Rod Stewart’s still got charm and energy to spare: concert review

Rod Stewart gave the adoring crowd exactly what they wanted at the Air Canada Centre, while low-key Steve Winwood paraded the hits in an extended jam. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Mon Dec 16 2013 Rod Stewart and Steve Winwood 3.5 stars At the Air Canada Centre, Sunday, Dec. 15 He may be the spryest 68-year old on the planet. We’re not exactly sure what it is that Rod…


Billie Joe Armstrong, Norah Jones Talk Foreverly

NEWS Billie Joe Armstrong, Norah Jones Talk Foreverly GRAMMY-winning artists discuss their Everly Brothers tribute album collaboration and recall past GRAMMY glory NICK KREWEN GRAMMYS   MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com With 14 GRAMMYs between them, no one saw this coming: Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have teamed for Foreverly, a duet album that doubles as a tribute to the Everly Brothers. And it’s not…


Twitter-famous Matt Mays takes his seat at the Horseshoe Tavern

Matt Mays got plenty of blowback for accusing Rob Ford of taking his seat at an NFL game, but the Halifax musician won’t swear off social media. Matt Mays has enough new music, he says, to put together a new album next year. By: Nick Krewen Music Published on Sat Dec 07 2013 Rob Ford is the inescapable man, and no one knows this better than Matt Mays. The Halifax…


MGMT on tour in full colour

“We’re not the most animated performers,” Benjamin Goldwasser admits. Which is why MGMT is unleashing its “Optimizer” on tour. Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT bring their five-piece band to the Sound Academy on Saturday Nick Krewen Music Published on Wed Dec 04 2013 To the relief of MGMT fans everywhere, Andrew VanWyngarden is healthy again. After dislocating his shoulder for the umpteenth time (as a result of a…


Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones go dark on Foreverly

Duo enjoyed playing up darkness of the songs in tribute to the Everly Brothers’ Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, out on Nov. 26.   Nick Krewen Music Published on Tue Nov 26 2013   No one is more surprised to have recorded a tribute to an obscure Everly Brothers album than one of its chief participants: multiple Grammy Award winner Norah Jones. Foreverly, released Nov. 26 in Canada, pairs Jones…