News

Chart Attack went to and rated all the shows at this year's CMW Week in Toronto, and the results are in: the Teenage Head concert/book launch for Geoff Pevere's Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story" is in a three way tie for the best show of the week!

As May 13 approaches, the date for the Winnipeg launch of Harry Karlinsky's The Stonehenge Letters, Ariel Gordon of the Jane Day Reader reached out to Harry and they chatted about this books, Alfred Nobel, writing, psychiatry and David Foster Wallace. Read the interview here.

May 8, 2014 — On the opening night of Margaux Williamson's exhibition I Could See Everything at New York's Mulherin + Pollard Gallery, Vogue interviewed the Toronto-based painter about 'the randomness of a limitless imagination' and her return to gallery showings after a six-year hiatus.

Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music. Alan also can't wait to read Geoff Pevere's Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story.

The first time Geoff Pevere saw Teenage Head at a basement club in Ottawa back in the 70s, he knew he was watching something truly special.

The band was tight, explosive, and wrote monstrously catchy hooks. Songs like Picture My Face stayed with him immediately, nestling into his auditory pleasure centres and fostering a connection with the band that perseveres some four decades later.

If you grew up in the 70s and 80s then you likely rocked out to Hamilton’s own Teenage Head. And now for the first time you can read about the music, the fun and the damage in Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story, by Geoff Pevere. Geoff and legendary rocker Gord Lewis joined the CH Morning Live team on May 8 to talk about the book and the band, and it's not to be missed!

May 1, 2014 — Congratulations to Matthew Heiti, author of The City Still Breathing, who was named the recipient of the Sudbury Arts Council Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist. Read more about the award and the ceremony on NorthernLife.ca.

April 27, 2014 — In a fitting conclusion to National Poetry Month, poet Jonathan Ball (The Politics of Knives , Clockfire ) was been awarded the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer by the Manitoba Book Awards!