Remembering Gord Downie's Great Cause Can Save A Life

Suzanne Wexler | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Suzanne Wexler

Gord Downie has chosen an excellent -- and personal -- benefit for his final tour. Glioblastoma (GBM, or stage 4 brain tumour) is among the number one causes of death for 40 to 60 year old Canadians. It also affects children and adults of all ages, without any genetic predisposition.

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Sings Goodbye With Grace (Too)

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

While more fashionable bands have faded into musical footnotes, the Hip has enjoyed a 32-year career and domestic deification. But now the part of their name that has the most resonance as the Hip rocks its way across the nation one final time is "tragically." Not that you could tell from the surface euphoria onstage and in the stands as Gord Downie's incurable brain cancer took a backseat for a couple hours of communal rock catharsis during the band's 25-song concert at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

Fans, Bands And The Online Ticket Scalping Conundrum

Jeff Blay | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Music
Jeff Blay

Today's ticket purchasing landscape is a classic example of how technology can disrupt business and create regulatory and ethical grey areas -- and decision-makers can't keep up with the disruption or implement solutions fast enough.

Mountain Sound: 5 Great Alberta Music Venues

Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Travel

Five incredible music venues in Alberta you need to visit now.

Jess Glynne Talks Childhood, Her Grammy And Amy Winehouse

Lauren Buritsch | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Music
Lauren Buritsch

"I would have loved to have talked to Amy Winehouse. Her music was an inspiration to me. And I remember my parents coming home from seeing her in a club and just raving about her. She came from the same background as me, growing up in North London."

Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour Is Broken

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

This was my first Madonna concert and, having grown up on her music, I was very excited. Of course, I was also very excited to go see "The Matrix Reloaded."

Top 10 Reasons Why the Symphony Is Cool

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Music
Sacha DeVoretz

I consider the symphony as cool as Radiohead, Boards of Canada or Ele (my new favourite artist). Recently, I spoke with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and they shared with me the top 10 reasons why the symphony is cool.

How Corey Hart Helped My Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Music
Jacki Andre

I am just one of many thousands of Corey Hart fans, and I can't explain how deeply Corey's acknowledgements touch me. I've spent a lot of my life on the periphery. I've been stood up, left behind, forgotten about. I live a very lonely existence at times. To have Corey recognize me this way -- Corey Hart! -- an internationally acclaimed pop star who I've admired almost my whole life -- fulfills me in a way I can't explain.

The Long Awaited Return of Corey Hart

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Music
Sandy Kiaizadeh

Corey Hart has mostly taken a step back from the frontline music scene since the late 1990s, in favour of raising his young family of four with his wife. Just this week, bowing to his longtime fans' persistent requests, he has also agreed to release his ninth, as yet untitled, studio album.

You Are The Headliner: Electric Daisy Carnival 2013

Dani Oliva | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

I really didn't like electronic music. I had no desire to listen to it. I grew up listening to Oldies, '77 Punk, Psychedelia, and '90s Alternative Roc...

Why I Didn't Go To Your Show (And Why You Probably Won't Go To Mine)

Josh Bowman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada
Josh Bowman

I'm broke. Ok, I'm not broke. I can afford food and rent. But as I get older, I'm realizing that my discretionary money has to be saved sometimes, an...

Crossed Off my Bucket List? Hearing "Hey Jude" Live

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Music
Kolby Solinsky

Hearing "Hey Jude" live? How can that not be on your bucket list? Is there another song anywhere in the universe that begs the same effect, or comes with the same aura, when its played to people who've paid to see and hear it? On Sunday night, Paul McCartney had his way with 60,000 Canadians.