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How The Beatles evolved out of “skiffle”

Since their debut in the late 1950’s, and throughout the 1960’s and 1970s’s, The Beatles continually adapted their musical sound and style to suit...

Toronto Making Music History: Beatlemania

Throughout the fifties and into the swinging sixties, Toronto attracted many international artists. While Bob Dylan searched for his backup band at Friar’s Tavern...

Toronto Making Music History: Massey Hall

After exploring the connection between Bob Dylan and Friar’s Tavern on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto (You can find that article here), let’s take...

Toronto Making Music History: Friar’s Tavern

Yonge Street, one of the busiest streets in downtown Toronto, has a long musical history. Dubbed the “Yonge Street Strip,” throughout the 1950s and...

The story of the first folk-rock hit “House of the Rising...

There is no doubt that “House of the Rising Sun” has transcended its humble and obscure origins. Originally a traditional folk song, it has...

CBGB | The Film Every Music Buff Needs to See

About a year ago, I was scrolling through Netflix and came across the film "CBGB." Initially, I put it on to play in the...

Historic Alliances Between Hip-Hop and Punk

Believe it or not, Punk and Hip-Hop are rooted in many of the same things. The same city (NYC), the same working-class conditions of...

Musical Explorations: A Voyage into The Post-Folk Genre

Looking around at the world of music in 2017, I find a kaleidoscope of colors surrounding me; all different shades of light blending in...

Radiohead vs. Aliens | Friday’s Headlining Set at Coachella

Being the band full of musical perfectionists that we have all come to know and love, Radiohead members--and fans alike--have reacted with outrage at...

The Beginnings of Post-Rock and the Disappearance of Mark Hollis

You remember Talk Talk. You just don’t know it. They were the seminal English new wave band that penned the hits “It’s My Life”...