Features

December 21, 2018
by Bill King

For refuge from the insanity of US politics, Netflix offers an increasingly attractive means of escape. Here are some 'Bill-recommended' new films and series to spice up your holiday viewing.

December 20, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Over the past decade, the Vancouver trio has been balancing black nail-polish gloom and indie-pop accessibility on its much-praised releases. The group's drummer describes the new album's uplifting vibe, MM's creative evolution, and an inspired time in Hamburg.

Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus together again.
December 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

December 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-born, LA-based pop artist and actor is making a real splash in both fields, starring in hit musicals and charting on Billboard. Here she discusses her latest single, the balance between acting and music, and her love of all things Pink.

Mr. White Christmas himself: Irving Berlin
December 14, 2018
by Bill King

For any musician called on to play Christmas music, it can either be ‘big party fun’ or pure drudgery.

Gerry at Tom Cochrane’s cottage last summer.
December 13, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

The GoFundMe campaign, launched Dec. 9, has set a goal of $60,000 to help fund Lee's home care, food, rent, a wheelchair and customizations to his residence. In its first few days, the outreach program has raised over $5,000. 

December 12, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto pop-rocker is so fed up with the daily barrage of lies emanating from south of the border that he has released a pull-no-punches single and video entitled “Not Far From The Truth.” He explains his motivation and his plans for 2019 here.

Corey Hart is back on the radio with a brand new hit song.
December 8, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

Alex Lifeson, Ron Sexsmith and members of Broken Social Scene and Barenaked Ladies joined Andy Kim onstage on one of his earlier Christmas shows.
December 7, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Andy Kim gets emotional when talking about the ill children he met at the ICAR Complex racetrack in Montreal who were able to whiz around in fancy

Photo: J. Mitchell Reed
December 7, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based folk trio releases a winter-themed second album today. Here the members discuss its inspiration, their individual and collective creative evolution, and a shared desire for more inclusivity in the music business.

December 7, 2018
by Bill King

The English folk-rock pioneer is back with a new album, 13 Rivers. In this revealing interview, he discusses that record, his creative cycle, love of analogue, soundtrack work, protest songs, and more.

Photo: Kevin Kelly Photography
December 5, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The highly-decorated blues veteran returns with a new album, Shake The Love Around. Here she explains that it showcases her different voices, discusses some favourite songs, and recalls a memorable gig with Bryan Adams.