“I DON’T KNOW anything about music theory at all,” says Stefan Babcock, singer and rhythm guitarist of Toronto punk band PUP. This might surprise listeners. For three albums in a row, PUP have churned out some of the most consistently mature, theory-based music ever to be flown under the banner of punk. “Guilt Trip,” a thrashy indie rocker and the first song on their debut album, flickers on a whim from 6/4 to 7/4, 5/4, then right back to 6/4 — all of it held together by stray measures in 3/4 and 4/4.
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HOW THE ROOTS GUITARIST AND FALLON VETERAN HELPED TURN THE “UNDERREPRESENTED” SG INTO A JACK OF ALL TRADES
THIS VAN'S A-ROCKIN' ON THE NEW VAN WEEZER.
WEEZER’S RIVERS CUOMO OPENS UP A “PANDORA’S BOX OF EVIL GUITAR TOOLS” AND GOES CRAZY. BELOW, HE DISCUSSES HIS POST-EDDIE VAN HALEN SHRED INFLUENCES, EIGHTIES HAIR METAL AND WHY OZZY OSBOURNE HAD TO APPROVE ONE OF WEEZER’S NEW SONGS
WITH HER NEW BAND, FORMER CALPURNIA GUITARIST (AND WEEZER MUSIC VIDEO STAR) AYLA TESLER-MABE HEADS FOR UNDERSTATED, GROOVE-FORWARD WATERS
WITH LEAD GUITARIST OL DRAKE NOW MANNING THE MIC, ENGLAND’S EVILE RETURN TO UNLEASH VINTAGE THRASH METAL HELL WITH THEIR LATEST ALBUM
THE WILD TIMES, FINAL DAYS and LAST RECORDINGS of ALEXI LAIHO 1979-2020
FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH HIS BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT BANDMATES DANIEL FREYBERG AND MITJA TOIVONEN, PLUS FORMER CHILDREN OF BODOM GUITARIST ROOPE LATVALA.
The Ides Have It
MYLES KENNEDY — THE MAN WHO ONCE AUDITIONED FOR LED ZEPPELIN — TALKS US THROUGH THE BLISTERING PENTATONICS AND VINTAGE GEAR HEARD ON HIS SECOND SOLO ALBUM, THE IDES OF MARCH
INQUIRER GEORGE THOROGOOD
LONESOME GEORGE TALKS ROOTS, HIS FIRST GUITAR AND THE WONDERS OF THE ES-125
THE TALKBOX-TOTING GUITAR LEGEND TALKS NEW COVERS ALBUM, MODDED MARSHALLS AND BEING REUNITED WITH HIS PRIZED LES PAUL CUSTOM AFTER 30 YEARS
ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELECTRIC WARRIOR, PRODUCER TONY VISCONTI DISCUSSES THE GENIUS OF T. REX GUITARIST MARC BOLAN
ALL HALL THE KING OF SKA GUITAR
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JAMAICAN GUITAR LEGEND ERNEST RANGLIN
GETTING TO KNOW CHEF FRANCISCO ALEJANDRI VAZQUEZ
He left behind the kitchens of some of the best hotels in Mexico and journeyed to Canada. Founder of acclaimed Toronto restaurant Agave y Aguacate (now closed, as he recently moved back to Mexico), he sat down with us to talk about his journey.
Where the Housing Boom Never Ends
Real estate dominates Canada’s economy to an alarming degree
ROBBIE GALLOWS: SHADOWS OF THE PAST
I paint my memories, so people will know how we used to live, and then I am reminded that Punk is not dead; it has evolved, and it remains within me, and in the world I live in. - Robbie Gallows
Return to Toronto
International visitors will once again converge in Canada’s convention city.
THE HUNTER CHEF
Michael Hunter Brings Backwoods Fine Dining to Canada’s Biggest City
THE JOURNEY TO PIKE'S PEAK
Last summer, the author and three friends ventured off the grid to a remote fish camp in Canada. They hoped for great fishing, but what they experienced was truly something else
THE LINK UP
AFTER TORONTO NATIVE ROY WOODS PAID HOMAGE TO PASCAL SIAKAM ON HIS LATEST EP, WE HAD TO INTRODUCE THE OVO SOUND ARTIST TO THE RAPTORS ALL-STAR. HERE, THEY TALK ABOUT TORONTO CULTURE, MUSIC, BALL AND SO MUCH MORE.
GOOGLE AFFILIATE SCRAPS PLAN FOR TORONTO SMART CITY PROJECT
Google abandoned its smart-city development in Toronto after more than two years of controversy over privacy concerns and amid economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
Tattooing in the West has long been connected to the dark side. Macabre imagery—grim reapers, tombstones, skulls, etc.—is the bread-and-butter of tattoo designs.
stairs that start nowhere
GLANCE AT THE STAIRS ABOVE.