Blake Morneau

Eddie Spaghetti The Value of Nothing (Bloodshot Records, 2013) Produced by Jesse Dayton Reviewed by Blake Morneau Has modern radio ruined the very idea of country music for you? Are you put off by the stereotypical conservative undertones of modern country music? Do you like a fatalistic punk sensibility but prefer your musicians to deliver […]

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White Hot Jet Rehab Nightclub, Victoria BC June 7, 2013  Reviewed by Blake Morneau I was filled with an unhealthy dose of skepticism as I walked into Rehab nightclub for the unveiling of new all-girl rock band White Hot Jet–after all, the press release I received stated that the band was put together through auditions […]

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Blackberry Wood Logan’s Pub, Victoria June 6, 2013 Reviewed by Blake Morneau I remember being 11 or 12 years old and seeing the video for Tom Waits’ “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” and having the image of Waits dressed in his ridiculous devil costume, riding a tricycle and holding a magnifying glass burn itself into […]

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Wild Belle Isles (Columbia Records, 2013) Produced by Elliot Bergman and Bill Skibbe Reviewed by Blake Morneau Isles, the debut album from New York’s Wild Belle, accomplishes an incredible task: It bridges the gap between the seemingly disparate genres of indie-pop and roots reggae. More impressive is how the familial duo transfuses the two genres […]