Mother Mother (pictured) gets a TikTok boost, Win Butler has written multiple Arcade Fire albums in lockdown, and Patrick Downie reflects on Gord’s last work. Others in the headlines include Super Duty Tough Work, Peter Katz, Ezra Schabas, Glenn Gould, Tory Lanez, UIC, Spencer Davis, Angie C, Diamond Rings, Mat Vlasic, Ariana Grande, Jack White, Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, and Tom Lehrer.
Tenille Townes shines at the ACM Awards, The Sheepdogs (pictured) help Live Nation open Lake House, Gerry Atwell is posthumously honoured with the WCMA’s Heritage Award, and the semi-finalists for the Top of the Country Showcase are named. Also in the news are Canada’s Walk of Fame, MacKenzie Porter, the TSO, Shakura S’Aida, CIMA, Indie Week, Do Well By Hamilton, Ellis, U2, Honey Jam, Festival Franco-Ontarien, UIC, Edge, Reza Manbachi, Rebel, Music Canada, and farewell Stanley Crouch and Peter Starkie.
Caracol (pictured) treads new paths on Symbolism, garage rockers UIC are rejuvenated, and the Stones' "She's A Rainbow" is a synch smash. Also in the headlines are Sharon and Bram, The Steadies, Travis Scott, Kiss, Top albums lists, Cardi B, Jackie Fuchs, pay to play, Kate Bush, Robbie Williams, Kacey Musgraves, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie.