Playlist Friday : French Canadian

By Darlene Barss Themed playlists can be fun to make and great to listen to. Think of something that connects the songs together. It could be in the title, in the lyrics or the name [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Playlists|Tags: , , |111 Comments

Royal Canoe cruises through Portland at Holocene

by Justin Grady Portland, OR, USA -- Royal Canoe is on their North American tour until December 2016 and then onto Europe, maybe to see Garf.  I had the chance to see them in Portland [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|101 Comments

Review: Chixdiggit – “2012”

By Tom Westoll 25 years, 25 minutes. Chixdiggit’s new EP is a celebration of the road all jammed into one epic song. A giant shout out to the touring road life, K.J. Jansen, main songwriter [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Album review, Editorial|Tags: , , |166 Comments

Secret City Records releases 10th anniversary compilation

By Regina Sienra Since 2006, Secret City Records has been putting out amazing records that immediately became classics among Canadian music fans. Their star-studded roster includes Basia Bulat, The Barr Brothers, Patrick Watson, Owen Pallett [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |71 Comments

Canadian Indie Stream of Consciousness

By Darlene Barss This playlist stream started with one Canadian Indie song and then a word in the title of that song led to another Canadian Indie song and that led to another Canadian Indie [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Playlists|Tags: , |231 Comments

The Tourist Company releases new track, announces tour dates

By Regina Sienra Vancouver’s The Tourist Company has gotten some airplay and has done well on contests like CBC’s Searchlight and The Peak Performance Project. Still, the Vancouver four-piece had yet to release a debut [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: New Music, News|Tags: , |128 Comments

Royal Canoe go on tour

By Regina Sienra Royal Canoe, the extraordinary band from Winnipeg, released the vibrant album Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit less than a week ago. The record, the first in three years, has [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |95 Comments

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize

By Regina Sienra Kaytranada, the electronic producer from Montreal, was the winner of the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his album 99.9%. The gala featured performances by Andy Shauf, Black Mountain, Basia Bulat, Carly Rae [...]

Watch the Polaris Music Prize 2016

It’s Polaris Music Prize night. A band, or a performer, will walk home with the $50,000 novelty cheque for creating the best Canadian album of the year, based on artistic merit. The gala will take [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Polaris Music Prize|211 Comments

A look back at Polaris Music Prize 2010

By Michael Wynn It was late summer 2010, and my third week as a CBC Radio 3 employee. The indie and alternative wing of the CBC Radio network was going through one of its most [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Categories: Editorial|Tags: , , |135 Comments