Barry Avrich (pictured) discusses his Oscar doc, renewed life at the El Mocambo and Silver Dollar, and a deluxe edition of Road Apples is coming. Also in the headlines are Drake, The Weeknd, Come From Away, Gordie MacKeeman, Maestre, David Bowie, Alabama, Portishead, YouTube, Lorde, Nick Cave, Lindsey Buckingham, Pearl Jam, and John Lydon.
Oscar Peterson (pictured) and Triumph have docs at TIFF, the era of virtual concerts is here, and word of a Geddy and Ed collaboration. Also in the headlines are Amazing Grave, Kobalt, Apple Music, Pavement, Lindsey Buckingham, Emmylou Harris, The Black Crowes, CMAs, Matthew Fowler, Kacey Musgraves, Rick James, and Gerry Rafferty.
Angela Hewitt (pictured) has a beloved new instrument, David Strickland gives props to his peers, and a tribute to Queen West queen Deanne Taylor. Also in the headlines are BC arts grants, vinyl sales, Spotify, Dr. Dre, UMG, Ticketmaster, Lindsey Buckingham, Alibaba, MF DOOM, The Velvet Underground, AI, and the Grammys.
An Ontario date for The Rolling Stones (pictured) is rumoured, Terra Lightfoot's The Longest Road Show tour was a hit last week, rapper Lil Berete is in hot water at home, and Lee Harvey Osmond's hometown album launch. Others in the news include Mariposa, The Clash, Lindsey Buckingham, Early Spirit, Art Bergmann, Manitoba Music, Music Ontario, FAI, and farewell Izzy Young.
Two takes on a new memoir on The Jeff Healey Band (pictured), rising hip-hop star Lil Berete has a big hometown gig, and remembering Pete Shelley's queer legacy. Also in the headlines are Johannes Debus, Ghost, Rory Gallagher, TSO, Ken Burns, Brexit, tribute bands, AWAL, Marcie Allen, Fleetwood Mac, Meat Puppets, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Keith Richards.