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.
The finalists for the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class are announced, Max Webster and Kim Mitchell get the de-luxe reissue treatment, Shania will serenade the Grey Cup, Zaphod's is reborn as the 27 Club, a slice of Toronto music history is preserved, an Alzheimer's benefit is inspired by John Mann, Ann Vriend and Megan Nash are on the road, and RIP jazz singer Barbara Cook.
The two formidable and successful music execs have paired for the relaunch of the Acronym imprint. Prairie singer-songwriter Megan Nash's "Bad Poetry" is the first release.