Obsessive music fan, specifically Bowie, Heart, Cheap Trick, Roxy Music, etc.
35 Years Ago: Sex Pistols Play Final Show
It’s hard to imagine now, but back in 1978, O.G. punk rockers the Sex Pistols were public enemies in both the States and their native United Kingdom.
5 Best Bands of M For Montreal 2012
The dust has settled on another M For Montreal. Besides slight fatigue, a healthy stash of exotic chocolate and several live reviews, what we’re left with are some serious crushes on great new bands. The following five Canadian acts stood out from the pack for one simple reason: good…
M For Montreal: Of Monsters and Men Triumph In Return Engagement
M for Montreal on Friday and Saturday is more like a traditional music festival, such as SXSW and CMJ. Venues all over the city host shows that are open to the public as well as festival-goers, meaning it pays to show up early to an in-demand show.
M For Montreal 2012 Recap: Whitehorse, the Balconies Show That Ladies Rule
One of the most gratifying things about M For Montreal -- if not Canada's music scene in general -- is how many women are in the performing bands.
M For Montreal 2012 Recap: No Joy, Young Galaxy Among Early Highlights
Now in its seventh year, M For Montreal is still one of Canada's best-kept secrets. The annual music festival showcases the country's best up-and-coming bands -- with a special focus on Montreal's homegrown acts, of course -- and highlights select acts from the United States, Iceland …
Courtney Love Reunites With Hole’s ‘Live Through This’ Lineup for Surprise Set
It’s safe to say ‘90s nostalgia is running in overdrive this week, what with Pulp’s celebrated return to the U.S. and Coachella sets from Refused, James, Mazzy Star, and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
Rockers We’ve Lost In 2012: Michael Davis
Bassist Michael Davis died Feb. 17 after battling liver disease. He was 68. The musician was an original member of the MC5, the legendary Detroit garage-punk band known for their shuddering riffs, incendiary live shows and proto-punk tunes such as 'Kick Out the Jams...
Rockers We’ve Lost In 2012: Brenner Eugenides
Brenner Eugenides died March 7 as a result of complications from diabetes. He was 26. Besides spending much of 2010 on the road as the sound man for Hot Hot Heat, Eugenides also played guitar in grungy Brooklyn rockers Broken Glow, who released the 'Watercolors' EP in 2011...
Rockers We’ve Lost In 2012: Robbie France
Veteran drummer Robbie France died on Jan. 14, reportedly of a ruptured aorta. He was 52. Although the musician spent time in many pop, classic rock and metal bands (including UFO, Wishbone Ash and Diamond Head), he was also the co-founder of Britpop group Skunk Anansie...
Rockers We’ve Lost In 2012: Matthew Smith
Marbles for Eyes guitarist Matthew Smith passed away March 11 at the age of 28. The Akron, Ohio, native had just finished performing a Youngstown gig with his band when he suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness; attempts to revive him failed, and Smith later died at a local hospital...