A look at country mystery man Orville Peck (pictured), Joel Plaskett and Chris Murphy honour Matthew Grimson, and an archive interview with Salome Bey. Also in the headlines are Geddy Lee, drive-in shows, Come From Away, UMG, Tencent, Cox, Spotify, Kanye West, Smash Mouth, Richard Russell, Mungo Jerry, The Mission, Wagner, Jeff Tweedy, Chrissie Hynde, and Boy George.
Ottawa’s Bluesfest and NAC present a star-studded drive-in music series (pictured), NXNE is forced to cancel, and Arkells postpone a big hometown show. Also in the news are PUP, Dione Taylor, City and Colour, Elisapie, HJF, Roy Woods, Libera Awards, Orville Peck, and farewell Dame Vera Lynn, Victor Feldbrill, and Hux Brown.
Black Out Tuesday arrives tomorrow, Selina Martin (pictured) spearheads #BuyMusicFriday, and Dean Brody gets his own beer. Also making news are Gord Downie, the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Juno TV, Björn Ulvaeus, CISAC, Julian Taylor, Orville Peck, Together We’re Strong, The Damn Truth, and The Perms.
The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from an enigmatic gay country artist making a splash.
Feist (pictured) was a hit on Sesame Street, Massey Hall regains former glory, and Neil Young advocates for immigrant children. Others in the headlines include Dan Boeckner, Fred Fortin, Lisa Bell, Northern Haze, George Canyon, Orville Peck, Martha Argerich, Eminem, Motown, Miles Davis, Aretha, Art Pepper, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and K-pop.