Man Machine Poem and Gord Downie’s Great Soul

I sat out on my deck over the weekend with my newly-acquired headphones on in the summer night air and let the new Hip album sink in....

Take me to the river: Leon Bridges, Sam Cooke, and Mark Twain

One of my favourite songs of all time is Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come. It was relevant when it was written in the 60s and it's...

The Waterfall

It has been one year now since the first Rrampt piece was posted, and a lot has changed.  We've gone through some ups and downs, strikes and...

Sharon Van Etten’s in trouble

Sharon Van Etten is in a lot of trouble these days - or at least she thinks she is. She opens and closes her new album, Are...

The Strumbellas rocked The Roxy

I awoke in the morning with a record beside my bed; it was called My Father and the Hunter and when I pulled the vinyl out of the...

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