A jam session with The Sadies (pictured) and Mike Nesmith is recalled, the shuttering of Come From Away is a major blow, and music notables lost in 2021 are remembered. Others in the headlines include Jay Ferguson, Jean-Marc Vallée, Joni Mitchell, Ralph, Jhyve, Neil Young, SoundExchange, Drake, vinyl, T-Pain, Patti Smith, Ed Sheeran, Janice Long, Flying Nun, and Issa Rae.
Come From Away
Come From Away
A look at country mystery man Orville Peck (pictured), Joel Plaskett and Chris Murphy honour Matthew Grimson, and an archive interview with Salome Bey. Also in the headlines are Geddy Lee, drive-in shows, Come From Away, UMG, Tencent, Cox, Spotify, Kanye West, Smash Mouth, Richard Russell, Mungo Jerry, The Mission, Wagner, Jeff Tweedy, Chrissie Hynde, and Boy George.
Shopé (pictured) wins CBC's Searchlight 2019, Randy Bachman gets profiled, and Unison teams with StayBillety. Also in the news are Squamish Constellation Festival, Tami Neilson, CIMA, Chris Hardy, Come From Away, Mappe Of, Drake, SING!, The Police, Farnaz Ohadi, Carbon Memory, and farewell Robbie Smith and Charlie Panigoniak. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Vancouver grunge precursors Slow returns after 30 years, YouTube is eyeing music streaming options, and the rejuvenation of Lindi Ortega make the news. Also in today's headlines are Come From away, Eurovision, Jon Landau, Derek Taylor, Jeremy Dutcher, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Harry Hudson, and Moby Grape.
Barenaked Ladies slam-dunk the national anthem, a new wave of African-Canadian pop music emerges, and Neil Young discusses Pono. Also in the headlines are Folk Alliance, women in country, Come From Away, Troker, Enter Sikari, Jon Erickson, Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, John Lydon, and Sarah Harmer.
Former bandmates in Crystal Castles face off in court, and a look at the future of the CD. Also in today's roundup of headlines, Mark E. Smith, Andrew Forde, plagiarism, Brendan Canning, Ruby Boots, Come From Away, Aaron Goodvin, high vinyl prices, and Lucinda Williams.
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