Strumbellas frontman Simon Ward (pictured) reveals his health crisis, Oscar Peterson’s Heritage Minute omits his music, and a major Leonard Cohen exhibition is now free online. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Duane “D.O.” Gibson, Drake, Pineo & Loeb, No Frills, UMG, Irving Azoff, The Beach Boys, Virgin, Kimye, Marilyn Manson, WMG, Panic! At The Disco, Kat Von D, Dolly Parton, Johnny Pacheco, Bruce Springsteen, the White Stripes, and Meredith Monk.
There are big plans for the Commodore Ballroom (pictured), Ontario live-streams are put on hold, and a Joni Mitchell classic is revisited. Also in the headlines are Donald Trump, EU visas, sea shanties, Michael Buble, Veeps, Live Nation, New Radicals, Zev Feldman, Phil Spector, Brad Paisley, Dr. Dre, Ready Steady Go!, and Van Morrison.
A collection of early Joni Mitchell material attracts attention (pictured), Justin Bieber gets confessional, and punk legend Chi Pig is commemorated. Also in the headlines are Alberta’s music industry, the TSO, Jessy Lanza, The Reklaws, YouTube Music, Elvis Costello, Frank Zappa, Aespa, Herb Alpert, Billie Joe Shaver, Taylor Swift, Midnight Oil, hologram gigs, and Genesis.
Two looks back at a milestone Vancouver concert to boost Greenpeace (pictured), a profile of Broken Social Scene’s breakthrough album, and the COC head moves to Paris. Others in the headlines include Electric Circus, the El Mocambo, Justin Bieber, Bill Henderson, Jagged Little Pill, the 519 gala, Laura Fernandez, String Bone, Spotify, Hipgnosis, Billboard Music Awards, BTS, Tom Petty, a yodeling fiasco, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Nashville, Fat White Family, toy pianos, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Celine Dion reschedules North American dates, a tribute to Neil Peart, and London Music Week is under way. Also in the news are Joni Mitchell, the Cobalt Prize, Ann Vriend, Buildings and Food, Johnny Orlando, CIMA, X Avant XV, Country Connections Live, Big Screen Harvest Party, and farewell Toots Hibbert (pictured).
Sass Jordan (pictured) turns to the blues, Kelly Fraser's legacy lives on, and Laurie Anderson holds court in Toronto. Also in the news are Joni Mitchell, the MVP Project, Evangeline Gentle, Kevin Hearn, Joseph Maviglia, CIMA, Folk Alliance, and farewell Terry Jones and Robert Parker. With video.
The art of Joni Mitchell (pictured), Elton John's swansong, and a graphic review of Charli XCX are in the news today. Also in the headlines: SSO, ASCAP, Amazon Music, Ben Cooper, Beyoncé, Lizzo, George Michael, Brandi Carlile, Baby Shark Live, Motorhead, and David Byrne.
Joni Mitchell (pictured) attends a Blondie concert, a look at failed music fests, and up close with Taylor Swift. Others in the headlines include Laura Barrett, Dan Mangan, Mitchell Cohen, Benny Blanco, Beyonce, David Crosby, Jack Black, Jim Lauderdale, Bon Iver, Austin punk, David Berman, and Wacken.
Larry Gowan (pictured) takes a nasty fall onstage, Linda Perry participates in CMPA's Women in the Studio, Canadian talent heads to Austin, and a new doco will feature Neil Young at Woodstock. Also in the news are CIMA, Joni Mitchell, Mariposa, Art of Time Ensemble, Steve Earle, Marie Bottrell, Carole Bayer Sager, Bryan Adams, Cirque Éloize, Serge Fiori, Margaret Atwood, Rose Cousins, and farewells to Sidney Sheinberg, Jacques Loussier, and Frank MacKay. Videos added for your enjoyment.
q - Live at the Junos in London features Bahamas (pictured), Avril Lavigne teams up with Nicki Minaj, and Joni attends Grammy festivities. Also in the news are UMG, Ingrooves, Hilario Durán, Cadence Grace, Larry Stanley, Jackie Washington, JV's Boogaloo Squad, and farewells to Joe Hardy, Darryl Weeks, and Phil Western.