Essential Albums - Sharon Van Etten

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Sharon Van Etten discusses five instructive classics

May 28, 2014

Peeling back the layers of her new album Are We There, The Brooklyn singer/songwriter reveals some unlikely influences.

Owen Pallett, Primer

PRIMER: The Many Lives of Owen Pallett

May 27, 2014

Tracing the path that led to his new album In Conflict through a handful of key collaborations and solo pieces.

How Teenage Head Paved the way for Canadian Indie Rock

Teenage Beer Drinking Party: How Teenage Head paved the way for Canadian indie rock

May 22, 2014

They were never as big as the Ramones, but every Canadian touring band owes something to Teenage Head.

Essential Albums - Woods

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere talks five still-challenging records from his teens

May 21, 2014

The Brooklyn psych band's multi-instrumentalist returns to high school for five albums that still flip switches in his brain.

Nash The Slash

RIP Nash The Slash: Our final interview with the Toronto avant-garde pioneer

May 13, 2014

We spoke with the music legend last year. Here's what he had to say about integrity, web hype, and his legacy.

Owen Pallett interview

INTERVIEW: Owen Pallett on his move to Montreal, sensationalist journalism, and made-up music beefs

May 8, 2014

Owen Pallett has mixed feelings about music journalism, theory and criticism, and he's not afraid to tell us why.

No Simple Explanation: Have The Tragically Hip Become Cool Again?

May 7, 2014

Rewriting the history of Canada's quintessential rock band.