Stuart Henderson is a culture critic and historian. He is the author of Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s (University of Toronto Press, 2011). All of this is fun, but he’d rather be camping. Twitter: @henderstu
Wednesday, December 11 2013
With a newly uncovered collection of songs Woody Guthrie recorded for the government, his daughter Nora talks about who he really was, what she learns from the scholars that come in, and how Woody could write five songs a day.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
PopMatters talks with Brendan Canning, the co-founder of Broken Social Scene, about his gorgeous, intimate solo record You Gots 2 Chill.
Monday, September 9 2013
Harry Nilsson was one pop music's greatest enigmas, a genius wrapped in his own vices. With the release of the expansive The RCA Albums Collection. To help tell his story, the legendary Van Dyke Parks talks to PopMatters about his old friend and collaborator Harry Nilsson.
Wednesday, February 27 2013
Doucet and McClelland open up about their life on the road, the commanding influence of Neil Young, their upcoming gig at Toronto’s Massey Hall, and breaking the "cardinal rule" of the music biz: starting a band with your life-partner.
Tuesday, December 4 2012
From extraordinary singer-songwriters to blistering punk, experimental electronica to shimmery pop, this list demonstrates something of the breadth of talent, and the range of possibilities being explored in Canadian music today.
Thursday, August 19 2010
The essential point of this series of all the Rambo films, muddy as it has been made by the hateful final installment, is that Rambo represents the failure of the American people to come to terms with their misadventure in Vietnam.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
There's no reason not to pick this one up if you’re looking for a tight compilation of recent music from one of the greats. As a document of a transitional period in Yoakam’s lengthy career, it works well.
Thursday, November 7 2013
Sheila Heti (author of the brilliant, convention-defying novel How Should a Person Be) wrote a play over a decade ago, but no one could figure out how to stage it. Until now.
Wednesday, July 10 2013
During the tumultuous '60s, the playful, silly, but ultimately lesson-based adventures of the "Cosby Kids" proved funny to adults but even funnier to inner city children who could readily identify with these archetypal misfits.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
These diverse songs allow Maines to showcase her uncanny knack for delivering a wealth of emotional information without over-playing her hand.
Tuesday, April 2 2013
This uneven collection presents all 16 singles (and their B-sides) Jones released in a highly creative period between 1962 and 1966.
Thursday, April 11 2013
Check out this exclusive short film by the terrific filmmakers at Southern Souls capturing country troubadour Daniel Romano playing two songs from Come Cry With Me.
Thursday, April 4 2013
This conference is largely about intellectual engagement with “hobbies”. But, importantly, it is designed to offer a space in which the meaning(s) of such “hobbies” can be taken seriously.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
Toronto's buzzy Volcano Playground have renamed themselves Program, and have offered PopMatters readers an exclusive look at the brand new (amazing) video for their lead single "Waiting".
Wednesday, March 13 2013
Download a new song by the Mickey Hart Band and help raise money for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Monday, February 11 2013
The two-time winner of Best Pop Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, alternative soul singer Lori Nuic is a rising star.