After paying her dues on the Toronto club scene, the dynamic guitar-slinger's career exploded when she teamed up with the Purple One's project, 3RDEYEGIRL. Here she reflects upon that life-changing experience, her love of jazz fusion, and her new debut solo album.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) triumphs in hometown shows, a list of Canadian albums of the year, and the '90s Canrock revival. Also in the headlines are Doug Paisley, the Lunenburg Academy, ESO, MacMaster-Leahy, streaming DJs, Brexit, Andrew Gertler, Hugh Jackman, Vegas acts, Prince, Johnny Thunders, and Metallica whiskey.
Folly & The Hunter (pictured) share their creative process, Netflix is producing a Prince documentary, Music Canada Cares boosts music in schools, and Kiss faces the end of the road. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, SOCAN, the IMAs, Lisa Dodd, Rick White, Songwriter Sessions, Furniture Bank, and farewells to Todd Youth, Herb Remington, and Freddie Hart. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Rheostatic Dave Bidini (pictured) earns a rave review for his new book, Rufus Wainwright's opera draws mixed notices, and Tragically Hip tribute bands keep Gord Downie's legacy alive. Also in the headlines are Annie Leibovitz, The Town Heroes, Cub Sports, Lefsetz vs Flom, Tom DeLonge, Chinese hip-hop, Spotify, IFPI report, Tencent, The Orchard, MMA, Richard Branson, Chris Stein, Thom Yorke, Drake, Colter Wall, XTC, Prince, Bob Dylan, and Rihanna.
The remarkable career of Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Drake's extravagant Toronto mansion, and Ticketmaster’s ‘TradeDesk’ scalper tool explained. Others in the headlines include Borns. the Beatles, Elton John, Polaris Prize, Venus Fest, Planets suite, Metric, Keith Urban, La Force, Prince, Regina Symphony Orchestra, WSO, Alejandro Escovedo, and Gordon Bintner.
Said The Whale (pictured) surface on Arts & Crafts, Billboard honours Shawn Mendes, and a new Prince video is out. Also making news are Bandzoogle, Toronto Audio Engineering Society, Spotify, Rob Tardik, Wreckhouse fest, and Joel Couture. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Canadian cultural protections become a NAFTA issue, Bruce Springsteen ages well on Broadway, and Asian rappers face stereotypes. Others in the headlines include Tsianina Redfeather, Prince, Toby Mamis, Dolores O'Riordan, Aretha, Sistema Toronto, fentanyl, kindie rock, Dilly Dally, Garbage, Drake, Skookum, Paul Brandt, Vancouver opera, and Chinese Festival Halifax.
Brett Kissel (pictured) is amongst those performers added to the MMVAs, Ford signs up for the CCMAs, and Hawksley Workman adopts vinyl. Also in the news are the Slaight Music Residency, Jimmy Rankin, Matt Holubowski, Tweed, Prince, ShoShona Kish, Casa Amadeo, Goin' Steady DJs, Son of Dave, and a farewell to Swiff LaRoc. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Friar's Music Museum (pictured) celebrates Toronto's history, Drake's new album arrives, Prince's catalogue finds a new home, and the SOCAN Foundation launches an ncubator program. Also in the news are the Radio Starmaker Fund, Amplify BC, Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble, Guns 'N Roses, Celtic Colours fest, Jim Galloway, Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Jr. Gone Wild, The Lowest Of The Low, and a farewell to Joe Jackson.
Ariana Grande struggles with PTSD, a look at a BBC studio's storied history, and a rare Prince album surfaces in Canada. Also in the headlines are the Vancouver Folk Fest, Stephin Merritt, the Beaches, U2, The Dead South, Guitar Center, Echo Beach, Prismatic Festival, Bears in Hazenmore, David Francey, Camila Cabello, Vivienne Westwood, and club safety.
Alice Glass opens up, Tidal is accused of faking numbers, and Canada's biggest live venues are ranked. Also in the headlines are Bob Goodlatte, Tony Kinman, Prince, Katy Perry, CMW, Tyrant Studios, Eurovision, and streaming.
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.