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Geeks and Beats Podcast, episode 192: The Sci-Fi Future is Female

Sure, everyone credits Star Trek for bringing us cellphones. But did you know Sears & Roebuck gets the credit for…

Alan Cross

I Like This: In My Coma

Toronto's In My Coma (a band I've been watching for some time now) have just released a video for "We…

Alan Cross

Music stars mock Donald Trumps would/wouldn’t flip-flop on Russian meddling

Oh, so Donald Trump misspoke, did it? He meant to say "wouldn't," not "would" when asked about Russian motivations regarding…

Alan Cross

Sorry, AC/DC, but rock’n’roll IS apparently noise pollution. At least according to science.

You gotta love it when science and rock collide. An assistant professor at the MSU Department of Biology named Brandon…

Alan Cross

Radiohead’s Toronto Reckoning

[Radiohead returns to Toronto tonight for the first time since the tragic stage collapse of June 2012 that killed drum…

Alan Cross

This Trump-Putin video mashup with the opening theme of The Golden Girls is close to perfect

Although this video mashup was posted two years ago, months before Donald Trump was elected prescient, it was weirdly and…

Alan Cross

A great video series: “What Makes This Song Great?”

I love it when someone deconstructs a song in a way that explains why it stands above others. This is…

Alan Cross

Radiohead performs in Toronto for the first time since a stage collapse killed a member of their road crew

At around 4 in the afternoon on Saturday, June 16, 2012, something terrible happened at Downsview Park in Toronto. A…

Alan Cross

This documentary on Canadian community radio highlights the passion and challenges involved

If you've got the time, I recommend this documentary on Radio Waterloo, a community radio station in that Ontario city…

Alan Cross

New Music From The Inbox: Jonathan Wilson, Tunde Olandrian, Creature Canyon, and more!

Artist: Anjulie & Pusher Song: All We Can Do EP: The Paperman This is a song about gun violence that…

Zoe Orion

Random music news for Thursday, July 19, 2018

On this day in 1977, the first GPS signal was broadcast from a satellite. It was a 100% military thing…

Alan Cross

Global concert ticket sales hit new heights, but so do ticket prices

Pollstar is the go-to place for news on the concert industry. According to its 2018 mid-year report, revenues from concert…

Alan Cross

Death metal grandma: Watch

I'm trying to imagine my grandma doing something like this. The freakiest she ever got with music was Charlie Pride.

Alan Cross

Blame the victims: Survivors of the Route 91 Festival SUED after last year’s Las Vegas massacre

This is cold, even for the coldest-blooded of all shark-like lawyers. The company that owns the site of the Route…

Alan Cross

There’s another trailer for the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Watch.

Damn, but Rami Malek seems to have nailed it when it comes to portraying Freddie Mercury in the upcoming (November)…

Alan Cross

Greta Van Fleet: The Video Interview

Just before the band played their first of two sold-out shows in Toronto (7,500 each night), I had a chance to…

Alan Cross

More Music From The Inbox 18 Jul 2018 Mr. Dreem, Odina, Alex Bayly and More!

Artist: Mr. Dreem, “You Versus The World” Album: The Impossible Sometimes These brothers from North Carolina are really onto something…

Larry Lootsteen

Random music news for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I really should pay more attention to what's happening in our country rather than watching the next installment of the…

Alan Cross

And the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List is…

After a year of arguing, lobbying, cajoling, kvetching, and passioned imploring by the 200+ members of the extended Polaris Music…

Alan Cross

More fun with isolated vocals: Marilyn Manson and “The Beautiful People”

Isolated vocal tracks are fascinating because of the insight it gives us into the singer's decisions and instincts about breathing,…

Alan Cross

Who knew that Beck was a Leafs fan

From Beck's Twitter feed. Who knew? (Via Michael) Adios Toronto thanks to all who came down on Saturday night and…

Alan Cross

Time for another richest celebrities list from Forbes

Forbes like to keep tabs on exactly how rich the rich and famous are. Here's the Top 10 highest-earning musicians…

Alan Cross