Audio News Digest, Jan. 26, 2023

Awards information

Categorised and The East Ideas lead the 2023 East Coastline Audio Awards nominations record with 6 each and every, followed by Jason Benoit with 5 and David Myles, Madison Violet, Andrew Waite and Lisa LeBlanc, with 4 apiece. Musical artists from Nova Scotia — exterior Cape Breton — attained the most nominations, with 86, followed by artists from Newfoundland and Labrador with 58, New Brunswick with 40, P.E.I. with 29, and Cape Breton with 20. The festival’s 2023 version is scheduled for May perhaps 3-7 in Halifax. See the whole listing of nominees right here

Festivals news

– Just after two many years of an online-only hiatus because of to the Covid pandemic, Toronto’s yearly Winterfolk Blues and Roots Pageant is again in-particular person for its 21st Anniversary. On Feb. 24, a streamed concert will operate 8-10.30 pm online, followed by two times of reside new music, Feb. 25 and 26, 1-10 pm.

The pageant moves to the Kensington Marketplace hood this year. The potent lineup includes Sultans of String, Gary Kendall Band, Anne Lindsay, Alfie Smith, Brian Blain, Brian Gladstone, Chris Birkett, Danny Marks, David Celia Band, David Essig, David Laronde, Garnetta Cromwell & DaGroovmasters, Hilario Duran, Howard Gladstone, Isabel & The Uncommons, Kevin Breit, Laura Fernandez, Laura Hubert Band, Melanie Peterson, Noah Zacharin, Ori Dagan, Paul Mills, Quarrington and Adams (Q & A), The Swingin’ Blackjacks, The Vaudevillian, and Tyler Ellis. A comprehensive artist list is here.

Business news

– Enthusiasts and the public are invited to contribute to a fundraising marketing campaign to rejoice and honour musician Jackie Shane with a commemorative plaque in downtown Toronto. The legacy and affect of the ’60s Toronto soul singer and Black trans pioneer has enjoyed a resurgence in latest many years, together with a 2019 Grammy nomination, a Polaris Audio Prize Heritage Award nomination, and a new Heritage Moment.  Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Tale, a Crave First documentary co-manufactured by Banger Films, Bell Media and the NFB, is now in creation with an predicted launch in 2024.

All donors will be invited to the unveiling of the plaque, which is prepared for June 2023 in the course of Pride Toronto. Donors can also adhere to and be a part of the journey on Instagram at @thejackieshaneplaque. Donations, general public or non-public, can be produced via the JustGiving Campaign Page or by cheque, and presents $20 or around will receive a Heritage Toronto charitable donation tax receipt.

– Nunavut musicians now have a tunes business affiliation to contact their individual with the just-introduced development of  Nunavut Music. Organizers say that the non-earnings will operate to guidance business pros, create occupations and improve the Inuit language and tradition. 

– Girls In Songs Canada has announced the special programming that will consider position in March in celebration of Intercontinental Women’s Day. Via March 7 and 8 in Toronto, artists and field professionals will participate in workshops, speaking engagements and networking possibilities, followed by the inaugural Women In Tunes Canada Honours. The function honours the 2023 recipients regarded for their excellent success and contributions to the tunes business. Tickets are available in this article, along with much more info. Sign-up for sessions right here.

– Nickelback has introduced its 2023 Get Rollin’ Tour, in guidance of its recent 10th studio album, Get Rollin’. Produced by Live Country, the trek visits 38 metropolitan areas this summer months, kicking off on June 12 in Quebec Town, at Videotron Centre, with stops throughout North The us in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Nashville and more prior to wrapping up on Aug. 30 in Belmont Park, NY. State rocker Brantley Gilbert joins the band on all non-festival dates along with one more nation artist Josh Ross. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 27) here.

– Silent Tears: The Final Yiddish Tango, a recent album of original tunes dependent on the stories of Canadian women who survived the Holocaust, has acquired global attention and glowing testimonials. It was brought to daily life before this week with its marketed-out initially in-individual general public functionality (Jan. 24 at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage). Toronto-based producer Dan Rosenberg (exec producer of the album) place the live performance together, recruiting Toronto’s Payadora Tango Ensemble, a entire world-class contemporary chamber-new music ensemble that specializes in Argentinian/Uruguayan tango, and Lenka Lichtenberg, one of the star vocalists on the recording. Learn far more about the task in this Ottawa Citizen aspect and the EPK underneath.

– Roddy Colmer is a musician and comedian who built a splash on Howard Stern’s display and with a #1 comedy LP, Comfortably Dumb, and his own Sirius XM application, The Dumb Demonstrate. He is also the creator and curator of Unplugged North, a regular Toronto are living acoustic tunes collection at The El Mocambo. It has now showcased such notables as Jully Black, Andrew Hyatt, and Nefe, and the sturdy Jan. 29 lineup comprises Chad Cost, Andrea Ramolo, Yarro, and Victory. Additional facts are right here.

– Hillside Inside of is the winter live performance series of well-liked Guelph summer season fest Hillside. On Feb. 3, the generally entertaining turntablist/composer Kid Koala x Lealani headlines a display at Royal Metropolis Mission in Guelph, with special visitor DJ Skratch Bastid also on the invoice. at?v=OWPnUCvFbp4

– Artist submissions to showcase at Contact East 2023 (set for Woody Stage, NL, in Sept.) are open up from now till Feb. 13 Much more facts below.

Artists news

– Hugely-lauded Toronto-primarily based earth songs artist Sina Bathaie plays Revival in Toronto on Feb. 4. Here’s a latest tune you can count on to listen to there. Tix in this article.

– Acclaimed honkytonk troubadour Zachary Blessed is at present touring Ontario. He performs Clifford Brewery in Hamilton tonight (Jan. 26), adopted by reveals in Parry Audio, Lions Head, Midland, Sarnia, Goderich, Orillia, Toronto, and Peterborough. Itinerary and ticket details here.

– Studio E in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, is hosting its first Writer’s Round tonight (Jan. 26), with Brian Melo, Jacob Moon, Mattie Leon, and Steven Ryan swapping tracks and stories in an personal and interactive surroundings. Tickets are out there for $25 listed here. out?v=ebNebu_dPqQ

– A powerful pair of punk-inflected bands rocked Mills Hardware in Hamilton past weekend. Regional trio Nervous Pleasers amazed with their snappy melodies in an opening set, adopted by Vancouver punk veterans The Black Halos. The talent-stacked quintet features bassist John Kerns (ex-Age of Electric) and guitar ace Rich Jones, currently aspect of Michael Monroe’s band, and they laid down good riffs and backing vocals for frontman Billy Hopeless. He is obtained a good deal of entertaining moves, and his gutsy vocals drove tunes from the group’s latest album, How the Darkness Doubled. Just one standout new track was Ain’t No Very good Time to Say Goodbye, dedicated to Hopeless’ friend Chi Pig, of SNFU fame. Spied producing the scene ended up neighborhood rockers Chris Houston, Gene Champagne (The Killjoys), Scott McCullough (Rusty), and impresario Lou Molinaro.

– Canzona Chamber Players current Trio Ink with guest soprano Rachel Krehm for two Toronto concert events before long. A Toronto Island concert is established for Feb. 5 (2 pm) at St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Church (tix below), followed by a Feb. 6 overall performance at 27 Sherbourne St North (tickets here).