Albums Of The Week: Roger Waters | The Dark Side of the Moon Redux

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “To celebrate the 50th anniversary year of The Dark Side Of The Moon, Roger Waters announces the release of his homage to the original: The...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 9-15 • The Long List: 475+ Releases On...

Johnny Ramone would have turned 75 today. If you never had the pleasure and privilege of seeing The Ramones live, let me assure you they were everything you expected...

Area Resident’s Stylus Counsel | All Dead, All Dead

I have been guilty of moaning about all these farewell tours, but the sad truth is we're rapidly losing rock 'n' roll's icons. In a few years there won't...

Classic Album Reviews: Various Artists | Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues

“It’s the alternative approach to the history of blues,” says filmmaker Marc Levin, hyping the PBS mini-series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues. “The orthodox approach is the Ken Burns’...

Area Resident’s Stylus Counsel | My Complicated Relationship With Bongo Fury

It was such an unusual thing to see in a junk shop — an amateur painting of the cover of Bongo Fury. My partner and I go to lots of...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 9-15 • On TV

Wilco, Grace Potter and Måneskin visit Jimmy Kimmel, Saturday Night Live returns with Ice Spice, Jenny Lewis goes back to Austin City Limits, Robert Finley is a morning person...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 9-15 • The Short List: 17 Titles You...

One music lover's famine is another's feast. Which is to say: If you're looking for new music from chart-topping superstars next week, you're probably going to go hungry. But...

Albums Of The Week: A. Savage | Several Songs About Fire

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “I imagine myself playing these songs in a small club that is slowly burning,” says A. Savage of his second solo record, Several Songs about...

Read An Exclusive Excerpt From The New Book 101 Fascinating Canadian Music Facts

My buddy David McPherson’s latest book 101 Fascinating Canadian Music Facts recently hit shelves. To mark the occasion, this week he's letting me share a few of the stories...

Albums Of The Week: Timber Timbre | Lovage

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “After six years, Taylor Kirk, the Toronto musician behind Timber Timbre, finally returns with a new full-length entitled Lovage — his most accomplished and engrossing...

Area Resident’s Stylus Counsel | Excuse Me While I Bootleg This Guy

I love feeding-frenzy records. These are the ones which come out after someone has become a star — usually involving their early studio works or unofficial material — and...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 9-15 • New Books

Can you really have too much of a good thing? If you love reading about music, you're about to find out. There are 21 (yes, 21) new books arriving...

Albums Of The Week: Clockwise On Fire | Take Me With You

THE EDITED PRESS RELEAESE: “Clockwise On Fire mold a living and breathing hybrid of psychedelic rock, progressive, funk, and alternative, shapeshifting with each key change. The musical union of...

Classic Album Review: Millionaire | Outside the Simian Flock

This came out in 2003 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   I have no idea...

Albums Of The Week: Sufjan Stevens | Javelin

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Over the course of his career, Sufjan Stevens has blurred distinctions between the major and the minor, between the details that color our existence and...

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