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iM News: April Update / Bringing Back The Columns

iM back with a new basestation and new columns!

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Ep. 122: 2012-04-08 – Indie Love

iM: Episode #122 features 23 tracks including new music from JAPANDROIDS, PS I LOVE YOU, BANQUET, CHAMPION LOVER, and OLD ENGLISH.

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Column: [Listen Queer] THE CLIKS – Black Tie Elevator

iM’s Julia Stead explores the musical career of THE CLIKS’ Lucas Silveria and the band’s new 2013 release.

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Skyline: 02 – FACTS

iM catches up with the Vancouver synth-heavy rockers on the roof during their first visit to The Big Smoke.

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Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

Get to know iM’s October 2013 Featured Artist ahead of a stacked Toronto bill on October 24th.

Apr 02
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – An Ode to Minimalism Pt. 2

DEAN MARINO breaks down the three vital components of the minimal aesthetic: separation, an objective ear, and preparation.

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Mar 19
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – An Ode to Minimalism Pt. 1

DEAN MARINO delves into his experience in studio recordings to contrast the different historic schools of recording an album.

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Mar 12
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – How I Learned to Play Guitar, or Music and Authenticity

DEAN MARINO reflects back on his own early music experience as he delves into the third major aspect of musicianship: finding yourself.

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Mar 05
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – The Joker: Subversion in Music

Like the traditional “trickster” trope of William Shakespeare’s literature, the modern musician fills the role of the wise and rebellious jester: “foolish but wise”

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Feb 27
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – Perseverance Pt.5: Conclusion

“‘Sticking with it’ is the closest thing to a fail-proof tactic you’re going to get as a musician”.

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Feb 24
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – Perseverance Pt.4: The Weird World of Jandek

You don’t necessarily need major label backing to ultimately find success in music.

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Feb 23
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – Perseverance Pt.3: Bob’s The Teacher

Dayton, Ohio seminal indie rockers GUIDED BY VOICES might very well owe their DIY start to the Portastudio 144 recording studio.

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Feb 22
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – Perseverance Pt.2: Accidental Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips’ “accidental recording career” was more perseverance than chance.

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Feb 21
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Column: [Can't Make A Living] – Perseverance Pt.1: The Big Why

Toronto-based musician/producer Dean Marino addresses the intricaties of a musician’s personal “Big Why”.

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