Scott Helman (pictured) makes his video directing debut, Indie Week gets the thumbs up, and Amaal stars on Juno TV. Also making news are Byta Internet, Tom Wilson, iskwē, CityFolk, Shaye Zadravec, Dave Young, Jeffery Straker, Lou Molinaro, Colonel Tom and the American Pour, Tom Cochrane, MMF, and farewell Bruce Swedien.
A new documentary about Shawn Mendes (pictured) is coming to Netflix, Tom Wilson is arrested at a protest near Hamilton, and the CIMA/Music Ontario AGM takes place today. Also in the headlines are The Hope State, Jim Beam National Talent Search , Music NB, Tom Jackson, Darcy James Argue, Witch Prophet, BreakOut West: Home Edition, Amanda Hagel, John Cody and Perla Batalla, Indie Week, Mariposa, Joni Mitchell, Nick Cordero, Al Qawha Ensemble, Jordyn Pollard, and Something Else.
The Juno-winning roots-rock veteran is also a published author and acclaimed visual artist. In his contribution to our series, he talks about being born to be an artist and the work and rewards that come from that commitment.
The ever-busy creative renaissance man pays it forward with a new initiative with Hamilton's McMaster University designed to boost the education of a deserving student.
For decades, he was one of Toronto's premier talent agents. He has now written a memoir that is a fascinating portrait of the halcyon days of the city's bar scene.
An Ontario date for The Rolling Stones (pictured) is rumoured, Terra Lightfoot's The Longest Road Show tour was a hit last week, rapper Lil Berete is in hot water at home, and Lee Harvey Osmond's hometown album launch. Others in the news include Mariposa, The Clash, Lindsey Buckingham, Early Spirit, Art Bergmann, Manitoba Music, Music Ontario, FAI, and farewell Izzy Young.
Charlotte Cardin (pictured) evolves as a songwriter, Robert Christgau offers listening advice, and the Very Prairie music summit boosts local talent. Also in the headlines are The Barr Brothers, Tom Wilson, Greg Couillard, Spotify, Excello Records, Mark Zuckerberg, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain, and Bruce Springsteen.
The Junkhouse and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings rocker is also an author and acclaimed visual artist. A new exhibition of his work, Beautiful Scars, pays tribute to his Mohawk heritage.
(Pictured) Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara triumph at MTV Euro Awards, RBC's Emerging Musicians showcase in Toronto, and biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is already a smash hit. Others making news include Jon Anderson, Jack Lenz, KTOE, Tyler Shaw, Carole King, Coalition, Myles Goodwyn, Tom Wilson, ole, Simone Morris, and farewells to Dave Rowland and Roy Hargrove. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Today's read has something for everyone. Included names in the news range from Quincy Jones to Molly Johnson, Francouvertes to the Johnny McCuaig Band and Tom Wilson. Plus, a reel of really good videos for your viewing pleasure.
The rumours are flying that Neil Young's secret Canadian show on Friday will be in his former hometown of Omemee. In other news, we have Jagged Little Pill being adapted for a musical in the US, Malcolm Young's funeral, a boost for the Prism Prize, the apparent demise of Divan Orange, a prog rock fest, and farewell to Eric Irwin.