LINER NOTES: Drainolith’s Alexander Moskos gives a track-by-track breakdown of Hysteria

May 29, 2015

The prolific writer/musician tells us how the Hell's Angels, Beastie Boys and "tragic Montreal" inspired his new album.

Action Bronson

Will Action Bronson be turfed from NXNE’s main stage?

May 28, 2015

We spoke to NXNE Director Michael Hollett about how they plan to respond to the public outcry over their festival headliner.

Liner Notes - Black Baron - Abject Skin

LINER NOTES: Black Baron’s Abject Skin proves old punks can learn new tricks

May 27, 2015

The Hamilton-based four-piece talk punk politics and why hardcore kids always get into New Order. They also premiere the first stream of their debut album.

Indie Label Spotlight - Banko Gotiti

INDIE LABEL SPOTLIGHT: Montreal’s Banko Gotiti shows what a music community can do when they band together

May 26, 2015

Banko Gotiti has built an enviable catalogue of warped pop music in under a year. We spoke to kinda/sorta president Pat Jordache about how they did that.

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.