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Three Times a Boss | Reviewing Springsteen’s New Trio Of Live Albums

It's a good month to be a Bruce Springsteen fan. With his typical too-much-is-not-enough approach to performance, The Boss is dropping not one, not two, but three different live...
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Late-Night TV Music | Dec. 13, 2018

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. With just 11 days to go before Christmas, holiday music is starting to seep into the late-night programming. On Thursday...

Quick Hits | Today’s Music News Highlights

The latest headlines: Nicks enjoys seconds, Swift faces trouble, Yeezy tweets Zimmy, a metalhead goes mental and more. 1 The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music...
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Late-Night TV Music (Four Lessons Learned Edition) | Dec. 12, 2018

You learn something new every day. On Wednesday, the late-night talk shows taught me plenty. Such as: 1 | The Cyrus clan continues to churn out an endless supply of...

Eiko Ishibashi | The Dream My Bones Dream

The title of Eiko Ishibashi’s The Dream My Bones Dream sounds like it belongs to a movie. Or perhaps an autobiography. That might not be coincidence. You'll find elements...

Quick Hits | Five News Stories From Around the Interwebs

Today's headlines: Keef dries out, Snoop goes west, Iggy sees the doc and more. 1 Keith Richards has reportedly quit drinking. “It’s been about a year now,” the Rolling Stones...

Sha La Das | Love In The Wind

You know what they say about the family that plays together. But what about the family that sings doo-wop together? It seems they not only stay together; they also...

Blackberries | Disturbia

Too many psychedelic bands spend too much time noodling — as if their chosen genre gives them an excuse to be undisciplined. Not these Germans. At least, not on...
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Late-Night TV Music (Poor Choices Edition) | Dec. 11, 2018

Sometimes you have to wonder what people are thinking. I found myself wondering that several times while watching Tuesday's late-night musical performances. For instance: What in heaven's name convinced...
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Indie Roundup | Six Songs to Put On Your Playlist Today

Burnt Tapes send their regrets, Yves Jarvis introduces himself, Cass McCombs sings Juan's praises, Flight of the Conchords finally land and more in today's Roundup. Put on your business...
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Late-Night TV Music | Dec. 10, 2018

Two, four, six, eight: What do I appreciate? A decent selection of musical performances on the late-night TV talk shows. And after a pretty slow stretch last week, most...

Darrelle London | Mockingbird: Exclusive Video Premiere

Toronto singer-songwriter Darrelle London has put a new spin on the kids' classic Mockingbird — and the lyric video for the updated family-friendly tune is premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. "I...

John Mellencamp | Other People’s Stuff

John Mellencamp does things his own way. Including cover tunes. And cover-tune compilations. The tellingly titled Other People's Stuff collects 10 covers from the past 25 years and a...

Monday Morning Mashup | Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up

It's Monday. It's morning (where I am, anyway). So what could be better — or at least more alliterative — than kicking off the working week with a mashup?...
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How To Make People Like You | Mac & Cheese EP Tease: Exclusive Video...

How To Make People Like You are previewing their EP — and teaching you how to make some killer Mac and Cheese — exclusively on Tinnitist. The Toronto indie-pop outfit...

Van Morrison | The Prophet Speaks

With Van Morrison, you take what you get. And you can like it or lump it; he doesn't give a good goddamn either way. That disregard (if not outright...

Dennis Quaid & The Sharks | Out Of The Box

For my money, there are two sides to the dad-rock coin. First, there's the music your father listens to and loves. That might include everything from The White Album...
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Next Week in Music | Dec. 10-16

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t...

DIY Discovery | McGuff & The Dumpster Fires

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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Indie Roundup | Crack Open Your Friday Afternoon Six-Pack

Pig wham it up, Children of Bodom cut the grass, Carnifex blaspheme, Grace Lachance sounds it out and more in today's Roundup. Is there still cake in the break...

15 Thoughts On This Year’s Grammy Nominations

These days, when the Grammy nominations are announced, I sigh with relief and think: Thank Ozzy I don't have to write about THAT anymore. Don't get me wrong: I didn't...
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Late-Night TV Music | Dec. 6, 2018

It's the same every year: The music business gradually shuts down for the year after U.S. Thanksgiving. And the late-night shows follow suit. If this week is any sign,...
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Francine Honey | Snowflakes On My Eyelashes (feat. Beth Neilsen Chapman): Exclusive Video Premiere

Francine Honey offers hope for those with Christmas blues in her new video for Snowflakes On My Eyelashes (feat. Beth Neilsen Chapman) — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. Taken from the bilingual...

R.I.P. Pete Shelley

Pop-punk icon and Buzzcocks singer-guitarist Pete Shelley has reportedly passed away from a suspected heart attack in Estonia at the age of 63. I won't bore you by regurgitating...
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Indie Roundup | Three New Videos for Your Thursday Viewing Pleasure

Coilguns unload, Living Hours hit the lake and Old Man Canyon gets set in today's Roundup. You're soaking in it! 1 Don't say Coilguns never gave you anything. And plenty...

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