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MIKE STEVENS & MATT ANDERSEN – PUSH RECORD

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Canada’s Banff Centre has reputation for bringing artists together and producing great new works. In this case, blues phenomenon Matt Andersen & harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens wrote, arranged and recorded this project live off the floor in February, 2011. Push Record is the second colaboration between these two great musicians, the first being Piggyback, which has a very strong Sarnia connection.

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CHICKENFOOT – III

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CHICKENFOOT – III

Having established themselves in record time as one of the planet's premier rock bands with their Gold-certified self titled project, CHICKENFOOT - the illustrious, virtuosic supergroup formed by singing legend Sammy Hagar, guitar god Joe Satriani, and the renowned rhythm section of bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith. Chickenfoot III is a superlative, rip roaring rock 'n' rol disc that simply must be experienced from start to finish. Tough yet full of intricate textures, played by musicians at the top of their game, this is the kind of record that all bands dream about making.

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GENESIS – IN THE BEGINNING – DVD

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Recorded live in theUK, circa 1973. This exceptional recording features the strongest line up of Genesis, and includes legendary band members, Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, and Phil Collins. Needless to say, this show features some of the most successful and influential musicians of the past few decades! Beside the well-documented success of Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins solo-albums, Mike Rutherford has also enjoyed great success with his own band "Mike and the Mechanics". Genesis was formed in 1967 and has sold over 150 million albums worldwide to date. In 2010, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Genesis the second progressive rock band after Pink Floyd to be chosen..

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STEVEN WILSON – GRACE FOR DROWNING

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Steven Wilson is a twice Grammy-nominated producer, writer and performer, best known as founder and front man of British rock band Porcupine Tree. He has also produced and /or mixed albums for artists as diverse as Swedish metal band Opeth, Norwegian chanteuse Anja Garbarek, and progressive rock institution King Crimson. Porcupine Tree’s latest album The Incident went top 30 in both the UK and USA, and the world tour climaxed with sold out shows in October last year at Royal Albert Hall inLondon and Radio City Music Hall in New York. Grace for Drowning is the second album released under Wilson’s own name, and builds on the artistic inroads he forged with 2009’s exceptionally well-received Insurgentes. A double album (‘two 40-45 minute albums in the same package’)  Wilson has described it as “my biggest project to date”.

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BLINK 182 – NEIGHBORHOODS

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Neighborhoods is the first studio album from Blink 182 in 8 years! Canada has always been a land of Blink 182 fans and Neighborhoods will not dissapoint their loyal following. They recently finished a Canadian tour of sold out dates with My Chemical Romance in August.

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JOHN ZORN – AT THE GATES OF PARADISE

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John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen, Trevor Dunn, Joey Baron.   Channelling the work of Romantic visionary William Blake and ancient Gnostic writings from the Nag Hammadi archives, At the Gates of Paradise is the newest installment in Zorn’s ever growing catalog of mystical works. The music is filled with bright light and a childlike innocence, and ranges from long form compositions with constantly shifting time signatures that unfold with a compelling inner logic to mysterious ballads and hypnotic moods. Featuring an all-star quartet of Zorn true believers, 20-year veterans who perform this music with a special passion and searing intensity, the performances are filled with exciting solos and brilliant group interaction.

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TOM RUSSELL – MESABI

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TOM RUSSELL – MESABI

 Full of musically and lyrically imaginative legends, myths, elegies, and homages, the songs on Mesabi speak readily from the very grain of Russell's craft. It is named for the iron range in northern Minnesota near Hibbing, the birthplace of Bob Dylan, the muse of this set. Calexico, Augie Meyes, Van Dyke Parks, Lucinda Williams and others make contributions to the record.      

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JACKIE DeSHANNON – WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

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Jackie DeShannon is a member of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. She has been recording for over 50 years and has charted over 20 singles on the Billboard charts. When You Walk In the Room is an album or newly recorded versions of her biggest hits.

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PUTUMAYO PRESENTS ACOUSTIC CAFE

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 A captivating collection of singer-songwriters from the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia.  Includes selections from Harry Manx, Sarah Jarosz, Justin Townes Earle and others.

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ELLIOTT BROOD – DAYS INTO YEARS

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Days Into Years is Elliott BROOD's third full-length recording, the follow-up to 2008's Polaris Prize short-listed Mountain Meadows. Like its predecessors, including the 2004 debut EP Tin Type and 2006's Juno-nominated Ambassador, it mines real history to connect songs that are deeply personal in a cinematic, narrative way. Unfolding like a series of movie scenes, it looks to the future by starting with the past. Opening track "Lindsay" invites you into process of revisiting one's life while cleaning out an old family home. "If I Get Old" daydreams of making it through difficult times, be they in the trenches or a sickbed, and finding a nice place in the country to live out one's final moments. Days Into Years presents these reflections as a celebration of life, particularly on the perfect summer single "Northern Air", a love letter both to the rural Ontario landscape and the memory of a departed ...

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