Super Fan or Sucker? My experience as a KISS VIP.

The trend of paid Meet & Greets is here to stay, but are they worth shilling out the sometimes exorbitant prices? Here’s my experience at the KISS meet and greet.

Can Axl Rose and Slash Keep it Together for a New Album?

No one thought they’d ever reunite. Can they last long enough to create new music together?

Getting concert tickets these days…

Are fan club memberships the new “sleeping in front of the venue” when it comes to concert tickets?

Marvel Comics vs DC Comics: who wins the musical showdown? (part 2)

At the end of the first round of this musical showdown, Marvel Comics was up 3 to 2 after Superman and Spider-Man battled. Let’s start round 2 with another giant…

Marvel Comics vs DC Comics: who wins the musical showdown? (part 1)

I was recently playing a bunch of superhero scores, and I started thinking about how the quality of a musical score has nothing to do with the quality of the…

Music for Remembrance Day

Today is a day of remembrance in Canada as we celebrate Remembrance Day to honour the fallen soldiers who served this country (in the UK it is known as Armistice…

A few thoughts on U2’s deal with Apple

U2 and Apple made a big splash this week by releasing without warning (although there were a lot of rumours) their new album Age of Innocence for free on iTunes.…

The ticket stub of the future

I’ve ranted before about my attachment to good, old-fashioned ticket stubs in an article. I feel that showing my phone/credit card/receipt robs the concert experience of its most prized memento: the…

5 musical wishes for 2014

After looking backward at the year that just ended, I’d like to look forward to 2014, and list out 5 things I hope will come to pass in the musical…

My 10 favourite musical events of 2013

Best of lists are by definition pretentious, so I thought I’d avoid the whole argument and just go with my ten favourite moments of 2013. It’s really the same thing…
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