While I’ve never found concerts themselves to be anything less than exciting and wonderful experiences, I spent quite a bit of my life not fully understanding the appeal of live recordings.  For some people, I know the draw lies in the energy of the performance, but that’s never come through for me outside of direct […]

Ever since I came upon the honest music and haunting vocals of Canadian singer-songwriter Ché Aimee Dorval, I’ve anxiously awaited the chance to hear new solo music from her beyond her album Underachiever and her EP Volume One.  News of an album in the works has been trickling in for months now, but it was […]

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve rather suddenly found myself listening to—and seriously enjoying—the works of Jimmy Buffett.  I’ve resisted my desire to discuss his music with much depth, because writing about his older works feels redundant given its notoriety, and my knowledge of his decades-long career is not extensive enough for a […]

When I was a high school senior, I adopted a pretty aggressive policy of refusing to have shame about my music tastes, which meant that I began to openly acknowledge my love of music that I never would have previously have admitted to enjoying.  It resulted in more than a few discussions on the subject, […]

It’s been some time since I spoke of the honest, warm folk music of singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop.  I feel compelled to break that silence, however, due to the recent release of his single, “Fall,” a stunning composition that bears all the qualities that made me fall in love with his work in the first place. […]

A lot of things can cause a band to break up, from creative differences to personal disagreements to simply feeling like it’s time to move forward.  For melodic-rock band Thriving Ivory, it was an awkward record label transition that left them powerless to put out new music—that is, until they eventually parted ways with their […]

If I say the name Anthony Head, there’s a reasonably good chance that “musician” isn’t going to be one of the associations that comes to your mind. You’re most likely to recognize him as an actor, one who’s played a plethora of roles but is probably best known for his seven-year role as Rupert Giles […]