Scale the Black Mountain

When I was in Montreal last month doing a story on the city’s music scene, a few people told me to check out Black Mountain, a west coast Canadian band that was doing great things. So when their self-titled CD showed up this week I tore into it and instantly liked what I heard. In what I could only describe as psychedelic metal, Black Mountain’s …

Phoenix Rising

It’s funny when people who like music, but aren’t necessarily totally into music, inform me about a new band. Such was the case last week when Josh, the editor of this website, wrote to ask if I have ever heard of this group called Phoenix. I emailed him back with some sort of smart-ass response that went something like, “Have I ever heard of them? …

Take a Ride on The Adam Brown

While up in Montreal last weekend, I had the chance to meet some of the city’s movers and shakers in the music scene. Someone told me about this young singer/songwriter named Adam Brown and after hearing a couple of his tracks, I knew I had to meet him. Adam and I had lunch one day at the famed Schwartz’s Deli on St. Laurent in the …