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The best independent Canadian records of 2017

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

As junk as 2017 was (“dumpster fire of a year” is the term most frequently used), it did have one amazing outcome: reigniting my love for independent music. Last year saw [...]

January 12, 1969

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album (aka Led Zeppelin I) was released in America. Recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, the album took [...]

January 4, 2001

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On this day in 2001, Courtney Love filed a lawsuit against her “alleged stalker” claiming that Lesley Barber, the ex-wife of then her current boyfriend Jim [...]

January 3, 1994

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On this day in 1994, Nirvana played the first of two sold-out shows at the PNE Forum in Vancouver, Canada. The concerts marked the final Vancouver appearance for the band who [...]

November 8, 1952

November 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1952, the first ever UK pop chart was published by the New Musical Express after staff asked 53 record shops to divulge their sales returns. “Here In My [...]

November 7, 1951

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On this day in 1951, Frank Sinatra married his second wife actress Ava Gardner, just days after his divorce came through from his first wife, Frank, 37, and Ava, 29, were wed [...]

October 14, 1969

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Today in 1969, police in New Jersey issued an arrest warrant for Frank Sinatra. Sinatra had failed to heed a subpoena regarding an investigation into organized crime. At the [...]

October 13, 1965

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Today in 1965, The Who recorded ‘My Generation’ at Pye Studios in London. The song hit No. 2 on the U.K. charts, but was held off of the top spot by The [...]

October 11, 1990

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Today in 1990, Dave Grohl played his first show with Nirvana at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia. Grohl would continue to play with Nirvana, even contributing to the [...]

October 10, 1989

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Today in 1989, Axl Rose challenged David Bowie to a fight. The Guns N’ Roses singer felt Bowie was bothering a female member of the band’s entourage. Security [...]
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