Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq, Meghan Patrick, July Talk and Fast Romantics are among Canadian artists with hot new tracks on the radio this week.
At 76, the legendary singer/songwriter remains a potent creative force. She is also an eloquent observer of contemporary politics and social issues, as Bill King discovered in this wide-ranging interview.
The Halifax-based indie imprint turns 10 this month, and its eclectic catalogue comprises more than 75 titles. The label's founder reflects upon its achievements.
The idea behind the new self-titled album helmed by Lindeman was to make a rock and roll record. She says it didn't quite turn out that way "apart from its energy and confidence."
Serena Ryder's "Ice Age" and Oakville, ON five-piece Seaway's "Lula On the Beach," are two of the most popular new tracks released to radio in the past week.
The third album from the feisty East Coast singer/songwriter is essentially a concept album detailing booze-fuelled breakdowns and disintegrating relationships, ultimately leading to redemption. She terms it her most cohesive record yet.
The fluent Canadian guitarist and composer has earned an international audience with his eclectic brand of world music. He takes an entirely hands-on approach to all aspects of his work, as Bill King discovers in this fascinating chat.
The Toronto-based tunesmith has co-written radio hits for the likes of The Trews and Big Sugar. He gets more personal about the material on his new solo album, Calendar, with inquisitor Jason Schneider.
The unstoppable Canadian hit machine known as Jacob Hoggard has himself another hit with his band Hedley. The Weeknd is also a repeat offender, and 54:40 returns with a release on the newly minted El Mocambo Records.
The fast-rising rockers from Kingston release their second album today. In a chat with Jason Schneider, their lead singer discusses the record and the pitfalls of a musical life.
The prolific writing team has just published a new book that features informative conversations with some pioneers of Canadian folk, pop and rock.
In an editorial last week, David Farrell asked readers to fire back with what they think and, more important, what changes can be made to get future cultural policy on the right track. Here’s what we have received so far.