Diversity and the juxtaposition of cultures are part of the formula for what makes Canada great–and nowhere does this intermingling rear its lovely head as brilliantly as in the creative works of our artists and music makers. A Tribe Called Red, a trio collective from the Nation’s Capital, presents one of the most unique multiculturally-driven acts of the decade in their fusing of traditional Native soundscapes with modern electronica genres. Now, with First Nations culture in North America gaining its rightful momentum, ATCR have taken reign as unintended, but welcome, pioneers of the movement for Indigenous recognition and respect.
Bow down to the most terribly awesome mashup you will hear all week courtesy of PomDeterrific‘s “Call Me A Hole”, which combines Nine Inch Nail’s “Head Like A Hole” with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”.
Happy Halloween, everyone! In honour of the best day of the year, we’re going back into the vaults for one of the greatest videos ever made, and certainly the best Halloween-themed music video of all time: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.
If it wasn’t for my trip to Italy this summer, I probably wouldn’t even know who Serebro were, but in Europe, the girls are a big deal. Their video for “Mama Lover,” their biggest hit, and one of the biggest singles to ever come out of Russia, has been seen millions of times on YouTube, and the song is totally fun and infectious.
If you haven’t seen or at least heard of Psy’s “Gangnam Style”, what rock have you been living under? This video might be one of the hottest things on the planet, and it’s also one of the best music videos I’ve ever seen.
During this year’s North by North East festival in Toronto, Converse brought the mobile edition of their Rubber Tracks music studio to Canada for the first time, giving musicians a chance to work with Converse’s team of exceptional engineers.
Watch LMFAO back stage at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards as they chat about hosting the show, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and their planned hijinks on stage, including some of their “edits” to what was supposed to happen.
LMFAO, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, Kelly Clarkson and Ed Sheeran: these are just a few of the performers who will be lighting up Queen Street West in Toronto this Sunday, June 17, as the MuchMusic Video Awards bring some of the biggest stars in the world to our doorstep. Earlier this week I sat down with MuchMusic VJs Jesse Giddings and Liz Trinnear to talk about the big show, what they’re expecting, and who they think are going to knock fans off their feet.
The Juno Awards took to the streets of Ottawa over the last week, wrapping up tonight, Sunday, April 1, with the live awards telecast at Scotiabank Place where some of Canada’s top musicians walked the red carpet.
The 9th annual Riviera Maya Jazz Festival took over Mamita’s Beach Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for three nights, from November 24 to 26, showing off nine acts that brought music lovers together on the beach, under the stars.