• Music Monday: Bringing the Funk to Clark Hall Pub

    Toronto based collective After Funk rolled through Clark Hall pub on October 22nd and absolutely killed it. Don’t know who After Funk is? Fear not, I’m here to enlighten you! After Funk is a seriously talented funk/soul quartet comprised of drums (Jaime Rosenberg), bass (Justin Bontje), guitar (Phil Tessis), and keyboard and vocalist (Yanick Allwood). With a self-titled EP release in 2014 and their newest sophomore album release in October of last year, this band is tearing up the post-funk-fusion music scene with their distinct sound. After Funk’s ability to feature the various tried-and-true elements of classic funk with their own soulful inclinations makes me think they should be walking…

  • Music Monday: Classic Rock

    I’ve been enlightened. I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve finally opened my eyes. I’ve begun listening to classic rock music. The last thing I’ll do is pretend I’ve any sort of expertise when it comes to real rock, and I kind of figured that some people may feel the same. If anything, classic rock is a nice break from the regular top 40 songs that bombard us at every corner. With some help, I’ve put together a little playlist of golden age rock to hopefully whet your appetite. You’ll notice that loads of the chosen songs are from the 60s and 70s, when blues and…

  • Music Monday: A Compton Thing

    Welcome back to the latest edition of Music Mondays! This week, I tried to change it up and go slightly out of my comfort zone, so bear with me here. Anyone who knows me knows that rap and hip-hop are not my forte; they are genres that tend to push the boundaries of my musical spectrum. So why, you may ask, did I decide on this playlist theme? I was recently fortunate enough to see the movie Straight Outta Compton and was introduced to the rap group N.W.A. To the people who have yet to get out from under their rocks and see this movie, I highly recommend it. I…