Canada's Walk of Fame is giving Stompin’ Tom Connors a permanent star in PEI, the Indigenous Arts Festival comes to Toronto, and a big cheque goes to the family of Dolores O’Riordan. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Cafe, SXSW, ole, Phil Barton, Glass Tiger, Paul McCartney, Double Double Land, Toronto Jazz Festival, Andy Shauf, and Wood & Water. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Massey Hall Day is celebrated with a star-studded gala concert, the National Arts Centre names a new head, and SOCAN's AGM is approaching. Also in the news are Polaris Cover Sessions, Banksy, the Up and Downtown fest, Carol Welsman, Don Francks, Fortunate Ones, NXNE's Rooftop Riot, Friday Fan Festivals, Songpull, and a farewell to DJ Fontana. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Celebrity presenters at The Junos will include Geddy Lee, the Polaris Music Prize announces its key dates, and Jessica Mitchell releases new material. Those also making news include CIMA, Coastal Jazz, Roger Daltrey, Patrik, Jerry Leger, Jess Moskaluke, Common Deer, Les Poules a Colin, and a farewell to Jason Buie and Paul Cram. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Jessie Reyez takes a bite out of The Big Apple and the Into The Night fest will warm up Halifax. Also in the news are the Polaris Prize, Netflix, SCMA, The Velvet Underground, Manitoba Music, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Measha Brueggergosman, SaskMusic, Birds of Bellwoods, and a farewell to John Morris.
The Polaris-winning Montreal art-rocker breaks a period of silence with this beguiling one-off that fuses Watson's understated but convincing vocals and an atmospheric soundscape.
Those making our headlines today include Taylor Swift, the Polaris Prize, Alex Larsen, the TSO, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, TIFF, Shania Twain, Eddie Vedder, Amy Helm and Tafelmusik.
The list includes an intriguing mix of beloved veterans, former winners, and relatively unknown emerging artists. The 2017 winner will be unveiled on Sept. 18.
A potpourri of fascinating news and fictions about the music biz and musicians.