The Beatles | The Beatles (White Album) 50th Anniversary Box: 27 Unreleased Gems

"It was great. It sold. It's the bloody Beatles’ White Album. Shut up!" So said Paul McCartney when someone suggested The Beatles’ self-titled magnum opus should have been a...

DIY Discovery | Von Hayes

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 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,...

DIY Discovery | Nothing Concrete

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 Album Reviews From Oct. 30, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from R.E.M., Beck, Fatboy Slim and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back...

DIY Discovery | Sis

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...

DIY Discovery | Joe Kane / Radiophonic Tuckshop

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...

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...

Canadian Alternative & Indie Guide | Author Interview

For every great band that rises to immortality, countless more fall through the cracks of history into sonic oblivion. This is especially true in Canada. With all due respect to...

DIY Discovery | Tilde

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...
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Indie Roundup (Family Feud Edition) | Oct. 22, 2018

They say families that play together stay together. I don't know about that. But I do know these two families sent me their latest videos and albums. So I'm...

Back Stories | My Expanded 2011 Interview with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

On Oct. 22 1990, Pearl Jam reportedly played their first show at Seattle's Off Ramp. The 28th anniversary of that gig seems as good a day as any to...

DIY Discovery | Destroy Boys

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...

Coney Hatch: The Tinnitist Interview

With Coney Hatch, there's a second time for everything. Some 35 years after opening for Iron Maiden on their World Piece Tour, the Can-rock vets are right back where they...

Back Stories (Legalization Edition) | My 2011 Chat With Ziggy Marley

I can think of no better day than today to revisit my 2011 interview with Ziggy Marley. Here it is, slightly edited (but not blunted): •     •     • Ziggy Marley is...

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