The Sheepdogs (pictured) are happy living in the past, a milestone anniversary for Avril Lavigne, and Tate McRae thrives on pressure. Others in the headlines include Tami Neilson, Something Else!, Louise Glatt, Vancouver Opera, Hugh’s Room Live, Justin Bieber, Cadence Weapon, Patrick Dexter, The Strokes, Universal Music Group , Virgin, Chris Blackwell, Drive-By Truckers, Post Malone, Ringo Starr, and Johnny Rotten.
William Prince (pictured) is getting noticed Stateside, Rufus Wainwright remains ambitious, and Shred Kelly launches a new album. Also in the headlines are Pacific Opera Victoria, UK music relief, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, David Mitchell, Pop Smoke, The Chicks, Ringo Starr, Talking Heads, the rave scene, David Johansen, The Clash, Taylor Swift, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Ennio Morricone
Rod Stewart has a soft spot for Canada, SXSW remains relevant, and Johnny Reid is back on the road. Also making the headlines are Lorde, Canadian country acts, Pussy Riot, Katy Perry, Nels Cline, Superorganism, Pharis and Jason Romero, Sir Ringo Starr, vintage T-shirts, and a musical Soviet spy.
Celine takes in more than US$100M at the box-office, Barack Obama digs Daniel Caesar, CBC airs the Leonard Cohen tribute tonight, Robert Thiessen has a viral hit with a satirical play on Toto's Africa, the Stray Cats reunite, plus it's farewell to Muscle Shoals' Rick Hall and Casablanca Records' Larry Harris.