May 292014

Throwback Thursday Ottawa’s Kelp Records is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a special shindig tonight at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, featuring The Acorn, Jim Bryson, Evening Hymns, Andrew Vincent, Andy Swan, Rhume and more. For this Throwback Thursday, I’ll resist the urge to trot out an ancient, semi-embarrassing selfie and instead take us back to the summer of 2001. There were so many fantastic indie [continue…]

May 232014

Flashback Friday! In honour of Neko Case’s awesome Twitter response to Playboy and others yesterday (which gets extra marks for dropping a superb “Mad Men” reference: “DON’T PEGGY OLSEN ME, MOTHERFUCKERS”), here’s the story I did on her in December 2002 for SOCAN: “Neko Case: Honourary Canadian, Proud SOCAN Member.” I had interviewed her by phone at her home in Chicago. If I recall correctly, [continue…]