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Dub Arc studio
September 7, 2018
by Bill King

The music of the king of reggae, on full display at a legendary show at Massey Hall, had a huge impact on Bill King, and, later, upon his son, Juno-winning producer Jesse 'Dubmatix' King.

Andrew Austin
September 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

Voivod
September 5, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Quebec prog-metal heroes deliver new album The Wake soon. In this interview, their guitarist reflects upon that record, their commitment to change, and the continued inspiration of late member Piggy.

Aretha accompanied by Clive Davis. Credit: WENN.com
August 31, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Aretha Franklin was known for wearing elegant fur coats on stage and then dropping said coats off her shoulders and to the ground during particular

August 31, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The former singer of Rival Boys heads a new trio that blends its fondness for the supernatural with an equal love of classic rock and folk sounds. In this revealing interview, she discusses her new-found confidence, love of tarot, and a desire for gender inequality in the music biz.

Little Feat
August 31, 2018
by Bill King

One of the very best American bands of the '70s, their music, especially Dixie Chicken, was the perfect soundtrack for a Stateside road trip.

Photo: Stephan Szczesniak
August 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Just ahead of the release of new album Gift Shop, the Toronto singer/songwriter reflects upon the record, her early stagefright, gate-crashing Lollapalooza, and the decline in the monetary value of songs.

Calvin Harris and Sam Smith share a hit song, and a laugh at the beach.
August 26, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

Dean Brody surprises Toronto crowd with special performance of "It Can't Happen To Me" with Charlie Major and Jess Moskaluke at Budweiser Stage — photo credit: Whitney South.
August 24, 2018
by Karen Bliss

The longstanding Cancountry hitmaker updates one of his earliest classics with a corral full of impressionable friends to raise money for MADD.

August 24, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based folk-rock faves turn 15 this year, and they've just released a new record, The Waves, The Wake. In this interview, their leader describes the sonic approach of the album, one recorded in an old church.

August 24, 2018
by Bill King

Set to begin next week in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, the festival is known for a well-curated lineup of Canadian and international artists. Its head describes the reasons for its success in this interview.

Photo: Alexandre Isard
August 22, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The iconoclastic Grammy-winning pianist and composer is about to release the final album of his Solo Piano trilogy. In this typically entertaining interview, he describes the making of the record, his love of the underdog, and his satisfaction with the current state of the music biz.