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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of news and views we thought might be of interest to our readers this Canada Day weekend.
A jamboree of festivals in Toronto last week was clouded over by rain showers that may have dampened attendances.