spoon 2017

SPOON – Life’s Surprises!

2014's "They Want My Soul" was supposed to be the last Spoon album ever. The Austin, Texas-based band's leader Britt Daniel had announced it, and...
mudcrutch tom petty

MUDCRUTCH – Back to the Future

Mudcrutch is the most famous band you never heard of. Mudcrutch is also a strong testament of how a rock'n'roll legend is true to his friends....
Priest

PRIESTS – Veni, vidi, vici.

Imagine a band fronted by Chrissie and Siouxsie sharing vocals, Hooky on bass and a supporting cast capable of delivering...

THE CAIRO GANG – Wrapped in Velvet

California-born musician Emmett Kelly plays with a lot of people. From Ty Segall to Bonnie “Prince” Billy to Joan of Arc and Japanese musician...
sting 2016

STING Sees The Light

Sting is a great musician. It's easy to be impressed by his amazing career, from his days in The Police (1977-1984), which hailed itself as one of...

JIM JAMES – Hiding in Plain Sight

Waves of ominous, swirling keys and treated guitars welcome you aboard Jim James second solo album “Eternally Even” and it takes a minute before...
rust eden photo

The Many Faces of RUST EDEN

Yet another great Montreal band that reached my ears thanks to the Xmas List of Poulet Neige! Rust Eden is a cool indie rock band that takes the time...

JESCA HOOP – An Old Soul…

Tom Waits says of Jesca Hoop: 'She is like an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at...
andre papanicolaou guitar

Why I Hope I’ll Never be Good

I’ve been playing guitar for about 25 years, 15 of them “professionally” whatever that means.  There may have been a 20-minute window in 2011...

Best of 2016

In my humble opinion, 2016 has been a shitty music year. Primo: he deaths of Prince, Bowie, Cohen, Sharon Jones and so many other I cannot recall...
solange nude gold

SOLANGE – The Centre of Attention

Being the sister of the Diva of soul must not be an easy place to be for Solange Knowles. A bit like Beyoncé's ex-bandmates of Destiny's Child, she...
awaken_my_love

5 albums that impressed me in 2016

In a bad or a great way, here are 5 albums that didn't go unnoticed in the last 12 months. 1 DEATH GRIPS - Interview 2016 (Third World...
frank-ocean

2016: A superb tragedy

One needs a little bit of black humour to get through a year like 2016. Pointless for me to regurgitate every ugly detail, every single huge loss in...
cass-mc-combs

Lost in Music – 10 albums for 2016

10! Nowhere near enough is it. But hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. CASS McCOMBS - MANGY LOVE (Anti-) 8th trip to the well for Cass and...
jesse-mac-cormack-after-the-glow-photo

JESSE MAC CORMACK – Raw Blues

In an exclusive RREVERB interview in November 2015, music consultant Pedro Barbosa answered “Jesse Mac Cormack” when I asked him, "Which...
joseph-arthur-lou-reed

JOSEPH ARTHUR – Owning Lou Reed

New York musician and painter Joseph Arthur has been a Lou Reed fan for the longest time. When the Velvet Underground leader passed away on October...
agnes obel 2016

AGNES OBEL – In a Different Mood

Agnes Obel is a Danish singer-songwriter that had charmed many ears and hearts with her 2013 album “Aventine". The world met a talented melodist...
the-growlers

Welcome to THE GROWLERS’ Beach Goth!

The Growlers is a California based band which has been labeled as Beach Goth, a mixture basically of surf folkish upbeat rhythms and rich in reverb...
leonard-cohen

Thank you MR COHEN

A great singer-songwriter has left us today. The great Leonard Cohen passed away at age 82. He was born in Montreal, and often, when I walk in the...
john-cale-live-2016-pop-montreal-louis-longpre

JOHN CALE – Sharp!

It is always very impressive when you are about to see a concert from an artist that you really respect. There is this excitement, in the days before...
john-cale-pink-hair

10 reasons not to miss JOHN CALE live

For its 14th edition, the festival most oriented on musical discoveries, POP MONTREAL, has a great guest: Mister John Cale. In a rare visit in...
lana del rey sexy

LANA DEL REY – Lost in Melancholy

Lana Del Rey is a persona. Most pop stars are. At RREVERB, we don't care what musicians do or wear outside the studio or behind the scenes. We put...
david bowie lodger photo

DAVID BOWIE – Who is he, really?

We all know how the great late David Bowie changed music styles many times, always being ahead of the trends, keeping a cool factor throughout his...
misc live jazzfest 2016 2

MISC – What is great jazz?

What is great jazz? This question can have lots of different answers, depending on whom you ask it to. There are different tastes, different currents...
big thief

BIG THIEF – Stealing the show

Striking guitars (on the fiery Real Love), great melodies (the lovely Masterpiece) and an efficient mix of male / female energy (on Paul) makes the...