Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) tackle Indigenous issues, the TSO introduces a new music director, and Ontario lifts capacity limits on bars and nightclubs. Others in the headlines include Peter Peter Soumalias, the CPO, Joni Mitchell, Ellen McIlwaine, IronFest, Oscar Peterson, K-Riz, Leonard Cohen, WMG, vinyl, Ye, Duran Duran, Trent Reznor, Dave Gahan, and Billy Bragg.
Tim Thorney (pictured) and Ellen McIlwaine are remembered, Toronto music venues are struggling, and Fefe Dobson readies a comeback. Also in the headlines are The Damn Truth, Steven Page, Mendelson Joe, Oscar Peterson, Angela Hewitt, Daniel Lanois, HYBE, Snap, UMG, Spotify, the Grammys, Elvis Costello, Sun Ra, James Harman, INXS, Tyler, the Creator, and Earl Slick.
Big name Canadian acts line up for Calgary’s Stampede Summer Stage, the Saints and Sinners tour announces the new sked, and a thrift store David Bowie painting find gets big bucks. Also in the news are Project WILD, Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, Jen Doerksen, Sebastian Gaskin, Noon Tunes, Venus Fest, MusicOntario, and farewell Ellen McIlwaine (pictured), Doug Inglis, Jon Hassell, and Peter Zinovieff.
The impressive resume of Bernard Fowler (pictured), Ellen McIlwaine’s far-flung tastes, and the steamy pairing of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Also in the headlines are Halsey and Yungblud, Montreal Jazz Fest, ESO, Rivers Cuomo, Yann Tiersen, Music City, Marc Martel, Dolly Parton, Rhiannon Giddens, Johnny Cash, Rickie Lee Jones, and David Bowie.