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Well known for her voice in Mary and The Black Lamb, Lindz Riot has embarked on a solo effort called Schoolcraft. “Your Mind” is the first single from her upcoming EP and it really casts a new light on the classically trained vocalist and pianist. This is a simple, yet moving piano driven tune that really gets in your head. I think the beauty of it lies in its simplicity.

When I talked to Mary And The Black Lamb vocalist Lindz Riot she explained to me that “Emily” was about a friend who passed away a few years ago. She had a problem with depression and that’s what the story was about. This song has a deep meaning for Lindz both musically and lyrically.

While we all sleep, two musicians are up transposing their feelings into music. Unlike others around them they were big into darker rock music. Time went on till finally these two came together under the name Mary And The Black Lamb. As more time went on they found three more to join their group. Two became five which…

Lindz Riot, lead vocalist of the Canadian rock band Mary And The Black Lamb, gave me some time to pick her brain about her band and their two releases As The City Sleeps and Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing. She also told me about some future plans for the remainder of 2010. To date the band has shared the stage with Alannah Myles, Bury The Bully, Odium, Johnny Hollow, Frankie Whyte, The Dead Idols and…

A common trend from the 90s was for artists to release acoustic albums under the name Unplugged. Some acts that created acoustic releases of their work were Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Nirvana and Neil Young, among many others. Mary And The Black Lamb has joined these artists by recording their own unplugged EP Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing.

Back when I was in high school, there was a punk band named Princess Riot. They performed at our local venues. I couldn’t help but notice a sticker of a black rabbit on the bassist’s four string. The black rabbit was the logo of Toronto synthrock band, The Birthday Massacre. An interesting influence for a punk musician. A few years later this same bassist became a band member of Mary And The Black Lamb. Her name…