Tributes pour in for Ronnie Hawkins and Michael Wrycraft, a Stones gig at The El Mocambo (pictured) had a huge impact, and a TV series boosts a Kate Bush classic. Also in the headlines are Lester Smith, Scotia Festival of Music, Hopscotch Fest, Vancouver punks, Railway Club, UMG, TikTok, Bob Dylan, Russian oligarchs, Eminem, Abba, Mavis and Levon, BTS, Billy Bragg, and The Sex Pistols.
– Popular and often outrageous Quebec radio host André Arthur, who tweeted his death notice, died May 8 at age 78.
Rah Rah (pictured) says bye bye, the Elmo's tab reportedly at $28M, and Michael Wrycraft advocates for accessibility. Others in the headlines include Justin Bieber, Drake, year end lists, Jack Scott, lost venues, Tencent, UMG, Jack de Keyzer, Miranda Mulholland, Entertainment One, Glen Barros, Live Nation, Joe Smith, Depeche Mode, Linda Ronstadt, and Dr. John.
Gordon Lightfoot (pictured) is working on a new album, the Toronto hip-hop scene gets a library exhibit, and submissions are now open for the SOCAN Song House. Also making the news are Metro Metro, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Jackson, Matt Andersen, Jim Cuddy, Twitch, Evil Ebenezer and JYAY, Indigenous musicians, Michael Wrycraft, Johnnie Lovesin, and farewell Tom Goodkind. Videos included for your enjoyment.
The Washboard Union (pictured) and The Reklaws join the CCMAs lineup, the Canadian Music Café attracts major music supervisors, and Megaphono submissions are open. Others in the news include Music Canada Live, CMA Awards, Canadian Music Class Challenge, Brae, Ashkenaz festival, Soundstreams, Stevie Wonder, WorkInCulture, and Kristen Violet May. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Paul Shaffer returns to host the Live Music Industry Awards at CMW, and CIMA will showcase at New Skool Rules. Those also in today's news include Mark Sakamoto, Paul Simon, Dan Davidson, Northern Beat, Peter Kater, The National, Hagersville Rocks, Robi Botos and Michael Wrycraft.
Graphic artist, music promoter and bon vivant Michael Wrycraft recently had both legs amputated, and yet his humour and sense of self haven't diminished an iota. What follows is the further adventures of... as posted on Facebook this past weekend.
For those who have never met him, believe us when we say Michael Wrycraft is larger than life. He's talented, loud, opinionated, and he recently lost both his legs and still manages to have a sense of humour...about himself, and about life. Read his story. It will make you gasp, tear and, yes, even laugh.