When scholars look back at music in 2016, they will no doubt hone in on Kanye West’s impulses. First, in his art: His seventh album The Life of Pablo was released in February, then tweaked endlessly for weeks, largely while an exclusive to the streaming service Tidal. This roll-out was the first of its kind… Read More

This past Saturday night, practically every eye in Canada was on Gord Downie as the Tragically Hip performed what very likely was their last show. He took the opportunity to turn the spotlight onto indigenous issues. He spoke about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was in attendance, stating: “We’re in good hands … he’s going… Read More

Where does one begin with Weaves, the intriguing rock quartet with kaleidoscope minds and dynamic intentions? Let’s start with the Toronto crew’s radical reinvention of the Beatles’ and then move on to the new self-titled debut LP. The 11-track doozy sounds like tUnE-yArDs is spelled and it careens in all sorts of art-rock and indie-pop… Read More