Photo Gallery: The Trews – CNE Bandshell, Toronto – September 2nd 2018

Photos from The Trews’ concert in Toronto on September 2nd 2018

Concert review: Sons of Apollo – Corona Theatre, Montreal – April 19th 2018

The supergroup Sons of Apollo gave an impressive display of virtuosity on their Canadian debut

Photo gallery: Les BB – Boucherville – June 17th 2017

Les BB were immensely popular in Quebec in the late 80’s, early 90’s. Thirty years on, gone are the hairspray and fancy clothes, and what’s left is a really cracking…

Photo Gallery: Neal Morse Band – Club Soda – Montreal – January 31st 2017

Photos from the Neal Morse Band concert at Club Soda in Montreal on January 31st 2017

Amoeba Music: a rare specimen of the endangered species known as “record store”

When I was a teenager, one of the first things I did on a trip was scout out record stores. A trip to a major US city would usually mean…

Concert review: The Trews with The Lazys – Petit Café Campus, Montreal, October 18 2014

There are things about the music business that puzzle me. Artists with limited talent get pushed so hard by the labels that they find major success, while some amazingly talented…

Concert Review: Airbourne with The Glorious Sons and One Bad Son – Corona Theatre – Montreal, October 16th 2014

The Corona was host to a triple bill of rock as Australian rockers Airbourne were in town to promote their latest album Black Dog Barking, with support from Canadian bands…

Song Lyrics in the Real World: The Ramones – 53rd and 3rd

53rd and 3rd is a song from the Ramones’s self titled debut album from 1976. Recorded in less than in a week in February of that year at Plaza Sound…

Concert Review: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Bell Centre, Montreal – August 28 2014

1981. By all accounts, that was the last time Tom Petty had played in Montreal. Was it worth the wait? To the more than 8000 faithfuls at the Bell Centre,…
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