Features

The incomparable Mr. RCA himself, Ed Preston
August 31, 2017
by Bill King

I feel fortunate to catch up with Ed Preston who many know as Mr RCA, but judging from this interview I think Ed would have loved to talk more about playing the drums.

Photo of Aron by John Roxburgh-Smith
August 31, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Best known as the singer/guitarist for Hamilton, ON's Young Rival, D’Alesio decided to make a solo album that became very much a one-man project. The result has just been released on the Paper Bag imprint.

Aaron kicking back
August 29, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Still riding high on the success of his 2016 self-titled debut album for Warner Music Canada, country artist Aaron Goodvin has struck pay dirt again with “Lonely Drum.”

Taylor Swift bares her jeweled fangs
August 27, 2017
by External Source

Taylor Swift is the breakout hit on commercial radio in this week's countdown of new spins, and German dance-pop project ItaloBrothers, led by Matthias Metten, Zacharias Adrian and Christian Müller, land Most Active status.

Tavis E. Triance
August 25, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The idiosyncratic singer/songwriter has been described as Dylan-meets-Randy Newman. He recruited some musical friends from Montreal to contribute to his lush-sounding new album, A Brief Respite From The Terror Of Dying.

The King Family 1925
August 25, 2017
by Bill King

In this very personal essay, Bill King reflects upon the insidious nature of racism in the South and the ways in which music can bridge the divide.

Lisa Conway
August 23, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The adventurous singer/composer/producer collaborates with Twin Rains on her new single, "The Light Years."

The Beaches ham it up for the camera
August 20, 2017
by External Source

A taste of what's new and hot on Canadian radio this week, courtesy of the Yangaroo/DMDS music charts.

Nice Horse Photo: Matt Barnes
August 18, 2017
by Jason Schneider

There's nothing manufactured about this all-female country quartet from Alberta. They defy genre stereotypes by writing their songs and playing their instruments, and the results are quickly getting the band noticed.

Kim Clarke Champniss' book cover
August 18, 2017
by Bill King

The MuchMusic VJ turned author has just published his second memoir, Skinheads, Fur Traders and DJs. It is full of fascinating stories of his adventures in the '70s.

The Orchard
August 16, 2017
by Jason Schneider

This Edmonton-based roots duo is in full creative bloom on their third album, The Great Unknown. Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith explain that their differences provide a source of strength.

Our Lady Peace is back on the radio with another hit song
August 14, 2017
by External Source

Pink, Our Lady Peace and Bobby Wills are among the top new songs added by Canada's commercial broadcasters in the past week.