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Lido, from her Instagram account.
May 15, 2020
by External Source

Colombian-Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Lido Pimienta launched her new Miss Colombia album last month with a Pitchfork Instagra

May 15, 2020
by Jason Schneider

After a break from the biz, the rootsy Edmonton troubadour has returned to the fray with two recent and much-praised albums. Here he reflects upon the latest, Drifters, as well as self-isolation, the absence of concerts, and how a future music industry may look.

May 15, 2020
by Bill King

The veteran Toronto drummer/composer/bandleader has been posting intriguing videos of covers while transitioning to life in the pandemic age. Here he discusses the videos, his home recording, life as an educator, and new creative pursuits.

Photo: Mark O'Neill
May 13, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Juno-nominated singer-songwriter has launched a weekly Facebook Live series, Jeremy Fisher Junior, aimed at entertaining and educating kids and assisting parents. He describes the concept here and discusses his early musical loves and the effect of the pandemic on his career.

Steel Panther (L to R): Stix Zadinia, Michael Starr, Lexxi Foxx, Satchel — photo credit: David Jackson.
May 8, 2020
by Karen Bliss

LA rockers Steel Panther raised money for cat rescue Heaven On Earth this past #GivingTuesdayNow by promoting an “all-day kitty cam,” focused on th

May 8, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Matt Weidinger is a bit of a throwback these days, someone who, from early on in high school, has doggedly carved out a full-time music career.

Photo: Bill King  Beaches International Jazz Festival street scene
May 8, 2020
by Bill King

The leader of the popular Toronto combo KC Roberts and The Live Revolution is embracing online teaching in the pandemic era. Here he discusses that transition, recalls a memorable European tour, and explains his approach to home recording.

Photo: Bandcamp
May 6, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The pandemic is posing a real challenge to Canadian record store owners, but our interviews show they are adapting well and remaining optimistic.

May 1, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Unlike some artists who have pushed their spring and summer album releases to later this year, Toronto singer/songwriter Julian Taylor has gone in

Photo: Tommy Cosgrove, Wayne McGhie, BK, Everton Paul, down from Kenny Baldwin- far-right George Philip.
May 1, 2020
by Bill King

I got to thinking about how civil this break from live playing has been - just you, your home studio, a guitar, Garage Band, a few ideas, and no pl