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...

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...

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,...

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....

Shiiine On Weekender: Friday – The Full English

Shiiine On Weekender –Butlin’s Arena, Minehead, Somerset UK. November 6-9th, 2015. Day 2: Friday With no less than 40 band and DJ slots on 5 stages...

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...

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 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...
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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 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...

Shiiine On Weekender: Saturday – Atmosphere

Shiiine On Weekender –Butlin’s Arena, Minehead, Somerset UK. November 6-9th, 2015. Day 3: Saturday Here it is. We 6000 strong are not teens on the bedroom floor...

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...