Kate Tempest | The Book of Traps and Lessons

WHO IS SHE? The 33-year-old London poet, playwright, novelist and spoken-word performer who has also carved out an unlikely career as an acclaimed and respected musical artist in her...

The Minus 5 | Stroke Manor

WHO ARE THEY? The loose alt-rock collective centered around singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Scott McCaughey, a Pacific Northwest cult hero and eccentric popster whose resume includes bands like Young Fresh...

Mitch Ryder | Detroit Breakout!

WHO IS HE? The original Motor City Madman and frontman of the Detroit Wheels whose rock ’n’ roll resume includes bar-band standards and soul-powered classics like Devil With the...

Peter Frampton Band | All Blues

WHO IS HE? The former Humble Pie guitarist, talk-box aficionado and mega-selling ’70s arena-pop heartthrob who spent decades slowly rebuilding his musical credibility — only to be diagnosed recently...

Chris Shiflett | Hard Lessons

WHO IS HE? The longtime Foo Fighters guitar slinger, former member of punk rock upstarts No Use For a Name and Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, and sometime...

ZZ Top | Goin’ 50

WHO ARE THEY? That Little Ol' Band From Texas — aka The World's Biggest Band From Texas — and power trio whose membership has remained unchanged for half a...

Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Servants of the Sun

WHO ARE THEY? The psychedelic California hippie-rock jammers led by the former (and possibly future) Black Crowes frontman and former (but unlikely to be future) husband of Kate Hudson. WHAT...

Roger Daltrey | The Who’s Tommy Orchestral

WHO IS HE? Who indeed. The leather-lunged frontman of British rock legends The Who, Roger Daltrey can still huff and puff and blow the house down at age 75. WHAT...

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...

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...

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