June 29th, 2015

Genuine Hip Hop interviews Backburner

Papa Chewie interviews Backburner members Wordburglar and Uncle Fes about Backburner’s new crew album, Eclipse, as well as their own solo work for episode 47 of his podcast Genuine Hip Hop on Maximum.fm. There’s also music from each of them as well as Backburner. Good as an introduction to the crew, but it also digs a little deeper for those who are already familiar with Backburner.

Stream or download the podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/genuine-hip-hop/genuine-hip-hop-radio-3

June 25th, 2015

Post Millennium Tension release party

It’s going down tonight! Come and be part of it! More Or Les and Recordface release the tension… Post Millennium Tension!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038272946191824/

June 8th, 2015


New music is about to drop on Hand’Solo Records courtesy of More Or Les & Recordface, with their collaboration EP Post Millennium Tension dropping on the label on June 26 and the release party the night before at Piston Bar. Check out first single “Scotch Tape” or pre-order the album on Bandcamp now…

Track Listing:

1. Intro
2. End of the World
3. Scotch Tape
4. Snowden
5. Long Weekend (Nature) ft The Mighty Rhino on the chorus
6. Busy
7. Heads Down
8. GeeArr ft Timbuktu

May 24th, 2015

Fake For Real reviews Backburner’s Eclipse

New review for Backburner’s Eclipse from our good friends at Fake For Real in France… Sylvain appears to have enjoyed the album according to what I got from the weird Google translation. Here’s a bit of a teaser for the review, but you can read the full review in French using the link below, or read the provided Google translation if you’re in the same boat as me and don’t know enough French to order fries in Quebec…

Read the full FRENCH review here: http://www.fakeforreal.net/index.php/post/2015/BACKBURNER-Eclipse

Or read the weird Google translation:

May 24th, 2015

FREE rap show with Primordial

Primordial of Toronto trio Faction (also includes Iron Wind and Chief 4syt) makes a rare live appearance in the lead up to the release of his upcoming new solo album, X-Faction 2: Reanimated. Check him out at this FREE rap and R’n'B show featuring a bunch of other local talent. And it’s a pretty cool little bar, too.

Check the Facebook Event Page for more info.

May 13th, 2015

NEW! Rap Viper T-shirts! Limited edition! Limited time!

Pictured above is the new limited edition Wordburglar “Rap Viper” t-shirt, available only until May 25. Designed by Kody Peters, the artist behind Burgie’s comic Snakor’s Pizza as well as various album covers for Burg and Hand’Solo Records. Shirts are only $18 plus shipping, and they come in either blue or black with a vibrant red logo. I still can’t decide which one I want…

Get yours here: http://teespring.com/wordburglar

May 3rd, 2015

Weekend @ Burgie’s – Episode 14

The weekend is almost over, but it’s never a bad time to listen to Wordburglar’s podcast, Weekend At Burgie’s. For episode 14, he invites Calum Johnston, Eisner-Award winner and owner of Strange Adventures Comic Bookshops. Obviously there’s lots of talk about comics, and in honour of the theme and this weekend’s Free Comic Book Day, the legendary Grandpa Funnybook also drops by to kick an intro rap. Also features music from Beatmason and Mos Def.

Listen to the podcast here: http://www.modernsuperior.com/2015/05/01/episode-14-calum-johnston-wordburglar/

May 3rd, 2015

Awesome CMW showcase by Esquire Fresh & Urbnet

Holy shit! If you’re in Toronto for Canadian Music Week, the Esquire Fresh & Urbnet showcase at Hard Luck Bar on May 7 looks to be pretty tight. Backburner’s Fresh Kils, Wordburglar and Swamp Thing are peppered throughout the night, and The Mighty Rhino (opening the show, so get there early), iLLVIBE, and 3-time Juno nominee D-Sisive kill it live. I know that if I don’t go to any other show during the festival (which may be the sad reality of it), I’m at least going to be hitting up this one. All these guys on one bill? For 10 bucks? Not to be missed!

Check the Facebook Event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576259149280445/

April 19th, 2015

Wordburglar live in St Catharine’s – Apri 25

Wordburglar plays St Catharine’s for the first time on Saturday, April 25 as part of In the Soil Arts Festival with a headlining gig alongside More Or Les that also includes performances from Papercutsrock (Jack Shitt and Andy Able), The KAC Himself, Le Stack and more. Should be a fun night!

For more information: http://www.inthesoil.on.ca/2015-festival/schedule/

April 10th, 2015

Chokeules interview by Fingers On Blast

Check out the excellent interview with Chokeules conducted by Fingers On Blast with Choke talking about the upcoming $5 Rap Show, upcoming projects (the Peter Swamp Project sounds exciting!) and his favourite album from his discography. It’s a good prelude to rocking out at $5 Rap Show tonight!

Read the interview here: http://fingersonblast.com/interviews/52-chokeules.html