The No Shirts

The No Shirts The No Shirts were a band from Ottawa Canada that were active from about 1995 to 2001. The band featured Andrew Johnston on guitar and vocals, Eric Passmore on guitar, Angus McLachlin on drums, and Erin Ramsay on bass and vocals. The band was heavily influenced by 80s pop, Chicago post-rock and […]

What Does the Boss Mean to Me?

Leaving It All On the Stage To mark the occasion of our upcoming tribute to the Boss, I thought it would be worthwhile to reflect on the influence of Bruce’s music on my work and to provide a bit of context behind why we are undertaking this tribute. When I think of the Boss, the […]

The So Uncool Society

The following includes excerpts form an early draft of the So Uncool Society’s Manifesto. Genre We don’t believe in genre, there’s only good music and bad music. We just believe in songs. Cool “if there’s something you’d like to try, if there’s something you’d like to try ask me I wont say no how could […]

Music Therapy

In a life we experience all kinds of tragedies, some more personal and others at some level of remove. In our heavily mediated, and mediatized culture we become numb to the horrors of the world served up to us in a seemingly never ending 24 hour new cycle. Part of the reason why I make […]

New Music from Misha Gellman

When I was about 12 years old me and my best friend Misha Gellman fell in love with music and the electric guitar. He bought a red Strat copy (matching his hair color) and I got a blue Ibanez “heavy metal” guitar with a Floyd Rose bridge and whammy bar. I remember playing our first […]

Anvil: the Story of Anvil!

I had the distinct pleasure of watching the documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil last night. Its a really well made film with a heartwarming story of friendship and family at its core, and its no wonder it has been universally loved and acclaimed. I must say being a musician of 34 years of age […]

 

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