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,...

Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness | The Tinnitist Interview

There's an old saying: Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Moe Berg can appreciate both sides of that coin. Thirty years ago, the lanky...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Alternative Albums

Top Pick: Tropical Fuck Storm | A Laughing Death in Meatspace Just like Smucker's, Monkey Pus and Painful Rectal Itch, Tropical Fuck Storm have a name so awful they've got...

19 Predictions for Music in 2019

Those who don't remember the past are supposedly doomed to repeat it. That may be true most of the time. But not when it comes to music. Then it...

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...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Punk & Metal Albums

Top Pick: Fucked Up | Dose Your Dreams Hey, remember when Fucked Up were just a punk band? Those were the days. Except they weren't. Because really, Fucked Up were...

DIY Discovery | Adrian Whitehead

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 another instalment of...

Soup, Capes & Ice Shows | The Tinnitist Interviews Rick Wakeman

Prog fans know Rick Wakeman has a way with a keyboard line. Turns out he can also handle a punchline. Like countless others, I learned that watching Wakeman's hilariously ribald...

Back Stories | The Evolution of the Concert Ticket Rip-Off

Ticket scalping is back in the news this week, thanks to the Toronto Star's excellent report on Ticketmaster's latest round of skullduggery and scumbaggery. That reminded me of a...

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...

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...

19 Albums I Definitely Want to Hear in 2019 (& 500 More That I...

If one of your resolutions is to listen to more music in 2019, you're in luck: There's no shortage of stuff coming down the pipe. After sifting through umpteen...

DIY Discovery | Steven Graves

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,...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2019

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 | 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,...

On Repeat | Best Music