Now Hear This: Various Artists | Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan &...

THE PRESS RELEASE: The genius and pioneering influence of Marc Bolan’s T. Rex — 2020 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the great rock musicians...

Albums of The Week | Mastodon | Medium Rarities

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Still just shy of legal U.S. drinking age, Grammy-winning Atlanta hard rock juggernaut Mastodon turns 20 this year! Celebrating two decades together, the group unleash a...

Albums of The Week | Johnny Thunders | Que Sera, Sera Resurrected

THE PRESS RELEASE: "In 1985 Johnny Thunders went into the studio in London to record what would become his third and final solo album. He gathered friends Mike Monroe,...

Albums of The Week | Waylon Payne | Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer,...

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Magic happens when everything comes together like it’s supposed to — when the joys and the pain, the triumphs and the missteps all click into place...

Albums of The Week | Doves | The Universal Want

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Doves recently revealed their first new music in 11 years with new track Carousels. Then the band broke their silence on new album rumours by announcing...

Albums of The Week | Marilyn Manson | We Are Chaos

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Marilyn Manson has released his 11th studio album We Are Chaos. Co-produced by Manson and Grammy winner Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker), the 10-track opus...

Albums of The Week | The Flaming Lips | American Head

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Multiple Grammy-winning American legends The Flaming Lips release their 21st studio album American Head. The album is comprised of 13 new cinematic tracks, produced by longtime...

Archival Releases Top Today’s Album Announcements

Another day, another few dozen upcoming releases to add to your calendar. Not surprisingly at this time of year, box sets, reissues and anthologies are a big chunk of...

Late-Night TV Music | Sept. 9, 2020

I am one of those folks who would pay good money to listen to Nick Cave sing a software end-user license agreement. So it’s even better to see him...

Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You Tops Today’s Album Announcements

UPDATE: Everybody loves a good rumour. Especially when that rumour turns out to be true. And yesterday's doozy has turned into today's good news: There's going to be a...

20 Questions With Alex Runions

Earlier this summer, Canadian country singer Alex Runions released his latest single Take It Out On Me. Today, the rising star lives up to the title of that single...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 8, 2000

Two decades ago, new albums from Feist, Hepcat, Little Feat, Joe Cocker and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

Winston ‘Mankunku’ Ngozi’s Jazz Classic Yakhal’ Inkomo Returning On Vinyl

Toronto’s influential record label We Are Busy Bodies announces the release of saxophonist Winston 'Mankunku' Ngozi’s 1968 masterpiece Yakhal' Inkomo as a Canadian exclusive limited to 300 copies and...

Now Hear This: Pussycat and The Dirty Johnsons | Beast

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Hailing from Basingstoke, Southern England, the formidable Pussycat is renowned for prowling the audience whilst the adrenaline-fuelled Dirty Johnson boys pound out their infectious brand of...

Back Stories | My 2010 Interview With Chrissie Hynde

We've all said we have no intention of doing something or other — and then turned around and done it. Even Chrissie Hynde. Back when I interviewed The Pretenders’...

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