There is no change at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, as the Encanto soundtrack spends its 3rd straight week at
The Saskatchewan Music Awards winners are named, D.O.A. reprise a landmark hardcore album, and the Speak Music Be Kind Festival is announced. Also in the news are Adele, The Weeknd, Blue Rodeo, Bob Marley, Jay Douglas, SOCAN, the TRANZAC, Jacob Hoggard, and farewell Meat Loaf (pictured), Fred Parris, Badal Roy, Elza Soares, and Don Wilson.
Neil Young’s Barn (pictured) comes out in album and movie form this week, Justin Bieber draws flak for playing Saudi Arabia, and Carl Newman looks back. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Alan Zweig, Mike Tod, Drake, Kandle, Alice Cooper, Get Back, Live Nation, West Side Story, Jim Peterik, Spotify, Courtney Love, Lana Del Rey, vinyl, Primal Scream, Harry Chapin, Nick Cave, Shonen Knife, and Johnny Cash.
Strumbellas mainman Simon Ward (pictured) goes solo, a historic backlog at vinyl manufacturers, and Jr. Gone Wild return in style. Also in the headlines are Joel Ivany, Sharon and Bram, Alan Zweig, Shawn Mendes, WMG, Buffy Sainte-Marie, UMG, Mick Rock, Adele, Charles Lloyd, Jimmie Vaughan, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, the Beatles, and Lenny Kaye.
Calgarian hip-hop artist KTheChosen (pictured) releases a concept album, the Guess Who will stay shunned by the Rock Hall of Fame, and live concerts return in Vancouver and Toronto. Others in the headlines include the imagineNATIVE fest, The Trews, Spotify, UMG, streaming analytics, Prince, vinyl, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Dee Pop, Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, The Posies, the Beatles, and $uicideboy$.
Ontario club venues have a beef about covid restrictions, Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce a new album (pictured), and Leonard Cohen’s mining of sacred texts. Also in the headlines are Picanto, Gordon Lightfoot, Massey Hall, BadBadNotGood, Elton John, Spotify, UMG, CMW, Drake, Spirit Music Group, SongVest, Adele, the Stones, Flea, Tom Morello, Cher, Manfred Mann, and the Velvet Underground.
Serena Ryder (pictured) and manager Sandy Pandya discuss ArtHaus, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias bring arena shows back to Canada, and Keith Hampshire recalls the hit Blue Jays song. Others in the headlines include Feist, Paul McCartney, the SOCAN Gala, Tanya Tagaq, Supercrawl, Gord Downie, Kobalt, Hipgnosis, Paul McCartney, Bing Crosby, TikTok, Sony Music, Adele, Tears For Fears, the Stones, and Olivia Rodrigo.
Alessia Cara (pictured) muses on pandemic purgatory, The Weeknd teases a new album, and Jann Arden discusses her hit show’s new season. Also in the headlines are Shad, Mitsou, Alanis Obomsawin, Robert Munsch, Kevin Chen, Kiefer Sutherland, Dolly Parton, WMG, Community , Eddy Grant, Little Steven, Tina Turner, Dice, Next Big Sound, Coldplay, Patti Smith, and Adele.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour holds at No.
Today's column includes Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor (pictured) receiving a star-studded celebration of life, Canadian nominees in the International Folk Music Awards, and disquieting reports that Adele may well not be touring again. Others in the news: Music BC, Pickathon, Steve Strongman, Mr! Mouray, Mad Ones, Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, Tallies, NSCC, and farewells to Artie Irwin and Alan R. Pearlman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Paul McCartney marches in honour of John Lennon, and digital downloads are on the decline. Those also making news include SOCAN, Juno Week, Nile Rodgers, The Slits, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sinead O'Connor, TassNata, and a farewell to John Crossen. Videos added for your enjoyment.