Sonic Reducers | Are You Ready To Rock?

Concerts are coming back in a big way. At least for the moment. In case you haven't noticed, about 70 bajillion acts have announced they're heading back out on...

Sonic Reducers | Rewinding The Junos

Not gonna lie: I did not watch the Juno Awards on Sunday night. Partly because I just didn't want to. But mostly because I knew I didn't need to. I...

Next Week in Music | June 7-13 • The Short List: 10 Titles You...

Welcome to the biggest week for new music so far this year. Along with a bazillion Record Store Day releases, you've got new albums from a slew of major-label...

Next Week in Music | June 7-13 • The Long List: 650 Releases On...

Yeah, you read that right: There are about 650 albums, EPs, singles, soundtracks, box sets, compilations, anthologies and vinyl reissues arriving next week. Why? Well, next Saturday is the...

Next Week in Music | June 7-13 • New Books

The Lizard King and Old Blue Eyes, Tupac and Prince, Kid A and Queen Bey — next week's reading list has no shortage of big names. Let's meet them...

Next Week in Music | June 7-13 • On TV

The late-night talk shows are back in business after a week off, and they're not skimping on the music: John Mayer, The Wallflowers, Migos, T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa, Sharon Van...

Sonic Reducers | Boxing With The Beach Boys

I like The Beach Boys as much as the next old fart. But I'm not so much a fan of their archival box sets, which are often too light...

Glenn Dixon Delivers Words & Music With Bootleg Stardust

Glenn Dixon takes on the whirlwind life of a rock star in his fourth book Bootleg Stardust — showcasing today on Tinnitist. It’s 1974 and Levi Jaxon is about to...

Canada’s Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Announces 2021 Nominees

The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is getting ready to host one of Canada’s biggest music award shows. The Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards span 18 categories, celebrating solo artists,...

Next Week in Music | May 31-June 6 • The Short List: 7 Titles...

Sometimes it's about quantity. Sometimes it's about quality. Next week it's about comebacks — you've got long-overdue new albums from Liz Phair and Crowded House, ZZ Top singer-guitarist Billy...

Next Week in Music | May 31-June 6 • The Long List: 400+ Releases...

Nearly June already? Man, time flies when you're having ... um, something. And speaking of time, here are more than 400 albums, EPs, singles, soundtracks, anthologies, compilations, box sets...

Next Week in Music | May 31-June 6 • New Books

Sinead and Shaver. Lunachicks and Lennon. Toscanini and trivia. Soul and EDM. Harburg and even a hip-hop colouring book. Grab you bookmark (or your crayons) and get to work:   Rememberings:...

Next Week in Music | May 31-June 6 • On TV

It's one of those weeks again: In the wake of Memorial Day in the U.S., most of the talk shows are off. So aside from Jimmy Kimmel — who...

Sonic Reducers | Robert Plant Shares His Stash

As if we don't already have enough good reasons to love Robert Plant, here's another: He recently revealed that he spent his pandemic downtime going through his old music...

The Sonic Reducers | Rah Rah For The Linda Lindas

The Internet sucks so hard so much of the time that it's easy to forget it can occasionally be a force for good. We were all reminded of that fact...

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