We asked Indie Week's Cameron Carpenter to take notes on the goings on around and about at the convention site and in the clubs and, knowing as we do his facility for connections, he's turned in a report brimming with names of the famous, almost famous, infamous and just generally good people.
Music News Digest
Music News Digest
Raine Maida has launched a ‘counter-culture’ video app, a new series celebrates the history of recordings in the US, Say Yes debuts a single tied to a new round of tour dates, The Chainsmokers’ smoke in Canada, Brit Phil Cooper celebrates his first tour here with a song, Jason Blaine makes hometown headlines and a farewell to Motown songwriter Sylvia Moy.
Names in the news today include Oilers hometown fan Brett Kissel, Jason Price, Allen Ginsberg, The Fraternity, Dallas Smith, Ryan Tedder, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, Paul Brandt, Larry Delaney, Hal Willis, NRBQ, Sylvan Esso, Future, The Weeknd, Drake, BPI, Tory Lanez, Allan Holdsworth, Tom Coyne and Bruce Langhorne.
The Alberta Ballet troupe is soon to pirouette with the Tragically Hip, David Bromberg plucks his way to Hugh's Room, Dean Brody is set to cross the country with his 'freakshow', Hopsin gives rap a bad rap, Drake makes good in Billboard contest, the New York Post yells 'whoa Nelly' and its farewell time to Thor Eaton.
In today’s edition, news that Paul Brandt will be inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Stars frontman Torquil Campbell creates a theatrical hit, The New Pornographers begin an international tour, Whitehorse returns to Massey Hall, and Joe Strummer is remembered in The Hammer.
Welcomed with a hearty roar, Kanye West ran through a career-spanning collection of his hits ("Stronger" — dropping the line "Take that, haters" at
Jimmy Page is pitching his life & times at Indigo in Toronto today, Hamilton's SayWeCanFly signing with Epitaph Records, and Sony catalogue imprint Legacy getting into the home decor merch business.
The latest roundup of news about people, events, and places in Canada and abroad. We've added a couple of video performances to spice things up as well.