The Myth of Swift

While many of us ignore commercialized pop music regularly and with ease, it's important to understand that media coverage of Taylor Swift, "The Butterscotch...

Road Diaries: How to Travel Across America in Style – Santa Fe

Steve Pipps' Road Diaries (Part 3 of 4): Santa Fe Driving through the southwest is awful. It’s beautiful, but also awful in so many ways....

The Jesus and Mary Chain: Barbed Wire Kisses by Zoë Howe

Never mind the naysayers, we are in a terrific time for literature. The "we" here is music lovers of the 70's, 80's and 90's,...

Confessions of a Mother Mother Mother

If you ask a teenager who their favourite band is, nine times out of ten they can tell you. Usually emphatically. As people get...

Third Eye Blind Shine On at Wayhome 2016 Review & Photos

Third Eye Blind has been in the news very recently. They've been in that news that everyone is stuck in right now, the muck...

Satellite of Love

  "Satellites gone, up to the skies. Things like that drive me out of my mind." The lyrics are just nothing, almost impressionistic. But in Lou...

How Chris Rock Gave The Oscars Social & Cultural Relevance Again, Even if Some...

Before the world knew and loved Chappelle, and he perfected a brand of comedy that is sublime in its exact timbre of exploration of...

Bestival Toronto Day One: Bad Weather is Banished and Families are Welcome

Bestival Toronto returned for its second year in the city in a new home, Woodbine Park in Toronto's east end. A big change from...

The Concert I Wish I’d Been To

I missed a lot of concerts when I was young. Mostly because I was a huge nerd who spent his Saturday afternoons watching re-runs...

Time Festival VIP Ticket Giveaway

Time Festival VIP Ticket Giveaway To enter to win Two VIP Time Festival passes: please like* Step on Magazine on Facebook or follow us on...

2015 in Music News & Culture: The Year That Was

The Year That Was According to Us: Music News, Culture, and closer to home. January belatedly kicked off for us with a small but decisive bang:...

Metric, Shad, A Tribe Called Red, Wolf Parade & Dilly Dally at Wayhome Festival...

THE BEST OF OUR FEST Highlights of the stuffed full of goodness Wayhome 2016 lineup included  a strong roster of Canadian bands. It's a great...