20 Questions With Wonders Of The Yukon

A few weeks back, Wonders of The Yukon — who are actually an alt-folk duo from Britain and not a documentary about the Great White North, believe it or...

Back Stories | My Totally Fabricated Bob Dylan “Interview”

About 15 years ago, Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour came through my town again. I went though the motions of requesting an interview through his label, knowing full well...

20 Questions With Carolyn Fe

A couple of weeks back, singer-songwriter and actress Carolyn Fe was kind enough to share her latest release Jerusalem's Thorns: Civilian Remix with me. You can (and certainly should)...

20 Questions With D2UR

Today's Q&A features D2UR, a Winnipeg modern-rock outfit who recently showcased their latest video Little Sunshine on the site. You can check it out below and read more about...

20 Questions With Black Creek Reign

Last week, I shared The Rain, the latest single from up-and-coming Toronto indie-rockers Black Creek Reign. You can read all about it HERE. This week, the gents (or at...

Rewinding April & May | Tinnitist’s Top 25 Albums

You'd think a global pandemic, the accompanying economic downturn and the implosion of America would make for a quiet spring. But the numbers don't lie: Based on the amount...

20 Questions With Melanie?

I am kicking off a new feature today: 20 Questions with an artist. Pretty self-explanatory, I think. So without further, ado, get to know Toronto rocker Melanie? (If her...

Opening Acts | Rockers Reminisce About Seeing Their First Concerts

Back when I used to interview major-label musicians all the time, I had a list of random semi-personal questions I would ask after discussing whatever album or tour was...

Back Stories | My Unedited 2016 Interview With The Cult’s Ian Astbury

I have interviewed Ian Astbury of The Cult twice (so far) — most recently in 2016 to promote the band's latest album Hidden City, and back in 2011, when...

Back Stories | My John Prine Concert Review From 2012

Back in 2012, I reviewed John Prine in concert. It turned out to be one of the most popular live reviews I ever wrote, based on the number of...

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...

Back Stories | My 2012 Interview With John Prine

Like countless fans around the world, I was shocked and saddened to hear that the magnificent John Prine has been hospitalized with what is presumed to be COVID-19. I...

Fast-Forward | 36 March Releases For Your To-Do List

I don't what it looks like where you are, but outside the Tinnitist bunker, spring is just around the corner. That's definitely something to look forward to. But there's...

Rewinding February | My Top 10 Albums Of The Month

From where I sit, February was not the greatest month for new music. In fact, next to January — which gave us memorable titles from Andy Shauf, Black Lips,...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Feb. 11, 2000

Two decades ago, new albums from Primal Scream, Michael Penn, Robert Palmer, Kittie and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say...

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