Features

Shawn Mendes returns with the triumphant new single "In My Blood" that he co-produced with Teddy Geiger and co-wrote with long-time collaborators Scott Harris and Geoff Warburton.
March 26, 2018
by David Farrell

Shawn Mendes returns with another smash hit but this one he both co-produced and co-wrote. Also earning notice is the Chris Buck Band's latest single, "Spin On It."

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Photo: Netflix
March 23, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

"I would hope that many people would have stood up and stood up against extremists, against not just the extremists, not just the people, but against the ideology because that's what we have to fight against: the ideology that exists there that does not accept women as equal to men..."

Drake poses with his 2010 Juno Awards in St. John's. Pic: Ryan Remiorz, CP
March 23, 2018
by External Source

In a time when Daniel Caesar and Drake run streaming, will the Junos properly recognize the Black artists drawing attention to Canada's music scene?

March 23, 2018
by Bill King

From his home in Florida, one of the genuine legends of Canadian radio reflects on past and present trends, Gary Slaight's compassionate core, the Trump phenomenon, and his current listening habits in this fascinating interview.

March 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Twenty-five years ago, this Toronto band made a real mark on the Canadian alt-rock scene but quickly flamed out. They've now returned, genre-bending swagger intact, with a new EP set for release next month. Learn more here.

Photo: Trevor Brady
March 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Vancouver dance music DJ and producer is up for two Junos this weekend and is the house DJ for the awards broadcast. In this interview, he discusses that honour, his upcoming album, and the joys of playing in Kenya.

March 19, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canadian country group Hunter Brothers, comprised of Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty Hunter, have this week’s Most Active track at radio–and 3rd most downloaded song, following Pearl Jam and Bon Jovi.

Photo: Richard McFarlane
March 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The frontwoman of the hard-rockin' Calgary duo reflects on the growing number of girls getting into rock 'n roll and working with Danny Farrant of The Buzzcocks on the fiery new MATS album.

George Semkiw (centre) flanked by Tony Nolasco (l) and John Finley (r) Photo: Bill King
March 16, 2018
by Bill King

After finding local rock 'n roll fame in the '60s with Richie Knight and the Mid-Knights, the Toronto music lifer ventured into record production and mastering with great success. He and Bill King share some great stories here.

March 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Indigenous singer-songwriter releases a new EP this week. It showcases her passion for both grunge and classical music and features lyrics drawing upon emotions of anger and love.

Reuben & The Dark frontman, Reuben Bullock
March 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

“All Or Nothing” scores well this week. It's the 3rd single from Reuben Bullock’s ensemble Reuben And The Dark, taken from the Arts & Crafts May 4 album release, Arms Of A Dream.

Skye Wallace promo shot. Photo credit: Oliver Mann
March 9, 2018
by Kim Hughes

"I tend to gravitate towards women in history. There are just so many untold stories, especially in Canadian history..."