Back Stories (Legalization Edition) | My 2011 Chat With Ziggy Marley

I can think of no better day than today to revisit my 2011 interview with Ziggy Marley. Here it is, slightly edited (but not blunted): •     •     • Ziggy Marley is...

DIY Discovery | Cloud Seeder

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 Chrissie Hynde

We've all said we have no intention of doing something or other — and then turned around and done it. Even Chrissie Hynde. Back when I interviewed The Pretenders’...

DIY Discovery | Mythical Motors

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...

Now & Then | Danny Michel’s White & Gold + Four Old Faves

I’ve been reviewing Danny Michel albums almost as long as he's been making them. And if he's made a bad one, I haven't heard it. So along with reviewing...

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...

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,...

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...

Mike Plume | The Tinnitist Interview

It took an intervention to get Mike Plume back on tour. No, not THAT kind of intervention. The singer-songwriter didn't need rehab. He needed to be reminded the road is...

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,...

DIY Discovery | The 1984 Draft

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...

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 2010 Interview With George Thorogood

Back in 2010, I interviewed George Thorogood to preview his umpteenth Canadian tour. Talking to him was exactly what you might expect from listening to his albums: He was...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 25, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from KISS, Mercury Rev and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back then...

Back Stories | Bruce Springsteen Birthday Quiz

Bruce Springsteen was born on Sept. 23, 1949. Which means The Boss is one year away from turning 70. I don't know about you, but suddenly I feel very...

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