Month: May 2023

Andy Shauf’s “Halloween Store”

Some songs explode on stage. In the lead-up to seeing¬†Andy Shauf perform at Toronto’s historic Massey Hall, I’d been spending time with his discography, including...

The Durutti Column’s “Otis”

“Otis” begins, as some of the best songs do, unexpectedly. A guitar string reverberates ever so briefly, first plucked and then bent, echoing forth a...