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Announcing the First Annual Toronto Vinyl Summit. Circle May 9 on the calendar. You will meet many kindred spirits.

Sales of new vinyl in Canada are up almost 50% from this time last year.…

Alan Cross

U2 actually wants fans to hold up their phones in front of their faces for the Songs of Experience tour

After rehearsing outside of Montreal, U2's Songs of Experience tour opens in Tulsa next week…

Alan Cross

I used to think that ABBA was alone when it came to those costumes. I was wrong. Very, very wrong.

If you Google "ABBA costumes," you'll get over half a million hits with the top…

Alan Cross

This guy converted the Super Mario Bros theme into Indian classical music

Everyone knows that the Super Mario brothers are Italian. But if they had been born (coded?)…

Alan Cross

What would a map of the world sound like if you played it on a piano? Someone’s found out.

Once again, the Internet proves to be a wondrous place. Twitter user @karaweeks_ posted this…

Alan Cross

This stand-up comedian cannot talk. The dude still manages to nail this performance.

Lee Ridley is a British stand-up who goes by the name Lost Voice Guy. Because…

Alan Cross

Soundwave tattoos: They’re actually pretty cool. Listen. (Yes, listen.)

Last month, I had a story on soundwave tattoos. This woman had some of this…

Alan Cross

New Music From The Inbox – Tuesday Edition! (Apr 24, 2018): Tancred, D.A. Stern, Sugar Candy Mountain, and more!

Artist: Tancred Song: "Queen of New York" Album/EP: Nightstand Bright and airy guitar rock with a…

Mathew Kahansky

Random music news for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It was a rough day for Canada yesterday. Anything I can offer for music news…

Alan Cross

Weekly Survey. You’re God’s promoter. What’s your all-time fantasy dream gig?

This is an extremely speculative weekly survey question, one that is very simple but at…

Alan Cross

The naked guy who shot up the Nashville Waffle House thought Taylor Swift was stalking him

As I write this, there's a manhunt on for Travis Reinking, the guy who allegedly…

Alan Cross

Tom Cochrane’s Humboldt Broncos version of “Big League” is now available

After we heard the horrible news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that claimed so…

Alan Cross

Another Great Music Tech Event

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 13th Music Tech Event. It was great to…

Alan Cross

Festival organizers are now tracking your every move. That could actually be a good thing in one particular instance.

Running a music festival is a risky thing. Will people show up? Will the weather…

Alan Cross

A great point: What will cannabis legalization mean for music?

Weed and music have been intimately connected for decades, centuries, even. But the connection has…

Alan Cross

Are these headphones or earbuds? They’re both!

Filling your head with sound just got more complicated. On-ear or over-the-ear headphones? Earbuds that…

Alan Cross

Today’s music lesson: The evolution of music from 1680 to 2017, taught in just six minutes

Here's an introduction fo Lord Vinheteiro, a pianist who specializes in things like this. In…

Alan Cross

Want to a major pop hit? Start with seven songwriters

How many people does it take to write a pop song today? If you look…

Alan Cross

Japan goes retro as it remembers Bubble Era music

There was a time in the 1980s when it looked like Japan was going to…

Alan Cross

New Music from the Inbox for April 23, 2018: The Tracys, The Honest Heart Collective, Eleanor Friedberger, & More!

Artist: The Tracys Song: “I Hate Dancing” Album: Humdinger Brooklyn punk rockers the Tracys are…

Nerhys

Random music news for Monday, April 23, 2018

The first-ever YouTube video, "Me at the Zoo," was posted on this day in 2005.…

Alan Cross

Let’s count the ways streaming has changed music

[This is my weekly music column for GlobalNews.ca - AC] Back in December, Canadians quietly…

Alan Cross

Guitar nerd porn: Playing 37 pedals at the same time.

Guitarists interesting in outboard effects are always looking for new pedals. Samurai Guitarist wondered what it…

Alan Cross