August 18th, 2014

Wordburglar to play Muskoka Sound Music Festival

Wordburglar will be playing the Muskoka Sound Music Festival on Saturday, September 13 at 4pm. He’ll be performing alongside Peter Project. Also hitting the stage that day are Buck 65, Shad and more.

Find out more info and buy your tickets here: http://muskokasound.ca/

August 9th, 2014

Choke’s Stay Up reviewed by The Underground Vault

Alex has us blushing at the Hand’Solo offices (alright, actually my living room) with his new review of Choke’s Stay Up album over at The Underground Vault. It’s awesome! Watch the video and subscribe to his channel…

August 7th, 2014

Weekend at Burgie’s – Episode 2

The second episode of Wordburglar’s new podcast Weekend at Burgie’s is now live at new home Modern Superior. In this episode, Wordburglar talks Guardians of the Galaxy with comic book creator Dave Howlett, as well as a few words on Weird Al, HMV and more.

Check the episode out here: http://www.modernsuperior.com/2014/08/07/episode-2-podcast-started-you-feat-dave-howlett/

August 7th, 2014

Chokeules album Stay Up on Earshot Charts

Choke’s Stay Up is making some solid moves on the Earshot charts this week. Stay Up debuts at #8 on Earshot’s National Hip Hop Chart and at CJAM in Windsor the album breaks out of the hip hop ghetto and debuts on their all-genre top 30 at #12. Congrats to Choke, and a big thank you to all DJs playing the album and getting Stay Up on the charts across Canada!

August 7th, 2014

Is That Top 30 Favourite Things of the Week

I just stumbled across Is That Top 30 blog recently, a website devoted to a variety of musical genres with reviews, previews and the Top 30 podcast. Site owner and podcast host Jocelyn Wong played “Anonymous Tip” from Choke’s latest album, Stay Up, and included it in her Favourite Things of the Week sidebar.

Check the playlist for the week of July 26 here: http://isthattop30.com/top-30-set-list/

Or check the Top 8 Playlist here: http://isthattop30.com/2014/07/27/july-26-top-8-playlist/

August 2nd, 2014

Indie Rock Mag reviews Choke’s Stay Up

Shout out to Rabbit and Indie Rock Mag for what I’m assured is a very good review of Choke’s new album, although I can’t read the French (thanks public school system!) and Google’s translations are often mindboggling. See for yourself:

Read the original French review here: http://www.indierockmag.com/article25032.html

July 27th, 2014

Weekend at Burgie’s – Pilot Episode

Wordburglar accedes to popular demand with the release of his pilot episode of Weekend at Burgie’s. In what should become a series of half hour episodes, Wordburglar talks comics, music, sports, food, and more with his own comedic twist. This episode features close personal friend Grandpa Funnybook. Get to know Burg better…

Listen here: http://www.modernsuperior.com/2014/08/06/episode-1-pilot-episode/

[updated with new web link]

July 16th, 2014

Fandomania reviews Choke’s Stay Up

And another new review for Choke’s Stay Up. Chad Walker of Fandomania writes of the album, “Overall I continue to be impressed by everything that comes out of Hand’Solo records, and this is no exception. Go grab it now!” Aw, thanks, Chad! You impress us, too!

Read the full review here: http://fandomania.com/new-geek-music-for-july-2014/

July 16th, 2014

Scratched Vinyl reviews Choke’s Stay Up

Another review for Choke’s Stay Up, this time from Chi Chi at Scratched Vinyl, who says of the album: Stay Up isn’t trying to re-invent the wheel, it’s just an incredibly solid hip hop album from an emcee who has clearly put in his time and studied the craft. …I really feel like I know Chokeules a lot better having listened to the album.”

Read the full review here: http://scratchedvinyl.com/?q=node/1598

July 10th, 2014

The Unheard Nerd reviews Choke’s Stay Up

Two reviews in one day. Nice! This one is thanks to Will at The Unheard Nerd. Will says of the album “Stay Up has made my commute playlist virtually every day for the last week as well as accompanying me on my Sunday morning run.”

Read the full review here: http://www.theunheardnerd.com/chokeules-stay-review/