Mike Wardlaw

Mike Wardlaw

Line Editor (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Mike is a PureGrain vet back for round two, always searching for new ways to write about the music he loves. A musician, punk rock fan, and selective sports-guru, he’s on the lookout for music that pushes boundaries, challenges assumptions, and generally just causes mass hysteria.
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LA’s Velvet Starlings are a rocking, sixties-inspired three-piece who’s rollicking single, “Kids in Droves,” from the ‘mini album‘ Love Everything, L…
By on Jul 15, 2019
Soulful UK rock ‘n’ rollers, Sweet Crisis are dropping their infectious new single, “Black Magic,” on June 21st and today we’re debuting the song’s s…
By on Jun 20, 2019
Montreal’s Operators are fresh off a new album, Radiant Dawn, out now via Last Gang Records, and, with a busy summer of touring ahead of them, they l…
By on Jun 13, 2019
Wacken Metal Battle USA winners Monarch stop by to answer a few “maple syrup and bacon” questions from their Canadian counterparts and Wacken Metal Ba…
By on Jun 12, 2019
Our latest free song download, “I Know You,” is a nostalgic, melodic post-emo track from Pat Mays’ one-man band Hot Box Weather.
By on Jun 12, 2019
Crejuvent’s newest single, “Vesti La Giubba,” is a raucous, pummelling death metal interpretation of the opera Pagliacci’s most famous aria. Released…
By on Jun 05, 2019
With his newest album, (I Am) Origami Pt. 3 - A Catacomb Hymn, dropping July 19th on Tooth and Nail and DevilDuck Records, indie rocker John Van Deus…
By on Jun 04, 2019
L.A.’s Pete Wilde dropped his debut album, Sugar & Smoke, on April 5th via 88 Jump and now joins us for an incredible guest blog wherein he reminds us…
By on May 31, 2019
Minneapolis metalcore quartet Odds of an Afterthought give a track-by-track rundown of their triumphant five song EP, Through Eyes of Change.
By on May 29, 2019
Portugese rockers Pântano lend vocalist Nuno Rodrigues for a Guest Blog to dish on the band’s video for “Solitude.”
By on May 27, 2019
LA’s high energy rockers Desert Weather give us a rundown on the conception and meaning of their debut single, “Still In My Head,” out May 17th.
By on May 24, 2019
Perttu Kivilaakso, from the Finnish symphonic metal band Apocalyptica, lists his favourite superhero/band matchups in this absolutely killer Top 10 ar…
By on May 23, 2019
Liz Mauritz, lead vocalist for Austin, Texas-based pop-punk group Gold Steps, delivers a fantastic guest blog detailing various Easter Eggs in the vid…
By on May 17, 2019
Montreal native and art-rock connoisseur Jesse Mac Cormack lends some insight into his newest record, “Now” (out May 3rd on Secret City Records), wit…
By on May 16, 2019
Norwegian ambient rocker Sylvaine drops a Stereo Six listing six albums that helped shape her newest record, Atoms Aligning, Coming Undone - out now…
By on May 06, 2019
Mistina La Fave, bassist and vocalist of Portland, Oregan’s shoegaze renaissance connoisseurs, The Prids, joins us for our Women of Rock series to cur…
By on Apr 30, 2019
iDKHow’s Dallon Weekes drops a fantastic track-by-track breakdown for the acerbic yet slick, six-song 1981 Extended Play that’s out now on Fearless Rec…
By on Apr 26, 2019
The guys from Glassing - an Austin, TX-based post-hardcore three-piece - join us for a Stereo Six to detail six records that shaped their upcoming al…
By on Apr 25, 2019
Nashville, Tennessee’s indie rockers The Pressure Kids join us for this Stereo Six entry to list the records that helped inspire the band’s debut, se…
By on Apr 22, 2019
Accompanying the April 12th (today) release of the EP Eaton Super 10, Jackson Wargo, the creative mind behind indie shoegaze band Snowball ii, highli…
By on Apr 12, 2019

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