Features

Photo: Bill King
October 11, 2019
by Bill King

Bobby Curtola’s career began at age 15 with Bobby and The Bobcats in Port Arthur, Ontario.

Photo: Heather Pollock
October 10, 2019
by Jason Schneider

In November 2017, Skydiggers co-founders, Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize, found themselves turning to the healing power of music to deal with the re

Photo: Craig Boyko
October 9, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Juno-winning duo has returned with its first album in almost a decade. Here its singer/songwriter discusses the comeback, the meaning of the record's title, his artistic evolution, and love of Salt Spring Island and the Beatles.

L-R: Dan Smyers, Justin Bieber and Shay Mooney. Pic: Dan + Shay / Instagram
October 6, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

Screenshot from Barlow's The Wizard music video
October 4, 2019
by Karen Bliss

"My goal is to make the name Richard Sackler synonymous with mass death,” says Canadian musician Tom Barlow, who wrote The Wizard, with Tom Lewis,

October 4, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The acclaimed Toronto reggae musician and history professor combines both fields in his fascinating new project. He explains the concept here and also discusses his creative journey, boyhood musical memories, and a drunken first gig.

Photo: Laura Bombier
October 4, 2019
by Bill King

Best known for his hit TV show Survivorman, he is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and harmonica player. In this wide-ranging chat, he talks about his new record, Mother Earth, jamming with James Cotton, his admiration for Greta Thunberg, environmental activism, and love of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

Strange Breed. Photo by Bailey Morgan Photography
October 2, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Vancouver’s all-queer, all-female alt-rock outfit Strange Breed has been slowly taking over their local music scene one show at a time.

September 29, 2019
by External Source

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

Photo: Eric Richards
September 27, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Having made his mark over the past two years through a string of successful independent singles that have racked up over five million streams, Cana

September 27, 2019
by Bill King

Before Alex Cuba arrived I recalled my first encounter nearly twenty years back with The Puentes Brothers.

 Pic: © Livia Ferguson / Greenpeace © Livia Ferguson / Greenpeace
September 26, 2019
by Aaron Brophy

One hundred and sixty-nine events are currently scheduled to take place across Canada as part of the massive Global Climate Strike movement happeni