Pete Townshend | All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes Rare Promo Posters

Pete Townshend once quipped that he should have won a "Stupid Title of the Year" award for the name of this 1982 solo album All the Best Cowboys Have...

The Clash | 1982 Tour Poster

Did you ever see that episode of the Bruce McCulloch sitcom Young Drunk Punk where the kid tries to score tickets to a Clash concert in Calgary? I'm pretty...

Blue Öyster Cult | Extraterrestrial Live Poster

You really have to hand it to Blue Öyster Cult. They've definitely beaten the odds. In one form or another, they've been around for more than 50 years. They...

Nash the Slash | Rare 1980s Tour Posters

I am old enough not only to remember Nash the Slash, but to remember seeing the Canadian indie-rock outlier multiple times. Almost always in some tiny, grotty club or...

Indie Roundup (TGIF Edition) | Seven Songs to Jump-Start Your Weekend

Mitski comes clean, Black Needle Noise get social, John Muirhead sleeps it off, Gotthard go soft, Nailed to Obscurity paint it black and more in today's Roundup. Come on,...

Tom Petty | Vintage Hard Promises Album Promo Poster

I don't have any Tom Petty stories to share that I haven't posted already. So, to go with my vintage promo poster for Petty's 1981 album Hard Promises, here...

Indie Roundup | Ten Tremendous Tracks to Try Today

Dead Can Dance get mythical, Cellar Darling hold a wake, Accept take a break, Burning Witches cry, Opeth see ghosts, Fast Romantics head south and much more in today's...

The Clash | London Calling Promo Poster

With the 40th anniversary of London Calling on the horizon — The Clash’s landmark, career-making double album came out Dec. 14, 1979 in the U.K., though it didn't arrive...

Van Halen | RARE 1980 Western Canada Tour Poster

When I came across this ancient Van Halen tour poster recently, I was a little confused at first: I distinctly remember seeing them in Winnipeg around this time, but...

Talking Heads | The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads 1982 Promo Poster

This week, Talking Heads — or at least someone claiming to be Talking Heads — started an Instagram account. So naturally, people immediately started nattering about a reunion tour. I'll...

Motörhead | Iron Fist Promo Poster

Lemmy was laid to rest four years ago this week. Fast Eddie Clarke died two years ago this week. Seems like the right time to share this promo poster...

Eric Clapton | Timepieces Promo Poster

It took me a few minutes to come up with something to write about this Eric Clapton poster. Then I remembered: I actually met him! The year was 1999....

Leon Redbone | 1980s Western Canadian Tour Poster

I was sad to read that Leon Redbone passed away last week at age 69. It wasn't a total shock; he had retired from performing a few years back,...

Usher | All About U: Ultra-Rare Advance Promo Box

Over the decades, I've amassed an absurdly huge archive of physical music. I would conservatively estimate I've got somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 pieces of CDs and vinyl. Naturally,...

Indie Roundup | Five New Numbers To Make Monday More Manageable

Balthazar entertain you, Grand Analog take flight, Mk.gee rings in the new year and Jane's Party double up on today's Roundup. Jane, stop this crazy thing! 1 | We could...

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