Lido Pimienta launches expletive-driven speech as she wins Polaris Music Prize

Singer Lido Pimienta ripped into organizers of the Polaris Music Prize with an expletive-laden tirade over sound troubles with her performance as she accepted this year’s best album recognition.(The Kelowna Daily Courier)

Canadian Native Shifty Eyes Releases New Single ”Beast”

One of the most familiar faces in Alberta, Canada’s hip-hop music scene and well-regarded fixture amongst the city’s independent music scene, local native Shifty Eyes is no stranger to the industry. He’s been a music insider and performer for the past decade. Now, he’s set to release his new single “Beast.”(Digital Journal)

Sting, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello headline Leonard Cohen tribute concert

Sting, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello and others are set to headline an upcoming Leonard Cohen tribute concert that marks the legendary singer-songwriter’s death.(UPI)

Bruce Cockburn releases first new album in 7 years

After writing his 2014 memoir, Bruce Cockburn wasn’t sure he was still a songwriter, a startling disclosure considering the scope of his illustrious music career, which has spanned more than 50 years, dozens of albums, multiple Juno Awards, an Order of Canada, a Governor General’s performing arts award and membership in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.(The Ottawa Sun)

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Vinyl Mispressed With Songs by Canadian Punk Band Zex

This month saw the official vinyl release of Lemonade, Beyoncé’s massive 2016 album. Some of those who received their orders, however, may have been taken aback when they dropped the needle on Side A of the lemon-yellow vinyl record. According to a Facebook post from Canadian punk band Zex, the A-Side of their recent album Uphill Battle (featuring songs such as “Burn the Flag,” “Child Soldier,” and “No Sanctuary”) appears on the opening side of Lemonade, where tracks like “Hold Up” should be. Watch videos of the mispressed record playing below. A representative for Magic Bullet Records, which released Uphill Battle, confirmed the legitimacy of the mispressed LP.(Pitchfork)

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