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Posts by Jake Freekin Smith

Not-Just-Jazz Fest

Avid fans of Jazz Fest have surely noticed an evolution in the festival’s programming. In the ‘80s and early ‘90s, it was exactly what it claimed…

Welcoming Matt

With five full-length albums, lots of touring and a Juno nomination under his belt, Toronto’s Matthew Barber is no stranger to the musical stage. Like classic…

On the Spot

Folly & The Hunter are one of Montreal’s best kept secrets, though they won’t likely be a secret much longer. This indie-folk quartet is one of…

Harnessing the Saucer

The Rover recently had the pleasure of talking with HonHeeHonHee’s Matt Raudsepp, bassist for the indie-pop five-some that started in Montreal just over a year ago.…

Deputy of funky soul

Sweet-funky-soul-dance-parties. If you were at Divan Orange on Tuesday night, this is what you saw and heard.  American musician Zach Deputy is a newcomer to the…