DIY Discovery | Spacecadet Lullabies

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 DIY Discovery, where...

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...

Bad Flamingo | The Tinnitist Interview

They are mavericks. Renegades. Outlaws. Enigmatic loners with no names, no pasts, no places they call home. They play by their own rules, take orders from no one, respect...

Back Stories | Covering Buddy Holly Day in Los Angeles, 2011

This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s tragic and untimely death. Several years ago, on what would have been his 75th birthday, I was lucky enough to...

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...

Rewinding 2019 | The Top Videos

I have said it before. I am saying it again: If there's one thing I've learned from running this site, it's that people love music videos. And here's the...

Rewinding August | The Best Pop & Rock

From Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift to The Hold Steady and Volbeat, the pop and the rock were plentiful in August. Here's the toppermost of the poppermost, listed...

Baby, It’s Absurd Outside | A Viable Alternative To Endless, Fruitless Outrage

Do you hear what I hear? That's right, it's time for the annual Christmas music onslaught. Which means it's also time for people to clutch their pearls and get...

20 Questions With Robojom

Happy Canada Day! To mark the occasion, I'll be spotlighting Canadian artists all day. First up: Robojom. A few weeks ago, the Winnipeg electro-rockers were kind enough to premiere...

Rewinding the 2000s (So Far) | My Top Albums of The Past 20 Years

This site has only been around since 2018. But I've been churning out album reviews — and year-end lists — since the dawn of time (or at least that's...

Rewinding August | The Best Indies

From Australian oddballs to charismatic Canadians, there was no shortage of essential indie fare in August. Here's the best of the bunch, listed in alphabetical order. Just click on...

Back Stories | Neil Young’s MusiCares Tribute, Jan. 29, 2010

On this day in 2010, I was in Los Angeles to attend and cover the Grammy Awards, along with all the other sideshows that take place during the week....

Rewinding 2019 | The Fullest Box Sets

Between the streaming revolution, the resurgence of vinyl and the death of brick-and-mortar record stores, the CD may not be long for this world. But I can guarantee this:...

Rewinding July | The Best Live

Live music is slowly but surely making a comeback — until jackasses who can't obey the rules screw it up for everybody again. In the meantime, enjoy July's top...

Rewinding March | Tinnitist’s Top Albums Of The Month

Obviously, March has been an exceedingly weird time. But it's also been a surprisingly groovy one, judging by some of the month's top albums. Here are the titles that...

On Repeat | Best Music