Toronto's declaration of Clash Day raises eyebrows, and a new Drake video benefits a Miami school. Also in the headlines are Katy Perry, Jessie Reyez, the Brit Awards, Anagram, James Jamerson, CSNY, Zaki Ibrahim, Ian Hunter, No Age, and Nicholas Jennings.
The Montreal art-rockers and the fast-rising Toronto singer lead with four nods apiece, closely followed by Arkells, Gord Downie, Hedley and Ruth B. We interviewed some of the nominees for their reactions.
Arkells, Death From Above synced in Super Bowl, quadruple Juno nominee Jessie Reyez (pictured) set to perform on the show, along with Hedley and Daniel Caesar. Also making the news are CMW Awards, Whitehorse, Erin Costelo, Paul Simon, Sasquatch! Festival, C'est What, With Love, Shy Kids, and Chromeo. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Jessie Reyez takes a bite out of The Big Apple and the Into The Night fest will warm up Halifax. Also in the news are the Polaris Prize, Netflix, SCMA, The Velvet Underground, Manitoba Music, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Measha Brueggergosman, SaskMusic, Birds of Bellwoods, and a farewell to John Morris.
Topics in this edition of headlines include Jessie Reyez, the Canada Council, slow music, Otis Redding, the plight of female MCs, Death from Above, Supercrawl, Faith Healer, Partner, Neil Young, and the Westward Music Festival.