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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Shawn Mendes releases a new track, Denis Wolf helps launch Ray-On, and Slaight Music donates $25K to BC's Music Therapy Motorcycle Ride. Also in the news are David Clayton-Thomas, Voivod, Amoeba Music, Alessia Cara, Budweiser's Country Fair, Joni Mitchell, LHM Records, Aaron Pollock, Kim Clarke Champniss, the CCMA, Canadian Music Café, SiriusXM Top of the Country, KD Lang, Amy Cervini, Pavlo, and Grease.