It’s always a pleasure to have the word count and space to be able to write long-form journalism about music.


Best Toronto Albums of 2013.” With Chris Dart. Torontoist. December 31st, 2013.

2013 Heavy Metal Awards.About Heavy Metal. December 19th 2013.

Exclaim’s 2013 In Lists: The Year in Young Hardcore/ Old Metal.Exclaim. December 13th 2013.

Exclaim’s Best of 2013: Top 10 Metal & Hardcore Albums: Gorguts – Coloured Sands.Exclaim. December 5th 2013.

Exclaim’s Best of 2013: Top 10 Metal & Hardcore Albums: KEN Mode – Entrench.Exclaim. December 5th 2013.

“Metal Star: Anciients’ skillful debut record showcases the metal band’s unique sound.” This Magazine. November/December Issue, 2013. pp 41.

Operanation Makes and Old Art Form New Again.Torontoist. October 24th 2013.

As The Dust Settles On The Polaris Prize Gala.Toronto Standard.  September 26th 2013.

The ALL CAPS! Island Festival Prepares For Its Final Show.Torontoist.  August 11th 2013.

Pardon Their French: Fuck the Facts Talk the Incorporation of Bilingualism into Their Forthcoming LP.” Exclaim.  July 18th 2013.

Not So Bad After All: A Review of the 2013 Polaris Prize Short List.” Toronto Standard. July 18th 2013.

Chino Moreno Details the Process Behind Palms.Exclaim. July 16th 2013.

The ALL CAPS! Island Festival Prepares for its Final Show.Torontoist. July 10th 2013.

Belle & Sebantian Shockingly Say They’re ‘Unusually Pleasant People.’Huffpost Canada Music. July 5th 2013.

NXNE 2013 Preview: Metal & Punk.Torontoist. June 11th 2013.

NXNE 2013: A Misanthropic and Biased Guide.Toronto Standard. June 7th 2013.

The Five Most Intense Injuries Suffered by Members of the Dillinger Escape Plan.Exclaim. June 6th 2013.

Timeline: The Dillinger Escape Plan: Hazard Warning.Exclaim. June 2013.

Of Monsters And Men On Beating Björk, ‘Overwhelming’ Success And Getting ‘Darker.‘” Huffpost Canada Music. May 23rd 2013.

Pop Avant: The Weird Canada Showcase at the Music Gallery, May 11th 2013.Toronto Standard. May 17th 2013.

It Is Safer in the Dark: What the Treatment of Meggan Lambesis Tells Us About Violence, Victim-Blaming, and Silence.Toronto Standard. May 16th 2013.

Polaris Pick: KEN Mode – Entrench.Polaris Music Prize. April 10th 2013.

On The Cover: KEN Mode – Lightning Rod.Exclaim. April 2013.

Pristina’s Brendan K. Duff Talks the Long and Troubled Road to Hopeless•Godless.Exclaim. March 28th 2013.

KEN Mode Discuss The Making of Entrench.Exclaim. March 25th 2013.

Touching a Nerve: Listening Party at the Campbell House Museum with Bruce Peninsula Trio.Toronto Standard. March 25th 2013.

CMW 2013 Preview: Metal, Punk & Hardcore.Torontoist. March 19th 2013.

Canadian Music Week: A Broken And Incomplete Guide.Toronto Standard. March 14th 2013.

Worst Oscar Song Nominees Ever: Our List Will Go On From Armageddon to Titanic.” Spinner. February 22nd 2013.

Blaming Beyonce for the Superbowl Blackout.Toronto Standard. February 21st 2013.

Baptists Talk Bushcraft, Stream Album.Exclaim. February 19th 2013.

Tomahawk’s Duane Denison Reveals His Canadian Connection.Exclaim.  February 14th 2013.

Best Break-Up Songs: 16 Tunes Celebrating Saying Sayonara.” Huffpost Music Canada.  February 13th 2013.

The Men of the West: Justice Through Art for the West Memphis Three.Toronto Standard.  February 1st 2013.

Sonic Mazes: Void creates a new interactive gaming landscape.” Canada Arts Connect. January 14th 2012.

Year in Review: Metal and Hardcore 2012: Eschatology Gone Wild.” Exclaim. December 2012

Dragged Into Sunlight Discuss the Misanthropic Widowmaker.” Exclaim.  November 7th 2012.

Steve Von Till Explains His ‘Functional And Dysfunctional Familt View’ of Neurosis.” Exclaim.  November 7th 2012.

