Back Stories | Black Eye Peas X Green Eggs & Ham

This week in Reunions Nobody Really Asked For: The Black Eyed Peas — or at least will.i.am and the other two dudes — have reportedly resurfaced and released their first new...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Sept. 18, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Gomez, Godsmack and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here's what I had to say about them back then (with...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Singer-Songwriter Albums

Top Pick: Van Morrison | The Prophet Speaks With Van Morrison, you take what you get. And you can like it or lump it; he doesn't give a good goddamn...

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...

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...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Nov. 13, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from various Beatles, U2, The Rolling Stones and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 21-27, 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...

Back Stories (Birthday Edition) | My Unedited 2016 Interview With Robin Zander

Happy birthday to Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, who turns 66 years old today. A few years ago, I interviewed him just before he and his bandmates were inducted...

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...

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...

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...

Steve Harris | The Tinnitist Interview

Steve Harris and British Lion are roaring across the pond for their first tour of Canada — but it won't really be the band's maiden visit to the Great White...

Canadian Alternative & Indie Guide | Author Interview

For every great band that rises to immortality, countless more fall through the cracks of history into sonic oblivion. This is especially true in Canada. With all due respect to...

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 | 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...

On Repeat | Best Music