Features

Shantaia pic via Instagram.
July 6, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

July 6, 2022
by Bill King

As with Elvis, the 2005 mini-series, it is the early years that excite us. It’s the blood churning through the veins, the body young, healthy and durable. The animating moment your music is first played on radio. Young women chasing - the reaction and notoriety. Crowds swell. The adoration, the long stretches of highway in between gigs.

June 29, 2022
by Bill King

Alex Currie, better known by his artistic moniker RUNT or Al Runt, began his art career in Toronto’s underground scene in the early ’80s, drawing posters to hang around the Cameron House, and eventually landing the gig to paint the now-iconic mural outside Lee’s Palace.

Headstones pic: gordonhawkinsphotographer
June 28, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

June 22, 2022
by Bill King

One of Canada’s most unique concert series is Toronto's annual  Koerner Hall Concert Season. The 2022-23 edition boasts a bumper crop of stars in many genres, as we learn from this chat with its illustrious program director.

Kate Bush website image.
June 20, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

Kawhi Leonard & The Raptors Celebrate 2019. Photo: Bill King
June 15, 2022
by Bill King

It’s that time of the year, that championship season. It’s all about the showdowns in hockey and basketball. Who will be #1? But, what about the tunes? Those soundtracks underscoring our competitive spirit.

Kelly Prescott, Instagram.
June 9, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

Paul Hoffert (l) and Leo Spellman
June 8, 2022
by Bill King

Ten plus years in the making, The Rhapsody will have its World Premiere at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival on June 15 at The Hot Docs Cinema. Learn more about this compelling documentary in our conversation with its producer, famed musician Paul Hoffert.

Ronnie Hawkins pic via Bandcamp.
May 30, 2022
by Bill King

A couple of months back, the Hawk and I talked.

Preston Pablo, Instagram.
May 30, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

Billie Eilish with David Letterman
May 25, 2022
by Bill King

David Letterman's quick wit, self-deprecating humour, and fanboy enthusiasm extract miles of intimate knowledge from his subjects with little resistance. On his current show, he leads his subjects, including Billie Eilish (pictured) gently through awkward terrain.