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April 1, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Coronavirus pandemic forced the acclaimed world music combo to cancel a major US tour. Here its leader reflects on the damaging economic fallout, while remaining positive about the ways SoS can connect with its fans and the creative opportunities offered during “this time that the earth stood still.”

Photo: Jessica Fern Facette
March 27, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Edmonton folk-rock duo releases a new album Love and Leave You, today. Here the male half of the couple discusses its creation, artistic evolution, a love of Edmonton, the challenge of self-isolation, and PSA rap videos about that subject.

March 25, 2020
by Jason Schneider

A member of Besnard Lakes and an in-demand keyboardist for hire, she releases her debut solo full-length on Friday. Here she discusses her approach on the new record, its favourite songs, her chameleonic musical personality, goals in the wake of COVID-19, and a favourite European tour story.

Photo: Emma-Lee
March 18, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto dream-pop singer/songwriter has a new album, Scenes From Infinity, out now. Here she discusses the creative collaboration with husband Liam Russell, her favourite songs, plans for 2020, and lessons learned from her famous musical parents.

Photo: Dustin Rabin
March 13, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The highly respected music publicist is now the Director of Industry Relations & Communications at CMRRA. Here she reflects upon a fascinating career, her new role, the value of the org for artists, and the just-cancelled Junos,

Photo: Eric Kozakiewicz
March 11, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Ayla Brook (pronounced Ey–Lah) makes music as raw and vast as the Canadian Prairies.

Photo: Mark Whitehead
March 6, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The young BC singer/songwriter releases a sophomore album, Can You See Me?, on April 3. Here she talks about the recording process, favourite songs, her artistic evolution, goals for 2020, and the inspiration of Sheila Jordan.

March 4, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The bassist for the new group of rock veterans reflects on its origin, the meaning of the name, the current state of rock, and goals for the future.

Photo: Steph Verschuren
February 28, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The teen pop singer/songwriter is making a mark with her major label debut EP. Here she reflects upon its creation, the message of focus track Self-Aware Bitch, homeschooling, future goals, and her love of Benee.

Photo: Katia Taylor
February 26, 2020
by Jason Schneider

In 2019, Picastro—the long-running experimental folk project led by Toronto singer/songwriter Liz Hysen—independently released Exit, its f

Photo: Aaron Wynia
February 21, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Toronto’s Noah Reid has become well known for playing Patrick, the levelheaded better half of Dan Levy’s flamboyant David Rose on Schitt’s Cree

Photo: Denis Duquette
February 19, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The former member of Hey Rosetta! is now an award-winning solo artist. A second album arrives Friday, and here she discusses its songs, woman’s rights, the huge impact of earlier tune Microphone, touring with Stars, and why she loves Barry Manilow.