“She’s never late,” the publicist is saying, referring to the singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman. “This isn’t like her,” she continues. We sit in a cozy coffee shop, make small talk and wait on the woman taking her time. The new album from Lindeman bears the name of her folk-rock band, The Weather Station. The lineup fluctuates;… Read More


This article was originally published on Wed., Nov. 28, 1984. Such a peculiar evening it had been. At 6:30, the O’Keefe Centre’s house lights dimmed, the chatter of the crowd dimmed to whispers, and then silence. The white grand piano appeared on stage left: Fats Domino – the larger-than- life figure of the rolling New… Read More


For at least a decade, former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters has loudly protested policies of the Israeli authorities he maintains amount to an occupation and collective punishment of Palestinians. It has attracted criticism so acute that now, Mr. Waters has a word of warning for people who want to join the motion of… Read More


It is not surprising that the creators of the international Unsound Festival – a music festival that specializes in the non-verbal and the experiential – would choose Halloween as a peg on which to hang a couple of concerts of atmospheric music, played on instruments both conventional and electronic. The festival originates in Poland, the… Read More


Fans of the Tragically Hip flocked into the band’s music as they mourned the passing of singer Gord Downie, which drove a massive increase in sales, radio and streams play. Eleven albums from the Kingston, Ont., rockers climbed on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the week that ended Oct. 19. It had been the… Read More


Justin Timberlake has been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson cause a nationwide controversy. The NFL announced Sunday night that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota. This will be the third time for Timberlake to do at halftime,… Read More


In retrospect, it was probably inevitable: This week, Jann Wenner, the mercurial founder of Rolling Stone magazine, told The New York Times that he had been disappointed in a new biography to that he had given his involvement, slapping down the author, Joe Hagan, for making “something deeply flawed and tawdry, instead of substantial.” True,… Read More