Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Oct. 9, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Mudhoney, Royal Trux, Los Super Seven and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

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 2010 Interview With Andy Kim

Back in 2010, legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Kim was about to release his first new album in nearly 20 years. And I was one of the first journalists to...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Rock Albums

Top Pick: The 1975 | A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships You can swipe through all the British bands you want looking for your perfect match, but in the end,...

Back Stories | Remembering Jim Morrison On The Anniversary of His Death

I wrote this feature about Doors singer Jim Morrison on the 40th anniversary of his 1971 death. I was fortunate enough to talk to two of his surviving bandmates,...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Jan. 8, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Black Crowes, Opeth, Refused, Flat Duo Jets and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 19-25

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t...

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 2011 Interview With Roger Daltrey

I watched a Roger Daltrey TV interview the other day and it reminded me of when I talked to The Who frontman back in 2011 — at the time,...

Back Stories | My 2001 Interview With Jello Biafra

Like every other teenage lunkhead who heard Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, I was a big Dead Kennedys fan back in the ’80s. I even saw them during their...

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...

DIY Discovery | Super 8

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 today's instalment of...

DIY Discovery | Jas Frank & the Intoits

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...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Rap | Hip-Hop | R&B | Soul Albums

Top Pick: Noname | Room 205 Too many rappers talk too much and say too little. This is not a problem that Fatimah Nyeema Warner (aka Noname) is ever likely...

Musicians I Love to Interview – Or Not

When you write about music for as long as I have — more than 35 years and counting, off and on — you end up interviewing your fair share...

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