Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | Black Star Dancing

WHO ARE THEY? Singer-guitarist Noel Gallagher — one of two people in the world who still doesn't want Oasis to reunite already — and his latest backing band (minus...

Madonna | Madame X

Ay yi yi. Or to put it another way: It's a weird kind of energy. Or to put it yet another way: Bitch, she’s loca. That's not me talking....

Small Glories | Sing: Single Spotlight

The Small Glories raise their voices in solidarity on their new single Sing — showcasing today on Tinnitist. The latest preview of Assiniboine & The Red, the sophomore album by Americana...

More New Releases Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Most of the time it's not hard to keep up with the new-release announcements. The past couple of days, it's been almost impossible. Maybe people are trying to get...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From June 11, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Cheap Trick, Sarah McLachlan, Dokken and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Randy Newman

Back in 2011, I was lucky enough to chat with one of my favourite artists — and arguably one of the finest songwriters of his (or any) generation: The...
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Next Week in Music | June 10-16 • 150 New Releases Headed Your Way

There are more than 150 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 | June 10-16 • New Books

When I'm not listening to music, writing about music, or watching music on TV or online, I'm probably reading about it. Hmm. Maybe I need to expand my horizons....
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Next Week in Music | June 10-16 • 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...

Various Artists | The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus: Expanded Edition

WHO ARE THEY? The World's Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band, joined by friends and contemporaries like John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal...

The Grateful Dead | Aoxomoxoa 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

WHO ARE THEY? That band your old hippie uncle used to follow on tour. WHAT IS THIS? A deluxe three-disc upgrade of their beloved third album. This package features the...

Sonic Youth | Battery Park, NYC: July 4th 2008

WHO ARE THEY? The now-disbanded but still rightfully beloved noise-rock titans from New York City. WHAT IS THIS? The latest in a continuing series of archival live releases: Most of...

Prince | Originals

WHO IS THIS? The late, great musical genius formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. WHAT IS THIS? His previously unreleased demo versions of famous songs that were...

Rickie Lee Jones | Kicks

WHO IS SHE? The veteran singer-songwriter and former Tom Waits paramour who immortalized fellow L.A. troubadour Chuck E. Weiss in the 1979 boho-jazz chart-topper Chuck E.'s in Love. WHAT IS...

Eagles of Death Metal | EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We...

WHO IS HE? Singer-guitarist Jesse Hughes a.k.a. Boots Electric, the handlebar-moustached, aviator-shaded frontdude of retro-rock revivalists Eagles of Death Metal. WHAT IS THIS? An irreverent collection of 13 classic-rock covers...

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