ALL The Skinny

When we hear the world rock and roll, we usually think of a few key things. Think about it for a moment, it’s most likely that you’ll think of such rock staples as the electric guitar, leather jackets and tight jeans and four guys with attitude performing their songs on a stage before a huge crowd of people. When we associate such an image with a band, we might think of...
on Aug 17, 2006
Picture this: You’re in a dark room with lights flashing on and off and it’s extremely loud. Right in front of you stands eight fear provoking men wearing matching clothes and black and white masks that resemble characters from the Spawn comic book. While it might sound like I’m describing a child’s worst nightmare, I’m actually portraying...
on Aug 14, 2006
Straight from the Hammer or better known as Hamilton, Ontario comes the five piece alternative rock band known as Everything At Once. Everything At Once is currently one of the most promising indie rock acts in Ontario, largely thanks to a lot of hard work and perseverance. Like so many famous rock acts, Everything At Once was formed and is fronted by two brothers...
on Aug 06, 2006
The English dictionary defines the following words as: Idle: lazy, indolent, not in use, unoccupied, purposeless. Son: male descendent or inheritor of a quality. While at first glance these two words would not seem to have anything in common, when put together, they make a pretty damn good Canadian rock band.
on Jul 30, 2006
One trend that has become far too common in new rock and alternative music over the last several years is the lack of diversity in sound between different bands. We saw it with all the grunge bands that became popular in the early to mid ‘90s and then the nu-metal/rap rock movement of the early twenty-first century.
on Jul 07, 2006
There is really no clear answer, but for decades now ever since rock music became popular, people have debated about what are the main ingredients for a good rock and roll band. Is it technical precision and musicianship? Is it flashy production? What about appearance? All of these things can be important, but what about bands like the Ramones...
on Jun 18, 2006
When we think of Australia, usually a few key thoughts come to mind. We think of kangaroos, really tall cans of beer and most definitely Crocodile Dundee. But in terms of rock music, the only real bands that stick out are groups such as AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Silverchair, and more recently The Vines. While most of the aforementioned bands have long passed their prime...
on May 14, 2006
For some time now in the world of alternative rock music, there seems to be a stigma attached to rock artists that originate from the country of Canada. Many fans of this genre of music have developed a bias that it is impossible, or at least highly unlikely, that any rock artist that was born and grew up in Canada is actually better or just as good...
on Apr 24, 2006
One trend evident in the world of new rock the last few years has been the forming of brand new bands by previously famous names of the mid 1990s. We’ve seen it with Audioslave, Velvet Revolver, the new Richard Patrick, Dean and Robert Deleo project titled Army of Anyone and now, Gavin Rossdale’s new band called Institute.
on Mar 20, 2006
Envision Rush and Yes having a guilty, lust-filled affair resulting in a bastard lovechild. The name of that child? Coheed and Cambria. A humble band from humble beginnings in Nyack, New York, they have created an international stir with a unique sound and story. Though the band usually stays true to their prearranged instruments, they will occasionally...
on Jan 12, 2006
It’s a safe bet that unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve heard of the band The Arcade Fire. From music critics around the globe to musicians such as Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie and the members of Coldplay, The Arcade Fire has been hailed as the most interesting and innovative rock group to come along in years.
on Dec 08, 2005
In most instances three years is not a heck of a lot of time for a band to form, record two records, and get signed to a major record label. Nevertheless, a Tennessee based quartet of zealous young musicians known as 10 Years, have seemingly crammed a decade’s worth of experience and musical maturity into a short but intense three year span.
on Oct 31, 2005
Although the phrase New York City can bring to mind images of a cluttered web of heaven-bound skyscrapers, constant yellow taxi cab-infused traffic jams, and hoards of totally diverse people roaming a labyrinth of numerically labelled streets, this majestic American city can also be known for its dualistic mix of light and dark (good and evil).
on Oct 10, 2005
If you’ve been a fan of Canadian new rock over the last ten years then you are bound to remember the band Econoline Crush. The Vancouver based band formed in the early 1990s in Seattle, Washington when the eventual lead singer Trevor Hurst answered an ad for a new band in a local newspaper. After the band formed, Hurst and his four bandmates uprooted...
on Sep 20, 2005
It is amusingly ironic (and borderline eerily coincidental) how aptly titled the band Illbreak actually is. This group’s name invariably boats a hilarious double meaning; one which refers not only to their super-fortunate and perfectly-timed big music break (details forthcoming), but also to the refreshing type of sound that they will inevitably carry with them into the rock music world.
on Aug 31, 2005
Unbeknownst to many people, one of the hottest and fastest rising new rock acts in Canada is a five piece band by the name of Tupelo Honey. Unfortunately however, at the moment there does not appear to exist a whole lot of information about this particular group. Accordingly, we here at PGA feel that it is our duty to compile what we have...
on Aug 15, 2005
As you lay there on the piping hot sand just a few metres away from the calm sparkling ocean, the sun’s beautiful rays wrap your body in a tingling blanket of warmth. You are relaxed and at peace with your surroundings, and furthermore with yourself. This my friend is sunny Florida, and this is paradise.
on Aug 07, 2005
Like the sound of a skateboard’s trucks grinding on a metal rail or the deck’s wood scraping against the concrete, Camp Kill Yourself’s sound has always been raw and uncut. With a unique and unrelenting blend of craggy driving guitar riffs and equally captivating percussion, bass lines, and vocals, Camp Kill Yourself (or CKY for short) is totally addictive.
on Jul 26, 2005
Have you ever awoken from a dream that was so frighteningly vivid, that you seriously questioned whether you were ever really asleep at all? As your mind slowly starts to clear, you’re left with a lingering memory of either horrifying or fantastic visions; images and thoughts which whip around your mind as if caught in a cerebral-tornado.
on Jul 12, 2005
The United Kingdom has long since been home to innumerable talented rock music acts, many of which have achieved world renowned acclaim. With groups such as The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath (to name but a few), it is impossible to deny the vast amount and sheer quality of music that the U.K. has thus far offered the world.
on Jul 08, 2005

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