Gord Downie’s Canada and The Stories We (Ought To) Tell

By Josh Scott     On Saturday August 20th, history was made: The Tragically Hip performed the final show of their Man Machine Poem Tour. While massive...

Bonnaroo Travelogue: Anything Can Happen

Anything can happen! Anything can happen! Anything can happen!!!!!! My best friend Rochelle and I roared this joyful refrain along with Ellie Goulding at the top of...

The Idea of North at AGO: Curated by Steve Martin Opens Canada Day, July...

Steve Martin, iconic actor/writer/comedian/musician (lately with Edie Brickell) is also an avid art fan who discovered our own icon Lawren Harris of Group of...

Wayhome Guide: Maximum Chill

Wayhome Music and Arts Festival returns to Oro-Medonte north of Toronto for its second year July 22, 23 & 24th (26 days!) with an expanded...

Summer Mixtape: Synth-Pop & RetroWave Chapter 1

  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PLu6rxrc9PBQFPTWXP5lBgqJGDPXqP4YON] With: The Cure, New Order, Grimes, Electronic, Tame Impala, Pet Shop Boys, Electronic, Brandon Flowers, The Knife, OMD, BLAJK, Alphaville, The Spoons, Pet...

Prince is All in our Music & Culture Links News Roundup

"Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word life. It means forever and that's a mighty long...

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...

I’ll Be Your Saint: Art Finds from Everywhere Part 1

And a link: Feature Shoot pointed me towards the striking (and strikingly original) work of New Zealand Photographer Niki Boon's "Childhood in the Raw". Her subjects...

Rest in Peace, Merle Haggard

"And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried Mama tried to raise me...

On Popular Culture: Does Context Matter Anymore?

The oh-too-easy lure of the YouTube Black Hole can take you down anytime defenses are lowered and procrastination has had even four minutes to percolate. Somehow,...

On Tour: Who’s Pulling Up to the Foot of Your Driveway?

Check out our new chalkboard. Time to start planning springtime tour dates! Winter is almost over. There's been a lot of great tour announcements...

Revisiting the Modern Classics of Literature: 1. AHWOSG – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering...

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Based on a True Story By Dave Eggers Vintage Canada Edition, 2001 The First in our new series Revisiting the Modern Classics...