Ralph Murphy: “Every Day I Want To Write The Ultimate Song”

Story by Nick Krewen | September 19, 2017 FOR SOCAN Words and Music Ralph Murphy has been writing songs, as he likes to describe it, “since God wore short pants.” And he’s had a lot of success over the decades. The iconic, Nashville-based SOCAN member, a 2012 Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, penned the No. 2 Jeannie C. Riley hit “Good Enough to Be Your Wife” in 1971;…

Future of pop music is in great hands with Bruno Mars: review

Mars’s 90-minute set Saturday night at the ACC demonstrated the pop star’s gifted intuition for pop music. Nick Krewen Music, Sun., Aug. 27, 2017 Bruno Mars at the Air Canada Centre, Aug. 26, 2017 He had razzle. He had dazzle. And on Saturday night, for the first of two hotly anticipated Air Canada Centre sell-out concerts, Bruno Mars had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand with…

Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham: Going their own way for now

Duo plays Budweiser Stage July 5 to promote new album, but McVie can’t wait for the next Fleetwood Mac tour. Nick Krewen Music Wed., July 5, 2017 Time to dispel some rumours. First: Fleetwood Mac’s upcoming trek scheduled to celebrate the British/U.S. hybrid band’s 50th anniversary in 2018 will not be their final tour. Second: the new eponymously titled Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie was never an aborted Fleetwood Mac project….

West Coast Bhangra on the Brink

Story by Nick Krewen | June 8, 2017 For SOCAN Words and Music Vancouver-area bhangra is on the brink of something big. The first indicator that the West Coast/British Columbia bhangra and desi music scene is on the verge of wider recognition came with 2016’s “Suit,” a massive hit throughout India that was recorded and released by Indian singing sensation Guru Randhawa and Canada’s own Aneil Kainth, a.k.a. DJ Intense….

Father John Misty pulls out all the stops with a flair for the dramatic: review

The charismatic performer kicked off his North American tour on Friday night with a sold-out show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Nick Krewen Music, Sat. May 6, 2017 Father John Misty at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, May 5, 2017 It was nothing short of epic. At the Friday night kickoff of his North American tour and the first of two sold-out evenings at the Royal Alex Theatre, Father John Misty…