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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Indie Roundup: 13 Tracks to Try | Sept. 20, 2018

Every day I get press releases from indie bands with new songs, albums and videos to hype. Here's the latest batch: • Nashville duo Striking Matches (Sarah Zimmerman and Justin...
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Soulskin | Lost in Space: Exclusive Video Premiere!

Soulskin is a band reborn on its latest album Beneath a Dimmer Crown and new lyric video for the song Lost in Space — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist! "Lost in...
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Buck-N-Nice | EMAG: Exclusive Video Premiere!

Hard-hitting hip-hop duo Buck-N-Nice are fighting the good fight on their new video for the title cut from their sophomore album EMAG — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist! Directed and produced...
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Aruba Red | Goddess Vibes: Exclusive Video Premiere!

After taking some breathing space from music, London-based alternative soul artist Aruba Red is returning with the new EP Holy Waters and its premiere single Goddess Vibes — premiering...

Back Stories | The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix

It's been 48 years since Jimi Hendrix died in London on Sept. 18, 1970. Here's a slightly edited version of a feature story I wrote back on the 40th...
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Watch all this year’s Polaris Prize performances

It's been a long time since I paid attention to the Polaris Prize. If you do, you may already know singer Jeremy Dutcher won this year's award on Monday...

Welcome to Tinnitist!

Hello there. Welcome to Tinnitist. My name is Darryl Sterdan. I'll be your server, chef, sommelier and pretty much everything else around these parts. If you followed me here from...

Six Songs to Hear Today | Sept. 13, 2018

Another day, another batch of new tunes to get you through. Here's a six-pack of tracks to stream: 1 | Soul legend Al Green has released his first new song...
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Six Songs to Hear Today | Sept. 12, 2018

Everything (and everybody) old is renewed in today's six-pack of new songs. Hear for yourself: 1 | Guitarist Marc Ribot enlisted the inimitable Tom Waits for his new song Bella...
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Indie Roundup | Sept. 11, 2018

Every day I get press releases from indie bands with new songs, albums and videos to hype. Here's the latest batch: • Dream-pop duo Beach House have not one but...

Back Stories | My 2001 Interview With Jello Biafra

Like every other teenage lunkhead who heard Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, I was a big Dead Kennedys fan back in the ’80s. I even saw them during their...

Six Songs to Hear Today | Sept. 10, 2018

Another day, another crop of new songs to get you through. Here's a six-pack of sounds to stream: 1 | Canadian punks Fucked Up offered up the typically fierce House...

SXSW Reveals Initial Speakers for 2019

I remember when you used to have to wait until January (or even later) for South by Southwest to announce their keynote speakers. Not any more. For those who...

R.E.M. at the BBC | Press Release

Forget Radio Free Europe — here's R.E.M. at the BBC. This fall, just in time for your holiday shopping, the beloved Athens rockers are releasing a massive box set...

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