Liz Imperiale

President/CEO/Founder

Liz is an avid lover of music and the arts who brings a rich, artistic background to every aspect of her life. She was brought up listening to Elvis, America, and The Doobie Brothers. As a child, she sang in a choir and has been playing keys on and off for 15 years. Liz’ musical inclinations coupled with her love of art allowed her to pursue a degree in media/marketing/design. After 10 years working in the industry, organizing raves, shows, and managing DJs she decided to form a webzine called Bucketlist Music Reviews.  The zine was a medium for her to be able to help musicians gain some recognition that they deserved. She has taken advantage of this experience and pushed her career further in Public Relations. Her all-time musical genre faves are within the doom/stoner genre, but she generally has a love for anything that makes her face melt.

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Liz Imperiale

Liz Imperiale

President/CEO/Founder

Kate Erickson

Editor/Writer

Kate is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and writer based in Montreal. She has been writing about arts, culture, and technology since around 2007. In addition to playing bass for the punk band FIGHTFACE, Kate works as a creative consultant and can often be found running around with some kind of clipboard in her hands. She is an abstract, Gemini, perfectionist, spontaneous, tree-hugging cat lover with hilarious phobias, whose parents almost named her after a Lord of the Rings character. She can list the foods she doesn't like on one hand, but would need to grow about thirty more arms to have enough fingers to count the bands she likes.

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Kate Erickson

Kate Erickson

Editor/Writer

Angie Radczenko

Photojournalist

Angie Radczenko is a self-professed music junkie. Maybe it started having been named after the Rolling Stones song Angie. Michael Jackson was the first thing she remembers getting into, and now she listens to everything from Justin Timberlake to Brutal Truth. She let her ears and brain do their thing and it’s an addiction. She needs to feed for her survival. When given the chance to write/photograph for Bucketlist she couldn’t say no. She loves to write n’ shoot, and discover new music. She’s just another asshole with an opinion, but that’s just her opinion.

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Angie Radczenko

Angie Radczenko

Photojournalist

Brian Charles Clarke

Writer

Brian has been writing about music on and off since 2011, first on his own blog, Reviews and Rhymes, long since abandoned, and then as a weekly columnist for the now defunct Bloody Underrated. His obsession with music began with an interest in Elvis Presley that was nurtured somewhat reluctantly by his grandfather. His love for rock 'n' roll eventually led to an interest in heavy metal and later, punk rock and rap. He's an avid supporter of Montreal's live music scene and leaves his house almost exclusively to attend shows.

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Brian Charles Clarke

Brian Charles Clarke

Writer

Eric Brisson

Photojournalist

Eric is a professional photographer, enamored by the thrill of catching special moments at live shows and sports games. Following those moments from New Brunswick to Montreal, he’s been in the city since 2001, enjoying the finer things in life like rooting for the Canadiens and trying out new restaurants (and the house beers they offer). When he’s not washing down the culturally-palatable Montreal with a good dark ale, you can find him rocking out to the latest metal and alternative bands or sitting around at home stewing over Breaking Bad (which is sorely misses). Most recently, Eric had his personal dream come true by finishing a tour of every Major League Baseball park.

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Eric Brisson

Eric Brisson

Photojournalist

Jason Greenberg

Writer

On the best of days, you can hear Jason screaming his guts out into a microphone for the Montreal-based metal band, Outlive the Dead formerly known as Camalus. He joined the make-you-pee-your-pants-in-angst band after a few line-up switches and continues to haunt local venues with his low, baritone growl. Being introduced to music at a young age, Bruce Springsteen rivalled most others for the coveted Favourite Artist position. One fateful day, however, Jason found himself lost in MTV’s third annual Icon Tribute to Metallica and his whole world turned upside down. On other days, Jason can be found enjoying long walks on the beach while masturbating in public, most likely toting around a case of Sleeman’s Cream Ale. PS- His favourite band still stands as Metallica and he will not be judged.

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Jason Greenberg

Jason Greenberg

Writer

Jesse Gainer

Writer

Jesse is a staple in the Montreal music scene, most well-known for being the drummer of the local band, Talk-Sick. Not only is he one of the city’s hottest drummers, he studied a double major at McGill University in Economics and Political Science. According to him, the bands that you need to be listening to right now are: NAILS, Dead in the Dirt, Baptists, Oi Polloi, Tragedy, Nomads, Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers, BIIPIIGWAN, Eagle Twin, Animals as Leaders, Lumbar, and any other band signed to either Southern Lord Records or A389 Recordings. The first concert that Jesse ever attended was Vanilla Ice, accompanied by his parents.

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Jesse Gainer

Jesse Gainer

Writer

Syd Ghan

Writer

Syd Ghan spent his childhood in a choir and taking private violin lessons. He’s totally a manly man except for that he can’t play sports and you probably shouldn’t ask him to help you move. He loves metal, rock, funk, jazz, pop, classical, country, rap, hip hop, and blues, but he doesn’t like Bono or his stupid face. He plays in a Montreal funk rock band called Safe in Sound who are just the bee’s knees. He enjoys long walks on the beach and being a smartass. He’s usually probably wrong.

