Dead Now | Dead Now EP

The primordial sludge is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. Plenty of heavy bands do, of course. Fortunately, Dead Now ain't one of...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Sept. 18, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Gomez, Godsmack and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here's what I had to say about them back then (with...

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...

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...

Jeff The Brotherhood | Magick Songs

One of the joys of working for yourself is that you can do pretty much whatever you want, however you want, whenever you want. That level of freedom might...

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...

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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...

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