Next Week in Music | Feb. 4-10, 2019 • New Albums

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for these albums next week. But don’t blame me if things change at the last minute: TOP NEW ALBUMS Ariana Grande thank u, next Hey, I know...

Next Week in Music | Feb. 4-10, 2019 • New Books

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, is reading about music like watching about fishing? Just wondering. And if you're wondering about next week's new music books,...
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Next Week in Music | Feb. 4-10, 2019 • Anniversaries & Birthdays

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...
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Fred Penner | Somebody Believes: Exclusive Video Premiere

Fred Penner is celebrating Canadians who make a difference around the world with the new song Somebody Believes — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. The Juno-winning singer-songwriter, family entertainer and World...
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Next Week in Music | Feb. 4-10, 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...

Van Duren | Waiting: The Van Duren Story Original Documentary Soundtrack

He was in a band with two former members of Big Star. He was produced and managed by Andrew Loog Oldham. He made an album that had people calling...

Steve Gunn | The Unseen In Between

Unseen is about right. Not to mention unheard, unsung and unknown. Although he's been releasing solo albums for more than a decade — and even spent a brief stint...

Radar State | Strays

These days, you take your rock where you can get it. Thankfully, Radar State’s particular brand of rock isn't hard to take at all. The Kansas City emo supergroup...

Gum Takes Tooth | Arrow

We are as close to cataclysm as we've ever been. Figuratively speaking, at least. Thanks to a myriad of reasons that you already know about — or at least should...

Balthazar | Fever

All about that bass? Not quite. But it almost could be. If you agree with me that a great bassline is a thing of beauty, a joy to behold...

Back Stories | Covering Buddy Holly Day in Los Angeles, 2011

This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s tragic and untimely death. Several years ago, on what would have been his 75th birthday, I was lucky enough to...

Keuning | Prismism

And then there were none. Or four, depending on your perspective. Killers lead guitarist and co-founder Dave Keuning — currently on hiatus from the band — is the fourth and...

Ian Brown | Ripples

Time flies when you're revisiting your past. Thanks at least in part to The Stone Roses' unexpectedly long-lived reunion, it's been nearly a decade since frontman Ian Brown released...

Le Butcherettes | bi/MENTAL

Suffering for your art is one thing. But what Teresa Suárez Cosío supposedly endured to create her band's fourth album takes it to another level. According to reports, the...

Guided By Voices | Zeppelin Over China

It's been almost 25 years since my first Guided By Voices gig. It was at the old Crocodile Cafe in Seattle in 1994, on their Insects of Rock Tour,...

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