Album Closers Done Right

Album closers are a tricky business. This is the last song the listener will hear, you want it to be good….

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So sorry, did I offend you?

I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been more entertained by Billy Corgan’s comments than his music. I was reading…

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Live Shows Worth Seeing

I think shows and records are the two chief outputs of a band (I suppose I’m ignoring minor things like t-shirts,…

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Best Music of 2012

Best Music of 2012

It’s been a pretty average year for music, not as bad as last year, but overall still pretty mediocre. What’s most…

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Are All the Rock Stars Dead?

The modern day mythology of sex, drugs, & rock’n’roll is as unquestionably accepted as any other role we pigeonhole ourselves into….

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Review of “Hardcore Hooligan”
by The Business

In 2003 the Business released an album where every single song is about soccer (‘football’ to them). Myself not being any…

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Please Stop at the 5th Verse

We often get asked why we keep our songs so short. Truth be told, none of our songs are extremely short…

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10 Cover Songs that Surpass the Original

Cover songs are something I don’t recommend new bands do. I’m often at a local show trying to take in some…

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Bands as Beggars

Ever been to a show that was going well, the band was playing some decent songs (that maybe you’ll check out…

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Ottawa: Highlights from an Underrated Punk Scene

We often see clusters of great bands coming from the same city around the same time. London, for example, in the…

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