Entries by Danko Jones from 12/2012

Danko Jones' Guide To Canadian Noise Bands

| Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada Music

Canada has been a bastion of noise rock 'n' roll for years. So I made a primer for the curious to search out, to listen to and/or place METZ, Japandroids and Fucked Up into context as you grope in the loud dark that is '90s rock. Here are 10 examples of '90s noise outfits from our Great White North.

My Very Early Exposure to the Great Ravi Shankar

| Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Music

I'm very grateful to my parents whether they realize it or not. And I am grateful for that night they took me out, to stay up way past my bedtime, to see Ravi Shankar play when I was eight years old. Did I have a clue as to who I was watching that night? Absolutely not. Years later I remember sitting in my room kicking myself for not taking it all in properly.

The Only Christmas Music Worth Listening To

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Music

Surprisingly, I've never hated Christmas music and I've always felt the more the merrier. That said, everyone must understand, there's only one Christmas album that matters. To my ears, all other Christmas albums sound like third-rate Chipmunks knock-offs, and that includes the impervious Bing Crosby!

The Best Music Video of 2012 Wasn't Gangnam Style

| Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Music

Although 2012 was a landmark year for music videos, where "Gangnam Style had one billion hits and bands like "Walk Off The Earth" got 142 million views for simply covering Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," it was also a year in which the greatest video I have ever seen was released to comparatively little fanfare.