Canadian Musician - January/February 2015

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Vol. XXXVII, No. 1


Marianas Trench

Set Goal. Achieve Goal. Repeat.

By Andrew King

With their first three albums, Marianas Trench has consistently reached new career pinnacles. We with the band about the goals they’ve set leading up to the release of their fourth LP, Astoria.



21st Century Schizoid Man

By Michael Raine

If there’s a prototypical 21st century Canadian band, it is BADBADNOTGOOD (BBNG). Their story and their sound is everything that is cool about the current era.



With A Grain Of Salt

By Andrew King

Anyone who’s kept even a pinky on the pulse of Canadian music in 2014 can’t really argue that it was the year of Alvvays.


Learn From Your Mistakes

To Escape From Band Limbo

By Luther Mallory

In the fourth and final part of his Escape From Band Limbo series, Luther talks with some successful musicians about learning from their past, and how you can do the same.


Practice, Promote, Program

Music Education In 2015

By Anthony Altomare

Input from musicians, professors, programmers, and advocates about the importance of music education and the impact it can have on any stage of your musical development.


Road Test

Reviews of new products from Albion, iConnectivity, and Propellerhead.


Indie Insider

Author Aaron Bethune is back with Part 2 of his Musicpreneur piece about identifying and engaging your super fans.






Hot Gear

Advertisers’ Index






Guitar – Steve Manning

Keyboards – Nancy Walker

Bass – James Linderman

Percussion – Max Senitt

Woodwinds – Bill McBirnie

Brass – Scott Barnard

Digital Music – DJ Vekked

Vocals – Brandon Brophy

Writing – Adam Columbe

Recording – Kevin Dietz

Live Sound – Raven Biederman & Penny Pattison

Business – Tim des Islets




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    Posted by Unknown on 7th Feb 2015

    Very well written articles and content very happy with the magazine!