Del Barber's new album gets kudos, a look at Drake's monster mansion, and Avril Lavigne's memorable Toronto comeback. Others in the headlines include Bob Dylan, PUP, George Canyon, Lil Def, Jessie Reyez, Apple, Silver Lake, Disney, Silver Lake, iTunes, Gary Glitter, and Taylor Swift.
Kiesza (pictured) is on the comeback trail, Carly Rae Jepsen puts out an eye-catching video, and The Remix Project is a hip-hop success story. Others in the headlines include Owen Pallett, SSO, Troubadour Festival, Lloyd Spiegel, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Emmys, Believe, George Harrison, Linda Ronstadt, music royalty funds, and Emmylou Harris.
Martin Scorsese's new Dylan rock doc (pictured) is reviewed, Tin Machine explored, and controversy over a UMG archives fire. Also in the headlines are NXNE, Gordon Lightfoot, John Doe, video games, Courtney Love, Lil Nas X, music catalogues, and Radiohead.
Dan Mangan (pictured) delivers a cool birthday present, a new Yoko Ono exhibition, and a record year for ASCAP. Others in headlines include Deliluh, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bob Dylan, beatnik haunts, blockchain, Pete Doherty, Vampire Weekend, Chad Kroeger, and Tunecore.
On Thursday, Canadian Musician turns 40 (pictured, publisher Jim Norris with Kira Isabella), Darcys score a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, and Gordon Lightfoot attends the premiere of his biopic. Others in the news include National Concert Week, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, William Prince, Whiskey Jack, Harmony Bazaar fest, Rock Hall, Kalmunity Music Week, and farewell Dave Samuels and Frank Busseri.
Tokyo Police Club (pictured) returns reinvigorated, Bobby Gale remembered, and AC/DC is active in Vancouver. Also in the headlines: Bedtracks, Donald Glover, Robert Fripp, Ariana Grande, Gary Stewart, Chris Cornell, Summerfest, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Lucinda Williams, and Nipsey Hussle.
Alvvays (pictured) headlines CBC Music Festival, Rock The Rink adds live music, and The Raconteurs return to the road. Others in the news include Marshmello, Norah Jones, Celine Dion, Jazz Lives, ArtsFest, SCMAs, Jasper Dandy, Crazy Horse, Fleetwood Mac, RSD, Bob Dylan, TDJ News Corps, Phish, and Jonathan Bauer. Video added.
Caracol (pictured) treads new paths on Symbolism, garage rockers UIC are rejuvenated, and the Stones' "She's A Rainbow" is a synch smash. Also in the headlines are Sharon and Bram, The Steadies, Travis Scott, Kiss, Top albums lists, Cardi B, Jackie Fuchs, pay to play, Kate Bush, Robbie Williams, Kacey Musgraves, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie.
Glorious Sons (pictured) earn success without hype, Celine's clothing line is criticised, and Ryan Guldemond opens his fridge. Also in the headlines are Donovan Woods, The Guess Who, Kate Bush, Ethan Ardelli, Lalo Schifrin, Melanie Brulee, music schools, Queen, Rolling Stones, Glenn Gould, and Katy Perry.
Jenie Thai (pictured) finds her sound, rap battle etiquette is explored, and Nick Cave dazzles in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Alicia Hansen, Windhand, Murray McLauchlan, Reuben Bullock, Sony Music, Pharrell Williams, Guy Oseary, Bob Dylan, Candi Staton, John Deacon, and the Rockettes.
Rheostatic Dave Bidini (pictured) earns a rave review for his new book, Rufus Wainwright's opera draws mixed notices, and Tragically Hip tribute bands keep Gord Downie's legacy alive. Also in the headlines are Annie Leibovitz, The Town Heroes, Cub Sports, Lefsetz vs Flom, Tom DeLonge, Chinese hip-hop, Spotify, IFPI report, Tencent, The Orchard, MMA, Richard Branson, Chris Stein, Thom Yorke, Drake, Colter Wall, XTC, Prince, Bob Dylan, and Rihanna.
Halifax trio Neon Dream has a renewed focus, Canada’s artistic middle class is under threat, and Phil Collins impresses in concert. Others in the headlines include Spotify, Real Ponchos, Liz Phair, cowboy poets, Lil Wayne, USMCA, IFPI, Horseshoe Tavern, Hey Ocean!, Sentric, Genius, female producers, Bryan Adams, Amy Winehouse, Drake, Katy Perry, Nirvana, and Bob Dylan.