Writer (Retired) (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Matt Groopie - musician, booker, writer, realist, music fan. I say what I mean, and mean what I say. Rock and roll 24/7.
Jonah Matranga may not be a household name, but his influence is deep.
Lydia Lunch is a legendary musician, poet, author and actress from New York who started out in the punk scene at CBGB.
Tony Burgess is a Canadian author, poet and musician who saw the birth of punk in the '70s in Toronto. We caught up with this talented human to see what makes him tick.
This album is an instant classic and deserves a few good listens, at least. Personally, I enjoyed it thoroughly and will again.
Musically, this album rocks and I can't wait until the weather is nicer so as to blast it on the highway with windows down.
Overall, I really love Radio Darkness. It's very focused, and its subject matter is all very real and current.
This year we've already seen closures of several notable venues including: Hugh's Room, Soybomb HQ, The Hoxton and most recently, The Silver Dollar Room.
A really cool addition to John's catalogue of music. It shows his diversity as a singer, and re-imagines classic songs in a new and interesting way.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Dead Boys' Young, Loud and Snotty album, the band's remaining members are embarking on a 6-date Ontario, Canada tour.
It was confirmed this week by VICE that a small screen series adaptation of the now-legendary, Canadian cult classic film, Fubar, will be coming to Viceland later this year.
Trent Reznor is back so time to turn it up and listen to one of our generations most eclectic and interesting artists while you read our review here...
It might be a rare sight these days but as the Headstones showed in Toronto just before Christmas, the real rock and roll attitude is still alive and fighting. Read our live review here...
In a city that's watching many historic musical landmarks close their doors, there is a glimmer of hope as a new club emerges on Toronto's College Street. Enter Stop Drop and Roll
The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, keeps noting how Toronto is a music city. Then why does the reality of the situation feel so completely different? Read our thoughts here....