Category: Music

Interview with FleshxFur: Canadian Hip-Hop from the Wild West Coast

In the world of Canadian hip-hop, FleshxFur is one of Victoria, British Columbia’s best-kept secrets. The man behind the hairy moniker, John Welch, is a Brampton, Ontario native who, like so many others before him, became entranced by the call…

LAAHLO is ready to take you into ‘Summertime’ and beyond

The journey of any artist always includes finding yourself along the way, especially when it comes to performing and music. As the artist evolves, so does their sound and style. It presents itself in the lyrics and, I believe, endears…

Remembering Chris Cornell, a superfan’s reflections

This was originally published in May of 2017, a few days after Chris Cornell’s passing was announced.  I was scheduled to cover his appearance at a music festival in Ohio and was set to drive down that morning.  I wrote…

Meet the Makers and their Mentors: Vincent Caira and Hatiras

We’ve all been saying it ad nauseum:  we are living in some strange times right now.  Many of us are feeling more lost, lonely and disconnected than ever before. That’s why it’s so important to maintain and honor the important…

Quarantune: Brandy’s back with “Baby Mama”

R&B and pop lovers of a certain age, this quarantune is for you.  Brandy is back with a song that will have you dancing your isolation blues away and we are here for it. Brandy, who literally has not aged…

Xavier Toscano Works Hard to Make it Look Easy

Xavier Toscano is someone who believes pop music is the soundtrack of our lives and for as long as I have known him, he had embodied just that. You may know him from his performances, his social media, and you…