Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

Photo: Jen Squires
November 2, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer/songwriter has impressed both solo and as one half of  Scarlett Jane. Her new album is an homage to Leonard Cohen, and here she discusses her love of his work and her use of heartbreak as creative fuel.

Peach Pit  FB photo: Lester Lyons-Hookham
October 29, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Vancouver indie rockers Peach Pit (pictured) are breaking stateside, Renee Fleming voices Julianne Moore, and Scott Storch imparts hip-hop wisdom. Also in the headlines are Jane Bunnett, Michael Buble, Foo Fighters, Matador Ballroom, Sofia Nolin, Marker Starling, Sinead O'Connor, Queen, Spotify, Paul Allen, Robert Plant, Coil, Stax, David Crosby, Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen, Boy George, Barbra Streisand, and Debussy.

September 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Country-rocker Cory Marks (pictured) signs a US deal, new Leonard Cohen material is on the way, and Music NL announces its Export Buyers Program lineup. Also making news are the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Saskatchewan Music Awards, Manitoba Music, Colyn Cameron, Lazy Ways, ECMA NYE bash, Music PEI Awards, Danger Grove and Awards. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Massey Hall
June 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Massey Hall Day is celebrated with a star-studded gala concert, the National Arts Centre names a new head, and SOCAN's AGM is approaching. Also in the news are Polaris Cover Sessions, Banksy, the Up and Downtown fest, Carol Welsman, Don Francks, Fortunate Ones, NXNE's Rooftop Riot, Friday Fan Festivals, Songpull, and a farewell to DJ Fontana. Videos added for your enjoyment.

April 13, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Toronto hip-hop group The Sorority is ready to bust out, a debate over posthumous albums, and a new project for R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. Others in the headlines include Tommy Stinson, the Humboldt Broncos, Lukas Nelson, Nana Mouskouri, Cuban music, Benny Lackner, Elvis Presley, Cecil Taylor and the Rock Hall of Fame.

Photo: CTV News
March 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Montreal has a case of Cohen fever, and women jazz musicians make a mark in New York. Also in the headlines are the Music Modernization Act, Rich Aucoin, the VSO, Flight of the Conchords, Faith Healer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gwenno, Joni Mitchell, and David Byrne.

February 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A look back at a classic Leonard Cohen album, 30 years on, and rock'n roll's current drug problem. Also in the headlines today, Prince, Justin Timberlake, independent radio, Yacht, Juno nominees, J-Lo, Hookworms, Tafelmusik, and David Virelles

Alessia Cara with her Best New Artist Grammy  Photo: popcrush.com
January 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

Alessia Cara became the first Canadian to win the coveted Best New Artist Grammy Award and her performance dazzled. Also winning were Leonard Cohen, Abel Tesfaye, Nova Scotian opera star Barbara Hannigan, and engineer Charles Moniz.

January 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Bono incites feminist ire with his comments and a Leonard Cohen collection at the U of T offers gems. Those also featured in today's headlines include Lady Gaga, Major Love, Cheapies, Doug Paisley, Lorde, Rihanna, The Killers, and more Best of 2017 albums lists.

December 11, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In today's roundup, a pioneering digital currency scheme allows fans to purchase a piece of a song. Other topics include a rating of singing drummers, a chorister's Leonard Cohen adventure, Johnny Hallyday's mass funeral, and Neil Young's massive archives.

December 6, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In advance of a new album due next month, the acclaimed folk quartet releases a video for one of its focus tracks. It pays eloquent homage to its subject, Leonard Cohen, building from a quiet beginning to full-blooded neo-gospel fervour.

Alessia earlier this year holding her MTV Moonman Video award
November 28, 2017
by FYI Staff

Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are among the Canadian nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.