Frank Dukes (pictured) partners with Regent Park School of Music and The National headlines a talent-packed bill in Hamilton. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, Up Here 5, YYZ Live, Lisa MacLeod, and farewells to Bill Carruthers, Dave Bartholomew, and Elliot Roberts. Videos are provided for your enjoyment.
The inspirational journey of Cadence Grace (pictured), Downchild helps launch the Toronto Jazz Festival, and The Indspire Awards are broadcast on Sunday. Others in the news include The National, Meghan Patrick, Paul Brandt, Stingray Rising Stars, Lindsay Beaver, Music NB, IRIE fest, CFMAs, Music PEI, and farewell Philippe Zdar. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The love affair of Toronto and The National (pictured), two contrasting takes on Taylor Swift and the candid recollections of Kiesza. Others in the headlines include Seymour Stein, ticket scalping, Big Valley Jamboree, Zildjian, Twitch. Tv, Lady Gaga, Canadian record stores, Patti-Anne Tarlton, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Drake, Tommy Chong, James, The PepTides, and Cambridge Folk Festival.
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.
In today's wrap, Sheryl Crow takes aim at country artists afraid to favour gun control, and Janelle Monae unveils her first art exhibit. Also featured are Stevie Wonder, The National, Kesha and Macklemore, R. Harlan Smith, Christmas songs, Neil Young and David Bowie.
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Death From Above, Neil Young and east-coast fave Alvvays have new album debuts this week, but it's The National that has this week's No. 1.