Chris Hadfield (pictured) to be honoured in Sarnia, Sappyfest and Sawdust Cty Festival begin today, and a celebration of life for Bernie Solomon. Also in the news are Rock the River, Monkey House, Woodstock 50, Sophia Chang, The Dirty Nil, SOCAN Song House, Brian May, Sony Music Masterworks, Erin Benjamin, Shotgun Jimmie, MusicOntario, and farewell Hal Prince. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The former member of indie rock heroes The Constantines has released a new solo album on You’ve Changed Records, the label he co-founded with Daniel Romano. Here he discusses the recording process for the new album, his favourite new songs, and the challenges of running a label.
The hard-working Toronto troubadour is hoping his brand new album, Tantramar, will help him shake the punk-folk label. In this interview, he discusses that, his love of collaboration, and his desire for more communication amongst his peers.
The Dirty Nil and a reunited Slow packed a potent punch at The Phoenix during CMW, Six Shooter Records hosted a glorious party. and soul star Aloe Blacc shone at a Spotlight on the US at the conference. Also in the news are Air Studios. Sappyfest, Dog Day, Oh Susanna and Justin Rutledge. Videos provided for your enjoyment.