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Erin McDonald and Kat Rose of The Karma Box Co. with the Winter Box — photo credit: Laura Wickware.
January 3, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Erin McDonald and Kat Rose are on a roll now with The Karma Box Co., a Canadian lifestyle subscription box

January 3, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based creative renaissance woman hosts the Maple Blues Awards next month. Here she discusses her discovery of the blues, her bands Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes and The Double Cuts, her other eclectic endeavours, and two things about the music industry she'd love to see change.

Photo: Bill King
January 3, 2020
by Bill King

The Toronto music scribe turned photographer now does A-list set work in the US while also reprising his work from the glory days of the rock scene. This extensive interview chronicles his journey.

December 20, 2019
by Karen Bliss

He’s not in a barbershop quartet but Toronto singer Sage Harris has opened Saturday Life Barber Shop with his friend and head barber Akram Bekri.

Photo: Taylor Roades
December 20, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The BC alt-folk trio has released a holiday EP Dead Of Winter. Here a member explains its mandate, recalls Christmas caroling, reflects on a new approach to the biz, and outlines her goals for 2020.

Warren with best friend and  partner, Elizabeth. Photo supplied
December 19, 2019
by Bill King

One of the glorious pleasures of writing for FYI is the people I get to speak to.

Photo: Alex Bonenfant
December 18, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Toronto alt-rock trio Mute Choir is the latest signing to Sleepless Records, with the new partnership being marked by the band’s new single and vid

December 15, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

December 13, 2019
by Bill King

Some careers and lifetimes are exhausting.  How much can one cram into a day and walk away wearing a big smile?

December 13, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The BC-based blues veteran talk about his fun new video, the style of his album For Love & Money, his artistic evolution, parenthood, and work as an electronic Bingo caller.

Indie88 staff receiving Babsocks — photo provided
December 12, 2019
by Aaron Brophy

While the debate is still ongoing as to whether the firing of high-profile hockey coach Mike Babcock by the Toronto Maple Leafs was a good thing,,

December 11, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The socially-conscious indigenous rock band has a new album, Warrior Down. Here, the band's leader discusses the making of the record, the inspirational impact of a family tragedy, the group's evolution, and the wisdom of a free van tow option.