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Top 10 Reasons Why the Symphony Is Cool

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.22.2014 | 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.

Why Millennials Are Still Buying Vinyl

The Reply | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Music
The Reply

Vinyl record sales are up a staggering amount in recent years. Sales have increased year-over-year since 2008 and show no real signs of letting up. Whether or not you buy into its staying power, vinyl offers a very different experience than buying digital.

Post-Warring: What Our Band Must Sacrifice to Survive

Wes Marskell | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

When Warring came out, I thought it was going to be the record for us. How naïve I was. Warring doesn't have a conventional single: the songs are too complex, the choruses aren't big enough or well enough defined and the lyrics are too abstract for commercial rock radio. I even remember having that clichéd conversation where someone said "I don't hear a single."

Six Degrees Of The Meligrove Band

Huffington Post Canada Music | Aaron Brophy | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Music

It's easy to take Toronto-­based indie rockers The Meligrove Band for granted. After all, high school friends Mike Small, Jason Nunes and Darcy Re...

How This Emotional Cover of U2's One by Canada's Corey Hart Went Viral

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Music
Sandy Kiaizadeh

On November 5, Canadian rock star Corey Hart released a YouTube video of a live emotional cover of U2's ode to relationships, conflict and reconcili...

A True Apotheosis For The NAC Orchestra At The Salisbury Cathedral in England

Huffington Post Quebec | Samuel Larochelle | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Music

Vibrant. Intense. Memorable. Those three words are forever etched in the minds of the thousands of concertgoers who were present Wednesday night at th...

The NAC Orchestra's UK Tour Remembers WWI, Winnie The Pooh

Huffington Post Quebec | Samuel Larochelle | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Music

With Prince Charles in attendance, over 110 musicians from Ottawa's National Arts Center Orchestra and London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra united th...

How To Look Hot In The Latest Technology!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Let's set the record straight. I am not a tech goddess. But I do spend the majority of my days fixed to my laptop. Beyond this my knowledge of the h...

Feeling Blue Again With Weezer's Latest Album

Rob Mitchell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Music
Rob Mitchell

With the release of Weezer's latest album Everything Will Be Alright In The End, I decided to take a moment to reflect upon what an important role the band Weezer, and more specifically their debut Blue Album, has played in my musical landscape for the past 20 years.

The Hip's 'Fully Completely' Connects Me to Canada

Rob Mitchell | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Music
Rob Mitchell

For this week marks, not only a free concert by The Tragically Hip to kick of the 2014 NHL season; but more importantly, it marks the 22nd birthday of the release of the Hip's fourth album -- Fully Completely.

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg: Incurably Romantic

Adam Moscoe | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

Walking away from Theatre Châtelet this afternoon, I felt as though my relationship with France and its notoriously perplexing people and culture had...

Filipina-Canadian Nurse Raps Her Immigrant Experience

Robert Bolton | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Music
Robert Bolton

Han Han doesn't enjoy performing her new album. "These songs are physically and mentally exhausting," she says. The emotional intensity on her self-titled debut album is palpable even to those of us who don't understand all the lyrics.

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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 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.

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...