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 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...

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 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...

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...

Prince is All in our Music & Culture Links News Roundup

"Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word life. It means forever and that's a mighty long...

The Watchmen: Life in Stereo (Live Review)

The Watchmen Saturday January 30th The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto It sounds like bullshit but you ever notice This whole town of ice and snow Gets you...

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...

2015 in Music News & Culture: The Year That Was

The Year That Was According to Us: Music News, Culture, and closer to home. January belatedly kicked off for us with a small but decisive bang:...

Simply Not Having A Wonderful Christmastime

Three things precipitated this piece. It was reported that Adult-Contemporary spend-triggering "retail" Christmas radio has had a major upset this year. The new Christmas Number One-...

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