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Fri
24
Feb

Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot, 1843–1924

These early decades of American popular music are filled with a rich range of musical styles, and a new book on the topic makes for a compelling read.

 

Thu
23
Feb
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Five Questions With ... Jenn Grant

The Juno-nominated East Coast songbird collaborated closely with husband Daniel Ledwell on new album Paradise. Learn more about the project here.

Wed
22
Feb

10 Resolutions For Radio Broadcasters In 2017

Recently, a client asked what I thought would happen to radio in 2017. Given recent events (Trump) I just couldn’t bring myself to even try to predict the future. Instead, I’ve come up with some resolutions...

Tue
21
Feb
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Five Questions With ... Drew Gonsalves of Kobo Town

On new album Where The Galleon Sank, the Toronto group’s leader infuses its infectious Caribbean-rooted sound with incisive socially-conscious lyrics.

Fri
17
Feb

The Grammy Telecast, According To Bob Lefsetz

The show is playing to a theoretical audience that doesn’t exist. One in which we love everybody and everybody’s deserving of a trophy...

Fri
17
Feb
Larnell Lewis of Snarky Puppy

Reflections On The Grammys, Oscars, Junos

Awards season is in full swing, and, as per usual, all the big ones have their share of controversy. Pictured: Larnell Lewis of Grammy winners Snarky Puppy.

Thu
16
Feb
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Five Questions With ... BEYRIES

The Montreal-based singer/songwriter is releasing a debut album that is both a personal and musical triumph.
 

Tue
14
Feb
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Five Questions With ... Terra Lightfoot

The Hamilton roots-rocker has just earned a CIMA Road Gold certification and released a live album matching her eloquent songs with the National Academy Orchestra. Learn more here.

Thu
09
Feb

Five Questions With… John Orpheus

The versatile Toronto soul singer and rapper returns to his Trinidadian roots with BACCHANAL, a new mixtape steeped in Caribbean slang and West African rhythms.

Tue
07
Feb

Five Questions With ... Graham McLaughlin of Common Deer

This Toronto quintet has a sound that fuses classical, folk, pop and EDM elements in original fashion. A debut EP is now out and the group's co-vocalist tells us more.

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