Tunes Information Digest, Sept 22, 2022


Showcasing musical talent in the Calgary region, the YYC New music Awards held their 7th once-a-year Awards Gala on Sept. 18 as a reside event at the Grey Eagle Casino Event Centre. Offered by Craig Senyk Initiatives, the  YYC Tunes Awards Gala identified artists and market leaders in 25 types. Large winners of the night had been The Royal Foundry, Fin McDowell and Sinzere, each and every taking home two awards. The celebration included performances from Sargeant x Comrade, ZENON, Dorians Mirror, Jessica McMann and Kyle McKearney, with Titus1 entertaining at the just after-get together. See a comprehensive list of winners here. out?v=uOjAQaYF0hU

– Montreal people/roots singer-songwriter Allison Russell included to her trophy cabinet previous week when she gained album of the calendar year at the Americana Honors and Awards demonstrate in Nashville for her acclaimed debut solo report Exterior Youngster. out?v=cnve_s_TbRo

BreakOut West‘s 20th annual celebration runs from Sept. 28 – Oct. 2 in Calgary, but kicks off the festivities early by celebrating the winners of the Western Canadian Audio Inventive Awards tomorrow (Sept. 23) with a stay broadcast revealing the 2022 recipients, as properly as an formal in-individual observe celebration at Calgary’s Ship and Anchor. The broadcast will function performances by nominees Nuela Charles and The Garrys. Viewers throughout the world can tune in to the broadcast at 6:00 p.m. MT. The winners of the 2022 Western Canadian New music Market Awards will be exposed at the Business Awards Brunch on Oct. 1 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. A listing of 2022 WCMA nominees can be found below.

Festivals news

– Created and helmed by area hero Molly Johnson, the Kensington Market place Jazz Competition (KMJF) returns to that famed hood for its 7th yr, Oct. 1 and 2. Venues consist of Tom’s Position ( the hub of the festival’s solo piano collection), Tapestry (formerly Poetry Jazz Café), Handlebar, Grocery store and Pamenar with seven shows every for every working day. There are also Spend-What-You-Can demonstrates in Bellevue Sq. Park on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The often-stellar lineup this year includes Kevin Barrett & Julie Michels, Sammy Jackson, Billy Newton-Davis, Micah Barnes, Diane Leah, Heavyweights Brass Band, Amanda Martinez, Jay Douglas, Laura Fernandez, Allison Au, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Eddie Bullen, Barbra Lica and extra. The full list of artists and venues can be found here.

– Using above Front St in downtown Toronto from Sept. 20-22 is The Elevate Block Celebration, a cost-free celebration featuring both of those new and recognized artists, presented by Lemmon Stage, an emerging artist method. Performers contain Haviah Mighty, Neon Goals, Odario, DJ Shub, and Emi Jeen. Much more particulars can be found in this article

Field news

– The National Tunes Centre (NMC) has added seven famed songwriters to its newly updated Canadian Songwriters Corridor of Fame exhibition, opening right now (Sept. 22). They are David Foster, Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Murray McLauchlan, Daniel Lavoie, Sylvain Lelièvre, with a lot more to be introduced shortly.

– It is probable that world celebrity Bryan Adams could not have been aware of the achievement, but his modern live performance in PEI had the quite sizeable achievement of staying totally photo voltaic-run. The CBC reviews that a solar-billed battery had to provide sound, lights, and even air conditioning for the Aug. 31 concert in Summerside, a display that opened Adams’  North American tour. The smaller city’s electrical utility aimed to make the concert the initial evening concert in North The united states to be entirely photo voltaic-run, and succeeded. Go through extra here.

– Led by observed Montreal rock artist Alex Henry Foster, the All the Violence in the Entire world campaign is an initiative that rose following the earth-altering activities that occurred in Ukraine previously in the yr. Released on April 22, the 150 copies of the collector lathe-lower LP featuring under no circumstances-listened to songs by Foster, All the Violence in the World sold out inside of a few several hours, leaving folks the possibility to help the business Tunes Saves UA with merchandising such as t-shirts, slipmats, or by earning a donation. Just announced by Foster is information that, on the International Day of Peace, a complete amount of money of $5K was provided to Music Will save UA.

