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...

Rewinding 2019 | The Blues Masters

Years ago, I asked Johnny Winter what he would say to a person who thought all blues music sounded the same. "Listen to better blues," was his response. Well,...

20 Questions With Alexis Lynn

Alexis Lynn shared her latest single I Can't Relate with me a couple of weeks ago. Today, the Vancouver pop singer and songwriter shares a little more of herself...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Lemmy from Motörhead

Like any music journalist, I've been asked the same question countless times: Who are the coolest rock stars you've interviewed? Lemmy from Motörhead is always close to the top...

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...

20 Questions With Alessandro Montelli

Singer-songwriter Alessandro Montelli took us for a ride last fall, delivering a message of equality, justice and humanity with 1 Race, a  collaboration with Toronto rapper Karizma. You can...

DIY Discovery | The Crooked

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 back to DIY Discovery,...

Rewinding July | The Best Jazz

To be clear, my definition of jazz plays pretty fast and loose. As do a lot of the best albums I found time for in July. Here they are...

Rewinding October | The Top Indies

Superstar jams, garage-band greats, noisy masterpieces, post-punk upstarts, multi-culti marvels — and plenty more where they came from. October was another good month for indie-rock fans. Here's the best...

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...

Rewinding May | The Best Punk & Metal Albums

You love it loud? Sure you do. And there was plenty to love in May, with heavy music coming from all corners of the globe. Here are the biggest...

20 Questions With Nancy Ruth

Nancy Ruth first brightened up this site when she shared her romantic single Turn the Lights Back Down back in August. Today, the globe-trotting, high-flying jazz singer-songwriter and pianist...

20 Questions With Christee Palace

A couple of weeks ago, Christee Palace was kind enough to share her new video Danger with me. You can (and certainly should) read all about it HERE. Today,...

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...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Box Sets

Top Pick: The Beatles | The Beatles (White Album) 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition "It was great. It sold. It's the bloody Beatles’ White Album. Shut up!" So said Paul...

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