Manitoba Music

Manitoba Music

Martha Wainwright   Facebook photo
May 27, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright (pictured) has opened a new cultural venue in Montreal, Heather Nova returns with her 10th album, and the NXNE lineup is announced. Also in the news are Mark Howard, Manitoba Music, Indigenous Day Live, Peter Serrado, Ken Stead, Music PEI, Music Nova Scotia, and Scarlett Jane. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Bryan Adams
February 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Of late, it has been Ryan, not Bryan, Adams making the news, but the Canadian star will change that with his new single, "That’s H

February 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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.

Sass Jordan   Photo: Wines In Niagara
January 2, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Jacob Hoggard gets hitched on NYE, Sass Jordan (pictured) launches a wine line, HMV faces a possible demise, and CIMA hosts a mission from Eastern Europe. Also in the news are Music Canada Live, Travis Pangburn, Jean-Michel Blais, Manitoba Music, Coherency, Hamilton Arts Awards, and farewells to Ray Sawyer, James Calvin Wilsey, David Sinclair, Honey Lantree, and Norman Gimbel. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Cekebrated Quebec poet and songwriter Claude Péloquin.
December 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A posthumous album from slain rapper Smoke Dawg, Canadians make Variety's list of hitmakers, and a star-studded cast celebrates Mandela. Also on the news are Soundstreams, Don Brownrigg, Music NL, Andrew Cash,  Manitoba Music, Baby It’s Cold Outside, and farewell Claude Péloquin (pictured). Video provided for your enjoyment.

Folly & The Hunter  Photo: Julia Marois
October 31, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Folly & The Hunter (pictured) share their creative process, Netflix is producing a Prince documentary, Music Canada Cares boosts music in schools, and Kiss faces the end of the road. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, SOCAN, the IMAs, Lisa Dodd, Rick White, Songwriter Sessions, Furniture Bank, and farewells to Todd Youth, Herb Remington, and Freddie Hart. Videos added for your enjoyment.

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.

Taggart & Torrens   Photo: Chris Malloy
September 24, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Podcast faves Taggart & Torrens (pictured) sign to Dine Alone, Grossman's turns 75, and SaskMusic presents the Very Prairie summit. Also in the news are Tragedy Ann, Drake, Kiss, Edmonton Music Prize, Wolf Alice, Run Coyote, and farewells to Joseph Hoo Kim and Chas Hodges. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Shawn Mendes at last year's VMAs
August 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) will perform at the VMAs in NYC, Honey Jam returns, and CNW showcase applications are now open. Others in the news include Daisy Peterson Sweeney, Music PEI, Ron Mann, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Robertson, Manitoba Music, CNE, Tragedy Ann, and Harrison Brome. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson (left) and Patrick Downie (right) cross the bridge from Breakwater Park to the new Gord Edgar Downie swimming pier.  Photo: Swim Drink Fish
July 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Kingston honours Gord Downie with a memorial pier (pictured), B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame inductees are announced, and Justin Bieber teams up again with DJ Khaled. Also in the news are Awkwafina, Northern Power Summit, Alan Doyle, CIMA, Manitoba Music, Jacob Hoggard, Kadooh, Kirk Hammett, and Alberta Music.

Seth Smith at the TIFF premiere of The Crescent
July 27, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Dog Day leader Seth Smith turns to film, Demo Lovato cancels her Toronto show, and Merkules announces a major Canadian tour. Also in the news are Festival of Beer, Empire Rockfest, Bat Out Of Hell, Blues Summit, Rachel Beck, Manitoba Music, Josh Colle, Lantern Tour, and Habari Africa festival. Videos added for your enjoyment.

June 11, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes is riding high, topping the US charts and racking up huge steaming numbers, and Toronto rockers The Golden Dogs play their final show. Also in the news are Big Billz, Khatsahlano Street Party, SaskMusic, NXNE, Manitoba Music, ole, Music PEI, and farewells to Danny Kirwan, Lorraine Gordon, and Rocky Wiseman. Videos added for your enjoyment.