Music Biz Headlines, July 31, 2017

The long-gone venue that kickstarted Toronto’s music scene

The careers of Feist, Metric, Peaches, Sum 41, Broken Social Scene and the Constantines, among others, were incubated at Ted’s Wrecking Yard  —  Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

July '67 altered the sound, sensibilities of Detroit musicians — and those yet to be born

Motor City riots inspired a Gordon Lightfoot song  — Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press

Female country stars Kacey Musgraves, Cam, Maren Morris and more on industry sexism, the 'freak show' Presidential election and Tomato-gate

Six young country standouts take seats around a table, discussing these issues — Jewly Hight, Billboard

The rise and decline of the “sellout”

A history of the epithet, from its rise among leftists and jazz critics and folkies to its recent fall from favor — Franz Nicolay, Slate

Beyond Reggae Sumfest: The 'festivalisation' of Jamaica's music and cities

Why are the people who attend the shows not willing to dip into their pockets and purchase the records by the Jamaican artistes? — Donovan Watkis, Jamaica Observer

See Haim's spirited cover of Shania Twain's 'That Don't Impress Me Much'

Sibling trio put their unabashed admiration for the country superstar on full display during intimate performance  — Rolling Stone

Ex-wrestler and Kahnawake chief Billy Two Rivers sues Van Morrison over album cover

Claims he never gave permission for use of his image on upcoming Van record — Jacob Serebrin, Montreal Gazette

Behind Arcade Fire’s messianic need to save our souls

The band’s latest album, Everything Now, proves that Butler’s still a man with a message — Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

Jason Isbell on modern country: 'most of that stuff is real bad music'

Americana storyteller takes aim at Trump's Christianity and discusses why he's not afraid of alienating Southern fans  — Rolling Stone

Osheaga on the move: festival adapts to challenges of new location

The event’s long-standing home on Île Ste-Hélène undergoes a complete, city of Montreal-subsidized overhaul   — T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette

Stompin’ Tom Centre aims to be a PEI tourist attraction

Late musician's dream of cultural hub is now open  — Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

The Last Word: Joe Walsh on the future of the Eagles, Trump and turning 70

Guitarist shares wisdom on drinking, aging, meditating and why you calm down before sending an angry email — Rolling Stone

Vivid images awaken Indigenous artist's spirit, fuel song honouring missing, murdered sisters

Indian City's powerful new single inspired by a dream — Erin Lebar, Winnipeg Free Press

Saturday's Calgary Folk Music Festival filled with joy, darkness and more than a few great songs

John K. Samson, the Alvin Brothers and The Barenaked Ladies are amongst the highlights  —  Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald

Meet Me in the Bathroom review – were the Strokes the last real rock stars?

Lizzy Goodman’s oral history captures the guitar rock scene in New York from 2001 to 2011, a flashbulb moment before everything changed  —The Guardian

Fans taking a shine to The Washboard Union's personal touch

Eclectic country band plays the Rockin' River Music Fest in Merritt, BC, soon — Aleesha Harris, Vancouver Sun

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