The Long List for the Polaris Music Prize (pictured) is announced, and the passing of Tim Thorney elicits eloquent tributes. Also in the news are Top of the Country, CoHo Creative Hub, The Summer House Party, POP Montreal, National Indigenous Peoples Day, Barenaked Ladies, Leif Vollebekk, The Trews, Tom Wilson, MMF, Marc LaFrance, Melanie Doane, BIGLAKE Festival, and Zula.
North of the 49th, lost record sales and the advantage of playing to homegrown audiences are strong factors spurring Maple musicians to hit the road. The result is the appearance of a bumper crop of Canadian headliners at festivals, amphitheatres and auditoriums this year.
City and Colour and Barenaked Ladies will headline Hayden's fifth annual Dream Serenade concert on Nov. 17 at Roy Thomson Hall with Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Hayden, Weaves, Iskwé and "surprise special guests."