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...

Time Festival At Fort York Garrison Common

Overall, the 2016 edition of Toronto’s Time Festival went off without a hitch.  Saturday’s weather was the type that festivals are made for - sunny...

Soundgarden, Jane’s Addiction, and Monster Truck at Big Music Fest

Kitchener Ontario's McLennan Park was briefly home to some hard rock giants on Saturday. July 10th as Big Music Fest welcomed Hamilton's Monster Truck, Alternative ground...

The Wedding Present: Essential Detours & the 2017 Live Experience

The best of our modern rock music is not made from the wish-fulfillment posturing of an Oasis, or the detached irony of so much...

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...

Belly Talks to Us about Collaborations, Friendship, Inspirations, New Music and Touring Again

By Jacqueline Howell Belly, the influential American band who gave the early 1990s Alternative music scene much of its patina and some of the best female-led...

10 Essential Records from the Summer of ‘95

Depending what age you were in 1995, the year left a different impression on you.  For me, the only thing I recall is going...

Slowdive: Slowdive – The love and the fight

"Nothing left to lose. Nothing left to fight" are really a person of reason's fighting words. Slowdive's self-titled new album is out today, May 5th, amid...

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 Prophets of Rage Remind Us That The Party’s Over

By Jacqueline Howell The Prophets of Rage have hit the road (and the skies) for a large scale tour- there are 27! dates left so...

Who To See: WayHome Music & Arts Festival Day 2 & 3

Step On magazine's WayHome Music & Arts Festival guide makes sure you have the most fun, see the best bands, on the greatest stages,...