Canadian Music

'Happy, dancey' Korean music draws crowds to Halifax's first K-Pop shop

Early last Saturday, employees opened the doors of the Sarah and Tom gift shop in Halifax to a crowd of K-Pop fans already gathered on the sidewalk, …

Nova Scotia

10 Canadian Mountain Towns You’ll Want To Cozy Up To This Winter

1. Revelstoke, British Columbia<p>Situated in southeastern British Columbia is the bustling ski town of Revelstoke. Here you can enjoy your fall and …

British Columbia

Killing an Arab: The Cure try to reclaim their most controversial single

Can a song about murdering an Algerian ever be benign?<p>“It should be a great gig – but they won’t play “Killing an Arab”” – this was the last text …

Opinion (UK)

Storm shuts down outdoor festivals, LRT service

Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm watches for Edmonton, and parts of central Alberta late Friday morning.

Weather

Voivod Share New Song 'Obsolete Beings'

It's the first song from their upcoming album, 'The Wake.' Continue reading…

New Singles

The double life of Dub J

On the phone he's — for lack of a better word, normal — a nice guy who works hard in two industries that have little in common and is smart enough to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Alanis Obomsawin on the resurgence of Indigenous music and living in a ‘different time’ for Canada

For her interview with The Globe and Mail, Alanis Obomsawin sat down to talk at the hotel right next door to Maple Leaf Gardens. And why wouldn’t she? There was a time when all the rock stars stayed there.<p>Sure, maybe Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation and one of Canada’s great documentary …

Music

45th annual Home County Music and Art Festival gets underway at Victoria Park

The Home County Music and Art Festival is back in town for its 45th anniversary.<p>The festival showcases some of Canada’s best roots, traditional, and …

Canadian News

tracks

Montreal’s Devon Welsh—former frontman of indie-pop outfit Majical Cloudz—has quietly earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters. Welsh makes downtempo pop with monk-like self-discipline, and his dedication to the austere never seems to waver. On “By the Daylight,” the latest …

Indie Pop

The Night Shift - Live Broadcast - CJRU 1280AM - JULY 18TH 2018 (Feat. HAOLIN MUNK!!!)

On this episode of The Night Shift, I had the supreme delight of chatting with the Godfathers of Steel City proggy, sci-fi jazz-hip-hop mashups, …

New Albums

Sergio Aguero attends Drake party as Raheem Sterling relaxes in Ibiza

Sergio Aguero attends Drake's party in Hollywood and Raheem Sterling relaxes in Ibiza as Manchester City stars enjoy delayed summer</b> …

Soccer

'It was literally a dump': The stories behind 3 of Ireland's unlikeliest music venues

Image: Ballykeeffe Quarry<p>Image: Ballykeeffe Quarry<p>IRELAND IS HOME to countless brilliant, unique music venues. Bars, theatres, stadiums and fields …

Ireland

Nickelback’s lawyer who deleted his Twitter following offensive tweet speaks out

Self-described as “Canada’s Greatest Indie Music Label,” Vancouver’s 604 Records might have a new title to claim: “Home of Vancouver’s Greatest …

Social Media

HPR's All Things Considered: Special Guest Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn is a major name is Canadian music, but not nearly as well known in the US, where the talented guitarist/vocalist/songwriter has a …

Guitar

Radiohead Returns to Canada For the First Time Since Fatal Stage Collapse

It's been six years since a tragic accident cost <b>Scott Johnson</b> his life.<p>During a North American tour stop at Toronto, Canada's Downsview Park in 2012,</b> …

Air Canada

Ottawa police hunt suspect, persons of interest in Bluesfest robbery investigation

Ottawa police are hunting a group of young men who allegedly swarmed another young man on Rideau Street and stole his Bluesfest music festival entry …

Canadian News

Listen to Latin jazz at lunch

Juno-nominated band Rumba Clazada is hitting the stage to perform original and classic Latin music at the CBC Musical Nooners on Friday, July 20.<p>The …

British Columbia

Six other times in Ottawa when animals disrupted traffic — or a music festival

<b>June 26, 2018:</b> Who can forget the Bluesfest killdeer? A pair of tiny, but very stubborn birds and their nest (which held four eggs) threw Bluesfest …

Music Festivals

B.C. music exec apologizes for tweet criticizing diversity at Juno Awards

A prominent Canadian music executive has backtracked on a tweet criticizing the Juno Awards for prioritizing diversity and inclusion in determining …

Entertainment (Canada)

LEGAL MARIJUANA COMPANIES SPONSORING EVENTS IN CANADA FACE GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN

Canada plans to crack down on legal marijuana companies that sponsor public events such as music festivals.<p>Despite last month’s passage of the …

Cannabis

Fiction Book Review: Last Song Sung by David A. Poulsen. Dundurn (IPS, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $17.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-4597-3986-4

Last Song Sung<p>David A. Poulsen. Dundurn (IPS, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $17.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-4597-3986-4<p>The captivating third …

Book Reviews

BK Weekend: What's on in Bangkok this Jul 19-22

Thursday<p>NIGHTLIFE: What So Not<p>Coachella headliner and former duo with record producer Flume, DJ What So Not, will take over the turntable and perform …

Bangkok

A year after 'Despacito' has Latin music found a permanent home on Canadian radio?

TORONTO — Singer Alx Veliz is certain that a recent swell in the popularity of Latin music is signalling a change of tastes with many Canadian …

Music

Kevin McLachlan

Singer/Songwriter from Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Released "Small Town" Original Debut Album Available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. Member of …

Canada

Global movement for gender-balanced music fests hits Ottawa

A global movement aimed at getting more female performers on festival stages has come to Canada, and it’s starting to take root in Ottawa.Although it …

Music

The 2018 Polaris Music Prize shortlist is here

Daniel Caesar, Weaves, and eight more artists are in the running for $50,000.<p>Every year, the Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the best Canadian …

Entertainment (Canada)

Health Canada warns cannabis companies against sponsoring music festivals and promoting pot

Health Canada has issued a warning to cannabis companies that are sponsoring music festivals and promoting their brands as Canada heads closer to the …

Cannabis Industry

Why July 17th Matters in Rock History

It’s July 17th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1968, the animated film <i>Yellow Submarine</i> premiered in London. While …

Rock Music

Polaris Prize 2018 Short List: U.S. Girls, Alvvays, Daniel Caesar, More

Long List nominees Arcade Fire, Gord Downie, and the Weather Station are out of the running for the Canadian music prize

Celebrity (UK)

Rising Quebec rocker Hubert Lenoir up for prestigious music prize

Hubert Lenoir is on fire. The 23-year-old Quebec rocker released his debut solo album Darlène in February. He wears makeup, likes a raunchy guitar …

Music