– The International Resource Centre for Undertaking Artists (IRCPA), a non-revenue, charitable service organization for Canada’s musicians, has declared that two singers will receive a monetary award to aid them get ready for forthcoming auditions. Sopranos Jaclyn Grossman and Jocelyn Fralick had been preferred by baritone Brett Polegato, who, past Oct., provided singers with worthwhile doing and occupation information in a daylong Encounter, as aspect of the IRCPA’s fourth version of Ten Singing Stars – The New Era.  The singers subsequently performed live on The New Classical FM.

– Urban Canadian audio label Morojele Music Group has announced its 2022 Carry on With Caution Tour, 24HipHop reports. The metropolitan areas to be frequented include things like Ottawa, Hamilton, Guelph, Sarnia, and London, with others TBA. The line-up includes roster stars Grymee, SBO Swampy, Mykell Messiah, Flash Milla, and the most recent member, 16-12 months-old Lil Kizzle. Tix right here.


–  Long a preferred fixture on the Canadian blues and people circuit, singer/songwriter Suzie Vinnick will launch her new launch, Slide Back again Property, with a performance at 3030 Dundas in Toronto on Sept 23. The 10x Maple Blues awards winner is backed by a stellar band that incorporates Kevin Breit, Davide Di Renzo, Russ Boswell and Jesse Whiteley. Tickets are $30 and can be bought here

– On Sept. 23, award-profitable Montreal jazz pianist/composer Gentiane MG will start her fourth album, Walls created of glass (on TPR Data), at the Lion d’Or. (tix in this article). It is followed by tumble shows in Chicoutimi, Quebec City, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Saskatoon, Ottawa, Toronto, and Waterloo. She then has European dates from Oct. 19-28. Itinerary right here

– Juno-nominated Toronto band The Wilderness of Manitoba has a show at The Famous Horseshoe Tavern on Oct. 5, with special attendees Robinson Kirby. The evening will serve as a tribute to, and celebration of life, for the band’s drummer, Adam Balsam, who handed absent instantly a year back, just times before the group’s album Farewell To Cathedral (Popguru Seem & Eyesight) was owing for launch. Tix in this article.

– The self-titled album from rockers Concept Of A Deadman was famed Vancouver label 604 Records’ first ever artist signing. It has just turned 20, and Principle admirers can celebrate by pre-ordering a brand-new confined edition 7” flexi vinyl of Very little Could Arrive Among Us and Invisible Man to mark the occasion.

– Ace Toronto jazz bassist/composer Mike Downes has just produced his first at any time solo bass album, Mind Mirrors (obtainable in this article). His all-star Quartet, that includes Robi Botos, Larnell Lewis, Ted Quinlan, are undertaking at the Kensington Current market Jazz Pageant in Toronto on Oct. 2 at 7pm in Supermarket.

– Trans-Atlantic rootsy duo Marla and David Celia are now enjoying East Coast dates, until eventually Sept. 30. They then have an considerable tour of Europe and the British isles, Oct. 8 to Nov. 22, with some German dates supporting Kiefer Sutherland. 

–  Seven-piece Canadian blues/roots band Bywater Call is earning a splash at residence and abroad with its new album, Continue being. The group has a hometown gig at Toronto’s Rivoli on Oct. 7. Tix below.

– Toronto rocker Lenny Bull releases a new EP, Weird Holiday vacation, tomorrow (Sept. 23) and launches it with a hometown show at The Monarch Tavern that evening. Here’s the new solitary Vegas. at?v=iUsXvvxwcvI

– Hardcore Saskatchewan state troubadour Colter Wall has just introduced two new tunes on La Honda Information a Wall authentic, Cypress Hills and the Major Country, and a deal with of Let’s All Assistance the Cowboys (Sing the Blues), written by country new music titan Cowboy Jack Clement.  This is the former reduce.