When Ottawa electronic act A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) opened the 2017 Juno Awards broadcast, it wasn't just an important moment of mainstream recognition for the band, it was also a sign, a spark that showed the indigenous musical renaissance happening in Canada was real and here to stay.
The remarkable career of Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Drake's extravagant Toronto mansion, and Ticketmaster’s ‘TradeDesk’ scalper tool explained. Others in the headlines include Borns. the Beatles, Elton John, Polaris Prize, Venus Fest, Planets suite, Metric, Keith Urban, La Force, Prince, Regina Symphony Orchestra, WSO, Alejandro Escovedo, and Gordon Bintner.
Metric (pictured) remain relevant, Buffy Sainte-Marie's life is detailed in a new book, and an Indigenous Canadian renaissance is underway. Also in the headlines are Ticketmaster, Courtney Love, Lou Phelps, Bob Moses, CD sales, Tafelmusik, Steven Page, Christine and the Queens, Reggie Watts, and SSO.
Canadian global folk figurehead Buffy Sainte-Marie ties with The LYNNeS–a breakthrough for the duo featuring Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson and their debut album, Heartbreak For The Radio.
Justin Bieber and Drake win Billboard Music awards, Buffy takes home two Indigenous Music prizes, and the SING! a cappella festival gets under way.
The effect of legal pot on music, the obstacles placed upon black genius, and sexual harassment at Coachella. Also making headlines are Buffy Sainte-Marie, Compact Music, 4/20, Memphis music, The Damned, J Cole, The Olympic Symphonium, Tess Roby, and Ford Pier.
At 76, the legendary singer/songwriter remains a potent creative force. She is also an eloquent observer of contemporary politics and social issues, as Bill King discovered in this wide-ranging interview.
Kathy Hahn, the CASBYs, Johnny Brower, Roger Waters, Johnny Clegg, Matt Hulobowski, Hugh MacLellan, Roch Carrier, Ellie Goulding, DJ Mag, Spotify, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez, Glenn Frey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yangaroo, P!nk, Chunk O' Funk, Eliana Cuevas, Yitzy, Daisy Berkowitz, and George Young make headlines in today's column.