We chat with Vivek J. Tiwary about The Fifth Beatle and what a labour of love it was bringing Beatles manager Brian Epstein’s story to the world.
You know how it's been so humid lately? It's so hazy in Toronto these days, as storm clouds tempt to thunder and then don't really come at all, hair frizzes to a scary level and the sun looks down on you with the biggest smirk. If you're looking for something to calmly lift you into a comfortable zone, then new Toronto band Dusted's new album, Total Dust, will do the trick.
All throughout Toronto, musicians, music fans and journalists are gearing up for Canadian Music Week 2012. Starting on Wednesday, we'll pretend like our schedules are as gruelling as they were for those who went to South by Southwest last week. It takes some work going through the schedule to figure out what's worth your time, so let me do it for you. Here are my picks for this year’s Canadian Music Week.
In this interview with guitarist Steve Canning of The Fires Of, he explains all the growth the band has gone through to get to where they are now musically and the recording process. He highlights what it's like in the indie scene here and how to make the most of it, and we find out that they have a pretty impressive general collection of whats on their Dork Shelves.
Julie Doiron has been a familiar name within the Canadian indie folk-rock scenes for decades. In this interview with Doiron, we discuss her residency at Saving Gigi, living in Toronto, working on her next album and connecting with her audience.
When the air gets crisp, when the leaves turn colours and start to fall, the atmosphere noticeably changes. Generally around this time, I find people like to make a bit of a switch in the kind of music they listen to. Gone are the poppy summer hits and in come the warm and majestic folk-rock tunes. If you find that you're one of these people, then Toronto’s Parks & Rec will snuggle right in.