Gothic Architecture: Kontravoid explore the shadowy side of synth music.” Toronto Standard.  November 2nd 2012.

War of the Abject: The Shock Value of Two Extreme Music Videos.” Toronto Standard. November 1st 2012.

Translator: American Black Metal.” Exclaim. November 2012.

Contemporary Meets Classical: Epica fuse a symphonic sensibility with political awareness.” NOW Magazine.  October 30th 2012.

No Rest for the Wicked: Melechesh forge Mesopotamian black metal from sheer determination.NOW Magazine.  October 11th 2012.

Learning How To Breathe: On Laina Dawes’ What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal.” Toronto Standard.  October 11th 2012.

After The Gala: Consider and reconsidering Feist’s Polaris Prize win.” Toronto Standard.  September 27th 2012.

Elusive and Luminous: Bush Tetras, the Hale-Bopp comet of the NYC club scene.” Toronto Standard.  September 20th 2012.

Reluctant Dance Partners: Heavy metal and video games.” Toronto Standard.  September 13th 2012.

Heavy Metal Ambassador, Volume 5: Video Premiere! ‘Mousetrap’ — Ten Kens.” Toronto Is Awesome.  September 4th 2012.

An Ode To the Doom Duo.” Toronto Standard.  August 27th 2012.

Heavy Metal Ambassador, Volume 4: How To Review A Heavy Metal Album.” Toronto Is Awesome.  August 17th 2012.

All Funked Up: David Dacks Explores Funkadelic’s Transformative Time in Toronto.” Toronto Standard. August 16th 2012.

Choosing Love: A Rejection of Hate in Heavy Metal.” Toronto Standard. August 10th 2012.

Gojira Explain their ‘Mystical Process.’” Exclaim.  August 8th 2012.

Heavy Metal Ambassador, Volume 3: Ax Media Studios.” Toronto Is Awesome.  August 3rd 2012.

Heavy Music On Trial: Pussy Riot and the Persecution of Sonic Blasphemy.” Toronto Standard.  August 2nd 2012.

Always A Compromise: Whittling Down A Polaris Prize Short List.” Toronto Standard.  July 19th 2012.

Teenage Dread: The Marginalization of Young Female Music Fans.” Toronto Standard.  July 12th 2012.

Heavy Metal Ambassador, Volume 2: Metal Show Etiquette.” Toronto Is Awesome.  July 6th 2012.

Beyond The Baby Bump: Rewriting The Lexicon of Pregnancy with Adele.” Toronto Standard.  July 5th 2012.

Heavy Metal Ambassador, Volume 1: The Captured Bird Finds Its Redeemer.” Toronto Is Awesome.  June 14th 2012.

We Are Better Than This: ‘Distinct Pleasures’ and Canadian Music Journalism.” Toronto Standard.  June 14th 2012.

Metric Talk the Collaborative Process of Synthetica.” Exclaim.  June 11th 2012.

Polarity: Finding A Balance In The Polaris Prize Process.” Toronto Standard. June 7th 2012.

Metric: Balancing Act.” Exclaim.  June 2012.

Vanilla Violence: Metal’s Struggle with BDSM.” Toronto Standard.  May 31st 2012.

Don’t Fear The Uterus: Why Rihanna’s Crotch Discomforts.” Toronto Standard.  May 17th 2012.

Feels Like Home: Kid Koala and Scoring Geek Culture.” Toronto Standard.  May 3rd 2012.

Mares of Thrace: On The Road.” Exclaim. April 30th 2012.

Mares of Thrace Discuss the Balance of Performativity and Complexity in ‘The Pilgirmage.’” Exclaim. April 25th 2012.

The Great Sabatini Find Their ‘Holy Mountain’ with Matterhorn.” Exclaim. March 23rd 2012.

Alcest Delve Into The Journey Of The Soul with Les Voyages Des L’Âmes.” Exclaim.  February 9th 2012.

Top 10 Metal Albums To Get You Through Holiday Visiting.” Exclaim.  December 22nd 2011.

Top 5 Worst Metal Christmas Albums 2011 Edition.” Exclaim.  December 20th 2011.

Year In Review: Metal 2011: The Year of Tradition.” Exclaim.  December 2011.

Year In Review: Metal 2011: The Year of Innovation.” Exclaim.  December 2011.

The Bond of Fuck The Facts.” Exclaim.  November 2011

The Wrecking Ball: A Scream UnFestival Event.” Canada Arts Connect.  June 27th, 2011.

Listening.” Canada Arts Connect.  April 19th, 2011.

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