The Boss rules Broadway, Coachella heightens security and a fundraiser for the family of Jason Buie. Also in the news are Armstrong Metalfest, the ECMA, A2IM's Indie Week, Chic, The Silver Dollar, London Music Week, NMC, Jazz Lives, Fred Eaglesmith and Gordie Tentrees, Lawnya Vawnya, Sunrise Records, Canmore Folk Fest, The Stanfields, Rodney DeCroo, and Dany Laj. Videos added for your enjoyment.
In today's wrap, the New Constellations tour builds bridges; podcasting revives storytelling, plus some non-fiction about David Byrne, the Falcons, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Brett Kissel, Alvvays, and the lyrically famous Hotel California.
Shania Twain teams up with Nick Jonas on a festive Christmas song, and Alvvays returns with another silken pop confection driven by Molly Rankin's layered vocal track. Also popular in the week is Billy Talent's cover of a Neil Young song.
Death From Above, Neil Young and east-coast fave Alvvays have new album debuts this week, but it's The National that has this week's No. 1.
A jukebox of hits and news about the music biz and musicians with a goodly measure of new music videos for your listening pleasure.
Another banner week for homegrown acts on Canadian radio, with Dean Brody's "Soggy Bottom Summers" featuring Alan Doyle topping the list.