Music News Digest, November 3, 2022

Awards News

At an awards gala in Corner Brook on October 29, MusicNL announced the winners of its Music Awards. Win two prizes each: Rachel Cousins, Nick Earle & The Reckless Hearts, Deantha Edmunds, Rosemary Lawtonand Florian Hoefner. See the full list of winners here. The awards capped off the 2022 Music Celebration Week, with awards, performances, conference sessions and events from October 25-29.

five and ten and Wayling James are the winners of the annual competition Amy Louie/Grossman Music Scholarship, who returned to Toronto’s famed Grossman’s Tavern after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Established in memory of the late Amy Louie – a member of the family that owns Grossman’s Tavern since 1975 – the ALGMS is an artist development grant that provides two musicians or bands from the Greater Toronto Area with $2,000 and $1,000 $ to help with career development. The $2,000 winner was The Five And Tens, with the $1,000 runner-up going to Wayling James. The fundraising segment of the event raised $1,005.

Industry News

The Pink Floyd exhibition: their mortal remains, an exhibition devoted to the legends of Anglo progressive rock, opens on November 4 at Arsenal Art Contemporain Montréal, a Canadian first. The show had its premiere at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2017 and has since landed in Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States, attracting over 500,000 people. Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, the exhibit’s curator, says some of the local exhibit “is especially for Montreal,” including artifacts and never-before-seen photos from the famous 1973 Forum concert. It runs until December 31. Tix here. Source: Montreal Gazette

– The celebration of life for the Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis will take place on November 5 at the FirstOntario Concert Hall in Hamilton. Those paying tribute musically will include fellow Teenage Head, members of The Trews, Luke Bentham (The Dirty Nil), Scott McCulloch (Rusty), Tim Gibbons, John Kastner (The Doughboys), Lou Molinaro, Chris Houston, Sammy Squid and After. Tix here. All proceeds after expenses will go to the Good Shepherd Center in Hamilton. It will be quite the departure of a true Canadian rock ‘n roll legend.

– Last Sunday, a relief concert for the benefit of those affected by Hurricane Fiona took place in St. John’s. Brian Button, mayor of Channel-Port aux Basques – one of the towns devastated by the storm – was welcomed on stage between performances, including sets from local favorites such as Tim Baker, Kellie Loder, the Kubasonics and Shanneyganock ( who helped organize) and a video message from Alan Doyle to keep spirits up and donations going throughout the evening. The result was phenomenal, with just over $847,000 raised for the Canadian Red Cross’ Fiona post-tropical relief effort. This money will be matched by the federal government, bringing the total to more than $1.6 million to the battered communities of Newfoundland and Labrador. Source: Radio-Canada News

– Last week, Universal Music Canada and Tuff Gong Collective announced the signing of Canadian-Jamaican MC and lyricist King Cruff (Solomon Marley-Spence). Owner of an eclectic sound, he launched his UMC/Tuff Gong Collective recording career with the single Samurai Chop.

rock of agesone of Broadway’s longest-running hit musicals, will perform on the Toronto stage of the Elgin Theater from February 23 to May 20, 2023. It’s been described as “a gnarly concoction of power rock and hilarious comedy.” This reimagined take on the iconic ’80s-inspired production promises top-notch talent and an evening that won’t be forgotten. »

The Riverdale Sharing Concert will take place at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on December 4 at 3 p.m. The talent-rich lineup includes Kathryn Rose, Julian Taylor, Mia Sheard, Julie Michels, Suzy Wilde, Dala and Tim Bovaconti. More information here.

Artist news

– Montreal rock band your ex and me just released a debut single, For all the Loves, the first track is taken from an upcoming EP due out in early 2023. The self-produced track was mixed by top producer/engineer Pierre Duchesne (Richard Desjardins, Richard Séguin , Kevin Parent). Broadcast links here

– A Juno and SOCAN award-winning electro-pop powerhouse Dragonette (led by singer/songwriter Martine Sorbara) returns with his new full album Twenty years, available through BMG. A video for the cut T-shirt from the album has now been released. Dragonette will play at The Axis Club in Toronto on November 16 for the official match Twenty years album release party.

– Hamilton music promoter Lou Molinaro used to bring the band from Ottawa Soul Motivators at his club, This Ain’t Hollywood. He’s now bringing them back to The Hammer with a show at Corktown Pub (a former Molinaro haunt) tomorrow (November 4), with support from Lost Soul Caravan. Recommended. Tix here

– Scheduled for November 5 at Parkdale Hall Toronto, the West Queen West Punk Festival features renowned scene veterans such as The Forgotten RebelsRipcordz, Random Killing, GFU and Liquor Pigs, as well as Atomic Tomb and Johnny Nocash.

– Canadian Country Superstar Shania Twain will release a new album, queen of me, in February, before embarking on a world tour in April. This is his first outing since 2017. Nowand follows her Let’s go! Residence in Las Vegas. A world tour is due to begin next April. Source: computer

– from Newfoundland The Fortunate play Toronto tomorrow (November 4) at the Paradise Theater as part of their Anchor’s Up round. The tour will see them play across Canada with Old Man Luedecke and The Once.

Duncan Fremlinthe veteran country band of jack whiskey brings a new show, Canadian Country Music Legends, at the Redwood Theater in Toronto on November 4, with guests such as Brian and Susie Good and Marie Bottrell. This was followed by shows at the Stockey Center in Parry Sound (5 November) and the Gibson Center in Alliston on 6 November. Info and tix here.

– Twin pop hitmakers Tegan and Sara had to cancel their scheduled November 1 show in Toronto on short notice, due to illness. A social media post read: “Tegan has laryngitis. The doctor said she needs a few days vocal rest. We’ll see you in Detroit. And until then Tegan promises not to say a word. word.”

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