Indie rockers The Elwins (pictured) are breaking up, Block Heater returns to Calgary, and Winterfolk will proceed virtually. Also in the news are The HP’s, SOCAN Foundation, Her Music Awards, Haviah Mighty, Juno noms, Julian Taylor, SaskMusic, Church of Trees, CMW, and farewell Bob Yeomans and Dick Halligan.
Drake snubs the Grammys, Haviah Mighty (pictured) boosts Black-owned businesses, and The Tragically Hip pay tribute to Montreal femicide victims. Also in the news are BreakOut West, Michael Bublé, Crown Lands, Dan Mangan, I Mother Earth, Jann Arden, Amber Moyle, cleopatrick, Third Side Music, Jingle Punks, Dale Morningstar, Make Music Matter, The Baby G, and farewell Michael Laucke, John Miles, Robbie Shakespeare, and Greg Tate.
Haviah Mighty (pictured) releases a mixtape, Gordon Lightfoot returns to his favourite venue, and The Beaches rock The Elmo. Others in the headlines include the TSO, IronFest, Malcolm Gladwell, Blake Shelton, Roger Daltrey, UMG, Villagers, Canadian Brass, CMAs, Eric Clapton, Bob Gruen, Keb’ Mo, and HYBE.
Two fluent rappers trade positive lyrics on a compelling cut.
Indigenous music star William Prince (pictured) reflects upon his career choice, Calgary musicians rose above Covid, and a profile of Polaris winner Haviah Mighty. Also in the headlines are NYE concert options, Amazon Music, lost Toronto venues, Shawn Mendes, holiday songs, the Beatles, the year in dance music, Led Zeppelin, and Peter Jackson.
The Polaris Prize winner serves up fluent rhymes full of self-confident bravado.
The Polaris Prize winner fluently delivers a powerful message.
The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one featuring two acclaimed stars of the Toronto hip-hop scene.
The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Toronto-based hip-hop artist and winner of the most recent Polaris Prize.
High Valley (pictured) announces a May tour, CIMA heads a Mission to AmericanaFest UK, and the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize names the winners. Also in the news are Gordon Lightfoot, Dine Alone, RSD, Pussy Riot, CMW, Maple Blues Awards, and Haviah Mighty.
The Juno-winning Indigenous beats-making duo recruits a Polaris Prize winner and a CBC host/rapper to add vocals to this vibrant and upbeat celebration of Caribana.