Progressive rock

Endgame in Sight for The Tea Party?

  Nick Krewen For The  KW Record May 20, 1999     The clock is ticking for The Tea Party. Jeff Martin warns that the fat lady could be singing for his Windsor-born trio sooner than later. “Every record we do is getting closer to our vision,” said Martin last week, in Toronto to master his band’s latest opus Triptych, due in stores June 15. “But once we get there…


Rush Future Uncertain

Nick Krewen The Kitchener-Waterloo Record December 24, 1998 On the eve of their 25th anniversary, the future of Rush is uncertain. A pair of personal tragedies suffered this year by drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, namely the double blow of losing his daughter and wife within a few months of each other, has placed a question mark on whether the enduring Canadian band will continue. “It’s difficult to discuss a…


Jethro Tull celebrates 25 years of landmark Thick As A Brick album

Nick Krewen The Kitchener-Waterloo Record October 15, 1997   Another year, another Jethro Tull milestone. As the enduring British rock band prepares to celebrate its 30th birthday in 1998, another anniversary has arrived: the 25th year since they recorded their groundbreaking epic album Thick As A Brick.   Created during an era when FM radio stations thought nothing of taking 20 minutes of airtime to broadcast entire sides of vinyl…


Nash The Slash: Gauze and effects

PUBLISHED IN THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD ( AND THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR) on January 25, 1997   By Nick Krewen Nash The Slash is the ultimate Canadian cover artist. Whenever he’s performed in public, the Toronto-based electronic musician has been an intriguing sight, dressed in a top hat, sunglasses and swathed head to toe in bandages. Now celebrating his 20th year in the public eye, this chic version of The Invisible Singing…


Surviving With Rush

PUBLISHED IN THE CANADIAN COMPOSER, APRIL 1986     SURVIVING WITH RUSH     Drummer-lyricist Neil Peart looks forward      By Nick Krewen   The mark of longevity in the music business is originality. Usually, a band that lasts in this fashionably fickle marketplace does so by leaving an indelible imprint on audiences. For the 12 years that drummer Neil Peart has been a part of Rush with guitarist…