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...

Montage of Heck: Straight Documentary, Poison Pill Or Love Letter?

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Director: Brett Morgen, 2015 The trailer for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, released to wordwide fanfare after the film screened at 2015’s SXSW, deserves...

Jesus and Mary Chain: 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy Live

The Jesus and Mary Chain: 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, May 1, 2015 as part of Canadian Music Week Jesus and Mary...

The Manics Deliver a Stunning Holy Bible in Toronto

Manic Street Preachers Toronto Danforth Music Hall The feeling in the air on this Monday night is one of electric anticipation. Twenty years after its release, Manic...
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Keep it Goin’ Full Steam: MCA Adam Yauch’s 20 Greatest Hits & Hidden Tracks

To mark the 3rd anniversary of Adam Yauch's passing on May 4th, we've assembled a list of our Top 20 Greatest MCA lines. These include the...

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...

In Photos: Florence and other Queens of Rock

With Festival Season underway, there's been a lot of talk about the lack of female representation on the festival bills, as well as within music...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...