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Emm Gryner @ Dakota Tavern

. : : November 5th, 2011 : : . A few weeks ago, Emm Gryner sent out a Twitter message saying (and I might be paraphrasing), “If you don’t like laptops on stage, you’re too old.” Now, for those of you whom read my review / download of her last show in Toronto at the Drake Underground, you’ll likely recall she performed with the SHVRS brothers, a duo that spent the majority of the evening pushing buttons and turning knobs. Not to take anything away from the team; they were very clearly talented and great at what they do, but it was this reviewers opinion that what…

Emm Gryner @ Drake Underground

. : : July 27th, 2011 : : . Ever since wowing me with her perform at Junofest ’11, Emm Gryner has spent much of her time in the studio putting together her forth-coming album, Northern Gospel. Unable to bring her local fans into the studio to get a sneak peek, Emm did the next best thing, and tried to bring the studio to the fans. So the stage at the Drake Underground was significantly stripped down from the traditional band set-up I saw Emm perform at the Great Hall; accompanying her voice and piano was a long table whose every nook and cranny was filled with synths,…

Junofest 2011 @ [Various Venues]

Around this time last year, I was mostly ambivalent about Canadian music. That’s not to say there weren’t Canadian bands I enjoyed, but it extended only so far. Most of my interest was focused on north-west bands, primarily Seattle and Portland-area bands on the great Barsuk Records. The much-blogged about NXNE showcase set last year introduced me to handfuls of great local Canadian talent, who has in turn by pursuing them, introduced me to even more. At last year’s Junos kick-off party, which I was lucky enough to win a guest list spot to (to see Kathleen Edwards perform a unique solo set), I was…