Alex Henry Foster (pictured) confronts grief with art, Canadian honkytonker Whitney Rose is eager to get back onstage, and Cadence Weapon discusses his new album. Others in the headlines include Hot Docs, Spotify, Bay City Rollers, Concord, Downtown, Napster, Mandolin, Jon Batiste, Michael Rapino, Al Schmitt, Van Morrison, Stephen Lipson, Britney Spears, Billie Eilish, The Who, Tunefind, and Burning Man.
The Trews deliver an anthem for the pandemic, Cirque du Soleil returns to action, and Lowell gets cinematic. Also in the headlines are Ottawa Arts Awards, Downtown Defrost, Jenn Grant, Drake, Linda Dawe, G.R. Gritt, UMG, Viberate, Vivendi, Marianne Faithfull, Jim Steinman, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Numan, Dr. Luke, The Ramones, and Ezra Furman.
Crown Lands (pictured) bonded over Rush, new concerts are announced in Toronto, and Over The Bridge taps into AI. Others in the headlines include Mick Jagger, Ariel Posen, COC, Barenaked Ladies, Tencent Music, Triller, Spotify, Reservoir, Gena Johnson, Earth Day, and Jayda G.
The Phoenix Concert Theatre hangs tough, Kardinal Offishall (pictured) pays homage to his roots, and Toronto concerts are announced. Others in the headlines include Justin Bieber, The Damn Truth, jooj, Garth Richardson, NFTs, Skratch Bastid, Soundcloud, Larry Mercey, Patreon, Margaret Atwood, Influence Media Partners, Eric Bloom, Merry Clayton, Taylor Swift, Dave Grohl, Prince, Pearl Jam, and Matt Gudinski.
Drake (pictured) releases a surprise EP, tips on releasing an album in a pandemic, and Toronto artists to watch for. Also in the headlines are Our Lady Peace, NFTs, TIDAL, Grimes, Walk Off The Earth, Christa Couture, Michael Gudinski, Lenny Williams, The Dictators, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Bunny Wailer, Kings of Leon, Bob Ezrin, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, and the birth of reggae.