Koerner Hall (pictured) is proceeding with its 2020-21 season, but Osheaga and Showcase PEI have cancelled this year’s editions. Others in the news include Brett Kissel, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Constantines, Indie Week, CIVC, Daniela Nardi, Anvil, Mariposa, Taggart and Torrens, Austin, Music•Musique NB, and farewell Bonnie Pointer, James Hand, Frank Bey, and Peter Leo.
Andy Kim (pictured) hosts two star-studded holiday charity concerts, Saskatchewan Music Awards noms are announced, and Sarah Harmer returns with her first album in a decade. Others in the news include Edmonton Arts Council, CSHF, Winterruption, Anders, Indie Week, Del Barber, SOCAN, Michelle Titian, and MusicOntario. With video.
Since its inception 17 years ago, founder Darryl Hurs' Indie Week Music Festival has grown from 40 acts performing at six venues to 240 spread over
Finn Wolfhard's band Calpurnia (pictured) breaks up, Michelle Shocked comes to Indie Week, and Ringo returns to the road. Also in the news are David Clayton-Thomas, Royskopp, NACC chart, a guitar hotel, The Dead South, Jazzahead, CIMA, and farewell Larry Shelast. With video.
Oscar Peterson (pictured) and D.O.A. earn the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation, ren signs to Geffen, and Johnny Orlando and Shawn Mendes earn EMAs. Also making news are CMTF, Bill King, SATE, Brad Machry, Neil Young, Indie Week, Gord Bamford, Aphrose, Hilario Duran, and farewell Kelley Looney. With video.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) and Drake earn multiple AMA noms, Neil Young set to become American, and Eurythmics to reunite for Sting. Also in the news: Indie Week, Reykjavik Calling, CIMA, Prairie Sound Records, Edmonton Music Prize, and farewell Paul Barrere and Ted Triebner. With video.
Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, Matt Boudreau (pictured) and Tomato/Tomato lead the MNB Awards noms, Harmonium to enter the CSHF, and Ellis shines at Supercrawl. Others in the news include HMV, Shawn Mendes, ZipDJ, Dundurn Press, Rod Stewart, Esthero, Indie Week, Miloš, Grimes, Music PEI, Jean-Paul De Roover, and farewell to Ric Ocasek, Hossam Ramzy, and Eddie Money.
An all-star in-concert Joni Mitchell tribute hits cinemas next month. But tickets will go faster than a Backstreet Boys reunion as the show date is only one date, on Feb. 7.
The El Mocambo hosts the Live Music Industry Awards, Monster Truck (pictured) returns to the road, and UMC spotlights its domestic roster. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Class Challenge, TD Discovery Series, Big Fun Festival, Radiohead, Edmonton Music Prize, FAI, NYE gigs, Bumbershoot, Music BC, Rock the Joint, Surauchie, The Drake, and Jacob Hoggard. Video added for your enjoyment.
Blues publicist Sarah French (pictured) is honoured in Memphis, Indie Week wraps, and Alessia Cara premieres a new track. Also in the news are Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Juno TV, Manitoba Country Music Awards, Tafelmusik, Weird Al, Amplify BC, Perryscope, Jimi Hendrix, Toronto Songwriting School, NOMFA, Lunch At Allen's, Mr! Mouray, Community Rocks, Art Pepper, and farewell Hugh McDowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Nova Scotia Music Week is now underway (pictured is Awards nominee David Myles), Martin Atkins guests at Indie Week, and Paradigm's roster expands. Others in the news include Manitoba Music, Buckman Coe, Amplify BC, Music Canada Live, Carly Rae Jepsen, Janice Mitchell, Wooden Horsemen, and Winterfolk. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Good Brothers (pictured) will be honoured at the 2019 CMAOntario Awards, Indie Week throws a rousing preview party, and LU wins big in Canada’s Walk of Fame contest. Others in the news include NMC, M for Montreal, Gord Downie, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Belly, BMG Books, NSMW, Ken Tizzard, The Handsome Shadows, Mariah Carey, Minor Empire, Soweto Gospel Choir, Another North, and farewell Paul Allen. Videos added for your enjoyment.