Entries by Joshua Ostroff from 10/2012

Justin Trudeau's Youth Advantage In Leadership Contest Evident At We Day

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Business

Just days before he kicked off his campaign to become the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau was welcomed like a rock star at ...

Thanksgiving Songs: Guess Who Made SOCAN's List of Canada's Tastiest Tunes?

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Music

Music by Michael Buble, The Guess Who, Murray McLauchlan, Hagood Hardy and k.d. lang has made the list of Canada's five tastiest songs in honor of Tha...

Martin Sheen Slams Romney And Ryan, Says Conservatives Turning To Racial Attacks On Obama

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

Increasingly desperate conservatives are turning to race baiting in a series of attacks that will only get more ferocious after Wednesday's first U.S....

Barenaked Ladies Beer: Band Launching Chocolate-Flavoured 'BNL Strong Beer'

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Music

Barenaked Ladies are joining the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Pearl Jam and Motorhead with their own brand of booze entitled "Strong Beer." T...

Public Enemy's Chuck D On Fronting 'The Rolling Stones of Rap,' The Illuminati and Why Obama Can't Invite Them To The White House

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Music

By Renee Gold A quarter century years in the rap game is nothing to sneeze at. In an industry where hip-hop stars die young, disband, or simply 'di...

The Tragically Hip, 'Now For Plan A': A Big, Weird Interview With Canada's Biggest, Weirdest Band

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Music

There's something surreal about seeing The Tragically Hip, one of the country's biggest and most iconic bands, play in a small club in Toronto's peren...

Maestro Fresh Wes Dusts Off His Black Tuxedo, Talks Drake, Rob Ford Rap, 'Backbone' and Making History

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Music

Even before we get into the discussing Maestro Fresh Wes' new Black Tuxedo EP, or the almost unimaginable point that we're fast approaching the 25th a...

U.S. Conservatives Running Ads On The Pirate Bay, Canadian Gov't Pulled Ads From Site Last Month

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Music

Conservatives are using embattled torrent site The Pirate Bay, known for making movies and music illegally available, to run anti-Obama ads, reports a...

New Kids On The Block's Jordan Knight On His Canadian Roots, Current Tour And NKOTB's Future

Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Music

As a kid, Jordan Knight would spend his summers in Canada, hunting for frogs on the beach and hanging out at his grandparents' lake-house. These days,...

Simpsons Rollercoaster Lawsuit: Musicians Sue Over Use Of Theme Song In Theme Park

Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Music

The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) is suing both NBC Universal and 20th Century Fox for breach of a contract agreement for using the theme son...

Political Songs: 12 Post-Millennial Anthems That Moved the Masses

Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Music

Last month, not long after the Occupy Wall Street movement celebrated its first anniversary, Tom Morello and System of a Down's Serj Tankian rolled ou...

Romeo Dallaire Slams Harper's Foreign Policy

Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada’s Senate is supposed to be a house of “sober second thought,” but as far as Liberal senator, retired general and widely -decorated war he...

Paul Shaffer: Canada's Walk Of Fame Host On Playing Strip Clubs, Meeting Deadmau5 And Post-Letterman Plans

Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Music

Every weeknight for 30 straight years now, a Thunder Bay-raised musician named Paul Shaffer has performed for, bantered with, and provided a foil to l...

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Opens Up to George Stroumboulopoulos About Wife's Breast Cancer (VIDEO)

Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Music

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie predicts "there will be blood" if government officials, developers, and private interests continue to pillage Cana...

Lee Fields Gets Metaphysical About the Retro-Soul Revival

Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Music

Lee Fields began performing as teenager in 1969, earning himself the nickname ‘Little James Brown’. After reinventing himself throughout the 80s a...

Tegan And Sara On Gay Rights, Women's Rights And Republican Wrongs

Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Music

Mega musical stars like Bruce Springsteen and Jay Z have already declared their support for current President and Democratic candidate Barack Obama in...

Jill Barber, Canadian Singer, Recounts Air Canada Search And Rescue Mission Over Australian Waters

Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Music

Canadian singer Jill Barber embarked on her Australian tour yesterday and while it's sure to be filled with some interesting anecdotes, kicking it off...

Rolling Stones Celebrate Band's History With Toronto By Releasing 2005 Club Gig For Bootleg Series

Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Music

There are certain concerts music journalists remember as if it was yesterday. The agonizing shin splints from watching a multi-night stand by AC/DC or...

Nelly Furtado And Free The Children: Singer Shares Details On What Her $1 Million Donation Has Done

Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada Impact

When Nelly Furtado showed up at Toronto’s We Day 2011 youth rally, the 20,000 teenage activists in attendance likely expected some songs and maybe a...

Fat Mike, NOFX Singer And Bush-Era Political Activist, Gives Up On Getting Young People To Vote

Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Music

In the days leading up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election, which pitted incumbent George W. Bush against Democratic hopeful John Kerry, NOFX front...

Magic Johnson: Mitt Romney And Republicans Will Make Life Worse For The Poor

Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Politics

Magic Johnson may fit the Republican definition of a “job creator,” in that the former basketball star and current businessman and philanthropist ...

Kendrick Lamar: Hip-Hop's New Hero Talks Beating The Music Business With 'Good Kid, M.a.a.d City'

Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Music

It's hard to believe that Kendrick Lamar is only 25-years-old, or that good kid, m.A.A.d city, on Dr. Dre's Aftermath imprint, is his major label deb...

Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Change My Mind' Singer Calls This Election Most Important 'In The History Of The United States of America'

Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Music

Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter, pop star and angular haircut model Miley Cyrus, announced that she was supporting Barack Obama in a recent Tweet, but he ha...

Halloween Costumes: How To Dress Up Like Your Fave Music Celebs

Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Music

Halloween is right around the corner, and the mall costumes are all slutty or racist or both. So why not make your own costume, and who is better (and...

Nelly Furtado Brushes Off Bad Sales For 'The Spirit Indestructible' Album: 'I'm Very Bulletproof'

Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Music

Nelly Furtado broke out as a pop star back in 2000 with the acoustic earworm "I'm Like a Bird," but only went stratospheric after trading her crunchy ...