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...

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...

Aphex Twin | Collapse EP

Relapse might be more like it. But in a good way. When he returned from a self-imposed decade-long hiatus in 2014, the man known as Aphex Twin (but born...

Sleaford Mods | Sleaford Mods EP

Everybody loves an angry young man. Nobody loves an angry old coot. But something tells me that if and when Sleaford Mods frontman Jason Williamson well and truly reaches...

Swamp Dogg | Love, Loss And Auto-Tune

You can't accuse Swamp Dogg of false advertising. Or creative stagnancy. Of course, the latter has never been an issue for the musical maverick born Jerry Williams Jr. He...

Willie Nelson | My Way

Better make that Mostly His Way. Not that there's anything wrong with that. On Willie Nelson’s new Frank Sinatra tribute disc — which also just happens to be his 68th...

Various Artists | Chicago Plays the Stones

Hey, we all need someone we can lean on. And for much of their epic career — from their first recordings to their 2016 album Blue & Lonesome —...

Paul Weller | True Meanings

Paul's gone all quiet again. But there's no cause for concern. Or complaint. He just turned 60 a few months back, you see. Anyone might take a minute to...

Brant Bjork | Mankind Woman

Dude, check this: Some folks mellow out as they get older. And some just switch to mellower drugs. Like, wow, right? I know. Now, I'm not sure which of...

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis | Wild! Wild! Wild!

I don't know who introduced Linda Gail Lewis and Robbie Fulks, but they deserve a Grammy. If not the Nobel Prize for rockabilly boogie. For those who haven't been...

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...

The Guess Who | The Future IS What It Used to Be

Guess who's in The Guess Who these days? Well, you've got original drummer Garry Peterson. And three other guys whose names you probably don't know, even though a couple...

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...

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...

Prince | Anthology 1995-2010

There's hungry — and then there's insatiable. I think we all know which adjective suits Prince best. Musically speaking, of course. Between 1995 and 2010, the multi-talented Minneapolitan released...

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