Posts By: Karl Low

Jessica Young

Jessica is a mom of two from Calgary, Alberta. She is finishing her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations at Athabasca University, although she is hoping to eventually pursue her dreams of becoming a psychologist. In her spare time Jessica can usually be found writing or curled up with a book and a cup of coffee.

Music Review—7 Billion People

Artist: Steve and Ginie Jackson Album: Colder Than the Sea Single: ”7 Billion People” Montreal acoustic folk duo Steve and Ginie Jackson have released their new single, “7 Billion People,” available anywhere you get your music.  The single is from Steve and Ginie’s upcoming album, Colder Than the Sea, available on May 26th, 2022.  The… Read more »

Music Review—Foreigner

Artist: Sophia Marie Album: Foreigner Los Angelas native Sophia Marie has released her debut EP, Foreigner. The album is available anywhere you get your music. Foreigner is an exploration of Sophia’s feelings of being a foreigner both domestically and abroad. It draws most heavily upon her own personal relocation from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C…. Read more »

Local Shout-Out—Ottawa, Part I

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) estimates potential permanent closures of up to 222,000 small and medium-sized businesses, depending on how the situation evolves.  That’s 21 percent of all Canadian businesses.  The corresponding job losses would range between 962,000 and 2,951,000 Canadian workers. While most of us are struggling financially right now,… Read more »

Music Review—Bend the Iron

Artist: Handheld Album: A Canadian Tragedy Single: Bend The Iron Ontario punk band, Handheld, is releasing their newest album, A Canadian Tragedy, on June 14th, 2022. The first single, “Bend The Iron” is available to stream today, with the music video dropping on March 31st. Of the upcoming album, the band says, “Yes, sorry, we… Read more »

Music Review—Everyone I Know Will Die

Artist: Kulick Album: Everyone I Know Will Die Pennsylvanian singer-songwriter, Kulick, has released his latest album, Everyone I Know Will Die.  The album combines heavy rock music with ultra-catchy pop melodies, resulting in a sound that he calls “all his own.” Everyone I know Will Die is available anywhere you get your music. Of the… Read more »

Dear Amy Schumer: Autism is a Disability

Recently, I read an article from People Magazine detailing actress Amy Schumer’s comments about how she would feel if her 2½-year-old son was diagnosed with autism.  Apparently, Schumer’s husband and father to her child is on the autism spectrum, which she believes makes her son statistically more likely to be diagnosed as well. “I can… Read more »

Music Review—Calm Fury

Artist: Sarah Hiltz Album: Calm Fury Toronto-based contemporary folk artist, Sarah Hiltz, has released her new album, Calm Fury. The album is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Calm Fury is a collection of songs inspired by Sarah’s research into the ways that Canadians—particularly Canadian women—experience, express and repress anger, along with how… Read more »

Becoming “That Girl”

Who is “That Girl”? For those that don’t know, the “That Girl” aesthetic is a trending concept on social media platforms like TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. You’ll see her—usually fit, attractive, and in her 20’s—waking up at 5am and proceeding through her perfectly curated day in her matching activewear set, documenting every ‘gram-able moment…. Read more »

Music Review—Variants of Vibe

Artist: Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music Album: Variants of Vibe NYC musician, author, and producer Mickey Leigh has released his debut solo album under the name Mikey Leigh’s Mutated Music.  The LP, Variants of Vibe, is now streaming everywhere. If you’re not familiar with the name Mickey Leigh, you may recognize his brothers, Tommy and Joey… Read more »

Music Review—Brass For Gold

Celtic punks, The Rumjacks, have just released their new EP, Brass For Gold, available anywhere you get your music.  You may recognize The Rumjacks from the popular 2011 “Irish Pub Song” which has over 77 million views on YouTube. Brass For Gold is the follow-up to their successful 2021 studio album Hestia, which introduced new… Read more »