Features

Life continues to look up for Drake
July 9, 2017
by External Source

Canadian acts are getting better than a fair share of attention from commercial broadcasters, and this is giving rise to untold opportunity for a new generation of youthful stars of all persuasions, stripes, and sounds.

Philosopher Kings
July 7, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The '90s pop/R&B hitmakers have reunited and will release a fifth studio album later this year. They explain that the loyalty of their fans helped prompt their return.

Larnell Lewis
July 7, 2017
by Bill King

The Toronto-based beats master has won Grammys as a member of jazz combo Snarky Puppy. He explains that gospel music has had a huge impact on his playing.

Phil Klygo
July 5, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The independent label head and artist manager has had a key role in the careers of Great Lake Swimmers, Art Bergmann, and many others over the 15 years of his company (weewerk).

Jess Moskaluke holding her recent Juno Award
July 3, 2017
by FYI Staff

Canada's female vocalists shine this week, and altogether the two Top 10 lists include a creative and sometimes humorous clutch of music videos.

The Raven & The Fox
June 30, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The folk-rock duo from Canmore has honed a poetic and haunting sound that is now showcased on a self-titled debut album.

Bruce Cockburn
June 30, 2017
by Bill King

The famed folk songsmith will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in September. He reflects upon the honour, his upcoming 33rd album, and much more here.

The Nursery
June 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Toronto synth-rock band blends neon-drenched atmospheric pop and rock and roll adventurism on their imminent debut album Life After Wartime.

Sandy with Drew and Danielle McTaggart, aka Dear Rouge
June 26, 2017
by Kim Hughes

On the heels of Serena Ryder’s new chart-topping Utopia album, Sandy Pandya spoke with FYI about the challenges facing 21st-century artist managers and why you can’t keep a good woman down.

Shania performing on stage at Stagecoach Festival
June 25, 2017
by External Source

This week's radio faves confirm Shania's back on top, The New Electric engage with a follow-up hit, and Hedley hits a home run with a power ballad.

Jessica Mitchell
June 23, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The eloquent and versatile singer/songwriter is breaking out now with her new single "Don't Love Me." She reflects on her creative vision and key influences here.

Photo: Kris King
June 23, 2017
by Bill King

Now in its 15th year, this festival in a remote part of Quebec manages to attract high-calibre artists, including a noteworthy First Nations component.