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Late-Night TV Music (Two For the Show Edition) | Feb. 20, 2019

As Pete Townshend reminded us in the ’80s, just a little is enough. And it had better be, since a little is all the late-night talk shows had to...
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Indie Roundup | 13 Great New Tracks to Discover Right Now

The Hawk gets stoned, Cass McCombs hits the streets, Jess Cornelius has some tub time, Tiny Fighter tell it, Hannah Cohen lives it up and more in today's Roundup....

DIY Discovery | мʌvʌ

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...
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Late-Night TV Music (Nostalgia Edition) | Feb. 19, 2019

Nostalgia never gets old. That was the easy lesson from Tuesday's late-night talk-show musical lineup. You had Walk the Moon channeling the ’80s with their dance-rocker Timebomb on The...
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Indie Roundup | 11 New Songs To Hear Today

The Dream Syndicate paint it black, Reuben and the Dark see the light, Saxsyndrum let go, Lisa Hannigan does some stargazing and more in today's Roundup. So much for...

Matt Andersen Headed Halfway Around the World

Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen has announced an international tour, spanning across the U.S., U.K., Europe and Canada, which will support his upcoming album release, Halfway Home by Morning...

Late-Night TV Music (Slow Start Edition) | Feb. 18, 2019

It's the end of a long weekend. So everybody is still moving a little slow. Still getting up to speed. I get that. And I'm here to help you...

Back Stories | My 1999 Interview With Paul Westerberg

What can I say about Replacements singer-guitarist Paul Westerberg that hasn't already been said far more eloquently by far more talented writers than me? Well, I can say this:...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Feb. 19, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Paul Westerberg, Steve Earle & Del McCoury, The Living End and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I...

Next Week in Music | Feb. 18-24, 2019 • 150 New Releases Coming Your...

Don't tell me there's no good new music — there are more than 150 releases due in the next seven days. Here's my exhaustive list: Mark your calendars and...
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Next Week in Music | Feb. 18-24, 2019 • Birthdays & Anniversaries

I wouldn't want to live in the past. But I still like to visit every now and then. Here are the musical birthdays we'll be celebrating and the anniversaries...
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Next Week in Music | Feb. 18-24, 2019 • Music on TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube. Of course, everything...

Next Week in Music | Feb. 18-24, 2019 • New Books

I couldn't read music if you put a gun to my head. But I have no trouble reading about music. Here are the biographies and books due this week: BIOGRAPHIES Malcolm...

Cass McCombs | Tip of the Sphere

Some artists write songs that make the whole world sing. Cass McCombs writes songs that could make the whole world shut up listen — if he could get that...

Queen Zee | Queen Zee

When Iggy Pop calls you "strange ... dirty ... weird (and) crazy," you know you're doing something right. Truth be told, gender-bending Liverpool glam-punks Queen Zee are doing plenty...

Robert Ellis | Texas Piano Man

"I'm f---ing crazy," asserts Robert Ellis by way of introduction on his latest album Texas Piano Man. As opening lines go, it's definitely an attention-getter. And perhaps even a...

Jon Fratelli | Bright Night Flowers

This is not the Jon Fratelli you're thinking of. Except that it is. Confused? So is anyone who buys this disc expecting to hear the rambunctious pop-rock Jon crank...

Long Ryders | Psychedelic Country Soul

It's been a long time coming. More than three decades, in fact. For those keeping score at home, we last heard new studio tracks from paisley cowpunks The Long...
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Indie Roundup | 14 Finds to Finish Friday

Perfect Son shows the love, Spellling shoots for the sun, Skye Wallace delivers coal, Cellar Darling dance with death, Jane's Party blasts off and more in today's Roundup. Who's...

Czarface & Ghostface Killah | Czarface Meets Ghostface

The latter is arguably The Wu-Tang Clan’s most colourfully creative, unstoppably prolific and collaboratively daring member. The former is an underappreciated hip-hop supergroup co-starring producer 7L, rapper Esoteric and...

Dale Watson | Call Me Lucky

You can call Dale Watson lucky if you want. And he's undoubtedly had some good fortune over the years — like being born with a rich set of well-deep...

J.S. Ondara | Tales of America

The American Dream doesn't get much better than this. Six years ago, 20-year-old Nairobi native J.S. Ondara won a Green Card lottery and moved to Minnesota — where he...

Tedeschi Trucks Band | Signs

"I don’t always love music that tries to be this brand-new discovery every time," Derek Trucks told me in 2016. "A lot of my favourite music is from bands...

Broken Social Scene | Let’s Try the After Vol. 1

Don't get too excited, Broken Social Scene fans. Let's Try the After Vol. 1 is not the Toronto collective's followup album to 2017's Hug of Thunder. It's just a...
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Late-Night TV Music (Valentine’s Edition) | Feb. 14, 2019

If music be the food of love, play on. Shakespeare wrote that in Twelfth Night. Not surprisingly, it pretty much sums up the late-night TV scene on the 14th...

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