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Mitch Wise’s rhymes go out of orbit this Saturday at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Mitch Wise

Local rapper, emcee and producer Mitch Wise lays down rhymes from his under-ground, independent rap album, Saturn Return. His complex beats laced with folk and electronic influence add an unexpected layer to the wild dichotomy of grounded lyrics and a soaring rhythm. Wise is joined by rap artists Keese, B Cope and Brian Moon for a […]

Backed by a stalwart band Anthony D’Amato will appear on the bill at the Southern along with Bombadil and Kingsley Flood on Sunday. Photo: Bianca Bourge

Ghost muse: Singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato finds inspiration in creative legacy

In 2010, upon the release of Down Wires, an album described as gritty, soulful and startlingly Dylanesque, Anthony D’Amato exploded onto a revitalized folk music scene. While his brethren were busy cashing in on a highly produced, four-on-the-floor-driven sound (think the throbbing undercurrent of Mumford & Sons’ 2009 Billboard-topper Sigh No More), D’Amato was stripping […]