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Syd Ghan

Syd Ghan

Writer

Dominic Abate

Writer/Events

Dominic's first love of music came at an early age, when his father introduced him to the sounds of bands like The Beatles and The Doors. Ever since, it's been a passion (and addiction) of his to constantly seek out new music. Although Dominic loves all forms of music, his primary passion is anything with heavy and loud guitars. His current favourites are bands like Pallbearer, Deafheaven, Behemoth and Muse, just to name a few. When he's not writing for Bucketlist, he's working behind the scenes at CJAD radio, writing and recording his segment "Hollywood In The Flesh". And when he's not doing all that, he's nerding out with video games, comic books, and TV shows

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Dominic Abate

Dominic Abate

Writer/Events

Stacy Basque

Photographer

Stacy is a photographer from Fredericton, New-Brunswick. She comes from a very music-oriented family filled with lots of French Acadian musicians. When her dream of being part of a symphony didn't pan out, she picked her second love, photography. After graduating in photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Stacy then moved to Montreal in the hopes of mixing her two passions together and becoming a music photographer. On her off time you will most likely find Stacy with her headphones on and listening to ANY and ALL kinds of music, speaking in Acadian-slang with family and friends, and most definitely speaking in her third language (which consists of movie quotes and song lyrics).

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Stacy Basque

Stacy Basque

Photographer

Jordan Hodgins

Writer/News

Jordan, in an attempt to avoid an overly-romantic bio, has chosen to stick to the cold, hard facts about her life. She has been reading ever since she can remember, but didn't decide to try her hand at writing (heh heh) until she had no other choice while attending university. Jordan has always been an incredibly passionate person, and for her, writing and music provided the perfectly blended outlet to keep her relatively out of trouble.
Jordan's heart lies with the kind of old-school blues and gospel that gave rise to and inspired Elvis; she enjoys anything with soul, or has the ability to unite an eclectic crowd according to (in)tangible ties. Jordan's goal in writing for Bucketlist is to organize her intuition in a way that makes sense enough to which at least one person will relate. Enjoy!

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Jordan Hodgins

Jordan Hodgins

Writer/News

Rob Coles

Writer

Rob started DJing trip hop and drum and bass in the late 90s at various underground watering holes and sub-standard, probably condemned warehouses in Winnipeg’s downtown core. He fondly remembers making weekly pilgrimages to the local record shop to pick up a fresh stack of the latest 12” singles for weekend gigs. As a co-founder of Quadrafunk Radio, Winnipeg’s longest-running electronic radio-show, Rob set out on a mission to find the perfect beat —for the mind and for the feet—be it reggae, dubstep, techno, or any other bass-driven, dub-infused sounds.  Rob moved to Montreal in 2009 to study art history, but like so many other ex-pats he found himself mesmerized by the city’s deep music culture, talented performers, and late-night debauchery. You’ll find Rob nodding his head in the sweet-spot of the venue (as close to the sound-guy as possible) when the bass drops.

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Rob Coles

Rob Coles

Writer

Paul Ablaze

Writer

Paul has lived in Montreal his whole life however he spent a considerable amount of time on tour over the last 7 years with his band Blackguard, which basically means he is bitter and jaded and an ideal candidate to write music reviews. He also enjoys pizza , screaming and Dead-lifting.

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Paul Ablaze

Paul Ablaze

Writer

Jamie Markell

Writer/Promotion

Jamie resides in Ingleside, a small town in eastern Ontario working as a Lab Tech Monday to Friday. On weekends you're likely to find her in Hamilton with her other half or checking out the music scene in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto - wherever it takes her. While she will listen to just about anything, her favourite bands include Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Alexisonfire and Monster Truck.

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Jamie Markell

Jamie Markell

Writer/Promotion

Danielle Kenedy

Editor/Photojournalist

Danielle Kenedy is an artist in every aspect. Based out of Toronto, she lives and breathes music, making it the biggest factor in her artistic endeavors. In addition to being a musician, Danielle is also a graphic artist, luthier, and writer. Her designs have been published into t-shirts, drum skins, posters, and other merchandise for many musicians, and she has been writing about the arts since 2008. Currently, the Graphic Design program at Centennial College is where she is honing her skills in digital art to further her freelance career in music-based design work. Those who know her call her a ‘music-encyclopedia’ with an over-attention to detail.

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Danielle Kenedy

Danielle Kenedy

Editor/Photojournalist

Mathieu Perrier

Writer

Mathieu Perrier was invested in music from a young age; learning to play the drums at age ten, and the guitar at age twelve, he’s now a multi-instrumentalist and an increasingly diverse musician. In addition to playing, Mathieu is also an aspiring sound engineer with a wide knowledge of the industry on a broad scope. His own creative pieces have received recognition from both the public, as well as influential creative voices in the field. Currently, Mathieu is enrolled in the Music Industry Arts and Performance program at Centennial College in Toronto, where he is refining his skills and dedicated to solidifying his place as a prominent figure in music. Often called the next King of Ska, Mathieu is a lover of the genre, as well as punk, rock, metal, ambient/post-rock, and folk.

