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604 Records Showcase at New Music West

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tonight I took in my first taste of New Music West alongside Arieanna, Ianiv, and Duane (who was my official photographer for the evening) at the Red Room. The event was the 604 Records showcase – no relation although my ears did perk up whenever someone thanked ‘604’. We arrived in time to catch Jessie […]

The New CD Case

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

While I was picking up my passes for New Music West I decided to have a little look around the offices and scoop some swag. One item that caught my eye was a CD case: The paper we print on is either recycled or is made from wood that has been logged responsibly. 100% recycled […]

Matthew Good's US and Canada Tour with Band

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year was a huge year for our favourite singer/songwriter (who just happens to also make some amazing halibut). Photo Credit: PatZ on Flickr Matthew Good’s latest album, Hospital Music, debuted at #1 in Canada and climbed up the top 10 even on iTunes charts in the US where he doesn’t even have a label. […]

The Middle East in Cambridge and the MG US Tour

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Boston and I had a tumultuous relationship. I moved there alone not knowing anyone or having ever visited the city before. I had a new role with my company, a new house, and new friends to seek out, which wasn’t easy. One thing that I was able to go out and do by myself (that […]

Chad Nantais: Zero Ground

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night John and I ventured over to Flux Bistro in Gastown for the Zero Ground album release party. Man, there’s nothing like hearing and experiencing live music. Chad Nantais composed the entire album on his computer some time ago and after some suggestions from colleagues, he decided to bring it out into the real […]

Avril Lavigne's Free Show for Burnaby Best Buy

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This past week I heard nothing but “Girlfriend” remix by Avril Lavigne blaring from the back room at my in-law’s house. The two nieces were rehearsing a dance for the family, which they performed after Thanksgiving dinner. Photo credit: torontopaul on Flickr (with permission) Their dance was really sweet and thoughtfully choreographed but once the […]