Joni Mitchell (pictured) receives a MusiCares tribute, Canadian artists rethink their careers in the wake of the pandemic, and Pup takes chances on its new album. Also in the headlines are Plastikman and Chilly Gonzales, the CFMAs, Martha Wainwright, Justin Bieber, Alex Lifeson, the Grammys, Kanye, Rich Aucoin, Leonard Cohen, John Zaritsky, BMG, Universal, Instagram, Audio Up, Ed Sheeran, deaf DJs, Sex Pistols, Birmingham, Foo Fighters, Bad Bunny, Joel Little, and Francisco González.
Dan Hill is one of Canada's most successful singer-songwriters with a trophy cabinet of awards to show for it. What follows is a very personal accounting of the Grammys that is perhaps best exemplified in his latest song, What About Black Lives? He debuts this and other songs from a new collection in a live-stream from the El Mocambo a week today (March 25).
The humble origins of The Reklaws (pictured), advice on the Grammys for The Weeknd, and a rave review for TV Freaks. Also in the headlines are Jann Arden, The Clash, Keithmas, David Bowie, Sam Wilson, Drake, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, Lorde, Toots Hibbert, Alice in Chains, Dizzy Gillespie, and Liam Gallagher.
A London, ON, exhibit features John Rowlands (pictured), the happy reunion of Alexisonfire, and the lucrative rebirth of the Las Vegas residency. Others in the headlines include Danger!! Death Ray, BARK, Pete Carmichael, TSO Associates, payola, The Grammys, song economy, TikTok, BTS, Judy Collins, Madonna, and Ozzy.
Swedish music has been dominating global charts, and the Grammys recognise that hip-hop is here to stay. Also in today's look at the headlines, John Mann, Lindi Ortega, Justin Timberlake, rising Toronto stars, Andre Ethier, Lee Ann Womack, the Beatles, The Black Eyed Peas, protest music, and Sass Jordan.