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Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks Pay Tribute to Gord Downie

Joe Thornton, superstar centerman for the San Jose Sharks–and a good Canadian boy from St. Thomas, Ontario–has, like many of his countrymen, a soft spot for the Tragically Hip. Tragically (sorry), the band doesn’t have much of a following in the Bay Area of California, but that’s slowly starting to change thanks to Joe. This [&hellip.. more

New Music From The Inbox January 16, 2017: Leif Vollebekk, Sarah Beatty, Leopold and His Fiction & more

By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger) Artist: Leif Vollebekk Song: “Into The Ether” Album/EP: Twin Solitude Off of his forthcoming album, Twin Solitude, “Into The Ether” from Montreal’s Leif Vollebekk is absolutely inspired. Tracked in a single take, the song, which features string arrangements by Chargaux (known for their work on Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Monday, January 16, 2017

On this day in 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man made his debut. And now in music news… Jack White’s Third Man Records is planning its own vinyl pressing plant. Good timing, too. Vinyl is also exploding in Japan. Fifty Shades of Grey: the musical. Wait–what? David Byrne has written a musical about Joan of Arc. Here’s [&hellip.. more

Here are the Nominations for the 2017 Brit Awards

The Brit Awards–scheduled for London on February 22–have revealed this year’s nominees. Here’s who’s up for what. Further coverage at The NME. BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST – In association with Apple Music Craig David David Bowie Kano Michael Kiwanuka Skepta BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST – In association with Apple Music Anohni Ellie Goulding Emeli Sandé [&hellip.. more

Want to see Green Day? No problem.

The second leg of Green Day’s Revolution Radio tour went on sale Friday morning with dates in the US and Canada through mid-September. Roughly 48 hours later, seats are still available at every location on the tour. This is a noted change from the first wave of dates: When the tour was first announced and [&hellip.. more

Canadian Band Spends Two Years Making a Music Video on a Dot Matrix Printer

Wow. Talk about patience. Young Rival–yes, the Canadian band–spent two years working on a video for their song, “Elevator.” Every single frame was generated by an Oki Data Turboline dot matrix printer and then scanned back into a computer to create the moving imagines. Outstanding. Read the whole story at The Creators Project.. more

The Church That Preaches Christianity with Heavy Metal

Spirituality and faith come in many forms. In the cash of the Crash Church in Sao Paulo, Brazil, salvation comes in the form of the word of God as expressed through heavy metal. This comes via Oddity Central. Some misguided people still consider heavy metal to be ‘”the devil’s music”, but a Church in Sao [&hellip.. more

St. Vincent’s “Breast-Friendly” Guitars For Sale in March!

Female guitarists will soon be able to purchase a guitar designed specially for the female body. Art rocker St. Vincent debuted her “breast-friendly” guitar in 2015 when she went onstage with Taylor Swift. Now in production, the guitars will be available for purchase starting on March 3rd. According to Happy: “The guitar will come in four [&hellip.. more

Jennifer Holliday is Now OUT as a Performer at the Trump Inauguration

Well, that didn’t take long. Jennifer Holliday was confirmed for the Trump inauguration yesterday, but now she’s out. The clincher was an article in The Daily Beast entitled  “Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump’s Inauguration, Which Is Heartbreaking to Gay Fans.” She then wrote a letter which read in part ““I sincerely apologize for my [&hellip.. more

This is One Prince Tribute I’d Get Behind (the Wheel Of)

Koenigsegg, the Swedish supercar maker, is almost ready with the Regera, a 1479 BHP/1645 torques/25o mph hybrid monster, putting rivals like the Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and Ferarri LaFerarri in its sites. The original show car version was blue, which was followed by a red prototype. Now that the car is about to go on [&hellip.. more

Watch Eagles of Death Metal in New Trailer About the Bataclan Massacre

Jesse Hughes and the rest of Eagles of Death Metal will never forget the events in Paris on November 13, 2014, when terrorists tortured and killed nearly a hundred concert-goers. Now HBO films is almost ready with a documentary on the Bataclan massacre. Here’s a trailer for the doc which will run starting February 13. [&hellip.. more

Looks Like Apple’s AirPods are a Hit

I resisted buying a set of Apple’s AirPods, but after trying them out in the store, I gave in. Turns out I’m not the only one. Take a look at how Apple has muscled in on the wireless headphone market. Add in Beats–which Apple owns–and…well, you can see what’s going on. You will find more [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Saturday, January 14, 2017

Yesterday was doubly superstitious: Friday the 13th and a full moon. Everyone okay today? Good. Here’s some music news. Worried about club closings across the country? You should be. Maybe the solution is to turn gyms into nightclubs on the weekends. It’s already happening. More vinyl pressing capacity for Toronto! I dare you to disagee with [&hellip.. more

Madonna Chooses an Interesting Image to Promote Anti-Trump Protest (Think Before You Click)

This pic posted to Madonna’s Twitter and Instagram account as some people very annoyed. I wonder what Nike thinks? And this tweet does raise some questions. Yasssssssss! Just Do it! @Nakid_Magazine 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ 1 Million Women’s Ma.. more

I Like This: Oh Geronimo

It’s been a tough slog for the band Oh Geronimo with three members leaving the group. If you’ve ever been through a band breakup, you’ll know how traumatic it can be. This song sums up everything.  .. more

Sadly, R. Kelly Will Not Be Performing at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

I know that was the rumour–after all, given the events of the past week, some people were convinced that Mr. Kelly was a natural–but he’s put the kibosh on everyone with this emphatic tweet. End. Of. Story. — R. Kelly (@rkelly) January 13, 2017 If the significance of the R. Kelly rumour is lost [&hellip.. more

More Trump Inauguration Entertainment News. Who’s Gonna Perform?

With a week to go, the pressure is on poor Tom Barrack, the guy in charge of organizing the presidential inauguration for Donald Trump. There have been developments. RadarOnline reports that Paul Anka (a Canadian!) will perform “My Way”–a song he wrote, of course–at the event. Word is that he’s re-written the words to personalize [&hellip.. more

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