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.
Neil Diamond leaves the tour road behind and a look into the chaos behind Exile On Main Street. Those also in the headlines today include Bob Dylan, A Tribe Called Red, Stanley Booth, Rigoletto, Justin Timberlake, female producers, and The Balconies.
In today's wrap, Daniel Caesar continues his meteoric rise to the top and ousted Tenor Remigio Pereira begins his comeback. Also featured are Meaghan Smith, Bob Dylan, California sounds, Qwest TV, Sonny Rollins, Rolling Loud, and a jazz congress.
The roots-rock classic was written by Dylan and The Band's bassist in 1967 and first appeared on Music from Big Pink. A worthy new entry into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, it has been covered by dozens of artists, including Julie Driscoll and now Joey Landreth.
The music world is mourning the loss of one of its brightest stars, felled by a heart attack yesterday. The rocker and his longtime band The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
More nonsense and straight talk from the scribes in the know and not so much.
Bob Dylan has delivered his Nobel lecture, the only requirement to claim the money that comes with his prize for literature, the Swedish Academy confirmed on Monday.
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Let's get past the stupid Nobel debates, the Minnesota oracle is not just a great poet but a prophet whose genius can sustain us. So says metrist and author Amis Shivani.