Rob Caldwell is a writer and librarian living near Toronto. He has written for various online publications, including The Allmusic Guide, All About Jazz, and No Depression music magazine.
Older, Wiser, Stronger: The Return of Sasha Bell and the Essex Green | 11 May 2016 // 9:00 PM
A fixture on the indie pop/psych scene for years on her own and as part of the Essex Green and Ladybug Transistor, Sasha Bell was highly regarded by critics and fans. Then, she all but disappeared from music. Now, she and the Essex Green are poised for a comeback. What took so long?
Of Acolytes, Geese, and Ghosts: Genesis' Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips | 17 Aug 2015 // 9:02 PM
The album journeys taken by Genesis' Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips in the mid-'70s are remarkably similar.
The Chills: Kaleidoscope World | 23 Aug 2016 // 2:08 AM
The latest reissue of the Chills' landmark 1986 release is a touchstone of the kaleidoscope of diverse and dynamic songs the band has been responsible for.
Heart: Beautiful Broken | 1 Aug 2016 // 9:15 PM
The Wilson sisters resurrect some songs from their early '80s forgotten years and fix what was broken, often achieving beauty.