Rewinding 2021 | Tinnitist’s Top Albums

The older I get, the harder it is to put together these year-end lists. But not because I'm getting more musically discriminating in my dotage. Quite the opposite; every...

Rewinding 2021 | Jazz Albums

I didn't listen to as much jazz as I wanted to this year. But I think I managed to get through enough of the major releases to justify this...

Rewinding 2021 | Roots Music

I briefly considered hair-splitting this category into more specific genres — Americana, folk, country, bluegrass, rockabilly, roots-rock, singer-songwriters and blah blah blah. Thankfully, I talked myself out of that...

Rewinding 2021 | Canadian Music

Some of these categories are easy. Others are harder than calculus. This one was incredibly difficult — mostly because there were so many excellent releases this year. I went...

Rewinding 2021 | World Music

It's not a small world after all. It's a big-ass planet with more music than any one person could ever hope to hear — never mind compare and contrast...

Rewinding 2021 | Blues Albums

The blues never goes out of style. Especially these days. Here are the artists who kept it alive and kicking in 2021:   TINNITIST'S PICK Adia Victoria A Southern Gothic THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:...

Rewinding 2021 | Covers & Tribute Albums

I don't know about you, but I can only think of a few things I love more than a cool cover song — and one of them is an...

Rewinding 2021 | Live Albums

Hey, remember concerts? I do. Though I can barely remember the last time I saw one. And honestly, I'm in no hurry to attend one again. Right now, the...

Rewinding 2021 | Box Sets & Reissues

I read somewhere that oldies make up nearly two-thirds of all online steaming. I'm not quite there yet. But I did spend a fair chunk of time in 2021...

Rewinding 2021 | Tinnitist’s Top Videos

I have said it before. I am saying it again: If there's one thing I've learned from running this site, it's that people love music videos. Here's the proof:...

Back Stories | Il Divo Live In Concert

I just read that Carlos Marin, the Latin lover of long-running popera outfit Il Divo, died Sunday at age 53 of complications from COVID. I never met or spoke...

Meet Stu Reid: Winnipeg’s Gig Poster King

Winnipeg's music scene would not look (or sound) the same without Stu Reid. Since 1984, the well-known graphic artist, illustrator and self-described music nerd has designed thousands of gig posters...

Tinnitist TV | Episode 16: Corey McCormick

One thing leads to another. This might be especially true for Corey McCormick. Back in 2010, the California bassist – who had previously played with Chris Cornell — joined Lukas...

Tinnitist TV | Episode 15: Boy Golden

Boy Golden is a real character. In more ways than one. First and foremost, he's the musical alter ego of Winnipeg singer-songwriter Liam Duncan, formerly of the band The Middle...

DIY Discovery | JJ’s Music Retaliation (Part 4)

Some musicians are eccentric. Others are eclectic. Still others are enigmatic. But few combine all those qualities — along with several other brilliantly bizarre traits — quite like the...

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