2016 in review

As 2016 comes to an end, I have come to the conclusion that it wasn’t a great year for music. We’ve lost too many great musicians (a trend I fear will continue as the pioneers of rock and pop aren’t getting any younger), and few releases have managed to really grab me. There were a lot…

30 years of concerts

Exactly 30 years ago today, on March 12 1984, I saw my first rock concert. At the tender age of 12, I managed to convince my parents to take me to see KISS at the Colisée in Quebec City. I’d managed to convince my parents to take me the year before, on the Creatures of…