Liner Notes - Afiara Quartet & Skratch Bastid - Spin Cycle

LINER NOTES: Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid’s Spin Cycle is a conversation in song

May 22, 2015

We spoke to the quartet's cellist about the relationships between composer and remixer and why songwriting never ends.

B.B. King

6 Reasons B.B. King Was Cool

May 15, 2015

He broke barriers, popularized the blues, shaped rock & roll and never stopped playing. His influence can't be measured.

socalled - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Socalled talks five albums that exemplify “community”

May 15, 2015

In this boundary-expanding chat, Montreal-based musician/arranger/scene-uniter talks five albums that exemplify his rich cultural, musical and social circle.


Is Babymetal Metal?

May 12, 2015

In a genre that polices its borders so vigorously, why does metal produce so many punchlines and gimmicks?

Liner Notes - Marker Starling

LINER NOTES: Getting lost in Marker Starling’s Rosy Maze

May 8, 2015

Canada's strange angel of underground nightclub kitsch guides us through his latest full-length.

Uncharted - Jazz Cartier

UNCHARTED: Jazz Cartier is Toronto’s next big rapper, because he planned it that way

May 7, 2015

Jazz Cartier has been choreographing his ascent since he was a teenager. Now that it's happening, he's still going up.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck review

Montage of Heck is a Kurt Cobain-led tour through modern rock star mythology

May 5, 2015

Brett Morgen's impressionistic new documentary both dismantles and elevates the tortured genius myth of Kurt Cobain.