Features

Splash'N Boots on stage in NL. Pic: Facebook page
September 21, 2018
by Kim Hughes

It’s perhaps ironic that children’s entertainers — though vessels for shiny, happy, sticky singalongs about fantastical ephemera — in many ways car

September 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Albertan roots-rock songsmith digs real deep on this third album, Cry Baby, a trip through melancholic madness, broken relationships and endless booze-fuelled evenings. "This is by far the most vulnerable and up close piece of music I have put out," he explains.

September 20, 2018
by Bill King

At the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival, this compelling film won the coveted People's Choice Award. Winners often go on to Academy Award glory, and Bill King considers this one Oscar-worthy.

September 18, 2018
by Jason Schneider

On her new five-song EP All It Was, Juno Award-nominated singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Roxanne Potvin goes deeper into her personal journey, adding more elements to an ever-expanding sound.

September 16, 2018
by FYI Staff

After a three-year hiatus, K-OS (pictured) returns with a melodic and somewhat cheeky new single that teases the release of an upcoming EP, Meghan Patrick continues her winning streak with "Walls Come Down" and Newfoundland country singer Jason Benoit teams up with Leah Daniels on a song that is earning instant adds.

September 14, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

City and Colour and Barenaked Ladies will headline Hayden's fifth annual Dream Serenade concert on Nov. 17 at Roy Thomson Hall with Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Hayden, Weaves, Iskwé and "surprise special guests."

September 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer/songwriter collaborated with Cowboy Junkies co-founder Michael Timmins on a poetic new album coming out today. Here he describes the making of the record, reminisces about Foghat, and explains his beef with streaming.

September 14, 2018
by Bill King

"Jones never goes light and easy. This in many ways is the underlining theme to the new documentary Quincy, tracking his life from his roots beginning in a downtrodden Chicago neighbourhood."

September 12, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The mastermind of JPNSGRLS discusses the different musical direction of his new project, a memorable birthday in Berlin, the influence of his tastemaker brother, and his advice for Ed Sheeran.

Meghan Patrick whoops it up at Country Thunder. Pic: Jeff Dedekker/Leader Post
September 10, 2018
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

September 7, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The September 9 concert, which also includes Ralph, Jillea, and The Command Sisters, will benefit various orgs, including the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre.

September 7, 2018
by Jason Schneider

With a new album waiting in the wings, the guitarist of Hamilton's Juno-winning hard rock heroes reflects upon his early listening habits, his most embarrassing performance ever, a love of Bad Company, and the favourite song he has written.