Next Week in Music | Nov. 15-21 • The Long List: 450+ Releases On...

Here are a few things to celebrate next week: Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger turns 47 on Monday, Diana Krall will be 57 on Tuesday, Gordon Lightfoot is 83 on Wednesday,...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 15-21 • New Books

The Carpenters and Maria Callas. Motörhead and Shane MacGowan. Beyonce and Bob Dylan. Amy Winehouse and Billy Boy Arnold. Genesis and Woody Guthrie. Pink Floyd and punk rock. Next...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 15-21 • On TV

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss raise the curtain on Raise The Roof, Courtney Barnett does it in the daytime, Saweetie pours some sugar on SNL, the legendary Dion and...

Watch The New Tom Petty Wildflowers Doc Right Here, Right Now

Attention, Tom Petty fans: The new 90-minute documentary Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers was released earlier today on YouTube. I haven't had time to watch it...

Jesse Cook Serves Up Tempest II Tour & Two Terrific Tunes

Jesse Cook — the platinum-selling, award-winning and internationally acclaimed producer, composer, and guitarist — has announced his Canadian and U.S. Tempest II tour, alongside the video for the song...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 8-14 • The Short List: 18 Titles You...

Comebacks. Collaborations. Classics. Covers. Canadians. Clearly, next week's album releases are playing in the key of C. Lend an ear:   Courtney Barnett Things Take Time, Take Time THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Living...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 8-14 • The Long List: 400+ Releases On...

Today is Joni Mitchell’s 78th birthday, Lorde's 25th birthday and the fifth anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death. And yesterday would have been Doug Sahm and Guy Clark’s 80th birthdays,...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 8-14 • New Books

Led Zep and Eddie Van Halen. Dire Straits and Jesse Dayton. Bowie and Lou and Midge and Neil — and even Johnny Ramone. Next week's new books are dropping some...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 8-14 • On TV

Bruce and Rod drop in on Steve, Måneskin rock during daylight hours, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats double your pleasure, and Taylor Swift enlivens your Saturday night. What...

Sonic Reducers | Keeping it 100!

The Sonic Reducers are 100! And no, that's not how old I am. Though there are a lot of days when I definitely feel like that. In fact, this is...

Sonic Reducers | COVID Cancels More Concerts

Bryan Adams. Jon Bon Jovi. Ed Sheeran. Kiss. You can add them all to the growing list of artists whose shows and tours have been sidelined by COVID. And given...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 1-7 • The Short List: 17 Titles You...

Hey, I love Abba as much as the next guy. But come on; it's been 40 years. Do you really think their new album Voyage — which comes out...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 1-7 • The Long List: 440 Releases On...

Fun fact: If you add up the first 17 prime numbers, they total 440 — which also happens to be the number of albums, EPs, singles, box sets, compilations,...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 1-7 • New Books

I have heard that something like 60,000 new songs are added to Spotify every day. Thankfully, life isn't that crazy in the book department. Not yet, anyway. Even so,...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 1-7 • On TV

The big question of the week: Will Ed Sheeran — who tested positive for COVID after being booked on next week's episode of SNL — show up in the...

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