New music Information Digest, Aug. 10, 2023

Festivals information

Muskoka Audio Festival (previously Sawdust Town Audio Competition) is a boutique 3-working day multi-location competition that requires place in Gravenhurst, ON, each individual Aug. This year it runs Aug. 18-20, in tandem with a sister party, Dockside Festival of the Arts. The latter fest takes place at Muskoka Wharf Exclusive Occasion Park and attributes Songwriters’ Circles and headlining performances from the likes of Alex Pangman & The Sweet Hots, Lindy Vopnfjörð, Kunlé, and Clerel. Others showing up at the Dockside Stage involve Claire Davis, Dayna Manning, Doghouse Orchestra, Eamon McGrath, Highway 11 Corridor Ukulele Players, and MMF founder Miranda Mulholland. As element of the Muskoka Audio Festival, Loreena McKennitt performs the Opera Household Stage for a offered-out Saturday night functionality. Far more information right here.

– Habari Africa is a free African new music and arts competition by Batuki Audio Culture that is again with its tenth edition at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Aug. 11–13. Much more facts listed here.

– The Manifesto festival in Toronto is now underway, featuring a  complete 7 days of occasions August 7-13 in celebration of 50 a long time of hip-hop. It is anchored by a live concert powered by The Block on Aug. 11, headlined by Los Angeles-centered rap star Aminé and Canadian rap pioneer Saukrates. A lot more information here.

– VENUExVENUE is a multi-working day, multi-venue stay new music fest coming to London, ON, and that includes top rising London regional artists. More than 50 artists will perform at 4 venues across London over 3 times, Nov. 9-11. Earlybird wristbands are on sale listed here now, until Sept. 12. A lot more info right here. The fest is presented by Indie Week, with the help of Slaight Audio, Ontario Generates, London Songs Office and Tourism London.

– Co-operative weather conditions and a strong and effectively-balanced musical lineup served make Hamilton’s Pageant of Close friends, a free of charge function at Gage Park, a key good results this past weekend (Aug. 4-6). This scribe caught the opening night mainstage headliners, Jeremie Albino and Bahamas. The previous impressed with his consider on countrified rock and a good quality guitar-significant band that bundled Sameer Dollars. Bahamas (Afie Jurvanen) then delighted the significant crowd with his mellow and effectively-crafted tender-rock tunes and droll concerning-track banter. His future album is reportedly place-concentrated, but this established collection concentrated on favourites from his presently-introduced discography. Mention should be made of his stellar Toronto-based mostly band, comprising Don Kerr (Rheostatics), Christine Bougie, Darcy Yates, and Felicity Williams. out?v=YY3V_oAYmMY

– I returned the next night time to see headliners The Wailers, who drew a bigger and extremely appreciative viewers. Specified that the heyday of Bob Marley‘s band was nearly 50 years back, it truly is no surprise that none of that outfit is nevertheless heading, but this version is led by Aston Barrett Jr., son of just one of the originals. They did justice to the most effective-identified Marley classics as effectively as these types of lesser-regarded gems as Rastaman Vibration and Ridiculous Baldheads, with the 1 flaw being frontman Mitchell Brunings’ constant shoutouts to Hamilton. Bob hardly ever pandered to his audience like that. Kudos to whoever managed the festival’s sound for a wonderful position.

– The totally free Welland Afro-Caribbean Competition operates Aug. 12 and 13 in Merrit Park, Welland, ON. Data and tix listed here

Market news

– SXSW Sydney is launching this Oct., and CIMA reviews that “our companions in film and tech will be making a small ‘Canada House’ with the Canadian Consulate in Sydney more than 3 times, Oct. 18-20, for the duration of the function. For this 12 months, we’d like to know if any of our firms are setting up to show up at and also if you have possibly applied or been accepted to showcase. Based on the participation, there could be some options for a Canadian music existence at Canada Property as properly. If you plan to show up at this party or may have an interest in executing so, make sure you full this type beneath. Master far more about SXSW Sydney below.

– A reminder that registration for Contact East 2023 is officially open right here. The conference will consider place in Woody Issue, Ktaqmkuk / NL, Sept. 21 -24. Contact East is APA‘s hallmark showcase summit and Atlantic Canada’s premiere performing arts scheduling convention. It is a four-day showcase and experienced enhancement event complete with close to 30 artist performances, showcase and pitch sessions, and networking opportunities. 

– On Aug. 9, Toronto rapper Tory Lanez was provided a 10-calendar year jail sentence in a Los Angeles courtroom for a few important felony costs, headed by his shooting of fellow rap star Megan Thee Stallion. Los Angeles Top-quality Court docket Judge David Herriford handed down the sentence to the 31-yr-outdated Lanez, who was convicted in Dec. of three felonies: assault with a semiautomatic firearm possessing a loaded, unregistered firearm in a car or truck and discharging a firearm with gross carelessness. Legal professionals for Lanez plan to enchantment the conviction. Study a lot more on the circumstance listed here.

– The Initial Peoples’ Cultural Council’s (FPCC) Arts Software offers up to $20K for emerging audio field professionals in the roles of administrator, agent, promoter, supervisor, function organizer or presenter. The deadline to utilize below is Sept. 15.

–The 28th annual Honey Jam Concert is coming up on Aug. 17 at TD Tunes Corridor in Toronto, featuring a variety of young emerging woman artists from throughout Canada in an array of musical genres. The concert is the culmination of the 2023 time of Honey Jam’s non-income artist enhancement programme which gives mentoring, instructional, functionality and networking opportunities 20 functions are set to just take the phase together with 18 emerging artists and 2 distinctive segments. Additional information right here. Tix below.

– Alberta Concentration, a method that includes an Alberta Tunes Showcase and 1-on-one meetings with international delegates, is now accepting programs from Alberta Audio members here, with a deadline of Aug. 16. Apply listed here.

– Substantially-heralded Toronto poet and songsmith Robert Priest offers an evening of song and poetry at Kensington Audio in Toronto tonight (Aug. 10). Tix right here. An future album was generated by Jaymz Bee.

– The Nora Kelly Band heads down from Montreal on Aug. 12 to preview their debut whole-duration album, Rodeo Clown, stay at Bar Orwell in Toronto. Tix in this article. Rodeo Clown is established to get there on Aug. 25 via Mint Data.