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CANADIAN MUSICIAN BLOG
This article is from Digital Music News
By Paul Resnikoff
Did the Lumineers just solve the cellphone problem?
At almost every show these days, there are fans lifting phones in the air, sometimes to record an entire set. But even if the band totally hates it, they usually let it ride, simply because they don’t want to piss off the very people who are supporting their livelihood.
This holiday weekend Music Books Plus wants to help you celebrate. So, it’s having a Holiday Weekend Sale. From today, June 29, 2016 until midnight on July 5th, 2016 – you can SAVE 15% off everything in the store.
Order today at Music Books Plus – www.musicbooksplus.com and simply use coupon code HOLIDAY during check-out to apply the savings.
There are still two left to submit a showcase application for the Canadian Music Café. Returning for its eighth year this September, the Canadian Music Café capitalizes on the international attention placed on Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to bring new Canadian music to the ears of film and television music supervisors and the filmed media community gathering at TIFF.
With alumni such as City and Colour, Martha Wainwright, Scott Helman, Donovan Woods, Dear Rouge, Terra Lightfoot and Arkells, the Canadian Music Café is a hub for rising Canadian talent, facilitating connections that lead to song placements in films, television programs, and commercials, including Grey’s Anatomy, Degrassi, Castle, Beauty and The Beast, Ugly Betty, The L Word, and more.
Music Ontario is now accepting submissions for its second annual Canadian Songwriter Challenge workshop. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 29, 2016. The Canadian Songwriter workshop will be hosted at Metalworks Recording Studios in Mississauga, ON between July 26 and 28, 2016.
The Toronto Ontario Regional DMC DJ Competition will be held July 9, 2016 at Rivoli (334 Queen St. W.). The cover at the door is $10.
The event will feature showcase performances from The Roots’ Scratch, 2015 DMC World Champion DJ Vekked, Fresh Kills, and DJ Grouch.
The event begins at 9 p.m.
For more information, go to DMC Canada’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dmccanada.
Red Bull Music Academy will be bringing its program of events, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and studio sessions to Montreal from Sept. 24 to Oct. 28, 2016, making it the first Red Bull Music Academy to be held in Canada since the Toronto edition in 2007.
“We are very excited to return to Canada and to host our next edition of the Red Bull Music Academy here in Montreal. Some of the most daring music makers from around the globe will soon arrive here to share their musical vision, and this year’s home base in Montreal offers both participants and the Academy the opportunity to deepen relationships with Canada’s vibrant and thriving creative scene,” says Many Ameri, co-founder of Red Bull Music Academy.
As a special preview, you can now listen to the new song “Lust Phenomenon” below via Soundcloud.
Of the rebirth of the band, vocalist Connor Lovat-Fraser says, “None of us really knew when or if this day would come, but I’m fairly goddamn sure that we all hoped it would… We may not be touring again any time soon but it’s pretty fucking rad to have the opportunity to write music together again.”
Samantha Everts & photographer Mark Matusoff were on the ground for the 2nd Canadian edition of Bestival in Toronto. The fest went down June 11-12, 2016, and we’ve got your recap of Day 2 right here.
Day 1 and Day 2 of Bestival couldn’t have been more different. Gone were the sparkly neon costumes and in were the all-black-clad Cure-idolizing folks. On the second day, festivalgoers could easily just stay put at the main stage of mostly British rock fare, munch on nearby food truck snacks, and drink without realizing other activities were happening (save for the thumping deep bass beat between song changes).
Organizers promise and high-energy music, a handmade vendor fair, photo booth to match the Reggae theme, sand sculpture, graffitti wall and more. This is an all ages, family friendly event.
Bissell’s HideAway is a picturesque vacation campground that serves cool beer or local wine. Papa Paul Kent is dishing the food complete with his own special jerk chicken on a bun.
Tickets are available at www.ReggaeNiagara.eventbrite.com.
DayPass (noon – 11 PM includes access to the vendor fair) – $20 dollars per person/12 and under $10
DayPass + camping (tent only/ max of 4 people per tent/washroom facilities available) – $50 per person (includes access to the pool on Sunday)