Found musical treasures: Pop music revolves around Johnny Marr

After the sudden end of The Smiths, and the equally abrupt out-of-the-box launch of Morrissey’s solo release (a head-spinning 5 months after the break up), fans...

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...

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...

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 Beautiful Ones: Suede’s Triumphant Return And The Untold Glastonbury Headline

AND ON YOU MY TATTOO WILL BE BLEEDING. AND THE NAME WILL STAIN. (SUEDE, THE WILD ONES) There was a lot of internet chatter in...

Ezra Furman: An Interview Mid-Way Through An Unmissable Tour

Ezra Furman has been just a little busy of late. The singer/songwriter and seriously original performer, supported by his versatile and seamless backing band,...

Shiiine On Weekender Sunday: I Don’t Want To Fade Out, I Want To Fade...

Shiiine On Weekender –Butlin’s Arena, Minehead, Somerset UK. November 6-9th, 2015. Day 4: Sunday 2:00 p.m. Stray observations from the weekend: we didn’t get to say goodbye to...

Wayhomesick

On July 24, 25 and 26, history was made in an old campground north of Barrie, Ontario. Summer came fully to the region, with soaring...

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...

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...

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...