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CD Review: Mother Mother “Eureka”

While the Vancouver-based rock band Mother Mother has been around since 2005, many people outside of Canada may not know the band or their music. While Mother Mother formed when Ryan Guldemond and his sister Molly joined together with Debra-Jean Creelman to play Ryan’s music live in concert, the band now consists of Ryan on vocals and guitar, Molly on vocals and keyboards, Jasmin Parkin on keyboard and vocals, Jeremy Page on bass and Ali Siadat on drums. The band’s name of Mother Mother was decided on by the group to alleviate the confusion as to what the original band name of “Mother” meant. Since forming, the band has released three albums: 2007’s Touch Up, 2008’s O My Heart, and the band’s newest release, 2011’s Eureka.

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CD Review: Magneta Lane “Gambling With God”

Even though all-girl bands are few and far between, you will find one that is very impressive every once-in-a-while. Three of the most famous all-girl bands would be Bananarama, The Runaways and The Bangles. One of the most impressive all-girl bands that are in existence right now is the band Magneta Lane.

Magneta Lane is a trio out of Toronto, Ontario. The trio is made up of family members- Lexi Valentine (vocals & guitar), Nadia King (drums), and French (bass). The three ladies have created a rock outfit that has a solid sound and style that is very impressive, especially for only being in existence since 2004.  Since that first year of the band’s history, the group has amassed a collection of three albums- The Constant Lover and Dancing With Daggers, which were released on Paper Bag Records, and 2009’s Gambling With God, which was released on Last Gang Records.