Corey Hart (pictured) adds A Flock of Seagulls to his Toronto show, NXNE gets under way, and Stones support lineup is announced. Also making news are Oh Susanna, Palaye Royale, Stephen Stohn, Mel Warner, The Crump Twins, Bandzoogle, golf rock, The Franklin Electric, Michael Hutchence, and farewell Jahiant Jahh. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Music News Digest
Music News Digest
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.
The CFC/Slaight Music Residency Showcase (pictured) is approaching, the 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists are announced, and a new book on Massey Hall seeks your input. Also in the news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Paul McCartney, Emma Stevens, Taylor Knox, Laurie Brown, The Trews, CFMAs, Adam Levine, and Audrey Ochoa. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Concert promoter Ron Sakamoto (pictured) receives The Alberta Order of Excellence, Geddy Lee's book is a beautiful best-seller, and wave goodbye to iTunes. Also making the news are The Funhouse, Soulpepper Theatre Company, XL The Band, Our Lady Peace, Tamara Williamson, Franco-Fête de Toronto, and farewells to Mose Scarlett and Roky Erickson. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Earlier this week, Corey Hart joined MusiCounts, Canada's leading music education charity, to surprise the students of Juniper Ridge Intermediate in Torbay, NL with a special performance, and $10K in new instruments from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.
The SiriusXM Top of the Country competition returns (pictured, 2018 winner Andrew Hyatt), Kalle Mattson wins two Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards, and early Chilliwack albums get a new life. Others in the news include The James Barker Band, Massif Music 2019, Wavelength, Rollo Bay Fiddle fest, Grant Hurley, Nicola Piovani, JV’s Boogaloo Squad, and farewell Genevieve Waite.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright (pictured) has opened a new cultural venue in Montreal, Heather Nova returns with her 10th album, and the NXNE lineup is announced. Also in the news are Mark Howard, Manitoba Music, Indigenous Day Live, Peter Serrado, Ken Stead, Music PEI, Music Nova Scotia, and Scarlett Jane. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Richard Flohil (pictured) to turn 85 with a big party, Carly Rae Jepsen announces a Canadian tour, and Our Lady Peace revives Summersault. Others making news include Drake, POP Montreal, the IMAs, CIMA, Project WILD 2019, Diapason Festival, MusicOntario, FIMPRO, Jully Black, Call the Office, The Lumineers, Into the Abyss, Sunday Wilde, and farewell Jake Black.
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.
Yvonne Matsell (pictured) is an Unsung Hero, the SING! Vocal Arts Festival returns, and the full CMAOntario Weekend lineup is announced. Also in the news are the Rolling Stones, Polaris Prize, A2IM, Tony Tobias, CMPA, Music Express, Marcia Chum, Sandbanks fest, Parkdale Rebels, CFMU, Quique Escamilla, and farewell Peggy Lipton.
The Northern Pikes (pictured) to release new music, Sawdust City fest returns, and RIP The Matador and The Borderline. Others in the news include Alexisonfire, Lights, Pink, CHAOS AB, Ralph Murphy, Music Nova Scotia, and farewell Doris Day.
Gordon Lightfoot meets up with two old pals (pictured), the MVP Project recipients are announced, and Drake is flying in style. Also in the news: LulaWorld, CMW, Justin Timberlake, the Beatles, UK's richest musicians, W3APONS, Tenille Townes, and Anvil. Videos added for your enjoyment.