FYI Music for Jul 5th, 2019 - Burton & Randy, Roxodus, Arkells, Holidays

News Story

 
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| Bachman, Cummings United For Casa Loma Charity Concert

 
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On July 18, the two Canadian rock legends will reunite for a one-time charity fundraiser for Canada’s Walk of Fame at Toronto’s Casa Loma. Billed as “Music Under the City Stars,” the high-priced event (single tickets for concert and gourmet dinner run $2,500) will see Bachman and Cummings perform together for the first time in over a decade, trading hit songs and sharing the stories behind them. If successful, it may lead the rock legends to join forces once again for future tours, Nicholas Jennings writes.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: July 05, 2019

 
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A roundup of headlines about media in Canada is the content found in today's column.

 
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News Story

 
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| FYI Takes A Holiday Next Week

 
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There will be no newsletter released next Monday, Wednesday or Friday as the FYI team is taking a break to kick-back and enjoy a holiday break. We promise to return refreshed and ready to roll up our sleeves and get back to the business of the day on Monday, July 15. Until then, happy trails.

 
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| Cancelled Roxodus Fest Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

 
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A flurry of speculation mounts over the big-ticket event's cancellation, but so far that's all there is--speculation. Fans with tickets aren't being offered any answers, hotels in the area are having reservations cancelled and yet the organizers are staying mute following a news release sent out Wednesday.

 
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Arkells and team receive Road Gold
 

|  Arkells Receive Road Gold Certification

 
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Arkells’ touring over the last year has cumulatively raised over $100K for charity, via the band’s partnership with Plus1, and selling over 100,000 tickets - topped off by their June 22nd sold-out show at Budweiser Stage in Toronto that made headlines round the world when NBA champ coach Nick Nurse joined the lads on stage.

 
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King’s Column

 
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| Dispatches From Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

 
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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.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Roberto Lopez

 
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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.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, July 5, 2019

 
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A comparatively light week for new releases features J. Cole, The Soft Cavalry, Joey Cape, Machine Gun Kelly, Lou the Human, KOKOKO!, and Billy Branch, with Necking (pictured) leading the Canadian contingent.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, July 5, 2019

 
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A celebration of the life of Ralph Murphy is approaching, Kiefer Sutherland is touring Canada, and Ed Sheeran pops up in Toronto. Also in the news are In the Dead of Winter, Music BC, Venus Fest, Summer Mardi Gras, Hugh's Room Live, Alberta Music, Alexandra Stréliski, Sherry Ryan, Music BC, Stingray Rising Stars, and Canadian Songwriter Challenge. Videos added for your enjoyment.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, July 5, 2019

 
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Jim Cuddy (pictured) up close and personal, the divisive nature of Taylor Swift, and the Roxodus fallout. Also in the headlines are Jann Arden, Lil Nas X, BSS, Big Machine, Justin Bieber, Troy Carter, Neil Diamond, Grace Jones, Graham Nash, Hipgnosis, and the Rolling Stone Charts.

 
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Good Friday

 
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| Concert Promoter Republic Live Creates Ooch and Hearts For Kids With Cancer

 
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In late June, before The Rolling Stones played Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Karen Bliss of Samaritanmag.com spoke with the venue owner/Republic Live co-founder Stan Dunford about their events and the charities they support.

 
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Today's new track

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Rheostatics: Here Come the Wolves

The indie rock veterans are preparing the release of their first album in 15 years, and this title track is a shape-shifting gem. The companion video is a visual treat.