Canada Music

Bry Webb On Fatherhood, Feist And Fronting The Constantines (Again)

HuffPost Canada Music | Colton Eddy | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Music

In 2010 Bry Webb placed his Guild Starfire guitar, on which he protested exclusively with The Constantines, into his closet. Creatively lost and s...

So Rappers Are Still Getting Shot at in Clubs, Huh?

Jason Najum | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Music
Jason Najum

Rap producer and real life cartoon thug kingpin Suge Knight was shot multiple times on Sunday during a Chris Brown-hosted VMA Awards party at a Los Angeles nightclub. Watching the footage of screaming party-goers scrambling for cover, my first thought should have been that I hope that no one was killed, but instead it was "Really? This is still a thing?"

You'll Never Guess The Famous Faces Behind These Music Videos

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Gasparek | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Music

As a music fan, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen thousands of music videos in your lifetime. But what you may not know is that sometimes it...

The Arts Festival You've Dreamed Of But Don't Know About

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

It's a great thing for audiences to leave an experience feeling like they have never seen anything like that before. Now, there is a festival that is going on right now that delivers on all of this. Sounds intriguing, eh?

Music, Memories and Healing: My Love of James Taylor

Beverley Golden | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Music
Beverley Golden

It wasn't the first time I've seen James Taylor. In fact this could have been the 10th or 11th or the 20th. I've lost track. I do remember the first time though. And I remember how his music has been a thread weaving together the soundtrack of my life.

PHOTOS: VELD Fest Shines Through A Tough Weekend

The Huffington Post Canada | Iva Markovic | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Music

It was a rough start for Toronto’s two-day electronic dance music festival VELD as doors were delayed due to inclement weather conditions -- and a f...

A Conversation With Rickie Lee Jones About Love, Forgiveness and Loneliness

Howard Kerbel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Music
Howard Kerbel

For the series It's About The Words & Conversations, Rickie Lee Jones talks about the impact of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea in her life and an ongoing desire for connection.

When and Why It's Crucial That You Form a Band

Rob Mitchell | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Music
Rob Mitchell

If you messed up that guitar solo you've been working on or you busted your ass on some decrepit stage only to receive a payment of a burger and two drink tickets, remember; you have had the opportunity to 'hang out' with good friends and hopefully, dare I say it, have a fun. Days move fast, changes happen quick and in no time you will be at a job, shirt tucked in your freshly pressed khakis.

How Corey Hart Helped My Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

Inside the Strategic Mind of A$AP Co-Manager Geno Sims

Herbert Lui | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Music
Herbert Lui

Today, Geno Sims is best known for co-managing artists A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and the rest of the A$AP Mob. Yet his story extends far beyond the one we know at this moment.

A Tribe Called Red: 'Society Is Starting To View First Nations As People'

The Huffington Post Canada | Aaron Brophy | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada Music

If it seems like you're seeing and hearing more indigenous Canadian musicians lately it's not an accident. Only a few short months ago Ian "DJ NDN...

Why a Field Trip Is So Much More Than a Music Festival

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Music
Marcello Cabezas

As Toronto continues to grow as a global culture hub, Field Trip is emerging as an annual homegrown star that has its roots in celebrating our cities most important asset: us. If Toronto ever wanted a downtown urban internationally relevant festival that celebrates the community, this is it. Chill, approachable, and easy going. A perfect way to enjoy the beginning of summer.

Meet 'Granny Gaga', Lady Gaga's Biggest (And Oldest) Fan

CP | Tim Cook, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - It was enough to make an 86-year-old Edmonton lady gaga.Inez Whitfield got the thrill of a lifetime when she was called backstage to meet p...

New Age Music With A Side of Meat Loaf

Gillian Farber | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Music
Gillian Farber

It's quite clear that musical tastes change with each generation and so do the outlets which allow music to be heard. I can understand why new age music might not be readily accepted by the older generation. Our ever changing music industry is constantly expanding into various avenues which make it easier for the average singer or talented artist to be discovered.

Federal Arts Funding Should Take a Page From Kickstarter's Book

Peter McCaffrey | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Peter McCaffrey

In just a few short years, relatively simple technology that enables people to find like-minded individuals with similar tastes in artwork, has eclipsed and then surpassed a 50 year old institution of government. Hopefully, governments will learn the lessons of other industries and choose to embrace this technological advancement for what it is -- the democratization of art

Nirvana's Musical Legacy 20 Years After Kurt Cobain

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Music
Wayne K. Spear

Nirvana did what all great bands do: they made everyone else catch up. Mainstream radio accommodated alternative music's idiosyncracies, in the case of Nirvana the confrontation of Cobain's distorted guitar, vocal roughness, sonic dissonance, and deliberately nonsensical lyrics. Whatever one's view of Cobain, it is undeniable that he set pop music on a new course.

Raghav Is The Biggest Canadian Star You've Probably Never Heard Of

HuffPost Canada Music | Anupa Mistry | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Music

When Raghav Mathur left Calgary in 2000 for music school in the UK, he was only looking for the kind of convivial support and collaboration most music...

Three People Were Murdered Four Blocks From Where I Was Standing

Wes Marskell | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

On Wednesday night I was standing four blocks from where three people were murdered. During SXSW, a drunk driver crashed his car into a crowd of people. He killed three and injured dozens more. Definitely a good time for self-reflection. Serenity vs. chaos. In a world where airplanes are stolen out of the sky, I struggle to decipher my feelings about the SX crash.

How An Epic Gig Changed My Life

Jenni Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jenni Sheppard

Fast forward to Sasquatch, and my feelings transcended the euphoria I had previously felt. Suddenly Mumford & Sons were speaking directly to me with this song. Lyrics about being separated from someone you love, despite the chain that binds you, took on a whole new meaning. The universe was speaking directly to me.

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.

Rock Legend Bryan Adams' Other Not-So-Hidden Talent

Abi Paul | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

I should have cried the night I saw my childhood idol, Bryan Adams, in the flesh for the first time in my life recently in Calgary. Bryan Adams was not in town to perform any concert. He was in town to showcase a very different talent and passion of his -- photography, particularly in the genre of celebrity portraits.

Down Under and Back Again, Please

Kinnie Starr | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Music
Kinnie Starr

I recently had the good fortune of travelling to Australia to perform at the Woodford Folk Festival, near Brisbane. My flight left Vancouver on December 22, 2013 and arrived in Australia December 24, the day before Christmas.

Hauntingly Beautiful EP by Canadian Musician, Trevor Deley

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Unknown to him, when he first moved in to the place he now lives in was rumored to be haunted. His former roommate even attests to feeling the spirit of the young child at the bottom of their stairs.

Can a Book Have a Bucket List? This One Does

Beverley Golden | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

It's probably not too far a stretch to say that most of us are familiar with the concept of a bucket list. Places we long to visit, dreams yet to com...

Toronto's Best Music: A Playlist for Mayor Rob Ford

Wes Marskell | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

I've even taken to exclusively wearing my Blue Jays hat on tour. Sadly, when people see it they connect it with one person: Rob Ford. Since Mayor Ford has been stripped of virtually all of his power, I thought he may have some time to listen to a fraction of the great music that I think defines Toronto.