Canadian Music

From garage bands to big stars, two studies taking stock of B.C. music sector

Two studies currently underway assessing health and impact of various segments in B.C's music sector<p>Two studies are underway to assess the viability, …

Canada

Dolores O'Riordan found second home in Ontario, called herself 'half a Canuck'

Dolores O'Riordan, the defiant voice of Irish rock band the Cranberries who died Monday at 46, found a certain solace in her second home -- a remote …

Dolores O'Riordan

The Tragically Hip backing Newstrike deal with CanniMed Therapeutics

TORONTO — Newstrike Resources Ltd. says the Tragically Hip is backing the company’s deal to be acquired by CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.<p>The band is a …

Canada

Listen: Faux Canada - "Projector"

San Francisco indie-pop quartet Faux Canada is comprised of members My First Earthquake, Crashfaster, and Sir Salvatore. With mutual admiration for …

Faux

B.C. museum hopes this rare Indigenous music will gain international recognition

'They’re so important for language revitalization and culture revitalization,' museum archivist says<p>The Royal B.C. Museum is hoping an impressive …

Indigenous Peoples

Atmosphere and Evidence Map Out Canadian Tour

A little over a year on from delivering their <i>Fishing Blues</i> LP, Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere have announced plans to tour Canada this year.<br>The …

Canada

Nova Scotia fiddler Stobbe awarded Order of Canada

Nova Scotia fiddler Gordon Stobbe is taking a bow as one of the newest appointments to the Order of Canada.<p>A walking archive of traditional Canadian …

Canada

'Froze my brain up in Canada:' A chilly Manitoba musician parodies Toto's 'Africa'

OAK LAKE, Man. — It’s as if Canadian hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie did a mash-up with Weird Al Yankovic.<p>Rob Thiessen, an occupational therapist and …

Tim Hortons

Mark your calendar: Shows to see in 2018

Time to stop replaying your concert videos and crowd selfies from 2017. A whole new year of live music awaits, and it’s not just Rod Stewart and Nana …

Daft Punk

Obama picks Canadian R&B star Daniel Caesar for his playlist of favourites

TORONTO -- Rising Canadian R&B-soul singer Daniel Caesar is getting some heavy rotation on Barack Obama's speakers and headphones.<p>The former U.S. …

Barack Obama

Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew on Gord Downie and the power of music

Kevin Drew produced ‘The Secret Path’ and ‘Introduce Yerself’ before Gord Downie’s death<p>He's the lead singer of one of Toronto's most well known …

Gord Downie

Top Alberta albums of 2017, from the Key of A's Katherine Duncan

Ruth B's Safe Haven, Leeroy Stagger's Love Versus, AM Static's Rise & Shine all made the list<p>This was a good year for Alberta audiophiles, with …

Canada

Here’s the Best Canadian Stuff From 2017

Here’s one last list, promise.<p>As Canadians we spend approximately 57 percent of our waking life saying “Hey, he/she/they are Canadian!” since we have a national case of young sibling syndrome. But it is true, we do a lot of cool shit in this country and don’t get much credit for our culture beyond …

Celine Dion

Vancouver musicians pay tribute to Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip on New Year's Eve

<b>Metropolis Noir New Year’s Eve: An Evening of the Tragically Hip Songs</b><b>Dec. 31/Rickshaw Theatre</b><b>Tickets: $17 at ticketfly.com or 1-888-732-1682 (also</b> …

Gord Downie

The Handmaid’s Tale held a mirror up to a year of Trump

Margaret Atwood’s ingenious dystopia, serialised on TV this year, prefigured the US president’s misogyny – and the #MeToo fightback<p>In politics and culture, the year 2017 was the opposite of Where’s Wally? The question, instead, was always Where Isn’t Trump? All roads – public debate, private …

Opinion (UK)

Get to Know

Each year, musicians from all over the world converge on Austin, Tx in March to perform for an international audience of creatives, industry pros, …

SXSW

Tom Power's top 10 q moments from 2017 - Blog | q

With 2017 almost wrapped, <i>q</i> host Tom Power runs down his favourite interviews and performances of the year from the show.<p><b>Margaret Atwood</b><p>2017 was kind …

Margaret Atwood

Canadian Music Class Challenge: 2017 winners revealed

This is it! From the thousands of music students who took part learning 17 Canadian songs in every style imaginable, from the nearly 500 submissions …

Sports (Canada)

We Bet You Had No Idea These Films Were Canadian

What makes a film a classic? Is it just the passage of time (and is ‘instant classic’ an oxymoron), or does it require someone’s (everyone’s?) seal …

Classical Music

Klô Pelgag orchestrates her own sound

Klô Pelgag is one of the most unusual success stories of the past few years in Québécois music.<p>Pelgag — whose real name is Chloé Pelletier-Gagnon — …

Frank Zappa

Watch Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs' Amusing New Video for Riff-Heavy 'Tough': Premiere

12/29 Toronto, ON - Horseshow Tavern<p>01/12 Guelph, ON - Guelph Concert Theatre<p>02/12 Campbell River, BC - The Tidemark Theatre*<p>02/14 Victoria, BC - …

Canada

Carleton University prof Elaine Keillor’s $2 million donation to support research in Canadian music

Carleton University music professor Elaine Keillor will give $2 million to the university to bolster research on Canadian music, a topic that she has …

Gift of $2 million from Carleton University prof Elaine Keillor will support research in Canadian music

Carleton University music professor Elaine Keillor will give $2 million to the university to bolster research on Canadian music, a topic that she has …

Entertainment (Canada)

Familiar beats, fresh energy: Jay-Z takes the stage in Vancouver

IN PICTURES<p>© 2017 All rights reserved.<p>Advertisement<p>The 'Titanic' star was back three months after telling red carpet reporters she 'pined' for the …

Canada

Youth songwriters win cash, celebrate Inuktitut music scene

'I’m pretty sure I’m going to be doing that my whole life,' says youth songwriter Leetia Kalluk<p>Leetia Kalluk says she was just experimenting with …

Northern Canada

‘Long Time Running’ And The Tragically Hip: Saying Goodbye To My Border-Town Band

There’s almost no such thing as local culture anymore. So few things remain tucked away in their little pockets of America. No more public-access TV …

Entertainment

Eagles fans call on BC NDP to crack down on bots after concert sells out in seconds

Eagles fans like B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth found plenty of room at the Hotel Frustration last weekend after bots foiled their attempts to …

Canada

Hottest tickets in Canada: Five things to do across the country

<b>Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones: A Celebration</b><p>If they were not joined at the hip, they were certainly joined at the piano bench. A special concert salutes the Canadian jazz giants Oliver Jones (now retired) and his late friend and mentor Oscar Peterson. Piano luminaries scheduled to perform include …

Canada

The Mi'kmaq Honour Song's journey from a sweat lodge to the classroom

The spiritual song by George Paul is now taught in elementary schools across Nova Scotia<p>Songwriter George Paul pinpoints the origin of his most …

Aboriginal Canadians

These Apparel Items Will Make Perfect Gifts This Holiday Season

December is finally here, which means the holiday season is pretty much upon us. If you're still in need of some gift suggestions, then worry not: …

Harley Quinn