Published Oct 31, 2011The November issue of Exclaim! is now making its way across Canada. As always, this month's magazine is filled with plenty of interviews, features and reviews for music fans everywhere. And you can check it all out online, as well as on real-life paper.
For this month's cover story, we have the legendary Tom Waits, who recently celebrated the release of his Bad As Me. The much-loved musical eccentric may stare you down from the front page, but he shares a revealing and insightful interview about his songwriting process in November's cover story.
This time around, our Timeline features long-running Montreal-based DJ Kid Koala, following his career from being inspired by the likes of The Muppets and Kids in the Hall to gaining worldwide recognition for his scratching skills. And William Shatner recently released an album of space-related covers called Seeking Major Tom, but still had time to hilariously answer the Exclaim! Questionnaire, sharing his current interest in drum solos and Han Solo, as well as revealing his career highs and lows.
Known for his over-the-top party-esque live shows, Halifax's Rich Aucoin offers up an interview for this issue, as do Mayer Hawthorne and Anthony Gonzales (aka M83). You can also read interviews with rising rap star Murs and Toronto Marlies' defenceman-turned-musician Matt Lashoff.
Our Music School features return once again, this time profiling Toronto's Trea Jah Isle record store and studio in Where I Play. Need to Know divulges information about how musicians can go about getting their songs placed in films and TV shows, while Ask Allison provides advice on how bands should go about setting up tours.
Finally, the Videogames section takes a look at how videogame narratives are evolving in the gaming world, using the new Batman game Arkham City as a prime example.
For all these stories and more, pick up a copy of Exclaim! or dig into Exclaim.ca.