JD McPherson | Socks: A Christmas Album

Finally, an album that answers the age-old musical question: What would it sound like if NRBQ cut a Christmas LP at Sun Studios? What if they wrote an original...

Late Night TV-Music | Nov. 5, 2018

Have you ever noticed how things just seem to work themselves out on their own sometimes? Case in point: Monday night's talk shows, A couple of the big players...

DIY Discovery | Von Hayes

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Indie Roundup (Less is More Edition) | Two Terrific Tracks You Need Today

A lot of days, it's about quantity. Today it's about quality. Which is another way to say it's been a quiet Monday in the indie ranks — there's only...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Ryan Adams

Since Nov. 5, 2018 is Ryan Adams' 44th birthday, it seemed as good a time as any to replay my 2011 interview with the prolific singer-songwriter. Here it is,...

Monday Morning Mashup | Sweet Fat Bottomed Alabama

It's Monday. It's morning. So what could be better — or at least more alliterative — than kicking off the working week with a mashup? In honour of the...

Vince Staples | FM!: Nine Malign Lines

"Do you really wanna know about some gangsta shit?" Vince Staples inquires midway through his surprise release FM! It's clearly a rhetorical question. Whether you like it or not,...

DIY Discovery | Nothing Concrete

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 5-11

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and important musical events of the next seven days. Mark your calendars and get in on some pre-order action —...

Indie Roundup | Ten Tremendous Tracks to Try Today

Dead Can Dance get mythical, Cellar Darling hold a wake, Accept take a break, Burning Witches cry, Opeth see ghosts, Fast Romantics head south and much more in today's...

The Prodigy | No Tourists

Turn down? For what? You won't catch techno masterblasters Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim changing their pitch up on this seventh studio album. Or leaving their comfort zone....

Tenacious D | Post-Apocalypto

It's the end of the world as we know it. And Tenacious D feel fine. Too bad Jack Black and Kyle Gass also felt like putting most of their...

Pistol Annies | Interstate Gospel: The Four Commandments

Fans' prayers have finally been answered: Five years after the last Pistol Annies album, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley have finally reconvened for their third studio release....

William Shatner | Shatner Claus: Three Guests Who Lose (And Three Who Win )

It ... was ... only ... a matter! of! time! Over the past 50 years, the one and only William Shatner has ruined songs by everyone from The Beatles...

Rosanne Cash | She Remembers Everything: Seven Memorable Points

Some people make too many albums. Rosanne Cash is not one of them. So when Johnny's eldest daughter finally shows up with something new — like her 15th studio...

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