Cœur de pirate (pictured) is amongst the Quebec SOCAN Award winners, the inaugural Canadian Music Hall of Fame Ceremony is coming to Studio Bell, and Ed and Justin have the Brit song of the summer. Also in the news are Paul Reddick, Patrick Watson, the Saint John String Quartet, and farewells to Kerry Stratton, and LaShawn Daniels.
A 1983 mini-album by the proto-punk Hamilton rockers is given the deluxe reissue treatment by Universal Music Canada.
Teenage Head (pictured) keeps rocking, Carly Rae gets destructive, and anti-scalping plans. Also in the headlines: Michael Bublé, Gino Vannelli, Drake, BSS, Nick Mason, iHeartMedia, Robin Thicke, John Fogerty, Bruce Hornsby, neo-soul, BTS, Mac DeMarco, and Milton Berle.
Lindsay Ell (pictured) and Tenille Townes to tour Down Under via a CMA series, Teenage Head hosts a vinyl pressing session, and a Tegan and Sara memoir is coming. Others in the news include Shotty Horroh, Jeremy Dutcher, Pigeon Row, The Elwins, Shawn Mendes, Bernice, Sound Central, and farewell to Anca Pop and Joe Osborn.
Neko Case survives adversity, Taylor Swift battles scalpers, and Teenage Head gets a hometown honour. Also in the headlines are Spotify, Sony/ATV, Kardinal Offishall, Serge Fiori, Tanya Tagaq, Jennifer Castle, Ed Sheeran, the Stones, Amuse, Slayer, Rich Aucoin, Moogfest, Aaron Allen, Baptists, and Bush Tetras.
Teenage Head was inducted into the Indie Hall of Fame, Gord Downie won Album of the Year for Introduce Yerself, and Jessie Reyez was named Artist of the Year at the 16th annual Indie Awards.
A new double LP collection aptly entitled Fun Comes Fast confirms Teenage Head's unique place in Canadian rock history. The band's bassist looks back on their legacy.
Back in the seventies, when Nick, Gord, Frank and myself decided to try and form a rock group, we had no idea what lay ahead. All we knew was what we loved, and that was loud, in your face bands like Alice Cooper, The Stooges, MC5, and The New York Dolls. That was the blueprint.