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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye

Picks | Administrator | Sunday, 7 September 2014

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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Picks | Administrator | Sunday, 7 September 2014

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Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale

Picks | Administrator | Sunday, 7 September 2014

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Life is a Highway: Canadian Pop Music in the '90s

Latest | Administrator | Wednesday, 7 September 2011

CBC Television - Thursday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (8:30 p.m. NT) It was the decade marked by hit songs from Canadian performers as diverse as Tom Cochrane, Sloan, Loreena McKennitt, The Tragically Hip, Shania Twain, Blue Rodeo, Céline Dion, Moxy...

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This Beat Goes On DVD

Latest | Administrator | Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Now available: This Beat Goes On DVD. This Beat Goes On tells the story of Canadian music in the 1970s, a ground-breaking era of great sounds, from glam and progressive rock to punk and reggae. Set in the formative years of Canada’s music industry, This Beat...

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Rise Up DVD

Latest | Administrator | Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Now available: Rise Up DVD. Rise Up looks at the digital age of Canadian music in the 1980s, a visual era of big hair and shoulder pads, when music videos helped homegrown artists to take off internationally. America’s MTV and Canada’s MuchMusic provide launching pads for...

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A Tribe Called Red

2013 | Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea to host a club event in Ottawa similar to ones held...

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The Sadies

2013 | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dallas and Travis Good have worked with Neil Young, author Margaret Atwood, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie and actor Gordon Pinsent. But it was another Canadian icon—one with whom they’ve yet to collaborate—who offered some crucial wisdom....

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Kobo Town

2013 | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Drew Gonsalves laughs about how he had to leave Trinidad to discover the rich calypso tradition of his birthplace. As a teenager, he was far more interested in rock and heavy metal music than the songs...

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Neil Young - A Letter Home

2014 | Administrator | Sunday, 22 June 2014

Neil often defies expectations. Here, he releases a collection of tunes by his favorite songwriters recorded in a retro recording booth—with instant, if decidedly lo-fi results. Neil’s fans won’t mind:...

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Lenka Lichtenberg - Songs for the Breathing Walls

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Passionate and prolific, Lenka Lichtenberg is a force of nature within Canada’s world music scene. Born in Prague of East European heritage, she is a composer, vocalist, producer, ethnomusicologist and...

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The Beatles - On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2

2014 | Administrator | Monday, 6 January 2014

It’s hard to believe, but there’s still more Beatles gold in the mine. This 2-CD set, a sequel to 1994’s bestselling predecessor, features an astonishing 63 new tracks, including two...

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Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Avril’s the queen teen. Although 29 and newly married (for the second time), the Napanee, Ont. native refuses to grow up—in her music, at least. Her fifth CD features more...

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Great Lake Swimmers' new energy

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 3 June 2012

For Tony Dekker, recording—like real estate—is all about location. The Great Lake Swimmers frontman has made a habit of working in unusual settings, beginning with...

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The Messengers

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 13 March 2013

For Adam Messinger and Nasri Atweh, success has come from having the right songs at the right time.             Within a month of relocating to...

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Hey Rosetta! - Literary songwriting worth yelling about

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 4 March 2012

Tim Baker has a problem. As frontman for Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!, one of Canada’s fastest-rising, hardest-working bands, he is touring for nine months of the...

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A Tribe Called Red

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea...