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The Best of Canada in London on July 1st!

New Release from Polaris Prize, TORONTO - Monday May 15th, 2017 - The Polaris Music Prize is going to London, England. More specifically, 2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq, 2016 Short Listers PUP and 2016...

And the Oscar goes to …

Max Comeau's look at the five Original Musical Scores Nominated at this year’s Academy Awards When I was a teenager in the ‘90s, before The Beatles completely changed my life, all I listened to were...

Funny stuff from the web

Music can be fun. We all love a good laugh. We shared a few cool clips on our Facebook fan page (join us here). If you missed them, check 'em out here! We also found some incredible talents that need to be...
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TEMPLES To Headline 2017 Desert Daze Caravan

News Release from Pitch Perfect PR, January 9, 2017 - Temples, the English four-piece consisting of James Bagshaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Walmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (keys),...
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Why I Hope I’ll Never be Good

I’ve been playing guitar for about 25 years, 15 of them “professionally” whatever that means.  There may have been a 20-minute window in 2011 when I thought I was good, but aside from that fleeting...
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The RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY hits Montreal

From September 24 to October 28, the Red Bull Music Academy will touch down in Montreal for a deep and distinguished exploration of Canadian and international music culture, featuring events, club nights,...

SECRET CITY RECORDS: 10 years + compilation

News Release from the label, August 8, 2016 - Secret City Records is celebrating a milestone birthday this fall, marking 10 years since the release of its first album on September 26, 2006: Patrick Watson’s...
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PARQUET COURTS on Colbert Show

Two nights ago, Parquet Courts performed the song "Captive of the Sun" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Naturally, the guys had a surprise in store. Austin Brown, who both wrote and sings "Captive,"...
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The 2016 POLARIS Music Prize Short List Revealed

News Release from Polaris, Toronto, ON – Thursday, July 14, 2016 - The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, announced its 2016 Short List of Canadian albums...
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The Truth About Being a Successful BEATMAKER

As part of the Francofolies's industry workshops series, one particularly stood out on the subject of Beatmaking. The workshop was lead by an impressive panel including Poirier, Pierre-Luc Rioux,...
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The Ever Changing Face of the QUEBEC MUSIC SCENE

Living in Quebec, you’d be hard-pressed not to come across at least one written article a week that makes reference to our dual identity crisis, and its perceived dangers and/or benefits. Montreal, more...
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New SEXY VIDEOS in the pop world!

As we all know, sex sells. Nowadays, pop singers don't just show a little bit of skin; they go all the way. Either they hire beautiful actresses that play in their sexy video clips, or they undress themselves...
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The history of nudity on RECORD SLEEVES

Rock and roll hasn’t always been corporately correct. Its roots are anchored in rebellion, provocation and sexuality. Through the years, sex and nudity has been celebrated, then banned, then celebrated...

MUSIC TASTES GOOD Festival Lineup Announced!

News Release from MTG Festival - May 9th, 2016 - The Specials, Iron & Wine, Sylvan Esso, Squeeze, De La Soul, Dr. Dog, Warpaint, Gallant, Deltron 3030 and Many More Playing! The lineup for the...
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CAT POWER narrates JANIS’s letters

News Release from MVD Entertainment Group, March 24, 2016 - The critically acclaimed, box office smash Janis: Little Girl Blue is coming to DVD on May 6th via Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor FilmRise....

Not one but two albums for ISLANDS coming up!

News Release from Redeye Distribution - January 28, 2016 - Islands will return this spring with not one, but TWO new albums on May 13. Don’t get it twisted: This is not a double album, nor is it a case of...
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Afghan Whigs’ GREG DULLI covers Bowie

News Release from Sub Pop Seattle, WA, January 19, 2016 – Beginning next month, Greg Dulli will embark on an intimate solo tour, which will see him make stops in twelve different countries for a total of 37...
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CROSS RECORD specialize in creeping rock

Pitch Perfect News Release- January 22, 2016 - “Cross Record specialize in creeping rock songs that blow in and out like storms.” — Stereogum With praise from the likes of MOJO, Uncut, Paste...
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30 years live of BAD RELIGION

On February 26th, Bad Religion will release 30 Years Live, a limited edition vinyl document of the band’s now historic 2010 live shows commemorating their 30 years as the world’s preeminent punk band. Four...
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Unheard track featuring LHASA DE SELA resurfaces

Throughout their two-decade career, Tindersticks have become known as masters of restraint and human emotion, led by the sophistication and rich baritone of Stuart Staples. On January 22nd via City Slang,...
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Musicians who passed away in 2015

Rock’n’roll is here to stay, but more and more musicians leave us every year, as many veterans reach a venerable age although some have lived a tough life. Here's a list of many quality musicians who died...
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Dear Santa…

Dear Santa, 2015 has been a busy year for all of us, most of all you. I’m sure that with only a few more days to go, you must be burning the midnight oil trying to cross everyone off your naughty list to...
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PonoMusic in Canada, announces NEIL YOUNG

At a press conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia today, Neil Young announced that PonoMusic, the High-Resolution music company will open for business in Canada in early December. Canadian music fans...
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JOHN CALE reworks “Music For a New Society”

M:FANS, a radical new reworking of one of John Cale's most unique and lauded solo records, the 1982 masterpiece Music For A New Society, will be released on January 22, 2016 on Double Six / Domino....
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MARROW: Exciting New Year!

This year, Marrow released their debut album, The Gold Standard, and went on tour for the first time. To celebrate, the band is sharing their new single, “Fool”, coupled with the announcement of their...
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CROSS RECORD: Awkward body contortions

Cross Record, also known as Emily Cross, has shared a video for “High Rise,” the latest track taken from her forthcoming album Wabi-Sabi, out January 29th via Ba Da Bing Records. Self-created by Cross...
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HOT MODELS and Actresses That Can REALLY SING

In this world where genres and jobs aren’t defined anymore – we call this the “Slash Generation” – a talented person can be seen modeling / acting / singing / hosting shows and so on. And why not?...