[Album Review] Strippers Union | The Duece

Thankfully, Strippers Union did not drop a deuce for The Duece. No sophomore slump for these guys. Most of the band s back with the only move being Simon Kendall making an exit for Murry Atkinson on keys. Rob Baker and Craig Northey are again the primary songwriters for all but two of its 10 … Continue reading [Album Review] Strippers Union | The Duece

[Album Review] Strippers Union | Stripper’s Union Local 518

When I bought Strippers Union's 3- The Undertaking from their website last year, they threw in their debut album Local 518 from 2005 for free! Well dang. It ain't often that I get free music around here! Don't worry though, my opinion of the album isn't tainted by the bribe. My enjoyment of it is … Continue reading [Album Review] Strippers Union | Stripper’s Union Local 518

[Album Review] The New Odds | Cheerleader

Odds went on hiatus after Craig Northey left the band in 1999 and it wasn't until 2007 that a comeback began to build. Steven Drake's (the band's 2nd singer/guitarist/songwriter) career as a music producer/ engineer had taken off so he remained the only holdout as OG members Northey, Doug Elliott, and Pat Steward, teamed with … Continue reading [Album Review] The New Odds | Cheerleader

[Concert Review] Ron Sexsmith | Peterborough: Market Hall | March 31, 2022

Just like my review of Alice Cooper's show, this will be another long post for me. If you prefer, you can skip my ramblings and head straight to it right here. The Set-Up Ron Sexsmith is not only one of my favourite people to follow on Twitter (I seriously have to hold myself back from … Continue reading [Concert Review] Ron Sexsmith | Peterborough: Market Hall | March 31, 2022

[Concert Review] Alice Cooper | Toronto: Merdian Center | March 26, 2022

This post is a bit of a long one for me. I guess I have a lot to share! If you prefer to skip my ramblings you can head straight to the review right here. The Set-Up I know, this website is called "Canadian Grooves", but hey... borders become meaningless whenever an American brings this … Continue reading [Concert Review] Alice Cooper | Toronto: Merdian Center | March 26, 2022

[Album Review] Candi & The Backbeat | Candi

Canadians have exported many influential artists onto the music scene. Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell... but none have been bigger than Candi. Don't believe me? Well, you just haven't been paying attention and have not done your research as I have. It is no coincidence how within a year following the release of Candi … Continue reading [Album Review] Candi & The Backbeat | Candi

[Album Review] Northey Valenzuela

For Craig Northey's next project, he teamed up with Jesse Valenzuela from the... Gin Blossoms? Yeah, I had not thought about them in almost 30 years too. And, It is a good thing I looked them up before writing this because I had them confused with Goo Goo Dolls. For the record, Gin Blossoms are … Continue reading [Album Review] Northey Valenzuela

[Album Review] Craig Northey | Giddy Up

After Odds released what in my opinion is their best album Nest in 1996, they toured for almost the remainder of the decade until Craig Northey up and quit the band in '99. Thankfully, he continued to make music. Northey's 2001 debut solo album, Giddy Up is EP adjacent, with its 8 songs adding up … Continue reading [Album Review] Craig Northey | Giddy Up

[Album Review] Odds | Nest

Isn't it great when an album reintroduces itself into your life? Nest made that move last summer where I spent a good chunk of it in our garage. The roof on Sarah's car was having some serious issues with rust, and since she was working from home, it seemed like a good idea to take … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Nest

[Album Review] Odds | Good Weird Feeling

Odds third album, Good Weird Feeling, was a scorching hot release in 1995. Well, at least it was here in Canada. It spawn five singles, Truth Untold, Eat My Brain, Satisfied, Mercy To Go, and I Would Be Your Man. It earned the band three Juno Award nominations for Best Rock Album, Group of the Year, … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Good Weird Feeling