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...

Audio Interviews of Mark Gardener and Phil King from Ola’s Kool Kitchen

To the many of you who cruise the forums and websites dedicated to Shoegaze, Dreampop, Noise rock, etc. you’re likely already very familiar with...

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...

I AM LONO: New Music & An Interview With Matthew Stephen Cooper

What do you do when you share an obsession for The Doors, John Carpenter, and Hunter S. Thompson?  You form a band of course! I...

The Foreign Resort Canadian Tour: Feature / Review and Pics

Update: The Foreign Resort can next be seen in Denmark, Germany and The Czech Republic from late May (with Dead Leaf Echo) and into...

Our Favourite Fallen Idols: We Talk to Adorable’s Pete Fij and Robert Dillam

Article and Interview by Estella Rosa Adorable emerged just when Shoegaze fizzled out and Glam/ Britpop started to surface so they couldn’t really be categorized...

Like the Head on the Door Was a Dream

OUCH. On the 30 year anniversary of this great record, Dave suggested I write about an album I love: The Head on the Door...

I’d Kill a Dragon For You: On Sinead O’Connor

Part 1. We Are Talking About No Less Than Killing Dragons. Sinéad O'Connor came rocketing out of Dublin, Ireland and implausibly landed in the late 80's Pop...

Life After ‘Gaze Part 1: Lush and Pale Saints

These days, if you pick one of the key bands from the first peak of Shoegaze in the 90’s and ask “Whatever happened to...

WayHome Music And Arts Festival – Part 2

Our continuing coverage of WayHome Festival featuring Viet Cong, Sloan, Hozier, Neil Young, and the scenery that surrounded them all.  

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  After two years of online production at steponmagazine.com, we're going into print! Our first-ever print & digital edition January Yearbook, expected to be ready for...

Pete Fij on Books, Film, and Life After Adorable

As fans of Shoegaze and 90's British Rock / Alternative / Indie music know, Pete Fij is a founding member and lead singer of...