Back Stories | Covering Buddy Holly Day in Los Angeles, 2011

Several years ago, on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday, I was lucky enough to go to Los Angeles to cover several events celebrating his life and...

Back Stories | Remembering Buddy Holly

I am plenty old. But not quite old enough to have seen Buddy Holly perform. Or to remember the day he died. Thankfully, I am lucky enough to have...

20 Questions With Ben de la Cour

If you haunt these pages, Ben de la Cour’s name oughta ring a bell by now. I raved about the Nashville singer-songwriter's terrifyingly terrific ‘Americanoir’ album Shadow Land HERE;...

Back Stories (Senior Citizen Edition) | My 2012 Interview With John Lydon

John Lydon used to be a young punk. A few days from now, he'll officially be a old sod. Unless Lydon — you might also know him as former...

20 Questions With Maria Manna

Maria Manna kicked up her heels with a message of love on her sassy single I Like It In The Water, which showcased HERE a couple of months ago....

20 Questions With Chin Injeti

Chin Injeti is one of those artists whose music you've heard, even if you've never heard of him. The Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and producer has crafted hits for...

20 Questions With Cory Hotline

Cory Hotline dialled up a cosmic collision of funk, pop, rock, and disco in their latest single and video The Wheel — which showcased HERE back in October. Today,...

20 Questions With Drae

Drae invited us to Take Cover when they showcased their funky single and video HERE back in September. Today the dynamic duo they fail to heed their own advice...

Submission Accomplished | 5 Recent Gems From The Digital Mailbag

Thanks to the inexplicable popularity of my Submit Music page, I always have a digital backlog of albums, EPs, singles and videos awaiting my perusal. Here are the latest...

Read A Chapter Of Robert Lawson’s Definitive New Guess Who Listener’s Guide Wheatfield Empire

Canadian rock scribe and former Winnipegger Robert Lawson has just published Wheatfield Empire: The Listener's Guide To The Guess Who, an extensively researched, exhaustively detailed and superbly written deep...

DIY Discovery | Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps

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...

20 Questions With Tucker Lane’s Leslie Stanwyck

Tucker Lane wound their way into these pages in the fall with their Sheryl Crow-ish single and video Paper Wings. You can read more about that HERE. Today, frontwoman...

20 Questions With Alessandro Montelli

Singer-songwriter Alessandro Montelli took us for a ride last fall, delivering a message of equality, justice and humanity with 1 Race, a  collaboration with Toronto rapper Karizma. You can...

Rewinding 2020 | Tinnitist’s Master List

News flash: I listen to a lot of music. And here's the proof: A list of every album I posted something about in 2020  — or nearly every album;...

Rewinding 2020 | Tinnitist’s Top Albums

Delayed albums. Cancelled tours. The untimely deaths of beloved artists. You don't need me to tell you that 2020 was a shitshow. And things are likely going to get...

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