The Zolas (pictured) and Alexisonfire return in style, the inspirational impact of Avril Lavigne, and Drake's new album drones on. Also in the headlines are Canadian reggae, Charlotte Day Wilson, HJF, VSO, Steve Strongman, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Web3, Reservoir, Paul McCartney, BTS, Beyonce, Eurovision Song Contest, Kate Bush, Arthur Brown, and Brian Wilson.
Tim Thorney (pictured) and Ellen McIlwaine are remembered, Toronto music venues are struggling, and Fefe Dobson readies a comeback. Also in the headlines are The Damn Truth, Steven Page, Mendelson Joe, Oscar Peterson, Angela Hewitt, Daniel Lanois, HYBE, Snap, UMG, Spotify, the Grammys, Elvis Costello, Sun Ra, James Harman, INXS, Tyler, the Creator, and Earl Slick.
Chart-topper Nav (pictured) is profiled, Paul Brandt’s personal cause, and Grimes’ weirdly named baby. Others in the headlines are The Garrys, VSO, Robbie Williams, drive-ins, The Washboard Union, WMG, Paradigm, eMusic, live streams revenue, Philip Glass, Yesterday, Drive-By Truckers, Brian May, and Powderfinger.
Brett Kissel (pictured) is playing a tornado relief concert, SXSW falls victim to the coronavirus, and Justin Bieber downscales his tour. Also in the news are Pearl Jam, Skye Wallace, VSO, Zoe Sky Jordan, CIMA, Music BC, Logan and Nathan, Great Lake Swimmers, Picastro, Contact East 2020, and farewell Laura Smith and McCoy Tyner.
Myles Goodwyn reunites with a beloved guitar (pictured), Alan Doyle hosts Juno Songwriters’ Circle, and the VSO celebrates its centennial. Also in the news are Meghan Patrick, Jason Plumb, Neil Young. Tune Up Toronto, Bedtracks, Brian May, a Clash exhibit, Ron Wood, John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Dave McEathron, and farewells to Daryl Dragon, Pegi Young, and Dean Ford. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Montreal has a case of Cohen fever, and women jazz musicians make a mark in New York. Also in the headlines are the Music Modernization Act, Rich Aucoin, the VSO, Flight of the Conchords, Faith Healer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gwenno, Joni Mitchell, and David Byrne.
Drake launches a new eatery and soon an IPO to promote a branded whiskey, Alessia Cara is set for the Grammys, and Justin Bieber is a front-runner in the US iHeartRadio Awards' nominees list. Also in the news are Motorhead, John Williams, Northern Pikes, Joe Walsh, Bon Jovi, CIMA, Post Malone, Kenny James, Dave Chesney, Seaway, Reid Jamieson, and a farewell to Fast Eddie Clarke.
Topics making the headlines today include Lady Gaga, TIFF, female DJ crews, Pop Montreal, Long Time Running, Joshie Armstead, VSO, Kiri Te Kanawa, Johnny Clegg, and Suge Knight.
The production company that was putting together the Pemberton Music Festival has begun laying off staff in the wake of a bankruptcy filing, accord