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Emo has been a dirty word for as long as I can remember, at least since some wimps from this nation's cold northern fringes snagged the descriptor from our capital city's emotive hardcore bands and…   Read Story »
Right now, the Art Gallery Of Ontario is hosting an exhibit called David Bowie Is, which collects artifacts from Bowie's entire career. And to celebrate the exhibit's opening, Bowie has shared a list…   Read Story »
People hate U2. OK, people hate a lot of bands. Out of the other Great Artists we've covered in this feature, though, U2 elicit ire more than others. Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and the…   Read Story »
Immersing yourself in Drake's catalog is more than a little like jumping into bed with the guy for one of those torrid affairs he likes to emote about in the endless tear-stained diary that is his…   Read Story »
Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff told me in an interview for an R.E.M. retrospective piece a few years back that when his band was initially conceived, "What was shocking, and quite funny to me,…   Read Story »
Virgin Mobile Freefest is understandably something that a lot of music fans look forward to every year. The organizers have always curated a line-up that is a hell of a lot better than you would…   Read Story »
Frightened Rabbit is on a hot streak. Starting with September of last year and the State Hospital EP, then through the release of Pedestrian Verse in February, and finally last Tuesday with the Late…   Read Story »
It's that time of year again: Time to take stock of the vast armies of new musicians making music in the past year, and to pick out a few dozen of the best and brightest. In the three previous annual…   Read Story »
The first time I heard Nine Inch Nails, I was barely fourteen, hanging, unsupervised, with my friend at the time and his older brother — a "bad kid" judging by his pierced ear and Grateful Dead…   Read Story »
Though the current fad is to compartmentalize indie rock of the last decade as something quaint, narrow, and somewhat embarrassing, the Decemberists shouldn't have to worry about the fickle listening…   Read Story »