LONGREADS


babymetal

Is Babymetal Metal?

May 12, 2015

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

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.

What will the Toronto Music Office do for the music community?

What will the Toronto Music Office do for the music community?

Apr 30, 2015

The City of Toronto's new initiative has inspired scepticism and confusion, but Mike Tanner's attempts to engage the grassroots music community inspire cautious optimism.

TIDAL - The Revolution Will Not Be Spotify

The Revolution Will Not Be Spotify: why failure is an option for Jay Z’s streaming service

Apr 8, 2015

Jay Z's new streaming service isn't a viable business and maybe that's the point.

Could This Be The Golden Age of Animated Music Videos?

Could this be the golden age of the animated music video?

Mar 26, 2015

Many of the highlights of this year's Prism Prize shortlist are animated. So we gathered the nominated Canadian directors working in the medium to discuss how and why they do it.

Do Producers Still Matter?

In the era of Ableton, do producers still matter?

Mar 10, 2015

An email roundtable with Toronto indie musicians and producers about the decline of the classical record producer.

Father John Misty - The Commentary To Comment On

The Commentary To Comment On: Father John Misty Smirks His Way To Truth

Feb 26, 2015

On I Love You, Honeybear Father John Misty aims for sincerity. He's reached it through the most ironic route possible.