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June 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A record number of songs are contending to be World Cup anthems, Bey and Jay's duo album celebrates their union, and a look back at NXNE. Also in the headlines are Exclaim's top albums, Steve Albini, Katalogue, sexual harassment at festivals, the Monkees, Rainbow Robert, Heidi Munro, Robbie Williams, Jesse Zubot, Ben Sures, and the death of the CD.

June 11, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes is riding high, topping the US charts and racking up huge steaming numbers, and Toronto rockers The Golden Dogs play their final show. Also in the news are Big Billz, Khatsahlano Street Party, SaskMusic, NXNE, Manitoba Music, ole, Music PEI, and farewells to Danny Kirwan, Lorraine Gordon, and Rocky Wiseman. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Anthony Bourdain Photo: Common Dreams
June 11, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Anthony Bourdain's musician encounters, cannabis firms eye music sponsorship and picks for NXNE. Others in the headlines include Robert Smith, drill music, Alanis Morissette, John Roney, Ray Reaves, Angelique Kidjo, Social Distortion, Kardinal Offishall, She Stole My Beer, and Tona.

The Pursuit Of Happiness Photo: Mini's Memories
June 1, 2018
by Kerry Doole

TPOH celebrates a milestone, Greg Keelor muses on a possible end of touring for Blue Rodeo, and Joan Baez and Slayer are on swansong treks. Others in the headlines include Hall & Oates, Drake, Coleman Hell, Venues, UK drill. NXNE, Postdata, Live Nation, Linda Ronstadt, and Lief Hall.

Shania and Keith Urban headline this year's Canadian Country Music Awards.
May 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Shania-hosted CCMAs, NXNE announces its Festival Village lineup, and voting has started for SiriusXM's Top of the Country . Also in the news are Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Massey Hall, Hellnback, ArtscanCircle, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Bush Tetras. Videos included for your enjoyment.

Pete and Leah of July Talk
April 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The lineup for this year's edition of NXNE announces a star-studded lineup of curators, Gerry Lacoursiere to be celebrated at CMW, and Drake and Justin fare well in Billboard Awards nominations. Also making news are Prince, Monowhales, Wolf Parade, Andrew Lockington , Lauryn Hill, S4G4, Nightseeker, and farewell Randy Scruggs.

October 13, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Nick Jennings, Gordon Lightfoot, Polaris Heritage Prize, NXNE, iN Bullseye, Slaight Music, David McPherson, The Horseshoe Tavern, Gerry Strong, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sultans of String, Grizzly Waves, Jason Benoit, and Grady Tate make headlines in today's edition.

June 30, 2017
by FYI Staff

A collection of news and views we thought might be of interest to our readers this Canada Day weekend.

NXNE curators The Dirty Nil
June 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

A jamboree of festivals in Toronto last week was clouded over by rain showers that may have dampened attendances.

June 21, 2017
by FYI Staff

More nonsense and straight talk from the scribes in the know and not so much.