Emmanuel Jal (pictured) gets an assist from Peter Gabriel, the Junos and Drake are at odds, and emo goes retro. Also in the headlines are The Sorority, Ed Bickert, Galt MacDermot, Yola, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, Hozier, Syd Barrett, Randy Bachman, Booker T, punk rock, The Tubes, and Justin Timberlake.
These four female MCs from Toronto are grabbing attention with their debut album, Pledge. This catchy new single mixes R&B and hip-hop, and flips the script on relationships in fun fashion.
Toronto hip-hop group The Sorority is ready to bust out, a debate over posthumous albums, and a new project for R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. Others in the headlines include Tommy Stinson, the Humboldt Broncos, Lukas Nelson, Nana Mouskouri, Cuban music, Benny Lackner, Elvis Presley, Cecil Taylor and the Rock Hall of Fame.
Feist is included in the lineup for the Interstellar Rodeo fest and Metric headlines Field Trip. Jim Cuddy receives the 2018 MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, and also making news today are musical Oscar nominees, Todor Kobakov, The Sorority, ticket scalping, Major Love, Fyre Festival, RootsMusic.ca, Neon Dreams, and a farewell to Brian Murphy. Videos included for your enjoyment.