Articles by Andrew Weir


OTM x NXNE 2012 Showcase

While there’s no doubt that a packed concert hall can make a show seem monumental, sometimes there’s nothing better than an intimate set to make a night feel like a success. To kick off NXNE, OTMzine organized an acoustic showcase …

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CMW Review: The Balconies

“Can we…” Jacquie Neville, of The Balconies, starts, her hand outstretched into a particularly bright beam of light above the Garrison audience. Her hair is large and magnificent and her eyes are wide. “Can we get sexy for a minute?” …

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CMW Review: Nightbox

These guys. These guys are dangerous. Nightbox, who played a late night show at Wrongbar on Saturday, are definitely the most charismatic group I’ve seen play all week.  And that’s saying something. We rolled into the set from seeing The …

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CMW Review: Kids & Explosions

“The trick is,” my friend said to me, while absent mindlessly crushing a tall PBR and staring intently at the ground “is to not let on that you’re looking for money on the ground.” Yup, it was 1:45AM all right. …

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Inlet Sound’s First Tour

Well, it’s official: Inlet Sound’s ‘Mademoiselle’ has now been stuck in my head for four days. It’s the upbeat number with curiously awesome lyrics and infectious mandelin with which the band concluded their Monday night show with at the Horseshoe …

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ARB VS. The Universe

After spending an afternoon with Andrew Remington Bailey‘s print Zombie-Comic-Hybrid Attraction Disorder, I feel somewhere in between Brad Pitt in Se7en, pouring over books in the library and George Costanza, trying to get to the bottom of something. It’s been …

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A Different World

[audio:|titles=Inlet Sound - Sing Me To Sleep] “…and I sleep talk,” Inlet Sound frontman Michael Wexler adds. The band is squished on a couch at Hermann & Audrey studio, as photographer Jalani Morgan sets up behind us. “You do!” bassist …

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The Creature Inside

I’m sitting across from Brendan George Ko at Arepa Café. Damn good arepas. Ko is a multi-talented artist and photographer with a penchant for atmospheres and capturing what, in a sense, makes nature human. He lives in a former coffin …

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Everything You Saw

While exploring Eric Kaluzny’s website, one is presented not just with a series of captivating photographs, but also with a whole universe of stories. His portfolio shows a wide range of styles and subjects, from captivating portraits to haunting and …

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This is Major Tom

By way of introduction, perhaps the now-defunct Flickr user “Jackson&Joshua” expressed it best: “Dude. Your entire photo stream is beyond awesome.” Indeed it is. Thomas van der Zaag is a Toronto-based musician and photographer. Working with film since he was …

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