The Long List for the Polaris Music Prize (pictured) is announced, and the passing of Tim Thorney elicits eloquent tributes. Also in the news are Top of the Country, CoHo Creative Hub, The Summer House Party, POP Montreal, National Indigenous Peoples Day, Barenaked Ladies, Leif Vollebekk, The Trews, Tom Wilson, MMF, Marc LaFrance, Melanie Doane, BIGLAKE Festival, and Zula.
July Talk (pictured) outlines its drive-in concerts, new non-profit org Advance moves forward, and Music Nova Scotia creates two new investment programs. Also in the news are Music Publishers Canada, Audiam, Toronto Shines, John Finley, Bob Wiseman, Melissa Payne, Lawson Vocal Studios, Owen Barney, Jay Douglas, Kyle Meagher, Nikko DeTranquilli, and farewell Lil Marlo.
The popular Toronto rock band has planned two outdoor concerts near the city on Aug. 12 and 13. Car horn applause anyone?
Two of the country's most popular modern rock acts join forces on the 12-date Art of Doubt tour, beginning in Victoria on April 17.
The popular Toronto indie-rockers preview an upcoming album with a new single that addresses the theme of mortality. It has an early Bowie sound, while its video clip was co-directed by Leah and Pete of July Talk.
The July Talk bassist has teamed with indie rocker/producer Thomas D'Arcy for a fun new project with a retro disco vibe.
This new duo project pairs Thomas D'Arcy and July Talk's Josh Warburton, and a self-titled EP comes out on Friday. The first single is a melodic disco-inflected cut that will put a smile on your face. Call it a guilty pleasure.