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Classic of the day: Mad Season - River of Deceit (plus mini doc!)

We all love supergroups.  Who doesn't? Anyways, this one was formed in 1994, with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready on guitar, Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin on drums and blues bass master John Baker Saunders (on bass, of course).  The three began to rehearse, and after writing a couple of tracks including this one, they brought in Alice in Chains' frontman Layne Staley.

River of Deceit was released in 1995, the first single from their only studio album Above.  They say much of River of Deceit was inspired by Khalil Gibran's famous book The Prophet, which Staley was reading during the recording of Above.  It was also partly inspired by his fight with drug addiction that unfortunately led to his death in 2002.  

The song was received well, and still connects with us quite a bit.  We loved it when it first came out and still do, and hope you do too.  Listen to it here and treat yourself to a 5 minute documentary on Mad Season that is very very cool.


Woodpigeon - Red Rover Red Rover (Video)

This guy makes exceptional grown up music that is still incredibly fun.


The Blue Stones - How's That Sound?

Windsor, Ontario's incredible two piece super talent rock dudes have an album called How's That Sound and you owe it to yourself to listen to it immediately.

These gentlemen also have two Toronto dates coming up in March, one on Thursday March 7 at Dakota Tavern, and another Canadian Music Week on Thursday March 21 at Rancho Relaxo.  Get there.
More info on those and some other dates here:

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Sound City Players: You Can't Fix This

Incredible tune from Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee.  Recorded on the original Sound City board from the incredible documentary of the same name, Sound City.  Amazing.

Let Me Be Fictional: A Documentary About LADYHAWK


Ladyhawk is a band from BC, Canada, and to say we are huge fans would be an understatement.  Watch them join forces and move into a house in Kelowna to record the classic album SHOTS.  Which is a really, really great album.  Full of great songs.  And if anyone in the band is reading this, one might even say each of the tunes on this album is a masterpiece.  Yeah we said it, each song is a great tune.  Ha.