The Dirty Nil

The Dirty Nil

January 10, 2021
by Jason Schneider

The Juno-winning Hamilton hard rock trio has delivered a new album, Fuck Art. Here its frontman describes the record, singles out his favourite cuts, discusses the challenges posed by the pandemic, and insists that rock is not dead.

The Dirty Nil  Facebook photo
December 16, 2020
by FYI Staff

An in-depth look at the new album by The Dirty Nil (pictured), predictions about music in 2021, and the tireless work ethic of Terry David Mulligan. Also in the headlines are Dave Gunning, The Matador, Once A Tree, Bob Dylan, Harold Budd, Paul Robinson, copyright scandals, Chris Cornell, music docs, Leo Sayer, live-streaming, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and Joe Bonamassa.

Facebook photo
November 25, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The fiery rock track features a timely kick out the jams message.

Carole Pope and Kevan Staples of Rough Trade  Photo courtesy of CSHF
September 10, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The biggest hit by Rough Trade (pictured) enters the CSHF, Shawn Mendes partners with TIFF, and the Kensington Market Jazz Festival goes virtual. Also in the news are US visa fee increases, Unsigned Only, Play The Parks: Calgary, Sam Roberts Band, The Dirty Nil, Ever New, CIMA, Edgar Breau, Storry, Brian Blain, MMF Canada, Music Nova Scotia, David Dacks, and farewell Ronald Bell and Simeon Coxe.

Alessia Cara
June 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Alessia Cara (pictured) performs on the Junos tonight, Dine Alone and Dallas Green launch a charity raffle, and The SOCAN Foundation announces a new fund. Also in the news are Massey-Harris, the ECMAs, Indie Week 2020, Hamilton’s Canada Day concert, Dennis Ellsworth, drive-in shows, and farewell Graeme Williamson. With video.

Photo: Vanessa Heins
November 4, 2019
by External Source

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a hard-rocking and fast-rising Hamilton trio.

Chris Hadfield   Website photo
August 2, 2019
by FYI Staff

Chris Hadfield (pictured) to be honoured in Sarnia, Sappyfest and Sawdust Cty Festival begin today, and a celebration of life for Bernie Solomon. Also in the news are Rock the River, Monkey House, Woodstock 50, Sophia Chang, The Dirty Nil, SOCAN Song House, Brian May, Sony Music Masterworks, Erin Benjamin, Shotgun Jimmie,  MusicOntario, and farewell Hal Prince. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Charlotte Day Wilson
February 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Work Film Grant set up by Charlotte Day Wilson (pictured) announces the two winners, and Folk Music Canada gets busy at FAI. Also in the news are CIMA, MEGAPHONO, Ben Caplan, Maroon 5, Shad, Festival of Beer, Yumi Nagashima,  Lisa Weitz, The Dirty Nil, Patti Jannetta, and farewell Dave Ferri. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The Dirty Nil  Photo: Steve Gullick
January 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Dirty Nil (pictured) delivers a SNL parody, MusicOntario goes to NewSkool Rules, and Trent Severn goes on hiatus. Also in the news are pipeline protests, CIMA, FAI, Hugh's Room Live, Michael Occhipinti, WNMF, Alexandra Streliski, the Oscars, Northern Touch Music Festival, Scrape Records, Cadence Grace, The Darcys, Ladom Ensemble, Don Brownrigg, The Fretless, and farewell Ted McKenna and Kaye Ballard.

Caracol   FB photo
December 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

The Dirty Nil  Photo: Steve Gullick
November 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Dirty Nil (pictured) give it their all, the Roy Orbison hologram show bores, and Fleetwood Mac goes its own way. Others in the headlines include Jack White, Sandro Perri, Christine and the Queens, Drake, LA punks, Bohemian Rhapsody, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Axl Rose, Damon Albarn, Spice Girls, Mac Miller, Spotify, Sam Smith, Rihanna, Marianne Faithfull, Greta Van Fleet, and A Star Is Born.

Tanya Tagaq
September 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Tanya Tagaq (pictured) turns literary, Karena Evans moves into the spotlight, and Justin Bieber reportedly gets hitched. Also making headlines are Lily Allen, Drake, Simon Cowell, Scott McCaughey, The Matador, The Dirty Nil, and Mudhoney.