Owen Maxwell

Features Writer / Music Reviewer

Ottawa-born-and-raised, Owen is a graduate of Carleton's Journalism program. Passionate about arts and culture Owen hosts a weekly radio show on CKCU, while also reviewing and interviewing artists from Ottawa and around the world.

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Album Reviews: April 17, 2018

Album Reviews: April 17, 2018

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Dirt (Toronto) The right kind of concept album can really break genre conventions in startling and exciting ways. For their latest dive into their Pureland saga, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan deliver their most melodic album to date while maintaining the darkness and intensity [...]

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I Am Snow Angel On Creating Spaces For Female Musicians

I Am Snow Angel On Creating Spaces For Female Musicians

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez Though the music world is still catching up in terms female representation, Julie Kathryn is trying to change that. Whether it's as a producer or through her solo project I Am Snow Angel, Kathryn is using technology to create a statement in music. Kathryn is also [...]

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Leah Daniels Learns From Her Past

Leah Daniels Learns From Her Past

Leah Daniels started writing music young, and her early start has given her a unique voice as an adult. Though she's a country artist now, her rock-based upbringing found her in bands throughout her teenage years. Now appearing on CMT and releasing a new EP, she's ready for her next big step. [...]

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Album Reviews - April 3, 2018

Album Reviews - April 3, 2018

Jack White - Boarding House Reach (Nashville) As Jack White has continued to push the boundaries of vinyl itself, his musical ambition has felt more reserved in his solo work. He quickly escapes simple blues and rock however on this latest record for something that will feel initially jarring but [...]

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Son Of Dave Scores His Own Show

Son Of Dave Scores His Own Show

Photo Credit: Sonic PR Life after The Crash Test Dummies has been like a whole other life for Benjamin Darvill, who you're more likely to know these days as Son of Dave. Darvill's bluesy mix of harmonica, beatboxing and pop quickly turned heads and has even scored him features on shows like [...]

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Cadence Weapon Reinvents Himself

Cadence Weapon Reinvents Himself

Photo Credit: Mark Sommerfeld Through the past decade, Roland "Rollie" Pemberton has been making smart hip hop as Cadence Weapon, but the nerdy aesthetics he was using had become a novelty to Pemberton. After taking some time away from writing in the Montreal club scene, Pemberton ended [...]

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Album Reviews - March 27, 2018

Album Reviews - March 27, 2018

Caroline Rose - Loner (New York City) Folk-pop can often feel like a sonically and even lyrically bland genre to people these days, but that doesn't have to be the case. As she dissects modern life and modern music, Caroline Rose brings forth a recor that is never what you expect. There's [...]

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Circa Survive and Surviving As A Band

Circa Survive and Surviving As A Band

Photo Credits: Andrew Swartz and Hayley Rippy There's enough troubles with being in a band that any band can easily run into a dead end while trying their hardest. For Circa Survive, trouble with management and addiction meant time away and then figuring out a healthier way to make things work [...]

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Album Reviews: March 19, 2018

Album Reviews: March 19, 2018

Fischerspooner - Sir (New York City) While the wide swatch of electronic music has seen the more creative writing fall to the shadows, the genre-defining acts like Fischerspooner are still showing people how it's done. With songs that make you move as much as they make you feel uncomfortable, [...]

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Album Reviews: March 13, 2018

Album Reviews: March 13, 2018

Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems - Part 3 (Scotland) The whimsical Scottish indie-pop of Belle & Sebastian has taken so many shapes over the past few months that it's started to make sense that they've broken up their new record into three EPs. All things considered, [...]

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