Features

Archie Alleyne (second from right) with Don Thompson, Bob Mover, and Jake Wilkinson
July 26, 2019
by Bill King

22 years in, this has been a popular fixture on the GTA jazz landscape. Here artistic director Sarah Kim and board member Mark Lemieux discuss plans for the 2019 edition. Pictured: Archie Alleyne and bandmates.

July 24, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The jazz-rock outfit has just released a fifth album, Friday. Here the group's leader reflects upon the album, 25 years of playing together, his artistic evolution, and songs he'd love to have written.

Wildlife. Pic from the Canadian indie band's Facebook page
July 22, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

Melissa Etheridge promo shot 2919 - photo provided
July 19, 2019
by Karen Bliss

“How can we put more meaning into life?," Melissa Etheridge asks at one point during her interview with Samaritanmag.

July 19, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The former frontman of New Regime now heads a hard rock outfit, and it recently released a debut album. Here he discusses the record, his favourite song, and a memorable Sex Pistols cover.

Barbados internet cafe 2004.  Photo: Bill King
July 19, 2019
by Bill King

A recent sight in a Montreal hotel lobby induced fond reflections upon an era of precarious internet access in Caribbean countries.

July 17, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The highly-regarded Toronto roots-rock combo has released a new single, Dear Me. Here, its singer/guitarist discusses the track, the role of producer Jeff Dalziel, the group's plans, and the joy of fatherhood.

Graphic from Ed Sheeran's Instagram acc't
July 14, 2019
by External Source

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

Stan and Eva Dunford — photo credit: Jess Baumung.
July 5, 2019
by Karen Bliss

In late June, before The Rolling Stones played Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Karen Bliss of

Photo: Felix Renaud
July 5, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Colombian-Canadian musician and composer pushes the boundaries of modern Latin music with hip arrangements, as heard on new album KaleidoStrópico. Here he discusses its sounds, his favourite tunes, his musical journey, and a Nova Scotian road story.

Jacob Collier   Photo Bill King
July 5, 2019
by Bill King

A veteran of what he considers the world’s finest jazz festival, Bill King reports from the front lines of the event's 40th edition. Jacob Collier (pictured) was one of many highlights.

July 3, 2019
by David Farrell

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