I'm going to come right out and say it: working as a reporter for SPIN Magazine was basically my dream job from the very moment I learned that some people really do get paid to write about music. While I have not worked for that illustrious publication, I have written a fair bit for some other great magazines. Click around and read about some of the very cool (and lovely to talk to) artists I've been lucky enough to cover for outlets like Exclaim!, ION, and Monday Mag.
If art is the best barometer of a society's condition, the Secret History's Americans Singing in the Dark gives as good a read as you could hope for on our southern neighbours' current moment. For ION Magazine, I spoke with Michael Grace, Jr. about his band's latest album, and the incendiary times in which it was released.
Depending on who you talk to, it can seem like everyone in Toronto has one thing in common: they're not from Toronto. For ION Magazine, I talked to Beliefs about their self-titled debut album, and their adoptive home.
In the years following post-rock pioneers Stereolab announced an indefinite hiatus, Laetitia Sadier kept busy. For ION Magazine, I spoke to her about her sophomore solo outing, Silencio.
Shotgun Jimmie likes life, and that’s a damn nice thing. In the summer of 2013, I talked to him on behalf of ION Magazine and found out more about his continual touring, living it up and loving the sunshine.
For ION, I chatted with the members of Literature and learned a bit about Austin's gleeful auditory answer to the mundanity of everyday life.
The Dandy Warhols have navigated the international festival and club circuits for over a decade, courting mainstream success while remaining fringe favourites.