So you’ve never listened to Bowie: a retrospective

So you’ve never really listened to David Bowie. Now he’s dead and everybody thinks it’s pretty weird that you aren’t sad. You feel out of the loop, but unashamed, like an alien on your own planet. Incidentally, you feel a lot like David Bowie. But if you do want to understand what all the fuss has been about for the last half-century, take a gander at Bowie’s essential discography.

CIVL Shuffle: Nomination edition

Though The Cascade was snubbed at the annual Canadian University Press’ Johnny Awards two weeks ago, they’re still winners in my heart, with their two nominations. Here are some songs related to losing.

CIVL Shuffle: Dance mix II edition

Birds of Canada host Adam Roper boasts an estimated two-and-a-half days’ worth of dance music on his computer. Here’s a second round of great mixes he regularly bikes to.

The Cascade’s Albums of the Year (2011)

The Cascade's picks for the best music albums released in the past year

CIVL Shuffle: Cheers II edition

Drew Rickman DJs at Cheers on Saturday nights, and is an upstanding young man.

Album Review: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Mirror Traffic

Expertly navigating the treacherous waters that span precision and spontaneity, focus and diversion, significance and wry irreverence, Stephen Malkmus’ Mirror Traffic is an unassuming knockout of an album. Notably, this is his first release since Pavement’s high profile reunion tour last year.

CIVL Shuffle: Art on Tap edition

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is excited for this Thursday’s (October 17) Young Contemporaries event Art on Tap with Boys Who Say No and Abbotsford’s Oh Village at The Reach Gallery and Museum on 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford.

SoundBites (Ty Segall, Neil Young, Good for Grapes, Beyoncé)

Reviews of the latest releases from Ty Segall, Neil Young, Good for Grapes and Beyonce.

SoundBites (Holy Other, The Fresh & Onlys, Jens Lekman, Seas to...

Reviews of the latest releases from Holy Other, The Fresh & Onlys, Jens Lekman, and Seas to Skylines

Anderson .Paak’s versatility shines through on Malibu

"It’s this lush range of influences and narrative that make Malibu a rewarding, interesting record. Yet Paak’s laid-back storytelling and personality almost take a back seat to the sound. At times it feels as though Malibu exists beyond Paak, rather than an album that exists to make him a star."