Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Ryan Adams

Since Nov. 5, 2018 is Ryan Adams' 44th birthday, it seemed as good a time as any to replay my 2011 interview with the prolific singer-songwriter. Here it is,...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 17, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Iggy Pop, Matthew Good, John Popper and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

FIDLAR | Almost Free

Almost? Who the hell do they think they're fooling? One spin of Almost Free is all you need to realize that the bro-dudes of SoCal's FIDLAR — for those...

Rewinding 2019 (So Far) | The Top 158 Albums

When you listen to as much music as I do — not to mention as many different genres — making best-of lists is a nightmare. I mean, how do...

Steve Harris | The Tinnitist Interview

Steve Harris and British Lion are roaring across the pond for their first tour of Canada — but it won't really be the band's maiden visit to the Great White...

Mumford & Sons | Delta

If the third time is the charm, what is the fourth time? Well, in the case of Mumford & Sons, it's the time when you try to reconnect with...

Brant Bjork | Mankind Woman

Dude, check this: Some folks mellow out as they get older. And some just switch to mellower drugs. Like, wow, right? I know. Now, I'm not sure which of...

LSD | Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present … LSD

Which came first: The partnership or the acronym? It's a fair question when you're talking about pop supergroup LSD. The musical union of British multi-hyphenate Labrinth, Australian superstar singer-songwriter...
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Fred Penner | Somebody Believes: Exclusive Video Premiere

Fred Penner is celebrating Canadians who make a difference around the world with the new song Somebody Believes — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. The Juno-winning singer-songwriter, family entertainer and World...

Rewinding August | The Best Indies

From Australian oddballs to charismatic Canadians, there was no shortage of essential indie fare in August. Here's the best of the bunch, listed in alphabetical order. Just click on...

Next Week in Music | June 24-30 • 150 New Releases Headed Your Way

There are more than 150 albums, EPs and singles being released next week. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things change at...
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SubmitHub Finds for Tuesday, March 26

I recently joined SubmitHub, a site where artists pay a small fee to send songs to reviewers, labels, bloggers and radio stations. I'm trying it out to see if...

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:...

Who’s Who Tops Today’s Album Announcements

It sounds like the classic-rock version of the old Abbott and Costello routine: 'Did you hear The Who are releasing a new album?' 'Cool! What's it called?' 'Who.' 'What?' 'No, Who.' 'I know it's The...

Various Artists | Echo in the Canyon Soundtrack

WHO ARE THEY? A who's who of iconic singers, songwriters and superstars — from Neil Young and Eric Clapton to Beck, Fiona Apple and Josh Homme — all collaborating...

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