Bryan Adams joins Taylor Swift (pictured) onstage in Toronto, Alfie Zappacosta is the subject of a new documentary, and Jazz Cartier is making moves. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, Music NL, Pink, Road Gold, Boots & Hearts, The Avulsions, Ray Bonneville, Goldilox, and farewells to Lorrie Collins and Brad Daymond. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The making of Born To Be Wild, the explorations of Brian Eno, and the rise of computer-generated celebrities. Also in the headlines are Jazz Cartier, The Beat Goes On, Lollapalooza, Jacob Hoggard, Foo Fighters, Bigsound, Masta Killa, Phish, Kanye West, Mike Plume, Current, and the Mill Race Festival.
Colter Wall flies the flag for outlaw country, Kate Bush turns 60, and Elvis Costello announces a new album. Others in the headlines include Jazz Cartier, Kidz Bop, Abba, Marilyn Manson, Dub J, Burton Cummings, Thorgy Thor, Homeshake, Brian Blade, and Bobby Brown.
Jazz Cartier (pictured) announces the release of Fleurever, Colin James has Miles To Go, and Roy Orbison's hologram tour. Also in the news are The Julian Taylor Band, Music BC, Gord Bamford, NewFound Talent Contest, Niagara Jazz Festival, Colter Wall, Fergus Hambleton, Major Love, and farewell Ponty Bone. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
A leading light on the Montreal hip-hop scene, this MC was recently nominated for a Juno. Here he teams up with the Juno-winning Jazz Cartier on a cool and funky new single and video. Phelps' brother, Kaytranada, adds deft production touches.
As an author, journalist, programmer, and publicist, he has had a major impact on Canada's urban music scene. In this interview, Higgins reflects upon a fascinating career and the ascent of domestic hip-hop and R&B artists.