Interview: Joel Plaskett

Joel Plaskett and the Emergency are conquering Canada, one town at a time. After an already extensive Spring/Summer tour to support their innovative new record “Scrappy Happiness”, Joel and his stalwart band were back on the road in Sepetember and October, and will continue to bring the rock to the people of Canada well into the New Year. Continue reading


Happy Halloween from The Haunted!

The Haunted were one of Canada’s coolest bands of all time. Formed in Montreal in the 1960s, they cranked out high-voltage garage rock, tinged with blues and the occasional spooky ballad. Continue reading

Album Cover Of The Week: ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ The Toronto Symphony

For the final Halloween-themed Album Cover Of The Week, I am featuring a classical album recorded by the Toronto Symphony in 1967, under the direction of a famous conductor named Seiji Ozawa. ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ was written in 1830 by Hector Berlioz, a French composer. The plot of this particular symphony involves an artist overdosing himself on opium, which causes him to enter a series of nightmarish hallucinations, including a scene where the protagonist fantasizes about murdering his lover, and ending with a demonic orgy at a Witch’s Sabbath.

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Album Cover Of The Week: ‘Rock n Roll Animal’ Lou Reed

Recently two themes have been emerging in the content here on Audio Reckoning: the impending holiday in honour of the forces of darkness, and The Velvet Underground. Audio Reckoning’s Album Cover Of The Week will continue this thematic trend with an album that fits both ideas: Continue reading