Canadian Musician - May / June 2018 - Page 5

INDIE INSIDER 10 contents Riley Bell on Recording Daniel Caesar’s Freudian ROAD TEST 20 New studio tools from Radial Engineering, Warm Audio’s WA-14 studio mic & the JST Dynamics plug-in bundle from Joey Sturgis Tones. CM May/June 2018, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3 Spotlighting Calum Graham & other innovative young guitarists, Pg. 49 DEPARTMENTS 9 12 18 19 64 71 74 76 78 First Take Changes CM Radio Events Hot Gear Advertisers’ Index Tech Tools Classifieds Showcase COLUMNS 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 58 59 60 62 Guitar – Jeff Gunn Keyboards – Hannah Barstow Bass – Carson Webber Percussion – Stephane Chamberland Woodwinds – Gordon Hyland Brass – Paul Baron Digital Music – Mar Meredith Vocals – Micah Barnes Writing – Stephanie Blondal Johnson Recording – Adam Fair Live Sound – Maxime Brunet Business – Lindsay Bailey & Melissa Arseniuk MTL04 FEATURES Three Days Grace Are Outsiders & Like It That Way 34 By Michael Raine Three Days Grace started their career in a music market that was happy to embrace a band of emotional hard rockers. Now, they’re considered outsiders – and they’re just fine with that. Break Through Your Mental Blocks 38 Tips to Inspire Creativity & Productivity By Mike Schwartz A host of tips to keep you on your A game, whether you’re writing new songs, readying for a tour, or generally just looking to spur new ideas and feel good doing it. 42 A Post-Mortem of Montreal’s Indie Rock Boom By Adam Kovac If 1991 was the year punk broke, 2004 was the year indie shattered. A decade-and-a-half later, we’re looking back on the Montreal scene that spawned so much great music. The Young Guns Canadian Musician’s 2018 Guitar Special 49 By Andrew King We’ve rounded up a diverse cast of Canadian guitarists with two key things in common: all are talented, in-demand musicians and all are 30 years old or under. Looking back at Montreal’s indie rock boom with The Dears & others, Pg. 42 COVER PHOTO: BARRY STOCK, BRAD WALST, MATT WALST & NEIL SANDERSON OF THREE DAYS GRACE The Dears, Wolf Parade Hollerado & Others on Montreal’s Mid-2000s Indie Rock Boom Fresh Ideas to Inspire Creativity & Confidence The Young Guns of Guitar Nick Johnston, Calum Graham, Sophia Radisch & More in Our 2018 Six-String Special Plus: Our Lady Peace Returns with a New Record