Entries by Joshua Ostroff from 02/2013

Generation Y Music: 15 Black Canadian Artists To Watch In 2013

Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Music

It’s Black History Month again, a perfect time to take stock of the immensely talented young Canadians of black heritage holding it down here when i...

Diana Krall, Canadian Tour: Jazz Superstar 'Way More Nervous' Playing Nanaimo Than Carnegie Hall

Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Music

In the past few months, Canadian jazz superstar Diana Krall has handled high-profile gigs like performing “Fly Me To The Moon” at astronaut Neil A...

Justin Bieber Beats Beyonce To Top The Latest Pop Power Rankings

Posted 02.01.2013 | 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...

Canadian Penny: A Goodbye Playlist For Canada's One Cent Coin

Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Music

Today marks the sad end for the penny, a minuscule monetary denomination that was perhaps best known as provider of good luck (if you saw one and pick...

Stars' Torquil Campbell And Stephen Harper's Spokesman Twitter Fight Over Article On HuffPost

Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Music

Stars singer Torquil Campbell and Andrew MacDougall, the Director of Communications for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) got into another war of word...

Canadian Penny: Newfoundland Musician Writes One Cent Memorial Song

Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Music

With the official demise of the penny now beginning, one Newfoundland singer-songwriter has penned a song based on the one-cent coin's death. Accor...

Moby Takes Aim At 'Despicable' NRA, Says They'd Love To Shoot Him

Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Music

He's spoken out against Mitt Romney, the recording industry and Britney Spears, and now Moby is taking aim at the National Rifle Association (NRA). ...

Toronto MP Andrew Cash Honours Music Venue The Horseshoe Tavern In Parliament (VIDEO)

Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Music

Having performed there many a night as a member of the Cash Brothers, occasionally sitting in with the Skydiggers and as a solo artist, musician-turne...

Grammy Fails: Worst Grammy Award Nominees From The Chipmunks To Milli Vanilli To Eric Clapton

Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Music

Music fans and critics alike enjoy annually complaining about the Grammy Awards' winners, losers, surprises and snubs. But sometimes the National Acad...

Tegan And Sara: Grammy Awards Nominees Joke About Being 'Power Drunk,' Downplay Chances (VIDEO)

Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Music

Twin sister musical duo Tegan And Sara scored a nomination in the Best Long Form Music Video category at the 2013 Grammy Awards for their DVD, "Get Al...

Dine Alone Records: Small Canadian Label's Big Grammy Connections

Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Music

Back in December, when the list of 2013 Grammy Awards nominees dropped, some of Canada's biggest exports were absent from the list. While some Cana...

Melanie Fiona, 2013 Grammys: Canadian Singer's Putting 'Best Work' Up Against Beyonce

Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Music

While the Biebermaniacs continue to seethe with rage over the singer's Grammy Awards snub, another Canadian musician, Melanie Fiona, will be in good c...

Who Is Frank Ocean? The Grammys Newbie Is About To Meet The Mainstream

Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Music

Wait, everyone know who Frank Ocean is, right? Actually, no. Sure, he dominated the 2012 year-end best albums lists, and is entering the 2013 ...

Grammys 2013: Performances, Winners and Most Memorable Moments (LIVE UPDATES)

Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Music

The 55th annual Grammy Awards can't help but feel like a comedown. Last year was an emotional one-two punch courtesy of Adele's overwhelming sweep and...

Sinead O'Connor 'Congratulates' Pope Benedict XVI On His Sudden Resignation

Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Music

The surprising news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation effective at the end of this month has at least one fan: Sinead O'Connor. The singer posted ...

Celine Dion, Chinese New Year: Canadian Star Sings In Mandarin For TV Special (VIDEO)

Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Music

Celine Dion has performed around the world singing in both French and English. But the Quebecois singer has now added a new language to her repertoire...

Canada Day, Carly Rae Jepsen: 'Call Me Maybe' Singer Performing At July 1st Parliament Hill Concert

Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Music

Despite going home empty-handed after the Grammy Awards Sunday evening, Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be celebrating later this year: she's ...

k.d. lang Entering Canadian Music Hall Of Fame At Juno Awards

Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Music

Crooner k.d. lang will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year as part of the 2013 Juno Awards ceremonies taking place in Regina, S...

Best Break-Up Songs: 16 Tunes Celebrating Saying Sayonara

Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Music

If being an active, professional listener of music has taught me anything, it's that there is no worse crime you can commit than to break up with some...

Prism Prize: Drake, Arcade Fire, Grimes Among Nominees For Best Canadian Music Video

Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire, Grimes, Drake and Metz are some of the nominees for the inaugural Prism Prize honoring the top Canadian music video of the year based on ...

Bryan Adams, Baby Daughter: Canadian Rocker's Partner Gives Birth To Their Second Child Lula Rosylea

Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Music

Rocker Bryan Adams welcomed his second child into the world earlier this week: a daughter named Lula Rosylea. Rosylea is apparently Cockney rhyming sl...

Juno Awards 2013: Junos Pit Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen Against Leonard Cohen and Rush

Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Music

If you ever needed evidence of the diversity in Canadian music – or the fact that the Junos can be a bit of an Oprah “You get a car! You get a car...

Rapper Wale Confronts Toronto Raptors Play-By-Play Announcer After On-Air Insult During NBA Game

Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Music

Two members of the Toronto Raptors broadcast team got in a strange feud with rapper Wale during this week's NBA game against the Washington Wizards in...

John K. Samson Bringing Petition For First Nations NHL Star Reggie Leach to Hockey Hall Of Fame

Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Music

John K. Samson, Winnipeg singer-songwriter and Weakerthans frontman, is heading to downtown Toronto on Feb 23 to perform in front of the Hockey Hall o...

Worst Oscar Song Nominees Ever, From 'Armageddon' to 'Titanic'

Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada Music

Ever since the category for Best Original Song was introduced at the 7th Academy Awards ceremony in 1934, the award has celebrated some of the most he...