Toronto faces a festival drought (pictured: Field Trip), NXNE turns 25, and a Boy George biopic is in the wings. Also in the headlines are Devontée, Fallen Tree Records, Carrie Underwood, Rory Gallagher, Napster, Governors Ball, Stereolab, Tom Petty, and iTunes.
Tokyo Police Club (pictured) returns reinvigorated, Bobby Gale remembered, and AC/DC is active in Vancouver. Also in the headlines: Bedtracks, Donald Glover, Robert Fripp, Ariana Grande, Gary Stewart, Chris Cornell, Summerfest, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Lucinda Williams, and Nipsey Hussle.
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.