Top 50 of 2015: Part 5

10. Husky  – Ruckers Hill Husky Gawenda is an Australian-kept secret. His organic folk songwriting charms its way on the singer-songwriter’s second album Ruckers Hill, drawing from the best aspects of the genre. Rich in storytelling, captivating melodies, Ruckers Hill is a worthwhile listening experience, and will be years to come. (Read the review) 9. Foals – What Went Down Mercury Prize winning alternative rock group Foals have a done it again – their fourth album What Went Down can be seamlessly added to their list of intense, artistic alternative discography. The music takes…

The Bright Light Social Hour – November 4, 2015: Mavericks

Wednesday November 4th marked the end of a three-year drought; the last time Austin, Texas psychedelic band Bright Light Social Hour made their way to Ottawa was 2012, which was around the same time their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album was released. Taking to the compact, yet explosive stage at Mavericks Bar on Rideau street, the four members of Bright Light Social Hour brought with them the energy of a much larger size, reaching back to some of their earlier songs (including the 10-minute encore with “Garden of the Gods”), playing songs from…

Bright Light Social Hour – Space is Still the Place

4.5/5 Austin, Texas has one of the best, if not the best music scene in the world, hosting the internationally acclaimed South by Southwest Music festival each year and the birthplace of iconic names such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Spoon, and Gary Clark Jr. just to name a few. Continuing to give their hometown a proud name, psychedelic southern rock band Bright Light Social Hour are releasing their sophomore album Space is Still the Place, the follow-up to their debut self-titled album which won six awards at the 2011 SXSW festival, including Album…