Midnight Shine

Midnight Shine

June 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Indigenous roots-rock band from Attawapiskat is releasing an expanded version of its debut album, James Bay. Its leader explains why here and discusses the relevance of its material, his songwriting, and the challenges faced by his community.

Dave Bidini  Facebook photo
June 4, 2020
by FYI Staff

Musician and writer Dave Bidini (pictured) reflects upon the pandemic, The Weekend settles a copyright battle, and WMG’s IPO is a hit. Also in the headlines are David Hayman, Alex Lifeson, live streams, Owen Pallett, Steve’s Music, Midnight Shine, Jon Platt, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Hipgnosis, AFM, Facebook, CeeLo Green, NWA, CDs, and Monte Warden.

January 14, 2019
by Kerry Doole

An all-star in-concert Joni Mitchell tribute hits cinemas next month. But tickets will go faster than a Backstreet Boys reunion as the show date is only one date, on Feb. 7.

Midnight Shine  Photo: David McDonald
November 9, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The James Bay roots-rockers hit a home run with their first music video, one that drives home a powerful message about the suicide crisis in their community. Mainman Adrian Sutherland delivers a passionate vocal performance.

February 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Neil Young classic is given fresh new life by this north Ontario roots-rock group, and it is sung partly in Cree. The track is included on the band's just-released third album, High Road.