Dentist at the Monarch Tavern (Copyright: PeteHatesMusic)

CMW Critical Conclusions for: Dentist

After a pause to watch Game 4 between the Leafs and Capitals (let’s not talk about the disappointing result), the second band on my bill for a Wednesday night Canadian Music Week show was Dentist from New Jersey. First Impressions:...

CMW 2017

Preview! Canadian Music Week 2017

Canadian Music Week is back, and has moved from its May slot back a few weeks into April. This year’s edition is April 18 to 23, and promises to be another good one. Following our coverage in 2013 (where we...

Oh Wonder - Ultralife

Make Your Ears Happy! April 5, 2017 Edition

Since I missed my April Fool’s Day prank of making an ironically shitty playlist (Whoomp There It Is, plus 15 Whoomp remixes), you’ll have to settle for songs I like instead. Probably a much better deal. We have a slew...

PeteHatesMusic’s Top Songs of 2016

Twitter: @PeteHatesMusic I’ve been a bit of an absentee father from the blog the past few months (depending on how generous your definition of “few” is). Excuses include travelling to Iceland, travelling to New York (and seeing CHVRCHES at Radio...

Tragically Hip - Aug 10 2016 Air Canada Centre Toronto

Unsung Tragically Hip Songs

Today could very well be the last show ever for Canadian music legends the Tragically Hip. There are more than enough think pieces out there, so I’ll spare you the 5 minutes. Instead, let’s focus on some of the unsung...