Music Biz Headlines, July 7, 2017

Sounds like summer: our writers pick their songs of the season

As 2017’s contenders battle to see who will monopolize summer stereos, which tracks have already earwormed their way into the heads of our critics? — The Guardian

The music from Jack Kerouac’s classic Beat novel On the Road

Stream tracks by Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon and other jazz greats —

'We represent them': how musicians kept the UK's attention on Grenfell

From the big Simon Cowell charity single to a host of grassroots benefit gigs, musicians have rallied to support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire — The Guardian

John Mayer on Katy Perry, learning from the dead, embracing pot

Rocker says swapping alcohol for weed was a smart move —Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone

Lady Gaga wants people to stop bullying Ed Sheeran

Mophaired popster has quite Twitter because of the personal insults — Stereogum

Willie Nelson remains timeless at mellow Fourth of July Picnic

Despite rumours of his poor health, the legend delivers -

10 emerging acts from Hamilton

The revitalized city's music scene spawns new talents —

Broken Social Scene put it back together for Hug of Thunder

The huge cast of musicians recaptures the spirit of the band's earlier work — Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

Eagles Of Death Metal and Offspring members defend Dickies frontman after misogynistic rant

Dickies frontman Leonard Grave Phillips verbally accosted a woman for peacefully protesting their concert —

Putting ‘Don Giovanni’ on a truck, and returning opera to its roots

 A free performance in a shabby part of Rome delights the locals —  Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times

Eclectic jazz festival ends on successful notes for organizers, fans

Edmonton International Jazz Festival featured Donny McCaslin, Dianne Reeves, and Jane Bunnett —  Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal

Always eclectic Kronos Quartet nods to cutting-edge Canadian music

Group played pieces by Tanya Tagaq and Nicole Lizee at Ottawa show —  Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen

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