The first album by Punk Soul Brothers is a solid collection of minimalist agitational beat-heavy tracks. But the sound is… Read More

In Sophie Scott-Brown’s excellent, well-researched and insightful biography of Colin Ward, one of Britain’s most interesting alternative thinkers of the… Read More

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The Singer To these ears, Johnny Cash’s singing style was basically the same for the vast majority of his recording… Read More

The Latest Albums by Man and Son of Man 1 Anachronism Tango by Man came out in 2019, coinciding with… Read More

The Impermanent Resident album has received some airplay on college radio here in Canada, getting into the top 10 at… Read More

Jazz guitarist and composer Patrick Naylor has a new one out, called ‘Winter Dream’. The album contains nine varied tracks,… Read More

A new song built on the foundations of an old one. The current world health crisis can’t be described as… Read More

We expected to be playing at Grossman’s, Toronto, on April 10th but it’s been cancelled due to coronavirus. So here’s… Read More

It’s tempting, when explaining to people who Neil Innes was, to immediately associate him with the world-famous English exports he… Read More

On Spotify, Apple Music and elsewhere, there now exists a digital version of the joint release with poet Stuart Ross… Read More

My First Time “The shit on the streets of our townComes in different shades of brownWhat I mean can be… Read More

The Last Voyage aka Soundtrack to a Non-Existent Movie, is just one of four album releases so far this year… Read More

The anecdotal information I could gather about The Bad Plus before attending their gig at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on… Read More

The Event Farewell Michael Holt. The singer-songwriter, classical pianist/composer and cultural activist had a great send off on June 30th.… Read More

Phil Ryan, keyboard player, singer and songwriter with the Welsh rock band Man, died on April 30th 2016. Phil Ryan… Read More

Ken Aldcroft: 1969-2016 When someone dies unexpectedly in youth or middle age, as guitarist Ken Aldcroft did on September 17th,… Read More

Parade (1986) It was hard for Prince to win over some sections of the music-listening public. He was part Jimi… Read More

We’re having a bash in the back room of the Cameron House, 408 Queen St West, Toronto, on Saturday October… Read More

There’s an open stage with a difference going on halfway down Roncevalles Avenue in Toronto’s mid-west. The first Catweazle Toronto… Read More

The donut shop is practically unheard of in the UK. There, people think of doughnuts as large, sticky confectionary items,… Read More

Thanks to all the folks who watched the Gare Black video I was going on about last month. This time… Read More

A review of the CD ‘Big Mouth’ by Happy Joe: New Jersey’s premier shouter-songwriter Joe Canzano picks up where he… Read More

If anyone personifies the great work done by artists not receiving corporate support, it’s Al Lindsay. I’ve singled out the song Fly Away from 2009’s Shingle Street CD because it’s a good example of Al doing what he does best. There’s nothing flashy about the singing or the song but like a lot of great folk and blues it works on a sensual, pre-intellectual level.
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Last weekend I went to a music festival (the 2009 WOMAD festival at Charlton Park, Wiltshire, UK) for the first… Read More