gyrus came out gunning hard and set the pace for what became an
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