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...

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...

DIY Discovery | Super 8

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 today's instalment of...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Nov. 27, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from RZA, Less Than Jake and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back...
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Next Week in Music | Nov. 25-Dec. 2, 2018

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 | Telemonster

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 Hendrix Bassist Billy Cox

Since I reviewed the new Electric Ladyland box set last week, I figured I'd dig a littler further into my Jimi Hendrix files and resurrect this 2010 interview I...

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...

DIY Discovery | One In The Chamber

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 today's instalment of...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 19-25

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 | 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...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Roger Daltrey

I watched a Roger Daltrey TV interview the other day and it reminded me of when I talked to The Who frontman back in 2011 — at the time,...

DIY Discovery | Rare Americans

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...

The Beatles | The Beatles (White Album) 50th Anniversary Box: 27 Unreleased Gems

"It was great. It sold. It's the bloody Beatles’ White Album. Shut up!" So said Paul McCartney when someone suggested The Beatles’ self-titled magnum opus should have been a...

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...

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