From now until the 2021 Juno Awards are presented on June 6, we will offer this weekly column to help you get to know some of the nominees in all categories a little better. Here we profile an award-winning Montreal blues-rocker.
Paul Brandt (pictured) fights human trafficking, baseball nut Geddy Lee speaks out, and Holly Cole discusses her new album. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, Patti Smith, Soundgarden, Jess Moskaluke, Against the Grain, Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, Som Livre, Kanye West, Brit Awards, Lorde, Britfunk, Malcolm Cecil, Bhad Bhabie, and Amy Winehouse.
Kaytranada (pictured), Shawn Everett, and Jayda G are up for Grammys, a tribute to Skip Snair, and the rise of Monowhales. Also in the headlines are the Junos, Taylor Swift, ANSMA, Music BC, Nagamo, Tory Lanez, NFTs, Spotify, Rolling Stones, Phish, Patti Smith, Diane Warren, Jim Capaldi, and Mumford and Sons.
Allan Reid (pictured) discusses tonight’s virtual Juno Awards, the problems facing the return of live music, and Len hitmaker Marc Costanzo has a new venture. Others in the headlines include Gary Topp, Facebook, Reeperbahn fest, Laurel Canyon, The Chicks, K-pop fans, Bob Dylan, Glastonbury,Haim, The Joel Plaskett Emergency, TSO, Rachel McAdams, Bandcamp, and Warren Haynes.
Juno-nominated rapper bbno$ (pictured) boosted by TikTok, a Vancouver rock 'n roll mystery, and changes for the El Mocambo and Hugh’s Room Live. Others in the headlines include Julie Payette, the Junos, James Rhodes, Spotify, Rawlins Cross, Villages, SXSW, Gibson, Dubset, Charles Manson, Nick Cave, Ravel, Steve Earle, and Nathaniel Rateliff.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) nearly sweeps and other Juno Awards stories, Chilina Kennedy does a beautiful job as Carole King, and memories of Toni Myers. Also in the headlines are CPO, Winnipeg Arts Council, Google, SXSW, MySpace, The Bouncing Souls, Dick Dale, Drake, Philip Anselmo, Jason Hardink, Jerry Lee Lewis, Timbaland, and Peloton.
Michael Buble (pictured) releases his TV special on audio, Rock Hall of Fame announces an impressive lineup, and a Juno power scare in London. Also in the news are Roxodus Music Fest, FACTOR programs, Rolling Stones, Thymeless, Christina Martin, Stephen Stohn, Grimes, grandson, Taste Of The 6ix, Radio-Canada, Music BC, Soleil Sound, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and farewell Danny Kustow and JoAnn Brooks. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
The Juno Awards debut in London, Ontario for the first time this weekend and here's your fun fact warm-up to the 48th edition of the show, to be held March 17 at Budweiser Gardens.
Emmanuel Jal (pictured) gets an assist from Peter Gabriel, the Junos and Drake are at odds, and emo goes retro. Also in the headlines are The Sorority, Ed Bickert, Galt MacDermot, Yola, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, Hozier, Syd Barrett, Randy Bachman, Booker T, punk rock, The Tubes, and Justin Timberlake.
A chat with Hall of Famer Corey Hart (pictured), the debate over Michael Jackson rages, and scrappy punk band PUP defy rock star mythology. Also in the headlines are Tao-Ming Lau, Yves Jarvis, Ella Mai, Stephan Moccio, Harris Institute, royalties dispute, a legendary jazz photo, Babylon, John Lennon, SXSW films, Woodstock at 50, Aretha Franklin, and Linda Ronstadt.
New life for the Victory Burlesque, Shad hosts an art exhibition, and new Rock Hall of Fame inductees are announced. Also in the news are CIMA, the Junos, Jessie Reyez, FACTOR, Taylor Swift, Doug Paisley, Serena Ryder, Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, and Matt Dusk. Videos added for your enjoyment.