The Saskatchewan Music Awards winners are named, D.O.A. reprise a landmark hardcore album, and the Speak Music Be Kind Festival is announced. Also in the news are Adele, The Weeknd, Blue Rodeo, Bob Marley, Jay Douglas, SOCAN, the TRANZAC, Jacob Hoggard, and farewell Meat Loaf (pictured), Fred Parris, Badal Roy, Elza Soares, and Don Wilson.
The shows go on for D.O.A. (pictured), Danko Jones and Monster Truck trade blows, and Caribou expresses optimism. Also in the headlines are The Rex Hotel, Rainbow Bistro, Raine Maida, Grimes, holiday records and concerts, Hipgnosis, NetEase, Levantine Music, the Grammys, Brit awards, Peter Jackson, Leo Nocentelli, and William Orbit.
D.O.A.’s breakthrough album (pictured) turns 40, Covid tests are costly for Canadian bands, and Alan Doyle hits the road. Others in the headlines include Cluttered, Seven O'Clock Cheer, Drake, Crow’s Theatre, WMG, Universal, David Bowie, Sony Music, TIDAL, Dogleg, the Stones, Taylor Swift, Gene Howard, Dave Grohl, and Adele.
Ontario locks live-streams down again, Justin Bieber (pictured) delivers an Easter surprise, and D.O.A. reflects upon touring life. Others in the headlines include Kim Harris, the ACM Awards, BMG, KKR, Tina Turner, Linda Dawe, dancehall, Anghami, Amoeba Music, Cathal Coughlan, DMX, Paul Simon, Keith Urban, John Lennon, Ryley Walker, Richard Thompson, and Pino Palladino.
Oscar Peterson (pictured) and D.O.A. earn the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation, ren signs to Geffen, and Johnny Orlando and Shawn Mendes earn EMAs. Also making news are CMTF, Bill King, SATE, Brad Machry, Neil Young, Indie Week, Gord Bamford, Aphrose, Hilario Duran, and farewell Kelley Looney. With video.
Trent Reznor (pictured) laments the state of his homeland, Nile Rogers reflects on a turbulent life, and Scott Helman remembers a drunken escapade. Also in the headlines are Simply Saucer, D.O.A., The Flaming Lips, Kilmore, Big Daddy Kane, Rita MacNeil, Massey Hall, Edmonton and Toronto Jazz Festivals, Olafur Arnalds, Boris Brott, and Jack White.