Peter Thomas Webb

Peter Thomas Webb is a writer, musician, and college professor in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He spent more than twenty years touring North America and Europe as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He holds a diploma in recording engineering from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology, an MA in English from Queen's University, and a Ph.D in English from the University of Ottawa.
‘No Songs Tomorrow’ Compiles the Best of 1980s Darkwave

‘No Songs Tomorrow’ Compiles the Best of 1980s Darkwave

No Songs Tomorrow, a new compilation from Cherry Red Records, offers a new perspective on darkwave, coldwave, and other ethereal delights from the 1980s.

Upon the Edge of No Escape: Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at 45

Upon the Edge of No Escape: Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at 45

A unique-sounding album, Unknown Pleasures retains the dark mystery of Ian Curtis and Joy Division while anticipating future moods and genres.

Frank Zappa’s ‘Whisky a Go Go 1968’ Appears in Deluxe Edition

Frank Zappa’s ‘Whisky a Go Go 1968’ Appears in Deluxe Edition

Released this month in a Super Deluxe Edition, Whisky a Go Go 1968 recovers a legendary “lost” performance by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

Strolling Down the Beatles’ Penny Lane and Through Strawberry Fields

Strolling Down the Beatles’ Penny Lane and Through Strawberry Fields

Jonathan Cott provides a concise overview of two of the Beatles’ greatest songs in his book Let Me Take You Down: Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever.

A Dreamer of Pictures: Neil Young’s ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’ at 55

A Dreamer of Pictures: Neil Young’s ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’ at 55

Alternating brooding rock anthems with ragged country-rock, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere set Neil Young on a musical quest that continues 55 years later.

The Beatles Shake Britain: The Beginning of Beatlemania

The Beatles Shake Britain: The Beginning of Beatlemania

Shake It Up, Baby! breaks down the Beatles’ concerts, business deals, sleepless nights, and bloody fights month by month during the transitional year of 1963.

Why Steve Albini Mattered So Much to Music

Why Steve Albini Mattered So Much to Music

The death of artist and recording engineer Steve Albini leaves popular music bereft of one of its staunchest defenders against corporatized greed and conformity.

Kamasi Washington Sets Bodies in Motion on ‘Fearless Movement’

Kamasi Washington Sets Bodies in Motion on ‘Fearless Movement’

Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s latest album, Fearless Movement, inspires motion and emotion by combining contemporary jazz with pop, soul, and rap.

Finding Their Way: Rush’s Debut Album at 50

Finding Their Way: Rush’s Debut Album at 50

Fifty years after its release, progressive rockers Rush’s debut album remains an important stepping stone in the Canadian trio’s long journey to success.

Jane Weaver’s ‘Love in Constant Spectacle’ is Woven to Impress

Jane Weaver’s ‘Love in Constant Spectacle’ is Woven to Impress

British indie artist Jane Weaver bridges the experimental textures of her earlier work with accessible pop gestures on her latest album.

Ride Turn Dreamy on New Album ‘Interplay’

Ride Turn Dreamy on New Album ‘Interplay’

Ride continue their second phase with ‘Interplay’, an album full of melodic atmosphere lacking some of the creative yearning heard in their earlier work.

Elbow Bend with the Times on ‘Audio Vertigo’

Elbow Bend with the Times on ‘Audio Vertigo’

Guy Garvey and company return with renewed energy, a punchier attack and infectious grooves on Elbow’s tenth studio album, Audio Vertigo.