Said The Whale’s Taylor Bancroft (pictured) launches a new label, SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival announces its lineup, and the International Indigenous Music Summit will feature a short docs series. Also in the news are Kevin Hearn, Indie Week, CIMA, Strut Entertainment, 840 CFCW, Blinker the Star, The 456, Rickshaw Theatre, D.O.A., Neon Dreams, Fucked Up , and a farewell to Rob Tustin, Nick Kamen, Tawny Kitaen, and Lloyd Price.
A Gordon Lightfoot documentary to have its world premiere at Hot Docs, the Gonzervatory returns, and Jane Harbury (pictured) is honoured. Others making news include Courage My Love, Skye Wallace, the ECMAs, Juice WRLD, Fucked Up, SXSW, Contact East, and farewell Hal Blaine. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The CCMA announces more performers for its Legends show, The Tenors will tour a holiday show, and Shawn Mendes joins the MMVAs lineup. Also making the news are BreakOut West, DanforthStrong, Folk Alliance, Fucked Up, Prime Boys, MusicOntario, Jeen, Kate Boothman, Willie Nelson, and Cobblestone Live. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The controversy over gender imbalance at festivals continues, Fucked Up go underground at CMW, and the Sherlocks deliver elementary rock 'n roll. Also in the headlines are Grimes, Carla Bley, The Romeros, Lindsey Buckingham, 21st Century Fest, Childish Gambino, and ticket scalping.