Music News Digest

Music News Digest

Shania Twain at the Stagecoach fest on the weekend
May 1, 2017
by FYI Staff

Shania comes clean about the much ballyhooed next album,  Rush and Triumph get skewered by The Onion, Trump advisers caution Canada's net neutrality regs, Babs laments a lack of due recognition, Mary Ann Farrell gets what Babs wants, plus a bundle of other news, views served with a lashing of balderdash. 

Old Man Luedecke was among the ECMA Award winners announced last night
April 28, 2017
by FYI Staff

A summary of music news from inside and outside Canada, plus some videos to entertain.

Michael Wekerle may be good at making money but he loves R&R
April 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

El Mocambo owner Michael Wekerle loves R&R and loves to jam on occasion. He's just created El Mocambo Records and signed 54.40

Music News Digest: April 20, 2017
April 21, 2017
by Cam Carpenter

We asked Indie Week's Cameron Carpenter to take notes on the goings on around and about at the convention site and in the clubs and, knowing as we do his facility for connections, he's turned in a report brimming with names of the famous, almost famous, infamous and just generally good people.

April 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

Raine Maida has launched a ‘counter-culture’ video app, a new series celebrates the history of recordings in the US, Say Yes debuts a single tied to a new round of tour dates, The Chainsmokers’ smoke in Canada, Brit Phil Cooper celebrates his first tour here with a song, Jason Blaine makes hometown headlines and a farewell to Motown songwriter Sylvia Moy.


Brett Kissel performing "We're Gonna Win the Cup" on hometown ice
April 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Names in the news today include Oilers hometown fan Brett Kissel, Jason Price, Allen Ginsberg, The Fraternity, Dallas Smith, Ryan Tedder, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, Paul Brandt, Larry Delaney, Hal Willis, NRBQ, Sylvan Esso, Future, The Weeknd, Drake, BPI, Tory Lanez, Allan Holdsworth, Tom Coyne and Bruce Langhorne.

April 14, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Alberta Ballet troupe is soon to pirouette with the Tragically Hip, David Bromberg plucks his way to Hugh's Room, Dean Brody is set to cross the country with his 'freakshow', Hopsin gives rap a bad rap, Drake makes good in Billboard contest, the New York Post yells 'whoa Nelly' and its farewell time to Thor Eaton.

April 12, 2017
by FYI Staff

In today’s edition, news that Paul Brandt will be inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Stars frontman Torquil Campbell creates a theatrical hit, The New Pornographers begin an international tour, Whitehorse returns to Massey Hall, and Joe Strummer is remembered in The Hammer.

Kanye West, Pan Am Games
July 27, 2015
by David Farrell

Welcomed with a hearty roar, Kanye West ran through a career-spanning collection of his hits ("Stronger" — dropping the line "Take that, haters" at

July 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Jimmy Page is pitching his life & times at Indigo in Toronto today, Hamilton's SayWeCanFly signing with Epitaph Records, and Sony catalogue imprint Legacy getting into the home decor merch business.

Liner Notes
July 13, 2015
by David Farrell

The latest roundup of news about people, events, and places in Canada and abroad. We've added a couple of video performances to spice things up as well.