Neko Case survives adversity, Taylor Swift battles scalpers, and Teenage Head gets a hometown honour. Also in the headlines are Spotify, Sony/ATV, Kardinal Offishall, Serge Fiori, Tanya Tagaq, Jennifer Castle, Ed Sheeran, the Stones, Amuse, Slayer, Rich Aucoin, Moogfest, Aaron Allen, Baptists, and Bush Tetras.
Teenage Head was inducted into the Indie Hall of Fame, Gord Downie won Album of the Year for Introduce Yerself, and Jessie Reyez was named Artist of the Year at the 16th annual Indie Awards.
A new double LP collection aptly entitled Fun Comes Fast confirms Teenage Head's unique place in Canadian rock history. The band's bassist looks back on their legacy.
Back in the seventies, when Nick, Gord, Frank and myself decided to try and form a rock group, we had no idea what lay ahead. All we knew was what we loved, and that was loud, in your face bands like Alice Cooper, The Stooges, MC5, and The New York Dolls. That was the blueprint.