The career of departing Warner Music Canada head Steve Kane (pictured with colleague Steve Coady) was celebrated in fine style at The Horseshoe.
Quebec country duo Five Roses (pictured) signs to MDM, Walk Off The Earth to live up to its name, and Alex Henry Foster buys a hotel in Tangier. Also in the news are METZ, City and Colour, The MOMI Conference, Lytton benefit, Crow’s Theatre, Mills Hardware, Ken Yates, Creative Manitoba, Metalworks, and farewell Paul Cotton and Alan Lewis.
A classic by 54-40 (pictured) enters The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Music PEI Awards winners are named, and the ECMAs head to Sydney in May. Also making news are the TSO, METZ. The Horseshoe Tavern, Julianna Jones, TBS, Ford Pier, Owen Barney, and farewell Malcolm Cecil and Don Heffington.
The winner of the Polaris Music Prize (pictured) is named today, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival announces its lineup, and Alanis Obomsawin is the 13th Glenn Gould Prize Laureate. Others in the news include Teenage Head, Music NL, FACTOR, Gord Downie, the Canadian Online Jazz Festival, CARAS, Plants and Animals, Music PEI Awards, METZ, Elephants and Stars, Tenille Townes, Veda Hille, Greg Wells, and farewell Bob Biggs and Johnny Bush.
Andy Shauf (pictured) makes it onto a presidential playlist, Record Store Day is changing in 2020, and the BC Arts Council heads a new Arts Infrastructure Program. Also in the news are The Dirty Nil, Matt May , Canadian Heritage, Jeen, Fergus Hambleton, The Sheepdogs, MNB, Hot Tramp Records, Cole James, METZ, Donna Lidster, Brooklxn, Acoustic Blend Café, and farewell Todd Nance.
Pummelling guitar, jackhammer percussion, and hoarsely shouted vocals grab your attention for all eight minutes of the cut.
The track from an upcoming rarities collection is the band's typical punk/noise fire and brimstone, about as subtle as a headbutt, yet highly invigorating.
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.
The first cut off their impending third album confirms that the Toronto trio has as gloriously intense a sound as ever. Chanted vocals, savage guitar riffs and pummelling percussion are employed to riveting effect.