Back Stories | The Evolution of the Concert Ticket Rip-Off

Ticket scalping is back in the news this week, thanks to the Toronto Star's excellent report on Ticketmaster's latest round of skullduggery and scumbaggery. That reminded me of a...
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Next Week in Music | April 15-21, 2019 • Music on TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube. Of course, everything...

Next Week in Music | June 3-9 • 180 New Releases Headed Your Way

There are more than 180 albums, EPs and singles being released next week. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things change at...

Next Week in Music | March 11-17, 2019 • Birthdays & Anniversaries

I wouldn’t want to live in the past. But I still like to visit every now and then. Here are the musical birthdays we’ll be celebrating and the anniversaries...

Edmonton Folk Fest & Chicago Riot Fest Unveil Lineups

Since both the Edmonton Folk Festival and Chicago's Riot Fest released their lineups today, I posted them both at once. Compare, contrast and carp/crow about how crappy/completely amazing your...
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Next Week in Music | Feb. 4-10, 2019 • Music on TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube. Of course, everything...
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Kutch | Bottleneck: Exclusive Video Premiere!

Some people will take as much as they can get, stringing their loved ones along for the ride. What happens when the well runs dry? That's the question creatively posed...

Next Week in Music | June 3-9 • New Books

I couldn't read music if you put a gun to my head. But I have no trouble reading about music. Here are the biographies, memoirs and other music-related books...

HuDost Lose Out in PledgeMusic Meltdown

HuDost’s Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines have issued a candid statement to their fans, shedding light on their album’s release campaign through now-disgraced crowd-funding platform PledgeMusic. HuDost are among...
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Indie Roundup | Six New Songs & 1 Doc to Check Out Today

Arctic Monkeys check in, Ty Segall declares war, Krowns fake it to make it, Rob Moir hits the road and more in today's Roundup. Let's make it happen, captain: 1...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 14-20 • The Short List: Seven Albums You...

The Kinkster and Clipping, Jimmy and Jim and another Jimmy, Dark Mark and Refused — who needs big-name major-label releases when you've got these options? Looks like seven is...

Watch The Late Roy Clark Dazzle The Odd Couple

According to media reports, county music legend and virtuoso musician Roy Clark died Thursday at home in Tulsa at age 85, due to complications from pneumonia. For those too...

Replacements, Blink, Goo Goos & More Announce Upcoming Releases

It's another big day on the fall album calendar — assuming you care about new releases from pop-punk vets, singer-songwriter supergroups, Canadian country stars, classic rockers and pretty much...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 • New Books

You only have a few more days of summer reading left. Good thing there are only a couple of interesting music-related books due this week: Pop Science: Serious Answers to...

Next Week in Music | Feb. 11-17 • Birthdays & Anniversaries

I wouldn't want to live in the past. But I still like to visit every now and then. Here are the musical birthdays we'll be celebrating and the anniversaries...

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