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…
The MusicNerd Q&A With James Black

Even though the musical parameters of his career with Finger Eleven are fairly well defined at this point in their career, guitarist James Black prefers to take the road less travelled when it comes to his solo work. On Moon…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Wayne Kramer

“Kick out the jams, motherfuckers!” That was the battle cry of the legendary MC5 in 1969. Fast-forward 45 years and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is looking to rally the troops once again. Kramer is in the last 10 days of…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Big Wreck

This past Tuesday, Canadian rock band Big Wreck unleashed their excellent new record, Ghosts, upon the world. For fans fearing the group might have taken a different musical direction for their latest offering, you can put those fears to rest…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Chuck Ragan

  Chuck Ragan might not be the first folk-punk poet but he certainly is one of the best. Ragan’s latest album Till Midnight (his fourth album) sees the singer-songwriter call upon the spirits of Springsteen, Neil Young and more, bringing…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Brian Byrne

In early March, singer-songwriter Brian Byrne, perhaps best known as the vocalist for Canadian rock band I Mother Earth as well as for a pair of solo releases, released his single “Arizona (I Miss You Most)”. This was no ordinary…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Rory Taillon

Rory Taillon might only be 25 years old but there is an old rock and roll soul lurking within him. With his new record It’s Not Black & White, the Oshawa, Ontario based singer-songwriter conveys an undeniable sense of urgency…
The MusicNerd Q&A With The Meds

From their humble beginnings in a Prince Edward Island basement in 2006, The Meds have come a long way, baby. The rock group has toured throughout Canada, supporting the likes of their pal Matt Mays, The Sheepdogs, The Trews and…
The MusicNerd Q&A With The Trews

It has now been more than 10 years since Atlantic Canadian natives The Trews burst onto the national and international scene with their debut record House Of Ill Fame. Fast forward 11 years, five full-length records and supporting slots for…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Bryan Adams

Only a handful of Canadian artists can lay claim to the massive success similar to what Bryan Adams has experienced in his career. His dozens of hit singles including “Heaven”, “Cuts Like A Knife”, “Summer of ‘69” and “Everything I…