Sam Roberts Band  Facebook photo
March 30, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Sam Roberts Band (pictured) is profiled in a new documentary, MDM Recordings launches the Henry Armstrong Award, and Michael Fonfara is remembered at a star-studded memorial concert. Also making news are the TSO, Martha Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Michael Barclay, Voivod, Nick Cave, the CFMAs, Patrick Watson, Music Nova Scotia, The Metcalf Foundation, and farewell Tabby Shaw.

Justin Bieber  Facebook photo
July 27, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Justin Bieber (pictured) announces his 2021 world tour, The Weeknd showcases his hometown, and a new deadline for a Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund. Others in the news include The Flowers Of Hell, Langston Francis, Aldo Nova, The Ropes, Indie Week, Rolly, FAI, Voivod, Evangeline Gentle, Alyssa Reid, Jarrel the Young, ShazamFest, and farewell Peter Green.

Dr. John with Mavis and Yolanda Staples, Toronto Jazz Festival, 2013. Photo: Bill King
June 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

In today's column we bid farewell to Dr. John, a true legend of New Orleans music and an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

March 29, 2019
by Kerry Doole

In the headlines today: PledgeMusic problems plague Canadian artists, Voivod (pictured) on a roll, Monster Truck, Donna Grantis, Nikki’s Wives, Cardi B, Lou Reed, Vangelis, Sandy Denny, Keith Richards, Roxy Music, SoundExchange, Taking Back Sunday, and Jeremy Dutcher.

Bryan Adams FB photo
March 27, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Down Under tour of Bryan Adams (pictured) hit a few roadblocks, the lineups of Osheaga and Mutek are announced, and Music For Good partners with Samaritanmag. Also in the news: Nunavut Music Week, Halifax Jazz Festival, Breakout West, Death From Above, Andrew James Patterson, Alex Henry Foster, Voivod, George Martin, and farewells to Doug Crosley, Ranking Roger, and Scott Walker. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Voivod is set to play Junofest
March 4, 2019
by FYI Staff

The two-day event in London, ON, March 15 and 16, features over 100 artists in a wide range of genres, including some Juno Award winners. Pictured: Prog rock veterans Voivod.

Justin and Hailey FB Photo
January 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Rumours of a Justin and Hailey (pictured) wedding event, the fallout from the demise of RPM distro, and the vocabulary of hip-hop make news headlines. Others in the headlines include James Blake, Lanco, The Lemon Twigs, Erin Wall, Drake, the ESO, Bravado, Roc Nation, Lady Gaga, HMV, Bandcamp, Voivod, Geddy Lee, Marty Stuart, the Beatles, Mott the Hoople, and Grimes.

Loud Luxury
January 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Music Canada's 2018 certifications include Loud Luxury (pictured), CBC Music’s Searchlight contest returns, and CMW conference passes are now on sale. Also in the news are Voivod, Music PEI Week, Rusty, Alicia Keys, Coeur de pirate, Creative Manitoba, Jordan Davis, Sound of Pop, Tomato/Tomato, and a farewell to Lorna Doom. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

September 14, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The third Kensington Market Jazz Festival starts today, Supercrawl (pictured) rocks Hamilton this weekend, and Jimmy Buffett goes to pot. Also in the news are Bob Moses, Voivod, The Reklaws, Matador Ballroom, Project Wild, Luminato, Kids Music Day, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, Creative Manitoba, Keith Richards, 604 Records, and a farewell to Rachid Taha. Videos added for your enjoyment.

September 5, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Quebec prog-metal heroes deliver new album The Wake soon. In this interview, their guitarist reflects upon that record, their commitment to change, and the continued inspiration of late member Piggy.

July 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

35 years on, the prog-metal favourites remain a potent force. The opening track on an upcoming album, this features their trademark tight and heavy sound, a searing guitar solo and more of their typical sci-fi-based imagery.

Drake at Wireless fest  Photo: The Independent
July 11, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Drake is a surprise performer at the Wireless fest in London, US vinyl album sales soar, and the rebirth of Arista. Also in the news are Tokyo Police Club, Public Limited Ltd., Manifesto, Julian Kuerti, Voivod, Elizabeth Shepherd, Halifax Jazz Fest, Canibales, Crystal Shawanda, Kultrun, and a farewell to Carmen Campagne.