Music Filter
  1. Every record tells a story

    From indie rock to metal and blues, Every record tells a story is a blog about vinyl, live performances, and above all: a music lover’s commitment to discovering new artists to explore.

    Music
  2. Want to Get Hired by Your Favorite Rapper? Build a Website.

    Negele “Hospey” Hospedales wanted to be Chance the Rapper’s intern. So he built a website to get noticed.

    Business
  3. Manuscript Notes

    Do you think classical music is too complicated, too stodgy, or too boring? Nick is here to open your musical horizons and show you why he loves it. Welcome to the world of Dvorak, Mozart, and Schubert.

    Music
  4. How To Work For Your Favourite Rapper

    “The first few weeks will be blurry, abstract, and smoked out. Every experience eye opening; some burdening, most reddening. The hotel rooms are bigger than your future.” Negele Hospedales, aka Hospey, recounts what it’s like to work for Chance the Rapper.

    Music
  5. The Old Green Singers

    Angie recalls her family’s beat-up truck, “Old Green,” which became a concert hall on wheels as she, her mom, and her brothers sang their way through good times and bad.

    Family
  6. Dear Summertime Rolls

    “The summertime world is languid. It is the snick-snick-snick of sprinklers. It is Perry Ferrell crooning ‘Tag. You are the one.’” Jen writes a thank you note to a pivotal album for her 13-year-old self.

    Memoir
    Jane's Addiction concert, 2012 (Photo by themindkiller via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0)
  7. The Tragically Hip

    The official site of Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, inducted into the Order of Canada in 2017.

    Music
  8. Music
  9. The things I’d do 

    A poem about music and more:
     
    “it’s out of tune
    it’s been a while
    but the e isn’t
    it all lines up
    everywhere I’ve ever played
    is right here buzzing”

    Music
  10. Fifteen Artists Choose 10 Songs to Celebrate Canada 150

    At the Calgary Herald, a playlist that covers wide swaths of Canadian music, from the iconic (Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen) to the new and emerging.

    Art
  11. All the Famous People, Where Do They All Come From?

    The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band just turned fifty — so super-fan Chris Shaw decided to trace the source photo of each person featured on the album’s iconic cover.

    Culture
  12. Lake Ransom

    “Sometimes, music can communicate in a space uninhabitable by even the most wildly ambitious words,” writes John at Windstrewn. “Lake Ransom” is his latest piece: an original, ambient musical composition.

    Music
  13. It’s Not What You Think

    “It’s possible that, along with grunge, Generation X’s other great gift to society is depression.” In his tribute to Chris Cornell, Rich Larsen reflects on despair, aging, and his generation’s struggles with mental health.

    Commentary
    Image by Andreas Eldh (CC BY 2.0)
  14. The Bucket Drummer

    From a poem by musician Thomas Brett:
     
    “but the thing about the beat
    that cuts through consciousness
    is its sameness
    which reminds you how here you are too
    walking by this corner again”

    Music
  15. The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Ever Seen

    “They both came in close, singing into each other’s invisible microphones. Then, they spread their arms wide as the last verse died, their pot bellies kissing for the first and last time.” Writer Benjamin Davis and artist Nikita Klimov share a story, set some years ago in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Fiction
    Art by Nikita Klimov