It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire.
Chuck Berry, 1958.CreditCreditPhoto Illustration by Sean Freeman & Eve Steben for The New York Times. Source Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.
Money is tight while they work long and weird hours, travel incessantly, are isolated from their friends and family at home, and have ample access to drinks and drugs. They write, record, release, and promote, and then repeat the cycle over and over again. And now, more than ever, the industry demands constant content, lest they are forgotten in the ocean of songs hitting Spotify every Friday. But then they get in the van and, especially in Canada, drive absurd distances between low-paying gigs for a tour they likely had to book themselves.
“To The Gallows” was released in summer 2019. This video, the song “To The Gallows” seems to be a lot like the Johnny NoCash now with The Celtic Outlaws music I was so taken by when I first discovered him. Johnny was on a stool, in an empty room, by himself, on stage doing the best ever soundcheck at now Rock n Roll memory Stop Drop & Roll. The very deep, honest from the heart and wearing his feelings on his sleeve Johnny NoCash music.
We’re keeping our eyes on this Toronto band for two reasons. Their music is great and the stage show is awesome! ….and because this is a REAL GIGGING TORONTO BAND working their asses off to get to the next level in this new landscape we call the Music Business and the Toronto music scene