Entries by Joshua Ostroff from 01/2013

Elliott Brood Singer Has First New Year Baby Born In Toronto

Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Music

After playing shows on five previous New Year's Eves, Elliott Brood singer Casey Laforet let someone else in the family take center stage on Monday ni...

Bieber Photographer Death Update: Miley Cyrus, Others Lash Out At Paparazzi

Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Music
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A member of the paparazzi is dead after attempting to take photos of Justin Bieber's Ferrari in Los Angeles on New Year's Day. According to early i...

Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' Gets A Cappella Redo From Viral Stars Walk Off The Earth

Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Music

After making their name known internationally with a 5-person-1-guitar cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" that went viral, Burlington...

Nelly Furtado Doesn't Want To Make Pop Music Anymore (VIDEO)

Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Music

As Nelly Furtado prepares to hit the snow-covered road for the Canadian leg of her "Spirit Indestructible" tour beginning Jan. 8, the B.C.-born singer...

Taylor Swift Tops Pop Power Rankings This Week

Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams mid-season for years, based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. But there's just as much...

In Defence Of 1 Per Cent Strollers

| Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Living

Strollers, ironically, come with a lot of baggage. These days, they can cost upwards of $1,000 and are seen as symbols of status and sources of derision. They even comprise their own battle division in the Mommy Wars. My wife may have loved our stroller, but she felt a lot of hating from other moms, online and off.

Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Semi-Secret Songwriting Connection

Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Music

2012 will be remembered for countless things, but most of these memories will be soundtracked by Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," a song that prett...

Nelly Furtado Giveaway: Win Tickets To Concerts On Her Canadian Tour

Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Music

Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado is flying home for the winter, bringing her Spirit Indestructible tour across Canada all this month, kicking off in Vi...

Nelly Furtado & Huffington Post Music Canada Ticket Giveaway Official Rules

Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Music

NELLY FURTADO & HUFFINGTON POST MUSIC CANADA TICKET GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN 1. ELIGIBILITY: The Huffington...

B.C. Liquor Law Changes Could Destroy All-Ages Concert Scene

Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Music

On Jan. 15, the British Columbia government will change its liquor laws which will seriously affect all-ages concerts in the province. According to...

M for Montreal: How La Belle Ville Survived 'Next Seattle' Status to Maintain its Music Scene's Fire

Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Music

In the early- to mid-2000s, propelled by the global successes of Arcade Fire, The Dears, Stars and The Stills, Montreal became considered among the wo...

15 Strangest Musical Appearances In Commercials

Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Music

These days it's not enough for musicians to simply make music. If you're Jay-Z you buy an ownership stake in a basketball team, if you're Sleater-K...

Three Days Grace Singer Adam Gontier Quits Band Over Health Issue

Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Music

Canadian rock band Three Days Grace is moving forward after announcing yesterday singer Adam Gontier — who was with the band for two decades — had...

Feist, Broken Social Scene, Blue Rodeo Show Support For Idle No More Movement

Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Music

A number of Canadian musicians have joined forces to show their support for Idle No More, the movement of First Nations people for "healthy, just, equ...

Shania Twain Centre In Timmins Set To Close, May Become Gold Mine

Posted 01.11.2013 | Canada Music

As of Jan. 30, singer Shania Twain will no longer be "the one" in Timmins, Ontario as the Shania Twain Centre will close its doors for good. Accord...

Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen, Celine Dion Rule Nielsen/Billboard 2012 Canadian Music Industry Report

Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Music

The Nielsen Company and Billboard released its year-end report for the Canadian music industry this afternoon, one which saw Adele, Celine Dion, Gotye...

Broken Social Scene Reunite For One Gig at Toronto's Field Trip Festival

Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Music

Indie rock band Broken Social Scene will reunite later this year as part of the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival set for Toronto's Fort York & Garriso...

Classical Violinist Vanessa-Mae Wants To Ski For Thailand At 2014 Winter Olympics

Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Music

Internationally renowned classical violinist Vanessa-Mae is planning to go to the Sochi Olympics next year, not as a musician but as an athlete. Ac...

Fired Toronto Maple Leafs GM Subject Of Song 'The Ballad Of Brian Burke'

Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Music

One week after his firing shocked the National Hockey League, former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has become the subject of a song ...

Billy Ray Cyrus Retiring From Music? He's Changed His Mind

Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Music

For Billy Ray Cyrus, Change My Mind isn't just the title of his recent album and single, it's also his latest career move. During the promotion of ...

Billy Talent Cancel European Dates After Loved One's Death

Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Music

Billy Talent have been forced to cancel eight dates on their European tour after the death in the band's inner circle. "I have 3 things tattooed on...

Barack Obama Twins Drag Race Ahmadinejad, Putin In Crazy Musical Claymation Clip (VIDEO)

Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Music

President Barack Obama and his twin enjoy rock 'n' roll drag racing. At least they appear to in a new claymation video for singer Neil Nathan's ne...

Justin Timberlake Tops The Latest Pop Power Rankings

Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams mid-season for years, based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. But there's just as much...

Musicians in Glasses: 14 Singers With Signature Eyewear

Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Music

Lisa Loeb is about to release latest album, No Fairy Tale, her ninth full-length since the release of her debut, Purple Tape way back in 1992. Well, t...

Beyonce, Lip-Sync: Singer Faked National Anthem At Obama Inauguration

Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Music

Say it ain't so, Beyonce. While hardly a scandal on the level of, say, Lance Armstrong, reports are now surfacing that Beyonce's flawless performa...