Next Week in Music | July 1-7 • 7 New Books

Spend a year with Robyn Hitchcock, make a pre-emptive strike with Radio Birdman, get a piece of Billy Childish’s mind, riff with Earl Slick, prowl Serge Gainsbourg's Paris, and more...

Classic Album Reviews: Bionic | Deliverance / Bad Wizard | Sophisticated Mouth

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   Nü metal, shmü metal. For...

Classic Album Review: Redman | Doc’s Da Name 2000

This came out in 1999 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   On the cover he’s...

Now Hear This: Die Toten Hosen | Learning English, Lesson 3: Mersey Beat! The...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Die Toten Hosen are one of Germany’s most successful and famous bands. With more than 24 albums published, the punk veterans can look back on...

Albums Of The Week: Julia Holter | Something In The Room She Moves

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “My heart is loud,” Julia Holter sings on her sixth album Something In The Room She Moves, following an inner pulse. The L.A. songwriter’s past...

Chris Birkett Receives Community Recognition Award

Toronto musician and producer Chris Birkett has received Ontario MPP Chris Glover’s Community Recognition Award. Birkett is a multiple award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer who has worked with such...

Albums Of The Week: Eric Clapton | The Definitive 24 Nights

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Royal Albert Hall is Eric Clapton’s home away from home in London. Since his debut at the historic venue with The Yardbirds in 1964,...

Moby’s All Visible Objects Tops A Tidal Wave Of New Album Announcements

Thank you sir, may I have another? I've been reflexively spouting that like a gibbering dipshit all day — thanks chiefly to the onslaught of new album announcements clogging...

Classic Album Review: D12 | Devil’s Night

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   D12? Try Eminem6. This Detroit...

Classic Album Review: Snakes And Music | Truisms

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):   Snakes And Music? What...

Classic Album Review: Smashing Pumpkins | Earphoria

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   Hey, didn’t the Smashing...

Area Resident’s Stylus Counsel | What You Talkin’ ’Bout, Willis?

I grew up a fan of Elton John, and while most people just love to blather on about what a brilliant lyricist Bernie Taupin is, I've always found his...

Area Resident’s Classic Album Review: Roy Buchanan | Roy Buchanan

Usually when I flip through the unwanted records at Value Village, what I find is lots of battered copies of James Last, Nana Mouskouri and Santa Claus is Canadian...

Avicii | Tim

WHO IS HE? Swedish EDM DJ Tim Bergling, who helped bring dance music to the masses with hits like Levels and Wake Me Up, but tragically took his own...

Area Resident’s Classic Album Review: Johnnie Taylor | The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues

I often buy records which I've never heard and never heard of — motivated solely by the artwork. That was part of the reason I snagged a $12 copy...

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