Features

March 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Twenty-five years ago, this Toronto band made a real mark on the Canadian alt-rock scene but quickly flamed out. They've now returned, genre-bending swagger intact, with a new EP set for release next month. Learn more here.

Photo: Trevor Brady
March 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Vancouver dance music DJ and producer is up for two Junos this weekend and is the house DJ for the awards broadcast. In this interview, he discusses that honour, his upcoming album, and the joys of playing in Kenya.

March 19, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canadian country group Hunter Brothers, comprised of Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty Hunter, have this week’s Most Active track at radio–and 3rd most downloaded song, following Pearl Jam and Bon Jovi.

Photo: Richard McFarlane
March 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The frontwoman of the hard-rockin' Calgary duo reflects on the growing number of girls getting into rock 'n roll and working with Danny Farrant of The Buzzcocks on the fiery new MATS album.

George Semkiw (centre) flanked by Tony Nolasco (l) and John Finley (r) Photo: Bill King
March 16, 2018
by Bill King

After finding local rock 'n roll fame in the '60s with Richie Knight and the Mid-Knights, the Toronto music lifer ventured into record production and mastering with great success. He and Bill King share some great stories here.

March 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Indigenous singer-songwriter releases a new EP this week. It showcases her passion for both grunge and classical music and features lyrics drawing upon emotions of anger and love.

Reuben & The Dark frontman, Reuben Bullock
March 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

“All Or Nothing” scores well this week. It's the 3rd single from Reuben Bullock’s ensemble Reuben And The Dark, taken from the Arts & Crafts May 4 album release, Arms Of A Dream.

Skye Wallace promo shot. Photo credit: Oliver Mann
March 9, 2018
by Kim Hughes

"I tend to gravitate towards women in history. There are just so many untold stories, especially in Canadian history..."

Photo: Le Pigeon
March 9, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Montreal pop-synth duo Milk & Bone, comprised of Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin, recently released their sophomore album, Dec

March 9, 2018
by Bill King

The pride of Uxbridge, ON, the ebullient country singer/songwriter has made major moves while retaining a DIY approach. She has won a Canadian Radio Music Award and has a new recording coming in May. Learn more here.

Photo: Francesca Ludikar
March 7, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based roots ensemble gets a big assist from fan Tom Cochrane on its new single, Mr. Nobody. Singer Noel Johnson shares the story behind that as well as tips for on the road survival in this interview.

Emerson Drive members pose with their rural roots
March 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Big Star Recording act follows up on their top 10 single “Just Got Paid” with another hit that puts a glowing spin on the love potion and wanting to 'travel with your partner till ‘the end of the road’.