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The Ongoing History of New Music Episode 719: Pseudonym Bands

Every once in a while you’ll run across an author who releases a novel under a different name. Stephen King comes to mind with this Richard Bachman novels. Bands have been known to do something similar. It’s not that common, but it does happen. For example, do you know the real identity behind The Nappies, [&hellip.. more


Finally: A New Song from SLAYER

Still no word on an album, but at least we have this. It’s nice and bleak starting with the very first line: “Blood like paste on the wall.”  .. more

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10 Questions: Prepping for Record Store Day with Kops Records in Toronto

For vinyl junkies, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: Record Store Day is upon us tomorrow!  I had a chance to speak with Nick Koppel, the guy behind one of my favourite indie record stores, Kops Records in Toronto, the oldest indie record store in the city. 1.  Wait:  You’re opening a new [&hellip.. more

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How the Major Record Labels Took Back Their Power

It wasn’t all that long ago that the major record labels–Universal, Sony and Warner–seemed to be on the ropes, their power usurped by dozens of nimble indie labels. Many predicted that the majors wouldn’t be, well, major for much longer. But if you’ve been paying attention to the way the music industry has rolled over [&hellip.. more


This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 17 April 2015

When I arrived back in the home office late Sunday after two weeks’ walkabout, there was plenty of new material waiting for me. Hope you enjoy these highlights–and thanks to Mediazoic for the hosting.. more

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