Rob Caldwell is a writer and librarian living near Toronto. He has written for various online publications, including The Allmusic Guide and No Depression music magazine, and has a music blog called Music To Eat.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
It's been a life-changing five years for Bill DeMain and Molly Felder since the last Swan Dive album, but their new music is still warm and enveloping, often wistful and nostalgic, and always memorable.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Being in the orbit of a group of eccentric artists helped to create a transformative year for Cockburn that would further his path toward becoming a world renowned solo artist.
Sunday, June 1 2014
Over 25 years after its release, the band and the video’s director reflect back on a song full of promise.
Sunday, March 2 2014
There’s something to be said for escapism, for the armchair-travelling Michael Franks’ music offers.
Monday, November 18 2013
Into 1988's pop music climate came “Under the Milky Way”, a moody, jangly song that didn’t fit in. Its closest contemporaries were R.E.M. and the local “paisley underground” scene of Los Angeles, which included bands like the Bangles and Rain Parade.
Tuesday, October 7 2014
A strong, balanced album that finds the veteran singer/songwriter still fighting and still searching.
Sunday, September 14 2014
There are different ways to experience and to express joy. It can be celebratory, or quiet and introspective. Joy in Spite of Everything balances those poles of sound and style on what is one of the most successful jazz releases of the year.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
It all comes down to the songs, and that weathered 'n' warm voice and guitar.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
This is a well-oiled, veteran operation, with a fiery leader capable of carrying the torch of Afrobeat to far borders and bringing the music to new heights.
Sunday, June 8 2014
The first high profile compilation to spotlight the blending that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s when traditional Cambodian music began to be filtered through the lens of garage rock, surf rock, and psychedelia.