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Mathieu Perrier

Mathieu Perrier

Writer

Shawn Thicke

Writer

Shawn Thicke is a Montreal born music nerd, whose whole life was turned upside down the second he heard Led Zeppelin blaring from an old turntable at age 12. Besides addictively collecting vinyl records and analyzing every album to death, Shawn further fuels his passion for music by singing, song writing, performing and playing guitar for local rock band Thicke Sugar. You can find this energetic live act on Facebook, and they will be releasing studio recordings very shortly. He also possesses a Bachelors of Education from McGill University and has recently used it to get himself a job as an Elementary School music teacher at JPPS Bialik. Needless to say, his life-long goal of becoming Dewey Finn from School of Rock is now complete.

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Shawn Thicke

Shawn Thicke

Writer

Aaron Deck

Writer

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Aaron Deck, and he lived in a magical land called Near Halifax. He was quiet and thoughtful (Okay, loud and rambunctious), and learned the wondrous skill of playing piano at the age of 8. Once puberty hit, upon learning that piano isn’t considered ‘cool’, he quickly transferred over to the traditional art of playing Rock ‘n Roll guitar. In 2008, he migrated West to Montreal, where he has played in multiple punk rock bands, including the fantabulous Ol’ School Johnny. He was often not recognized to be part of the band when selling merch. He currently has a horror short story collection out called "14 Needles", available through Amazon. Oh yeah, and he sometimes has really rad living room dance parties.

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Aaron Deck

Aaron Deck

Writer

Keenan Kerr

Writer

At a young age, Keenan Kerr was corrupted by kick-ass and heavy-hitting rock bands like Guns N’ Roses and Black Sabbath. His first attended concert was at 11 years old and it was to see his idol Ozzy Osbourne. This caused a few issues with the mother of young Keenan’s best friend who refused that the boys continue hanging out together. Keenan started playing guitar at 14 and picked up a few other instruments along the way. For years, he focused on playing and writing mostly hard rock music until his inner 8 year old rediscovered his love for deliciously cheesy pop punk music. In fact, Keenan currently plays in the deliciously cheesy pop punk rock band Summerled which he spends his days writing music for - except for when he’s doing other things, in which case, not doing what he just said he spends his days doing.

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Keenan Kerr

Keenan Kerr

Writer

Thomas Gentil

Photojournalist

Thomas is a photographer and graphic designer from the seaside city of Brest, France. Growing up listening to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel and Serge Gainsbourg in his childhood, he then discovered metal during his teenage years and never went back despite keeping an eclectic ear. After a five-year stint as a bass player in his high-school buddies’ band, Thomas cut his hair and decided to grow a beard instead. He crossed the Atlantic in 2013 and moved to Montreal where he has lived ever since.

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Thomas Gentil

Thomas Gentil

Photojournalist

Danny Donovan

Photographer

Danny Donovan is a welder by trade. He first got a taste for photography working in the mines in Nunavut, taking pictures of wildlife and the beautiful landscapes. He really Improved his skill in photography after buying his first professional camera over a year ago. He started out as a club and sports photographer, but after trying it out, he did not find it challenging enough so he turned to concert photography. Danny is also known for being a huge sports fan and athlete, playing football and hockey at the college level. Danny is a charismatic person who loves music, especially country, and enjoys discovering new genres and artists. Being a photographer for Bucketlist is really giving him this opportunity.

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Danny Donovan

Danny Donovan

Photographer

Gabby Rivera

Photographer

Gabby is a Toronto raised Post Productions Editor with a passion for music unlike any other. She currently works at a studio based in North York, where she creatively edits, designs, and runs the portrait photography department. Her music journey began at the age of 12, which then grew onward loving all different kinds of tunes, from 90’s to the occasional top 40’s hit. However, her heart lies with loud alternative sound. She is a massive geek who enjoys playing video games, marathoning tv shows/movies, or checking out new pubs around the city. She’s experienced epic bands & artists in her music journey such as Iron Maiden, Morrissey, The Used, Anti-Flag, Motion City Soundtrack, Against Me! and The Cure (the list goes on). You can usually catch her at a local show or rocking out at a music festival; Rockfest & Riotfest being personal favourites. Here’s to the next gig!

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Gabby Rivera

Gabby Rivera

Photographer

Jaime-Antonio Luna

Photographer

Jaime-Antonio hales from Peru, and his love for photography started very young when his father showed him how to use a film camera.

His studies in architectural design and arts gave him different artistic views on things.

He is a big rock and metal music fan who can play guitar, bass and other instruments. As a teenager he followed Peruvian punk and metal underground bands and helped them prepare on stage before they performed.

He recently realized he could combine those talents to become an architectural, street and concert photographer.

If ever you want to spot him, it's quite easy, because he's always ruining everyone's view since he's always in the front row and super tall.

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Jaime-Antonio Luna

Jaime-Antonio Luna

Photographer