Features

Photo: Steven Hope
March 1, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This Edmonton soul siren is resolutely DIY in her approach, and a recent Juno nomination confirms she is doing it the right way. Find out more in this interview.

March 1, 2018
by Bill King

It has been a fascinating musical journey for this veteran Toronto bassist, from Australian band Flying Circus to Lighthouse, Rough Trade and now Sinners Choir. He's a musical lifer still working hard at his craft and loving every minute of it.

February 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The roots-inflected alt-rock band from Alberta releases its third album, Animalia, this week. Two members explain that the natural wonders of their Bow Valley home provided creative inspiration.

Our Lady Peace
February 26, 2018
by FYI Staff

A countdown of the past week's top new radio tracks, which includes “Nice To Meet You” from the band’s Somethingness Vol. 1 album release.

Photo: Laural Petrick
February 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Drew Carey- approved Toronto alt-rockers deliver their second album, Coffee & Jam, today. In this irreverent interview, their singer/guitarist compares its grittiness to '70s-era Jack Nicholson.

February 23, 2018
by Bill King

This long-awaited conversation isn’t about an impending cross-country tour or brush with fame but focused on the social impact music has on us; depending on our diverse backgrounds. Buchbinder’s latest project is Odessa/Havana - Conversations of the Birds. 

Senator Joe McCarthy during his reign of red scare terror over Hollywood
February 21, 2018
by David Farrell

Is Hedley guilty of anything more than being blackballed by the music industry for alleged sexual misconduct?

Photo: Wayne Eardley
February 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Ontario garage-folk duo releases a sophomore album on Friday and heads back out on the road. Drummer Josh Fewings is still buzzing about the recent Omemee gig by one of his heroes, Neil Young, a show for which he and bandmate Benj Rowland helped build the stage.

Quebec duo Lydia & Sébastien
February 19, 2018
by External Source

"You Talk Too Much" has had an explosive week with mainstream radio charmed by the duo's single.

February 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This new noise-pop combo from Kitchener-Waterloo is quickly turning ears. In this interview, they discuss their origins, influences, and the commodification of art.

Photo: Ivan Sorenson
February 16, 2018
by Bill King

Harrison Kennedy was born March 9, 1942, in Hamilton, Ontario. It was a close-knit family of aunts and uncles, bootleggers and celebrity visitors that informed him of a grand world beyond. In the Detroit-based band The Chairmen of the Board he had a million-selling single.

February 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer/songwriter has been in demand as a bassist for some big acts and is now exploring solo projects as The Projektor, releasing a series of eclectic EPs. He discusses both facets of his musical career in this interview.