The MusicNerd Q&A With Adam Baldwin

While Halifax’s Adam Baldwin may have first came to the attention of audiences as a member of Matt Mays’ band, the dynamic singer-songwriter has been working hard at carving out an impressive career on his own. The leaps and bounds…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Band Of Skulls

With their fourth full-length record, U.K. power trio Band of Skulls prove they are out for blood. Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters), there are hints of guitar-fueled spontaneity sprinkled throughout By Default’s dozen tracks. From the ferocious attack…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Chris Colepaugh

As we approach the official halfway point of 2016, the year has already proven to be a monumental one for Moncton musician Chris Colepaugh. Earlier this year, the lifelong Metro resident released RnR, the latest full-length effort from his long-running…
The MusicNerd Q&A With The Cult

There are only a few musicians or artists that can crumple me into a ball of nerves before I even have them on the phone. Incidentally (and perhaps not surprisingly), it tends to be artists that I grew up listening…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Chris Isaak

Though he might be best known for his 1989 hit “Wicked Game,” the latest studio album from pop crooner Chris Isaak boasts a vitality and energy that betrays the fact he is now more than three decades into his career.…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Billy Bragg

I have a confession: I’m not nearly as hip as I like to think I am. Although I was vaguely aware of Billy Bragg’s work, it was his 1998 collaboration with Wilco on the Woody Guthrie tribute Mermaid Avenue that…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Robyn Hitchcock

Psychedelic folk troubadour Robyn Hitchcock released his latest excellent album The Man Upstairs this past Tuesday. The album features a selection of Hitchcock originals alongside covers of The Doors, the Psychedelic Furs, Roxy Music and more. Earlier this month, Hitchcock…
The MusicNerd Q&A With The Vibrators

Originally formed in 1976, The Vibrators are still going strong. Having emerged alongside the likes of the Sex Pistols and The Clash in the first wave of the British punk scene, The Vibrators hold an important part in the history…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Ben Caplan

Nova Scotia’s Ben Caplan has earned his rest. After touring relentlessly behind his critically acclaimed debut effort In The Time of the Great Remembering, Caplan is pausing to catch his breath while also putting the finishing touches on a brand…
The MusicNerd Q&A With John Garcia

In the world of stoner and desert rock, John Garcia is akin to royalty, man. A former member of Kyuss and current member of Vista Chino, Garcia is getting set to release his self-titled solo effort. John Garcia spoke with…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Rich Robinson

As the guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Black Crowes, Rich Robinson has sold more than 30 million records over the last 25 years. With the Crowes currently on hiatus, Robinson has released what many consider to be his strongest…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Slates

After two full-length records, three 7-inch singles and seemingly endless touring across Canada and Europe, Edmonton punk band Slates hauled out their biggest guns yet for their newest album Taiga. The band hired acclaimed engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies)…
The MusicNerd Q&A With The Drive-By Truckers

It’s not everyday that acclaimed alt.country rockers Drive-By Truckers are in our neck of the woods. So for that reason along with the fact that they are an amazing band, I would highly recommend getting your ass over to Prince…
The MusicNerd Q&A With The Old 97’s

When Old 97’s guitarist-vocalist Rhett Miller opens the group’s latest record Most Messed Up with the bold declaration “We’ve been doing this longer than you’ve been alive…,” it isn’t his ego talking. It is simply a fact. The acclaimed Americana…