Pearl Harbor & More Upcoming Releases | March 21, 2019

What do Calexico & Iron & Wine, The Last Poets, Steel Pulse and The Roots’ Captain Kirk Douglas have in common? They all announced today that they're releasing new...

Marc Jordan Doubles Your Pleasure With New Album Both Sides

Marc Jordan has it covered on his upcoming album Both Sides. The award-winning and prolific Canadian singer/songwriter will unleash a newly minted collection of chilled out romantic contemporary jazz arrangements...

Playing Catchup | Three Recent Gems You Might Have Missed

Every week I get way more music than I can review. So whenever I get a minute, I try to go back and get caught up on some recent...

Upcoming Releases | March 20, 2019

It's been a big day for new music, with everyone from Mavis Staples and Broken Social Scene to Duff McKagan and Cate Le Bon unveiling album titles and release...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From March 19, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince Paul, Overkill and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to...

Next Week in Music | March 18-24, 2019 • 130 New Albums To Hear

There are more than 130 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 18-24, 2019 • 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 and other books due this...

Next Week in Music | March 18-24, 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 | March 18-24, 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...

Black Bombaim | Zone of Resident Bodies

Three has always been the magic number for Black Bombaim. But the Portuguese psychedelic-stoner-prog instrumental power trio take it to another level on their half-dozenth release Zone of Resident...

The Comet is Coming | Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery

Space may be the final frontier, if you're a Trekker. Or the place, if you believe Sun Ra. But really, it's just the starting point for The Comet is...

Hot Lunch | Seconds

Kick out the jams, brothers and sisters! And don't forget to wear flowers in your hair. That's the mixed (but mighty wild) music message Bay Area retro-rockers Hot Lunch...

Hearing Things | Here’s Hearing Things

It was a lousy night to be working a case. The rain was pounding the pavement harder than a flatfoot with fallen arches, coming down so heavy that anybody...

Chai | Punk

Punk, like beauty, is in the eye (or more likely the ear) of the beholder. For some, it's all about three chords played loud and fast and rabble-rousing vocals...

Tom Russell | October in the Railroad Earth

For some songwriters, it's all about the melodies. For others, it's the arrangements. For Tom Russell, it's all about the stories. Over the course of 30-some albums and 40-some...

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