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Interview: USS Talks “Einsteins of Consciousness”, Farewell Tour, + Their Favourite Memories as a Band

By: Jessica Nakamoto – In a heartfelt announcement last October, USS frontman and guitarist Ashley Buchholz and vinyl-spinning DJ/turntablist Jason “Human Kebab” Parsons revealed that all good things must come to an end. For the iconic Toronto duo, this meant one last album full of tracks encouraging fans to reminisce, rock out, and maybe even get … Continue reading

Interview: DVSN on Their Creative Process, Staying Inspired, & Mentoring Emerging Canadian Artists With “First Up with RBCxMusic”

By: Sasha Lindsay – The R&B duo DVSN, consisting of singer Daniel Daley and producer Paul ‘Nineteen85’ Jefferies talk about their creative process, staying inspired and making art in a bubble during the COVID-19 pandemic. They address mentorship, community outreach and the importance of being ambassadors for First Up with RBCxMusic, for emerging Canadian artists. Citing … Continue reading

Interview: Lindsey Stirling Talks “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “Home for the Holidays”, and Her Favourite Outfit from Her Christmas Special

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Grab your holiday onesies and stake your claim at the comfy end of the couch, because Lindsey Stirling is bringing the Christmas spirit straight from the stage to your living room. Following the release of her 2017 chart-topping holiday album Warmer in the Winter, the platinum-selling violinist, artist, dancer, and New York … Continue reading

Interview: Dr. Chris Gibbs Talks Return of Live Music, Socially Distanced Concerts, & The Future of Entertainment

By: Sasha Lindsay – Dr. Chris Gibbs, Chair, School of Creative Industries, Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University discusses the roadmap to recovery for live events, touches on nostalgia’s role in increased digital revenue, the theatrical side that is emerging in live events, how music and community will still thrive with safety measures being met … Continue reading

Interview: Adeline Saive Talks New Single, Debut EP, & Her Perfect Christmas Playlist

By: Curtis Sindrey – Montreal-based singer-songwriter Adeline Saive has spent the last year experimenting with genres including pop, folk, and soul, and is learning avidly from industry professionals, while having successfully released three singles in 2020 as an independent artist. Her anglophone debut single gathered over 20,000 streams on Spotify, and her francophone debut ranked in the Top 200 ADISQ charts in Québec … Continue reading

Interview: Abby Jasmine Talks “Who Cares?”, TikTok, & Creativity

By: Freda Looker –  Abby Jasmine got her start while creating content on Vine throughout her high school. Jasmine’s Vine was intentionally just for funny videos and transitioned into her singing, “I was about 14 years old, and I was always into making funny videos with my cousins. I love making people laugh, and with Vine … Continue reading

Interview: Madison Cunningham Talks New Covers EP “Wednesday”, Creative Block, & Future Plans

By: Freda Looker –  At age 7, Madison Cunningham began her journey as a passionate guitarist, and continually strives to learn from her idols. This is apparent in Cunningham’s grit to cover the greatest: Tom Waits, The Beatles, John Prine, Radiohead and more! Cunningham stepped brightly into the folk universe under Universal’s Verve Label Group back … Continue reading

Interview: Tommy Lee Talks “ANDRO”, the Power of Self, & Riding Life at 320 MPH

By: Allison Kugel – Tommy Lee has something to say about a lot of things. Iconic drummer for the multi-platinum selling rock band Mötley Crüe, solo artist, master of mayhem … philosopher? To have a conversation with Tommy Lee is to be regaled with tales of a life lived to the extreme, and to bear witness … Continue reading

Interview: The OBGMS Talk “The Ends”, Being a Black-Fronted Band in 2020, & Being Creative During COVID-19

By: Freda Looker –  Toronto’s The OBGMs are paving a new wave for the punk and rock scene since their first self-titled album in back in 2017 with outstanding tracks like “Torpedo” and “Beat Up Kidz”. The OBGMs are known for breaking genre barriers, and crafting their own unique sound. Densil McFarlane, the group’s lyricist, focuses … Continue reading

Interview: Julian Lennon Talks “Kiss the Ground”, Composting, & Restoring a World in Peril

By: Allison Kugel – Filmmakers Rebecca and Josh Tickell, along with music royalty, Julian Lennon, have worked tirelessly to produce the film, Kiss the Ground, an important documentary coming to Netflix on September 22nd. The film could not come at a better time, when our planet and the living beings that inhabit it are in need … Continue reading