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Facebook band page photo
February 28, 2020
by Aaron Brophy

Influential 1980s new wave band Chalk Circle is playing a reunion concert to raise money for the Rethink Breast Cancer organization.

Photo: Steph Verschuren
February 28, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The teen pop singer/songwriter is making a mark with her major label debut EP. Here she reflects upon its creation, the message of focus track Self-Aware Bitch, homeschooling, future goals, and her love of Benee.

February 28, 2020
by Bill King

Long before he garnered a Best Americana Grammy for Keb' Mo's Oklahoma, I got lost in the sound and texture of the recording courtesy of C

Photo: Katia Taylor
February 26, 2020
by Jason Schneider

In 2019, Picastro—the long-running experimental folk project led by Toronto singer/songwriter Liz Hysen—independently released Exit, its f

February 23, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Aaron Wynia
February 21, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Toronto’s Noah Reid has become well known for playing Patrick, the levelheaded better half of Dan Levy’s flamboyant David Rose on Schitt’s Cree

McGarrigles website photo
February 20, 2020
by Aaron Brophy

A grant program has been set up in name of late Canadian music legend Kate McGarrigle to help support cancer patients and cancer survivors pursue m

Photo: Denis Duquette
February 19, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The former member of Hey Rosetta! is now an award-winning solo artist. A second album arrives Friday, and here she discusses its songs, woman’s rights, the huge impact of earlier tune Microphone, touring with Stars, and why she loves Barry Manilow.

Justin Bieber chills. Pic: Instagram
February 16, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Alana Paterson
February 14, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The former Be Good Tanyas member is earning raves for a new solo album U kin B the Sun. Here she explains the recording process, recalls early musical memories and an exotic debut performance, and reveals a love of Frank Ocean.

February 14, 2020
by Bill King

The ever-busy civic-minded music and sports entrepreneur talks about the growth of Toronto hip-hop, his love of basketball, and much more.

Heather Wright, Jon Box's wife, at his celebration of life, Feb. 8, at the Opera House — photo credit: Stephanie Montani.
February 13, 2020
by Karen Bliss

A concert and silent auction to celebrate the life of music industry veteran Jon Box raised more than $30,000 from ticket sales and a silent auctio