Imagine Neil Young at the border crossing, rapping with the immigration guy about his green-card circumstance. He was born in 1 country, lives in a different. Does he have anything to declare? Always. In reality, you can not shut him up. Young’s 39th studio record is The Visitor, a protest-record rally telephone, at turns ornery… Read More


You have probably never heard of Slow — a five-piece rock ‘n’ roll band that’s reuniting after 30 years to perform a string of shows in Victoria and Vancouver — and that is not surprising. The group’s full oeuvre consisted of one and a six-song EP. They only played a couple of shows east of… Read More


Rob Gonsalves: Artist. Musician. Husband. Brother. Born July 10, 1959, in Toronto; expired June 14, 2017, near Brockville, Ont.; from suicide; aged 57. Rob left this Earth on his own terms when he took his own life, calmly and deliberately on a gorgeous day in June. An accomplished Canadian artist and musician, Rob was 57… Read More


In late 2014, Paper Bag Records founder Trevor Larocque opened up a self-descriptive record store (The Tiny Record Shop) at Toronto’s east end. Now, he is producing product for the store, via a new vinyl-only label imprint, Paper Bag Vintage. The objective is to reissue Canadian indie albums which have been out of print or… Read More


Canadian crooner Michael Buble says that he feels privileged to be hosting the 2018 Juno Awards, a music industry gala he describes as “my happy place.” The British Columbia native was tapped to direct the music awards show last year until he bowed out when his eldest son, Noah, was diagnosed with cancer. “It has… Read More


Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard-rock group AC/DC who helped create these head-banging anthems as Highway to Hell, Hells Bells and Back in Black, has expired. He was 64. AC/DC declared the departure Saturday on their official Facebook page and site. A representative for the group confirmed that the… Read More


Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock group AC/DC who helped create these head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC declared the departure Saturday in their official Facebook webpage and site Saturday. A representative for the group confirmed… Read More