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White Hot Guilt
July 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The July Talk bassist has teamed with indie rocker/producer Thomas D'Arcy for a fun new project with a retro disco vibe.

Sass Jordan
July 28, 2017
by Bill King

It has been 25 years since the veteran rocker's biggest hit album, Racine. She is marking that milestone by re-imagining the material on a new record, one she'll be presenting in intimate fashion.

Goldtop Photo: Jay Procktor
July 25, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Alice Kos and Everett LaRoi's experimental folk-rock sound has evolved in adventurous fashion, as is apparent on a new album, You Possess Me.

Chad Brownlee has himself another hit, this time with "Out Of the Blue"
July 23, 2017
by External Source

Chad Brownlee and Matthew Good lead the way with top new homegrown tracks winning favour with Canada's national broadcasters.

Kayla Diamond
July 20, 2017
by Bill King

A decision to quit law school and follow her passion for music is paying off for this singer/songwriter, as her evocative single "Carnival Hearts" is now climbing the charts.

Mise en Scene Photo: Jesse DeFlorio
July 20, 2017
by Jason Schneider

After Mise en Scene’s 2012 debut, Desire’s Despair , established the band as a sonic force in the vein of The Raveonettes and The Jesus and Mary Chain, Johnson had to overcome a case of writer’s block.

Quantum Tangle
July 19, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Greyson Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik draw from their respective Anishinaabe-Métis and Inuit backgrounds to create a fusion of old-world sounds and new-world flair.

Dean Brody and Alan Doyle on the Halifax waterfront
July 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Another banner week for homegrown acts on Canadian radio, with Dean Brody's "Soggy Bottom Summers" featuring Alan Doyle topping the list.

Kerry Clarke
July 14, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Five major summer music festivals have collaborated on an ambitious collaborative touring project called Canada Far & Wide: GrandsEsprits, celebrating the Canadian songbook.

Allison Au
July 13, 2017
by Bill King

As one who continually follows as much local music as possible, especially young artists on the rise, young composer/saxophonist Allison Au nearly eluded Bill King.

Rodney DeCroo Photo: Rebecca Blisset
July 12, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Vancouver-based singer/songwriter, poet, and playwright is earning kudos for his seventh full-length album, Old Tenement Man. He took time out from his current cross-country touring to discuss the powerfully poetic work.

Life continues to look up for Drake
July 9, 2017
by External Source

Canadian acts are getting better than a fair share of attention from commercial broadcasters, and this is giving rise to untold opportunity for a new generation of youthful stars of all persuasions, stripes, and sounds.