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A Sticky Showcase Preview: 5 Questions for Revelstoke

Revelstoke
Revelstoke
Article by: Chad Hutchings

Allow us to introduce you to Revelstoke.

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Talking Music and Media With Joel Plaskett

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Joel Plaskett
Article by: Laura Eley

Back in Toronto to help celebrate The Horseshoe Tavern's sixty-fifth anniversary, Canadian music vet Joel Plaskett wrapped up the year with a five night concert series honouring the legendary bar.

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Finding Mariko

Mariko
Finding Mariko
Article by: Pete Nema

Up front at the stage at the Rivoli, I'm photographing bands during Canadian Music Week when I spark up a conversation with the woman next to me who seems to be having a great time. She's never seen the band before, but I can tell she loves music, and we chat a bit. Like many people I meet, she's a musician and her name is Mariko.

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The Path to the Summit: An Interview with Bravestation's Derek Wilson

Bravestation

Bravestation

Article by: Chad Hutchings

Sticky has a sprawling discussion with the Bravestation guitarist about their newest work and shifting focus.

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Sound Checking with Max Kerman of Arkells

Max Kerman
Max Kerman of Arkells
Article by: Colton Eddy

Before Arkells took the Bandshell in the heart of Toronto's Exhibition Place, a scruffy dehydrated Max Kerman released a breathe of air before collapsing on the grass that laid before the stage.

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Talking History and Home With Yukon Blonde

Yukon Blonde
Yukon Blonde
Article by: Colton Eddy

Sticky Magazine spent some time between sets catching up with Yukon Blonde at Edgefest 2012.

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Getting To Know Town Hall

Town Hall
Town Hall
Article by: Lee Fraser

Phoebe Ryan knows every note to every track on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. Jesse Kranzler is obsessed with the Cooking Channel. Stefan Weiner learned to throw a Frisbee in a cemetery. Together, they are Town Hall. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, Phoebe, Jesse and Stefan paid a visit to virtual Toronto. With a backdrop of Queen Street West, a conversation over Skype was the perfect chance to get to know the background of this young band and discuss their imminent debut in Toronto.

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Ages and Stages: The Story Of The Meligrove Band

Ages and Stages
Interview: Brendan McCarney and Meligrove Band
Ages and Stages: The Story Of The Meligrove Band
Interview by: Amanda Macchia
Produced by: Amanda Fotes
Article by: Pete Nema

This year, NXNE will be host to the world premiere of the new film Ages and Stages: The Story Of The Meligrove Band. Sticky has an exclusive interview with Brendan McCarney, the director of the movie, along with the members of The Meligrove Band.

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Talking Dirty: An Interview with Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts

Allison Baker of Dirty Ghosts
Dirty Ghosts
Article by: Chad Hutchings

Allyson Baker reflects on music, moving, and marriage.

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Lost on the Road: Conversations and Photographs with Lost In The Trees

Lost in the Trees at The Drake
Lost In The Trees
Article by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

Lead singer Ari Picker discusses travel and tragedy. 

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Sticky Explores Bahamas

Bahamas
Bahamas
Article by: Colton Eddy

A sweeping interview with Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen.

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Early Morning Fun. At A Fancy Hotel

Fun.
Fun.
Article by: Tyler Crick

Fun. joins Sticky to reflect on bar fights, SOPA, and their favourite steaks.

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Islands and Tangents: Reflecting With Nick Thorburn

Nick Thorburn
Reflecting With Nick Thorburn
Article by: Colton Eddy

Three years after ditching the Nick Diamonds cloak with its heavy orchestrations, Nicholas Thorburn's Islands will be dropping a simplistic, honest album of heartbreak on the year’s most holiest day of love.

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A Conversation with The Foreign Films

The Foreign Films
The Foreign Films
Article by: Chad Hutchings

The singer-songwriter talks about the consuming pursuit of creating music.

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A Harmonious Adventure With The Barr Brothers

Barr Brothers
Barr Brothers
Interview by: Natalia Buia

The Barr Brothers aren't just brothers. They're more like a close-knit family with an amalgamated vision of what modern folk should sound like. The recent buzz around the four-piece ensemble can be accredited to both amazing talent and sheer happenstance.

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Young Rival Goes West

Young Rival
Young Rival
 Interview by: Chad Hutchings

Sticky Chats with Young Rival as they set off on a tour in front of the lens.

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NXNE 2011: Driftwood Singers Diverge From L.A. to Toronto

Driftwood Singers
The Driftwood Singers

Interview by: Natalia Buia

Humbled to be in Toronto, the folk duo known as the Driftwood Singers enjoy a nice, cold beer at the Central before their NXNE show. Pearl Charles (autoharp, vocals) and Kris Hutson (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals) sit on the patio, reflecting on their band's journey thus far.

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The Ascot Royals Go From Small Town To Big Sound

The Ascot Royals
The Ascot Royals

Interview by: Natalia Buia

Brantford was once a quiet city in Southern Ontario but for the past few years it's been causing quite a ruckus thanks to the five gentlemen of The Ascot Royals.

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NXNE 2011: Enjoy Your Pumas' Toronto Debut

Enjoy Your Pumas at Trinity Bellwoods Park
Enjoy Your Pumas

Interview and Photos by: Natalia Buia

The 2011 NXNE Festival marked the first visit to Toronto for Winnipeg sweethearts Enjoy Your Pumas.

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NXNE 2011: Surviving NXNE with BABE

BABE
BABE

Interview by: Natalia Buia

BABE are like those delicious cinnamon buns you just took out of the oven: So fresh and hot, you have to give it time before fully indulging.

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NXNE 2011: Men Without Hats - Ivan Doroschuk Without Inhibitions

Men Without Hats
Men Without Hats

Interview by: Natalia Buia

It seems every year during the NxNE Festival, there's that one band that have risen above the ashes of the 80's to come rock the socks off of Toronto. This year, NxNE embraced both Devo and Men Without Hats with open arms.

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Behind The Wheel With Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega
Lindi Ortega

Interview by: Chad Hutchings

Sticky Magazine joins Lindi Ortega on the road, in a manner of speaking. 

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Wildlife's Dean Povinsky Strikes Hard

Wildlife
Wildlife

Interview by: Natalia Buia

It's been more than five years since indie rock band Wildlife came out of the woodworks. Late last year the five piece ensemble – the majority hailing for Oshawa, Ontario – released their debut full-length album Strike Hard, Young Diamond to rave reviews.

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Portugal. The Man, Cornered in a Basement

Portugal. The Man
Portugal. The Man

Interview by: Chad Hutchings

Portugal. The Man and discussions on new work, record deals, and 21st century fandom.

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Mother Mother's Ryan Guldemond: Pursuing Knowledge Through Song

Mother Mother
Mother Mother

Interview by: Natalia Buia

Having not released an album since September of 2008, loyal fans of Mother Mother spent the beginning of 2011 itching for new material. A lot of internet buzz surrounded the band prior to the March 15th release of Eureka – a collection of 12 off-beat, jubilant songs. Even our very own Katie Christensen raved about it in a review here. Come December when it's time for all to reflect on the year in music, Eureka is a sure contender for one of the top ten albums of 2011.

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