Chris Hadfield (pictured) to be honoured in Sarnia, Sappyfest and Sawdust Cty Festival begin today, and a celebration of life for Bernie Solomon. Also in the news are Rock the River, Monkey House, Woodstock 50, Sophia Chang, The Dirty Nil, SOCAN Song House, Brian May, Sony Music Masterworks, Erin Benjamin, Shotgun Jimmie, MusicOntario, and farewell Hal Prince. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Kitchener psych-rock ensemble Hawkeyes (pictured) gains traction, the Oshawa scene explored, and Canadian Instagram stars. Also in the headlines are Woodstock 50, Osheaga 2019, Mike Waite, Neve, Leonard Cohen, Sheila E., Kirk Hammett, Iggy Pop, Celine Dion, Rusty Gaston, TOWGE, PledgeMusic, k.d. lang, and Drake.
Susan Aglukark (pictured) is the 2019 Western Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee, the YYC Music Awards nominees are announced, and the COC's Alexander Neef will become head of Opéra de Paris. Others making news include Valdy, Woodstock 50, Eamon McGrath, Tegan and Sara, Nikki’s Wives, Sarah McLachlan, CIMA, Midnight Desires, and MusicNL. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Quebec star Jean Leloup (pictured) has a new album, Raptors superfan Drake draws flak, and The Verve settles a dispute with The Stones. Also in the headlines are Bashar Murad, Old Town Road, Stewart Copeland, Eliza Doyle, Evalyn Parry, The Verve, The Stray Cats, Snow, Woodstock 50, Elton John, Ornette Coleman, The National, Gilles Peterson, and Cracker.
James Corden and Céline Dion (pictured) clown around in Vegas, a tough month for Toronto music venues, and Woodstock 50 attracts a new investor. Also in the news are Frank Dukes, Sultans of String, Peak to Shore, CIMA, Squamish Constellation Festival, Tom Avis, Music PEI, Home Routes, Festival of Friends, and farewell Mike Wilhelm.
Bryan Adams and Billy Idol (pictured) set to tour together, Loreena McKennitt announces fall Canadian dates, and Robbie Robertson keeps busy. Others making news include Avril Lavigne, Peter Frampton, AE West, Triumph, CMW, Woodstock 50, Squamish Constellation Festival, Reid Jamieson, Bruce Moss, The Holy Gasp, and farewell Phil McCormack and John Singleton.
On Thursday, Canadian Musician turns 40 (pictured, publisher Jim Norris with Kira Isabella), Darcys score a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, and Gordon Lightfoot attends the premiere of his biopic. Others in the news include National Concert Week, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, William Prince, Whiskey Jack, Harmony Bazaar fest, Rock Hall, Kalmunity Music Week, and farewell Dave Samuels and Frank Busseri.
The unlikely friendship between Arkells and Jeremy Dutcher (pictured), Winnipeg's Pantages Theatre is for sale, and Grimes announces a new concept album. Also in headlines: Guy Oseary, streaming figures, Robert Smith, Roger Waters, Woodstock 50, and Hayes Carll.