Michael Wekerle finally officially reopens the El Mocambo, Lee Aaron (pictured) rocks out again, and The Boss eyes blockbuster bucks. Also in the headlines are Leslie Bricusse, Jeffery Straker, Eric Church, Maajja, YouTube, Vevo, UMPG, Grammys, Fetty Wap, Elvis Costello, LL Cool J, Abba, Eva Cassidy, and Asleep At The Wheel.
The 26th annual Honey Jam showcase, featuring a curated lineup of female artists from across Canada, including the first Yukon participant Sophie N
Drake releases a new EP and launches a radio channel, Greg Keelor (pictured) announces a new solo album, and Madison Violet host an International Women's Day concert. Others in the news include Minor Empire, Liona Boyd, HRL, Blu Bones, Lil Berete, SING!, Annabelle Chvostek, High Priestess, Sound of Music Festival, Fateh, the Ice Walk, and farewell Jorge Perez, Bhaskar Menon, and Michael Stanley.
Honey Jam founder Ebonnie Rowe is staging a 25th-anniversary concert and party after all. Limited in attendance, the Oct.
Michael Wekerle (pictured) has to postpone the Elmo’s reopening, High Priestess joins the music publishing game, and virtual clubbing via Zoom takes off. Also in the headlines are The Strokes, Vivek Shraya, Bob Dylan, Paradigm, Ed O’Brien, Glastonbury, quarantine pop, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, and DroppTV.
Juno-nominated rapper bbno$ (pictured) boosted by TikTok, a Vancouver rock 'n roll mystery, and changes for the El Mocambo and Hugh’s Room Live. Others in the headlines include Julie Payette, the Junos, James Rhodes, Spotify, Rawlins Cross, Villages, SXSW, Gibson, Dubset, Charles Manson, Nick Cave, Ravel, Steve Earle, and Nathaniel Rateliff.
A media walkthrough of the El Mocambo's $30M urban chic refit Tuesday came with a waterfall of historical facts about the two-storey walk-up that is now three stories with a full suite of topline audio and video gear for real-time concert broadcasts.
Five years ago, investor Michael Wekerle purchased Toronto nightclub the El Mocambo for $3.8 million.
More rumours around the El Mocambo (pictured), Drake’s bar venture flops, and StubHub is fined. Also in the headlines are Max Kerman, Vivek Shraya, Celine Dion, Hamilton, The Zombies, Jenn Grant, YouTube, The Third Mind, Rihanna, Tupac, Elton John, Rush, Bonnie Maclean, and The KLF.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse have a new album and film coming, Stephen Harper advises Beatdapp, and Corin Raymond's next record includes a book. Also in the news are Schmoozefest, Myles Goodwyn,(pictured) Michael Wekerle's Elmo, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Marcia Chum, AJungi, Zachary Lucky , Rich Aucoin, and farewell Steve Cash, Pops Chambers, and Jay Frank.
The Live Music Industry Awards move from the El Mocambo (pictured), Jann is a legit hit, and The Hunter Brothers score at the SCMAs. Also making news: Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, CMW's Pitch & Get Paid, Halifax Jazz Festival, CFMU, Americana fest, Creative Manitoba, Morrissey, TJFF, Montreal metal, and farewells to Gary Stewart and Paul Raymond.
The El Mocambo hosts the Live Music Industry Awards, Monster Truck (pictured) returns to the road, and UMC spotlights its domestic roster. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Class Challenge, TD Discovery Series, Big Fun Festival, Radiohead, Edmonton Music Prize, FAI, NYE gigs, Bumbershoot, Music BC, Rock the Joint, Surauchie, The Drake, and Jacob Hoggard. Video added for your enjoyment.