Drake

Drake

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.

Stompin' Tom Connors
October 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Stompin’ Tom (pictured) hockey classic enters the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, After The Storm benefit is coming to Ottawa, and Carole Pope and Kevin Hearn deliver a protest song. Also in the news are CMW, Drake, Hugh's Room Live, Derek Andrews, Creative Manitoba, Shuffle Demons, Schmoozefest, Project WILD, Rogers Hometown Hockey, Ann Vriend, Meghan Patrick, Ethan Ardelli, and a farewell to Tony Joe White. Videos included for your enjoyment.

The Washboard Union
October 24, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Washboard Union (pictured) win big at the BCCMAs, Nash The Slash featured in a new doc, Joe Keithley of D.O.A. elected to office, and k.d. lang is honoured with the Alberta Order of Excellence. Also in the news are Supporting Cast, Music BC, Drake, The Barr Brothers, Turboprop, Loud As Hell, Wacken Metal Battle, Darrell Millar, PEI Arts Grants, Thelonious Hank, TD Jazz, Contact, and a farewell to Jon James McMurray. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Terry Wickham
October 22, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Terry Wickham (pictured) receives the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award, The Weeknd has his first feature film role, and Scott Helman releases new music. Also in the news are Drake, imagineNATIVE, Bullseye Music Prize, Britney Spears, The Cold Manitoba Project, Barbra Streisand, Monster Truck, and farewell Oli Herbert. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

Pictured (L-R): Ron Kitchener (RGK Entertainment) Madeline Merlo, Mark Friedman (president Deluge Music) David Robkin (Managing Member Deluge Music) Emily Dryburgh (Creative Manager Deluge Music)
October 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Madeline Merlo (pictured) signs to Deluge Music, Arkells pop up at Union Station today, and Drake wins a BET Hip Hop Award. Also in the news are Janet Jackson, Canadian Blast, Ashley MacIsaac, CMTTF, Born Ruffians, Elton John, Shivering Songs, NSMW, Scott Cushnie, Harpdog Brown, and farewell Ian Miles. Videos added for your enjoyment.

October 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A playlist for potheads, Classified is curious about cannabis promotion, and Eminem shows a sense of humour. Others in the headlines include Troye Sivan, Art d'Ecco, Murray McLauchlan, consumer tech spending, Spotify, MMA, Sony's blockchain, Grammy picks, Drake, Elle King, K-pop, Kanye West, Disturbed, and Avril Lavigne.

Drake  Instagram photo
October 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Drake (pictured) muses about retirement as he tops Spotify's most-streamed list,  BreakOut West kicks off, and Halifax Pop Explosion nears. Also making news are Believe, Nuclear Blast,  Music New Brunswick Awards, FMO, Folly & The Hunter, the AMAs, Music PEI Awards, Tami Neilson, Table-Turned, Jack de Keyzer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Trews, Jerry Granelli, and a farewell to M. William Krasilovsky.

Photo - Soundcheck
September 28, 2018
by Karen Bliss

British knight and songwriting legend Elton John loves Canadians, and not just his husband, David Furnish.

September 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

September 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Drake has made US chart history by becoming the first artist to land 29 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same calendar year.

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.

Tiki Collective on Slaight Music stage at KMJF   Photo: Bill King
September 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Kensington Market Jazz Festival and Tiki Collective (pictured) shine, Drake tops AMA noms list, and WE Day returns to Toronto. Also in the news are Bandzoogle, Manitoba Showcase, Lennon Stella, Supercrawl, SXSW, Brad Fordham, SAC, Cowboy Junkies, Storyhive, and farewell Ira Sabin. Videos added for your enjoyment.