Stuart Henderson, PhD, is a Toronto-based cultural critic. 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
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.
10 Dec 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.
07 Nov 2013
PopMatters talks with Brendan Canning, the co-founder of Broken Social Scene, about his gorgeous, intimate solo record You Gots 2 Chill.
16 Oct 2013
Harry Nilsson was one pop music's greatest enigmas, a genius wrapped in his own vices. The legendary Van Dyke Parks talks to PopMatters about his old friend and collaborator.
09 Sep 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.
10 Jul 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.
11 Apr 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.
04 Apr 2013
This uneven collection presents all 16 singles (and their B-sides) Jones released in a highly creative period between 1962 and 1966.
02 Apr 2013
Download a new song by the Mickey Hart Band and help raise money for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
13 Mar 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.
27 Feb 2013
Divorced from the energy of the room, the careening tidal wave of dancing heads surrounding you while the band plunged into another extended jam, the visual experience of the band onstage is remarkably flat.
12 Feb 2013
The two-time winner of Best Pop Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, alternative soul singer Lori Nuic is a rising star.
12 Feb 2013
We don’t get hagiography here, but we also don't have to suffer bland mudslinging from those who have little to say in favour of men in power. This is to the very great credit of the series.
11 Nov 2012
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