The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund gets a $5M boost in the Budget, Tory Lanez hypes his new album with free shows, and the Vans Warped Tour bids farewell. Also in the news are UMC, SOCAN Song House, Liteyears, Jessie Reyez, The Blues Brothers Revue, Obey fest, Graham Nicholas, Ellen Doty, and Downchild Blues Band. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Former bandmates in Crystal Castles face off in court, and a look at the future of the CD. Also in today's roundup of headlines, Mark E. Smith, Andrew Forde, plagiarism, Brendan Canning, Ruby Boots, Come From Away, Aaron Goodvin, high vinyl prices, and Lucinda Williams.
Today's read has something for everyone. Included names in the news range from Quincy Jones to Molly Johnson, Francouvertes to the Johnny McCuaig Band and Tom Wilson. Plus, a reel of really good videos for your viewing pleasure.
Gord Downie, Lido Pimienta, Ed Sheeran, Hannah Alper, Jacko, and the McGarrigle Sisters all make news today, plus we've included a reel of music videos for your viewing enjoyment.
We’d congregate in the fall on the driveway, rakes in hand, and commiserate in our utter disdain for raking leaves. And then, in the winter, shovels in hand, and commiserate in our utter disdain for shovelling show.
The emotional and nostalgic fervour for Gord Downie continues unabated. His latest solo album release tops the chart in the first week of release and Hip albums continue to populate the best-sellers list.
In the news today, low album sales, Liona Boyd, Geddy Lee, hip-hop nihilism, Sheila E., Gord Downie, Justin Timberlake, Tegan and Sara, Bert Berns, Patti Smith, A$SAP, The Treble, Margaret Thatcher, Harry Styles and Joe Henry.
Those making headlines today include Jessica Mitchell, Gord Downie, Montreal buskers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, INXS, Destroyer, Majid Jordan, Jann Wenner, NAC Orchestra, Moses Sumney, The Royal Alberta Advantage, Fall Out Boy, and Robi Botos.
Billboard charts, Red Bull, 40 years of punk, Jann Wenner, David McPherson, Marty Balin, Maureen Forrester, Dustin Bentall, Jackie Shane, Metz, Ria Mae, Halifax Pop Explosion, Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip make today's headlines.
Featured in today's news roundup are the Fab Four, James Blonde, 54.40, Manitoba Music, Interstellar Rodeo, the Edmonton Music Prize, Winona Wilde, Colleen Peterson, Skookum, Greg Keelor, Gord Downie, Riit, MomenTO, SOCAN, and Ori Dagan. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Thinking about our courageous beautiful friend who lived so fully, yes completely, dedicating the time he had to love, to art, and to justice. So many moments when we felt Gord Downie so powerfully. The music yes - always and ever - but also the activism.