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...

Back Stories | My 1998 Interview With Royal Trux’s Jennifer Herrema

With notorious rockers Royal Trux poised to release White Stuff, their first studio album of new material in nearly two decades, this seems like a good time to resurrect...

Back Stories | My 2009 Interview With Les Claypool

With Les Claypool and Sean Lennon releasing their second Claypool Lennon Delirium album South of Reality this week (look for my review sometime over the weekend), it seemed like...

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:...

DIY Discovery | Joi Noir

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 Feb. 5, 1999

Twenty years ago today, new albums from Coldcut, Cassius and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back then...

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