Mixed Up

At the end of the first vinyl age, a thing we called just records, then, The Cure's Mixed Up was the last record I...

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...

2016: Our Year in Music

First: we want to wish all of our readers, visitors, friends, collaborators, contributors, patient interview subjects, festival friends and fellow music lovers a very...

Arcade Fire is Here to Stay: Wayhome 2016 Review

Arcade Fire is the most unusual and important case of this century of the little weird indie band that could, did, would and will....

Still Waters / Breaking Trail: Canadian Music’s Rocky Heart

or: What Canadian Rock Taught Me "Don't always look back. But look back." - Canadian workingman, visionary, agendaless poet Ken Babstock who joined this cocktail...

The Twilight Sad at Bestival Toronto

Glasgow's (make that  Kilsyth's) The Twilight Sad have been having a banner year. First, in May 2015, Robert Smith covered the band's "There's a...

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...

The Tragically Hip: A Canadian Shield

The Tragically Hip are a national institution. They are the rarest of things in Canadian music, especially Canadian rock music: a band massive enough to...

The Cure to Headline Bestival Toronto 2016: The Future Is…

The Cure announced their 2016 North American tour back in November with Toronto slotted in for one of a couple of dates in June. The...

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 Watchmen: Life in Stereo (Live Review)

The Watchmen Saturday January 30th The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto It sounds like bullshit but you ever notice This whole town of ice and snow Gets you...

Words Fail Us. But They Are All We Have: On David Bowie

There is a wave travelling around the world in the wake of David Bowie's death, even through souls who think they just know a few...