Music Biz Headlines, Nov. 15, 2017

People miss the jokes, Bjork confesses

Even off-duty, Björk is always full-Björk: interested in the off-beat and experimental. She’s worked in music for more than 30 years, so she’s called a pop star. But really, she’s an artist in disguise –  The Observer

Music school holds open forum after sex misconduct report

Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown suspended his annual state of the school speech Monday and instead staged a discussion with students that was aimed at stopping sexual harassment and assaults on campus –  Boston Globe

‘Whisperpop’: why stars are choosing breathy intensity over vocal paint-stripping

The idea of good singing has gone from Céline-style belting to Selena-esque hushed tones. We explore the muted sounds of the mainstream  –  Peter Robinson, The Guardian

Toronto Symphony Orchestra lifts war into art with Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation: review

The Canadian composition re-imagines a traditional Mass for the Dead as a potent mix of the sacred and secular  – John Terauds, Toronto Star

A Perfect Circle brings good news for the doomed

Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan and company reactivate their band in dark times, previewing a long-awaited album at Laval's Place Bell-Mark LePage, Montreal Gazette

Music store steps up after Quantum Tangle's instruments stolen in Vancouver

The Indigenous roots music duo is helped out by Long & McQuade –  Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight

Uncommon Ground’s Jeff Buckley tribute show celebrates 20 years

Every year, on Buckley’s birthday,  musicians from Chicago and around the world interpret Buckley’s work, with proceeds donated to The Old Town School of Folk Music scholarship fund to help the next generation of great songwriters –  Selena Fragassi  Chicago Sun-Times

Dream Serenade brought an all-star CanRock lineup to Massey Hall

The fourth annual fundraiser felt like an intimate community gathering, with Sloan, Tanya Tagaq, Kevin Drew with Gord Downie's brother Patrick, among others  –  Sarah Greene, NOW

Off the record: The Great Fuss

Saskatoon band The Great Fuss shares a few facts about its new self-titled album, out now  – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Leaps of faith: Teaching an old dog new tricks

In recent years new ways of hearing live jazz have arrived, thanks to the persistence and ingenuity of the jazz community at large –  Steve Wallace, The Whole Note

Legendary music venue My Father’s Place reopening on Long Island after 30 years

The club brought the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, the Ramones and U2 to Roslyn – Glenn Gamboa, Newsday

'War of the Worlds': Delirious opera rises from the death and destruction of L.A.

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