Features

September 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

It’s easy to forget what an innovative and influential band Max Webster was during their heyday in the late 1970s. But that history has finally been put into its proper context with an essential new box set simply entitled The Party.

Civil Wray Photo: Ivan Otis
September 26, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Civil Wray is the new project from Toronto singer/songwriter Andrea de Boer, who has channelled her experience into a new and fresh identity.

Crowned Male Singer of the Year at the CCMAs, Brett Kissel chalks up one more hit for himself.
September 25, 2017
by FYI Staff

Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Kissel and Terra Lightfoot are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.

Scott Helman live and sharing his PDA
September 25, 2017
by FYI Staff

Scott Helman, The Rural Alberta Advantage and The Tragically Hip are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.

David McPherson
September 22, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Toronto's Legendary Horseshoe Tavern is now turning 70, and this Canadian music scribe has written an authoritative history of the storied venue. 

Sammy Davis Jr.
September 22, 2017
by Bill King

Even with unbridled talent and career success, Davis could never escape the color of his skin in a land preoccupied and plagued with burning prejudice. He was the first true black superstar!

Your Favorite Enemies
September 19, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Quebec-based rockers Your Favorite Enemies continue to expand their already impressive catalogue with a new massive project entitled A Journey Beyond Ourselves.

Elliott Brood Photo: Trevor Weeks
September 15, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The rediscovery of old demo songs inspired the roots rockers to put a fresh spin on tunes close to their heart. The result is a sparkling sixth album, entitled Ghost Gardens.

Eric Clapton
September 15, 2017
by Bill King

He may have achieved guitar god status, but the English blues-rocker has stared down addictions and personal tragedy, as a new film documentary exposes.

Will Whitwham
September 12, 2017
by Jason Schneider

It hasn't always been easy in the studio, but there's no holding back Will Whitwham's enthusiasm for the band's latest endeavour.

Terra Lightfoot with bandmates
September 11, 2017
by External Source

The fall season is heating up with a slew of big guns releasing singles promoting new and upcoming albums.

Keith Sharp
September 8, 2017
by Bill King

The veteran publisher of Music Express reflects on the highs and lows of the print magazine, its rebirth as a website, and his current activities booking festivals and concerts.