Features

Ron Kitchener and Paul Brandt - photo credit Open Road.
September 28, 2018
by External Source

Ron Kitchener began his RGK Entertainment Group a quarter century ago to help manage the careers of up-and-coming Canadian acts, primarily in the c

Photo: Marie-Lyne Quirion
September 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This new duo project teams synth-pop songstress and New Pornographers member Kathryn Calder with Woodpigeon’s songwriter Mark Andrew Hamilton. A debut album marks their musical territory as altogether new, as they explain here.

Bobby Dean Blackburn
September 28, 2018
by Bill King

Bobby Dean Blackburn has long been a seminal figure in the Toronto R&B scene, and his sons are now carrying on the tradition. Bobby Dean and Brooke Blackburn recently sat down with Bill and Jesse King for this informative chat.

September 26, 2018
by Jason Schneider

On her latest album The Reckoning, the Sudbury singer/songwriter offers a collection of 10 songs whose themes live up to the album’s title as both a feminist call to arms and an indictment of past crimes.

Avril Lavigne speaks out about Lyme disease
September 24, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

Splash'N Boots on stage in NL. Pic: Facebook page
September 21, 2018
by Kim Hughes

It’s perhaps ironic that children’s entertainers — though vessels for shiny, happy, sticky singalongs about fantastical ephemera — in many ways car

September 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Albertan roots-rock songsmith digs real deep on this third album, Cry Baby, a trip through melancholic madness, broken relationships and endless booze-fuelled evenings. "This is by far the most vulnerable and up close piece of music I have put out," he explains.

September 20, 2018
by Bill King

At the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival, this compelling film won the coveted People's Choice Award. Winners often go on to Academy Award glory, and Bill King considers this one Oscar-worthy.

September 18, 2018
by Jason Schneider

On her new five-song EP All It Was, Juno Award-nominated singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Roxanne Potvin goes deeper into her personal journey, adding more elements to an ever-expanding sound.

September 16, 2018
by FYI Staff

After a three-year hiatus, K-OS (pictured) returns with a melodic and somewhat cheeky new single that teases the release of an upcoming EP, Meghan Patrick continues her winning streak with "Walls Come Down" and Newfoundland country singer Jason Benoit teams up with Leah Daniels on a song that is earning instant adds.

September 14, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

City and Colour and Barenaked Ladies will headline Hayden's fifth annual Dream Serenade concert on Nov. 17 at Roy Thomson Hall with Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Hayden, Weaves, Iskwé and "surprise special guests."

September 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer/songwriter collaborated with Cowboy Junkies co-founder Michael Timmins on a poetic new album coming out today. Here he describes the making of the record, reminisces about Foghat, and explains his beef with streaming.