Shane Yellowbird  Facebook photo
June 15, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The late country star Shane Yellowbird is remembered, The Onyx Experience salutes black Canadian rock artists, and Jonathan Kawchuk draws inspiration from the Rockies. Also in the headlines are Jacob Hoggard, Buddy Guy, Fatuma Adar, Nickelback, Phoebe Bridgers, Ethan Surman, Charlie Montoyo, Harrison Kennedy, Sidhu Moose Wala, Goldman Sachs, Spotify, the Grammys, the NFT swindle, Tommy Mottola, Kate Bush, Anitta, voguing, Toby Keith, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Adele  Facebook photo
February 9, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Adele (pictured) triumphs at the BRITS, Neil Young renews his attack on Spotify, and Bill King’s book gets a rave review in LA. Also in the headlines are Hugh’s Room, Tanya Tagaq, the CD revival, Will Butler, Chalcedony, Royal City Studios, Warner Chappell, Travis Scott, Linda Lindas, Led Zeppelin, Caetano Veloso, Glastonbury, and Bob Dylan.

Ruby Singh  Photo: Christine Cofsky
February 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Ruby Singh (pictured) is a force to be reckoned with, Measha Brueggergosman-Lee has an eclectic new series, and more strife for Spotify. Others in the headlines include DijahSB, Bad Pop, Rainbow Robert, Failure, Apple Music, Nikki Sixx, The Smiths, Ronnie Wood, cassettes, Lady A, and David Byrne.

Stephan Moccio  Facebook photo
December 16, 2021
by Kerry Doole

An in-depth look at hitmaker Stephan Moccio (pictured), mavericks Hawksley Workman and Kevin Breit join forces, and high marks for Arkells’ Grey Cup show. Also in the headlines are Amaal, Hawksley Workman, No, It’s Fine., Joe Keithley, Kardinal Offishall, Matt Andersen, MIDEM, Capitol Records, Spotify, Utopia, Rob Stringer, Brad Pitt, Olivia Rodrigo, Springsteen, West Side Story, and Xmas music.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse  Barn album cover
December 9, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Neil Young’s Barn (pictured) comes out in album and movie form this week, Justin Bieber draws flak for playing Saudi Arabia, and Carl Newman looks back. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Alan Zweig, Mike Tod, Drake, Kandle, Alice Cooper, Get Back, Live Nation, West Side Story, Jim Peterik, Spotify, Courtney Love, Lana Del Rey, vinyl, Primal Scream, Harry Chapin, Nick Cave, Shonen Knife, and Johnny Cash.

KTheChosen  Facebook photo
October 27, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Calgarian hip-hop artist  KTheChosen (pictured) releases a concept album, the Guess Who will stay shunned by the Rock Hall of Fame, and live concerts return in Vancouver and Toronto. Others in the headlines include the imagineNATIVE fest, The Trews, Spotify, UMG, streaming analytics, Prince, vinyl, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Dee Pop, Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, The Posies, the Beatles, and $uicideboy$.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse  album graphic
October 18, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Ontario club venues have a beef about covid restrictions, Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce a new album (pictured), and Leonard Cohen’s mining of sacred texts. Also in the headlines are Picanto, Gordon Lightfoot, Massey Hall, BadBadNotGood, Elton John, Spotify, UMG, CMW, Drake, Spirit Music Group, SongVest, Adele, the Stones, Flea, Tom Morello, Cher, Manfred Mann, and the Velvet Underground.

Lindy Vopnfjord  Photo: Jen Squires
July 29, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Hamilton troubadour Lindy Vopnfjord (pictured) is profiled, Indigenous artists address the trauma of residential schools, and Gowan rejoices in the return of live music. Also in the headlines are young classical musicians, Bob Dylan, Indigifest 2021, Alessia Cara, Opera Atelier, Vivendi, Spotify, Warner Music Spain, Amy Winehouse, Billie Eilish, Pink, Jackson Browne, Wu-Tang Clan, Willie Nelson, and Roy Brooks.

Crown Lands
April 15, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Crown Lands (pictured) bonded over Rush, new concerts are announced in Toronto, and Over The Bridge taps into AI. Others in the headlines include Mick Jagger, Ariel Posen, COC, Barenaked Ladies, Tencent Music, Triller, Spotify, Reservoir, Gena Johnson, Earth Day, and Jayda G.

John Rowlands  Photo: Cashbox
March 1, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Famed photographer John Rowlands (pictured) seeks support, female Canadian producers discuss their dream gigs, and Bryan Adams shows love to a Vancouver hospital. Others in the headlines include Sheldon James, Leonard Cohen, Cadillac Bill, Festival de la Voix, John Stetch, Stayoutlate, Live Nation, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Cooper, Sylvain Sylvain, Paul McCartney, and Nick Cave.

Cory Weeds
January 17, 2021
by FYI Staff

A profile of Merck Mercuriadis, Cory Weeds (pictured) is on a roll with Cellar Music Group, and Sebastian Bach ruffles feathers. Also in the headlines are the Hamilton scene, CRA, Blue Jays theme, the Guess Who, Grievous Angels, Spotify, Bandcamp, Neil Jacobson, video games, Marianne Faithfull, One Night in Miami, and Barry Gibb.