Mild-mannered member of beloved transplanted Haligonians and Pop Explosion kingpins Sloan, who co-headline the Olympic Island shindig with Sam Roberts Saturday (August 7)
Easybeats // Absolute Anthology
"Touring the U.S. with a bunch of Oz-balls inspired me to dig it out. Great songs, great players and - all blood relations aside - their song St. Louis is the blueprint for AC/DC."
Van Morrison // Verdon Fleece
"Brilliant self-produced album from 1974. Very sad and very glad all at once. Hitless, as far as I can see, although I personally know two babies who think otherwise."
The Streets // A Grand Don't Come For Free
"I love both Streets albums. I find myself communicating in daily life through a series of 'Oi-oi, give us a tenner' and 'Where's my chips and drinks?' It wrangles your verbal hooligan, innit?"