Rewinding May | The Best Rap, R&B & Funk

Sure, you want the funk. You need the funk. You gotta have the funk. But some rap, R&B and soul never hurt either. Here are May's finest, freakiest and...

Rewinding May | The Best Compilations & Reissues

Everything old is new again — eventually. Here are the best compilations and reissues that came out in May, listed in alphabetical order. Just click on the cover pictures...
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Behind the Scenes of Midnight Shine’s Leather Skin Video Shoot: Exclusive Photos

Indigenous rockers Midnight Shine have just released the video for their song Leather Skin — and they're sharing behind-the-scenes photos exclusively on Tinnitist. Although Leather Skin — the group's third...

DIY Discovery | Jas Frank & the Intoits

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...
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One That Got Away | The Living Things’ Ahead of the Lions

Rock ’n’ roll is a fickle bitch. Always has been. Always will be. For every immortal album that sells a jillion copies and wins a shit-ton of awards, there...

Back Stories | My 2011 Feature on Robert Johnson’s 100th Birthday

Since May 8 is blues icon Robert Johnson’s birthday, it seemed like a good time to resurrect this piece I wrote back in 2011 for his centenary. In hindsight,...

Rewinding April | The 28 Best Albums of The Month

It is just me, or is the year flying by? It seems like just last week when I compiled the best albums for March. Then I woke up today...

DIY Discovery | Sister Wanzala

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 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...

JD McPherson: The Tinnitist Interview

JD McPherson has no idea where he's going. "I really don't know," the singer-guitarist says with a chuckle. "They just point and I go where they tell me." He's kidding,...

DIY Discovery | Quasar Wut-Wut

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 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...

Rewinding March | The Best Reissues & Anthologies of The Month

Out with the new and in with the old. For some reason I've never totally understood, March always brings a slew of box sets, anthologies, compilations and reissues. Here's...

Rewinding March | The 33 Best Albums of The Month

For me, March is when the new year really begins. The Sun is out, the snow is melting, the days are longer, and everyone and everything comes out of...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Wanda Jackson

Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson announced her retirement from performing earlier this week. At age 81, after more than 60 years on the road, I figure she's earned a break...

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