Van Norden
Nov15

Van Norden

Van Norden By Dani Kowalczyk EDM has quickly become one of the most developed, trans-formative and lucrative types of dance music to hit us, and hit us hard. It’s not exactly an original feel, but it is welcoming and traces inspirations from deep house to classics from the realm of disco and electro-pop. It’s not for everyone but it is for a lot of people, and in a lot of ways. Van Norden is the epitome of what this genre...

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Paradise Fears Album Review
Nov14

Paradise Fears Album Review

Paradise Fears Album Review By Harriet Kaplan Alternative pop rockers Paradise Fears specialize in universal songs that are introspective in nature and find the band turning inward and being reflective. The band’s forthcoming full-album, “Life In Real Time,” set for release on December 4, struggles mightily with the universality of life’s big questions against formulaic yet appealing mainstream production that...

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Interview with Moonbabies
Nov12

Interview with Moonbabies

Moonbabies By Serenat Kivilcim Shoegaze inspired dream pop duo Moonbabies formed in 1997 in Malmö, Sweden returned after a seven-year hiatus with a new album “ Wizard on the Beach” earlier this spring, which is now given the Deluxe Edition treatment, complete with 12 extra songs. This husband/wife duo is capable of some incredible music that will cut to your soul. Black on the Canvas caught up with Ola Frick of Moonbabies and chatted...

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Interview with GROOMBRIDGE
Nov10

Interview with GROOMBRIDGE

GROOMBRIDGE By Rick Perez The Swiss born and universally recognized band, Groombridge, have been making waves in the international alternative rock scene since 2001. After 3 albums and touring across Europe and China, members Dyle (vocals, guitar, synth), Hessty (synths, guitar), Sky (drums), Fibe (guitar, synths), and Sili (bass, distortion) have recently dropped their most personal and emotional album to date, Boy from the Golden...

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Interview with Born Ruffians
Nov08

Interview with Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians By Emily Clinch Born Ruffians are an indie punk rock band formed in Midland, Ontario, Canada in 2004. The members consist of Luke LaLonde (Vocals and guitar), Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboard), Mitch Derosier (bass), and Adam Hindle (drums). The Ruffians started out their three month long tour in Burlington Vermont at Signal Kitchen where Black on the Canvas had the chance to interview them about their new album and their...

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