DIY Discovery | Sister Wanzala

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...

Back Stories | My 2010 Interview With Nils Lofgren

Ever since I first heard Cry Tough back in the ’70s, Nils Lofgren has been one of my favourite guitarists. So naturally, I'm pretty pleased that his new album...

JD McPherson: The Tinnitist Interview

JD McPherson has no idea where he's going. "I really don't know," the singer-guitarist says with a chuckle. "They just point and I go where they tell me." He's kidding,...

DIY Discovery | Quasar Wut-Wut

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...

Back Stories | My 2008 Interview With Ray Davies

Back in 2008, I was fortunate enough to speak to the one and only Ray Davies over the phone. As usual with print interviews, much of what I wrote...

Rewinding March | The Best Reissues & Anthologies of The Month

Out with the new and in with the old. For some reason I've never totally understood, March always brings a slew of box sets, anthologies, compilations and reissues. Here's...

Rewinding March | The 33 Best Albums of The Month

For me, March is when the new year really begins. The Sun is out, the snow is melting, the days are longer, and everyone and everything comes out of...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Wanda Jackson

Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson announced her retirement from performing earlier this week. At age 81, after more than 60 years on the road, I figure she's earned a break...

DIY Discovery | Nat Myers

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...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Ry Cooder

One of my favourite guitarists, the inimitable Ry Cooder, will celebrate his 72nd birthday on Friday, March 15. I was lucky enough to interview him about eight years ago...

DIY Discovery | Pterodactyl Problems

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...

Luther Russell | The Tinnitist Interview

Luther Russell has just realized something very cool about his latest album Medium Cool. "This is fairly strange," the singer-guitarist, songwriter and producer says from his L.A. home, "but the...

DIY Discovery | Eyeball

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...

Spring Music Preview | 20 Albums I Totally Want to Hear (And 700 more...

Major comebacks, cool collaborations, posthumous releases, covers discs and more Steve Earle-related product than you can shake a turkey leg at — there's something for everybody in this spring's...

Rewinding February | The Best Albums of The Month

The shortest month of the year certainly wasn't short on great music. Here's an alphabetical list of the 15 best albums I heard during February, with links to my...

On Repeat | Best Music