Iconic acts Metallica, Bouncing Souls, Blink-182, and Rancid dropped new albums, taking up most of the oxygen in 2023. However, Samiam and Diesel Boy, managed to deliver albums that stand proudly alongside the best of their discographies. We also got six Nicolas Cage movies.
Comic books and band biographies are my go-to comfort reads. Here are a few biographies that I think should exist:
Weezer has released a ton of b-sides and demos over the years, and some of them are better than their studio albums. Here are a few highlights:
I think it’s safe to say that the Misfits are now a legacy act and we won’t see any new albums (and that’s probably for the best). From lineup changes, legal battles, to Danzig’s volatility; it’s been a rocky ride that started glory before ending in farce.
It’s been another weird year in a series of unprecedented weird years. Despite Toronto suffering one of the longest lockdowns of any major city, we managed to play a few shows, release a few singles, and record new music. Fingers crossed for something closer to normal in 2022; but for now, let’s look back and appreciate the music of this past weird year:
With thousands of bands in the pre-internet days, so many from this era get overlooked. Here are some of our favourites that you don’t hear about in the documentaries:
It’s a running joke that Weezer fans notoriously hate the vast majority of the band’s catalogue. We recently made a playlist that got some traction highlighting some great Weezer songs that are not by Weezer (songs that sound like Weezer by other bands). Here are some of the highlights from the playlist:
It’s been a rough year, no need to summarize. The good news is next year cannot possibly be worse! Live shows, tours, and physical human contact will be back soon, but for now here’s the music that helped us get through this shitty year. We also included a video version incase you don’t want to read.
I was gonna write a list of the best Propagandhi songs, but there were too many and the list was getting huge. Instead I decided to list my favourite Propagandhi tracks that seem a bit ignored and overlooked.