Features

June 8, 2018
by Bill King

Best known as the macho star of reality TV show Survivorman, he is also an accomplished and passionate musician. Joni Mitchell and Bruce Cockburn are fans of his work, and he has released a new album, Bittern Lake. Learn more here.

Photo: Radio-Canada/Olivier Lalande
June 8, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Quebec composer Jean-Michel Blais is doing something extremely unlikely in 2018 — making classical piano cool again. He also suffers from Tourette Syndrome, and in this interview, he discusses how it affects him.

June 6, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The indie rock hero and prolific author is also the publisher of Canada’s newest print newspaper, West End Phoenix. He hosts a telethon for the non-profit publication in Toronto on Saturday, and he discusses the project in this interview.

Heartthrob Shawn Hook reunites with Neon Dreams again on tour this fall.
June 4, 2018
by Karen Bliss

“Reminding Me” singer Shawn Hook and “Marching Bands” EDM-pop act Neon Dreams will be touring together this fall on a 17-date Canadian tour, with a dollar from each ticket sale going to We Charity, formerly known as Free the Children.

Adam Levine as appearing in Maroon 5's latest song video
June 3, 2018
by FYI Staff

Adam Levine and crew with singer Camilla Cabello earn top status at commercial radio this week, but Jess Moskaluke's bittersweet love song 'Camouflage' and BC country trio The Heels also earn strong endorsements with their new releases.

June 1, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The energetic Toronto punk rockers release a sophomore EP today. In this interview, the players reflect on their rapid evolution, a fascination with paint, and a concern about the value gap.

Sly And The Family Stone
June 1, 2018
by Bill King

I’ve been with the same woman forty-nine years and that bond is still as powerful as our early days. She’s fierce, no-nonsense and a champion of everything women. I’ve learned so much from her. I’ve heard her fears, her battles with the dark side of men in her early days, and the comfort and security of knowing she can be herself in a long-term relationship.

May 30, 2018
by Sharon Taylor

I’ve learned a bazillion things over the years that have helped me in my career, but this is the big one. Be responsible.

Photo: Morten Fog
May 30, 2018
by Jason Schneider

As Executive Director of Folk Alliance International since 2014, the Canadian folk artist and administrator has brought significant change to the organization. In this interview, he discusses the event's return north in 2019 and his belief that folk music now is stronger than ever.

Langley, BC's Me and Mae have themselves a summertime hit.
May 28, 2018
by FYI Staff

BC Country Awards winning four-piece Me and Mae crushes the competition this week with "Summerland," an indie release that holds the promise of becoming a summertime staple.

May 25, 2018
by Karen Bliss

George Thorogood doesn’t call donating money to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “charity.” He calls it “a tragedy.”

May 24, 2018
by Bill King

I must admit feeling incredibly nostalgic at this moment; something I rarely entertain. What happens on stage is logged in memory through sounds and performances, the entertainers and musicians.