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Photo: Janet Kimber
December 9, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The stylistically diverse Toronto singer/songwriter has released a new album, For The Birds. Here she describes the making of the record, some favourite tracks, her artistic evolution, the impact of the pandemic, and a love of basketball.

Book cover art supplied
December 9, 2020
by Bill King

The musical renaissance man has just published a must-read memoir of his life in ‘60s America. He explains that “in writing the book I wanted to share with the reader the joy of discovery, how music plays a central role in conditioning the heart and soul and take you back when times were freer and police, rednecks and hardhats kicked us around like we were alien garbage.”

YouTube image featuring Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande.
December 6, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

December 6, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The veteran Albertan country-rocker has just published More Than A Game, a hockey-themed kids book based around one of his songs. Here he talks about its creation, the collaboration with artist Curtis Irving Johnson, his passion for hockey, and a memorable encounter with Wayne Gretzky and the Stanley Cup (pictured).

December 2, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Fucked Up frontman turns podcast host with a new web series, Punk As F*ck. Here he discusses the origins of the podcast, LA’s proto-punk scene, his disdain for a nasty Proud Boy, and punk’s political impact.

Photo: Bill King
December 2, 2020
by Bill King

For most of us, we first heard of the coronavirus through the quarantining of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama in February 202

Photo: Mel Stone
November 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Cape Breton quartet has just released a new EP, Upon The Horizon, a dazzling combination of indie folk and experimental pop. Here a group member discusses the record, the experience of working with US indie rock titan Phil Ek, and future plans.

Frame capture of The Weeknd's performance on the American Music Awards
November 28, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Michelle Quance
November 25, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Three Toronto scene veterans have teamed up to indulge their love of surf-rock. A debut album comes out tomorrow, and here bassist Leo Valvassori talks about their love of the genre, guitar instrumentals, the making of the record, and plans for a killer live show.

Photo: Bill King
November 25, 2020
by Bill King

The past nine months have felt like graduate school except this time we’re not skipping classes! There is a path forward and a way out of this economic and human catastrophe. Patience, knowledge, science, and faith…. Be safe!

Photo: Matt Barnes
November 22, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Surviving a near-fatal accident had a radical impact on the life and music of the singer/songwriter. Here he discusses that event, describes his new album, and offers a sage perspective on the pandemic.