The Tragically Hip: A Canadian Shield

The Tragically Hip, Fully and Completely Tour Canada Day (July 1) Molson Ampitheatre, Toronto. (Tour, along with a few new dates, continues through September...

Found treasures: Lollapalooza ’94 Beastie Boys mosh pit guide

Lollapalooza ‘94 was the first and last time we at the future Step On would get to see our beloved Beastie Boys perform live...

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...
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Eden Music Fest Manifesto: fans take the story back

As organizers of Bonnaroo (partnered with Republic Live) recently announced a multi-day camping music festival near Barrie, Ontario planned for summer 2015, it’s a...

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...

The Haçienda: How Not to Run a Club – Revisited

By Dave MacIntyre Peter Hook, the legendary bass player and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order turned 59 today so what better time to...

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....

Nothing Can Save Us

"There’s no such thing as old or new,” sang a resigned Nigel Benjamin on “Career”, Mott's 1976 hymn to blank horizons, “Cuz everything’s been said...

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...

The Punk Singer: Reclaimed Hero

The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen Hanna While Documentaries are their own  well-defined genre and sub genres, the very best sub-sub-genre of these are films...

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...

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...