Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped them get through the pandemic, and why they still can’t live without them. Here are choices of two members of a veteran Canadian rock band.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) heads the Canadians nominated for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, and Paradigm and CODA Agency merge. Others in the news include the Canadian Live Music Association, Corridor, Etsy, Reverb, Big Wreck, Hot Docs, WTFest, FMO, Kelly Jay, and farewell Art Neville. Videos added for your enjoyment.
A world class opera singer awaits emergency surgery that pre-empts her returning home to attend her father's funeral; Drake revives OVOfest for 2019, the Wolfe Island Fest announces its lineup, The Toronto Blues Society reveal their finalists and the Arkells extend their Rally Cry tour dates to cover Halifax and Ontario are among the items for today.
A demo by a teenage Amy Winehouse creates a stir, and Saga has a swansong show in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Tafelmusik, Typhoon, Alice Glass, France Joli, 10cc, Ronley Teper, Southern rock, gender parity, Len Mizzoni, Yoko Ono, and Big Wreck.
Those in our news today include the Maple Blues Awards, Lhasa de Sela, Big Wreck, TD Jazz, The 'B' Girls, Tafelmusik, The Tragically Hip, In The Soil, The Holy Gasp, and Muhal Richard Abrams. Videos added for your enjoyment.