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2016 Juno Awards

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2016 Juno Awards

The nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards are now in. Leading the pack this year are the three Canadian male artists who dominated the charts here and internationally in 2015. The Weeknd notched six nominations, followed by Drake and Justin Bieber, with five apiece. Two fast-rising young stars, Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes were nominated in four categories each, while Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Walk Off The Earth, and Tobias Jesso Jr. scored three each. The blue-ribbon events in Calgary will run from March 28 to April 3, climaxing with the televised JUNO Awards show at The Calgary Saddledome on April 3. On hand to participate at the JUNOs will be the three winners of the inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Masterclass, Fortunate Ones (nominated in the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year category), Slow Leaves, and Derrival. And the nominees in the main categories are: JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY TD) Alessia Cara Island ...

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RHINO TO “START YOUR EAR OFF RIGHT” WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW...

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RHINO TO “START YOUR EAR OFF...

RHINO TO “START YOUR EAR OFF RIGHT” WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW RELEASES Exclusive Releases Available From The Replacements, Velvet Underground, Devo, Grateful Dead, The Monkees, Blue Man Group, The Cars, Cibo Matto, And More! TORONTO – January has long been a barren wasteland in the world of new music releases. With most acts rushing to get albums out before the holidays, the first month of the year has far too often been an afterthought to record labels. Rhino changes all that in 2016 with their first ever “Start Your Ear Off Right” campaign. On Tuesday, January 22nd, Rhino will release 15 titles from some of the most revered acts in music including The Replacements, Velvet Underground, Devo, Grateful Dead, many of them limited editions. These will be available only at participating brick and mortar retail outlets.

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~WSGR – Avant Garage 2015 Top 10 Album List

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~WSGR – Avant Garage...

Special thanks to Peter Nobel - DJ extrodinaire on Port Huron's WSGR 91.3 FM radio station.  Below is his list of Top 10 Albums of 2015. Top 10 of 2015 10: Shopping - Why Choose Late 70s sounding post-punk, with bass hooks and chirping guitars. The album Gang Of Four wished they made in 2015. 9: Thurneman - De Raknar Vara Dagar Scandinavian hardcore punk, 80s style, with, dare I say, occasional melodic riffs. For fans of SST vintage Husker Du 8: Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect Sneering post-punk, born from the grittiness of a broken Detroit. Powerfully bleak. 7: FFS - FFS The best New Wave album I've heard in decades. Collaborations do work. 6: The Districts - A Flourish And A Spoil Fuzzy, earnest pub rock, with angst of living in a crappy place. 5: The Sonics - This Is The Sonics Sets the bar again for garage rock, 50 years after they first set that bar 4: Pierre & Bastien - ...

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WSGR’s HOT LIST for the end of November 2015

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WSGR’s HOT LIST for the...

Have you given Port Huron's college radio station a listen?  If you want to hear eclectic music in the Bluewater area, this will be the station for you.  Dial into 91.3 FM -WSGR.  Below is a sample of what is played.  This is their HOT LIST for November.... 1    TANG SOLEIL    Outboard Sensory Meridian Response    Dusty Medical 2    TIMMY'S ORGANISM     Heartless Heathen    Third Man 3    COLD BEAT    Into The Air    Crime On The Moon 4    FUZZ    II    In The Red 5    DEERHUNTER    Fading Frontier    4AD 6    OBNOX    Wiglet    Ever/Never 7    DEAD WEATHER    Dodge And Burn    Third Man 8    VIDEO    The Entertainers    Third Man 9    MARINOL NATION    Field Of Dreams 10    KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD    Paper Mache Dream Balloon    ATO 11    WAVVES    V    Ghostramp-WBR 12    COKE WEED    Mary Weaver    Beyond Beyond Is Beyond 13    PROTOMARTYR    The Agent Intellect    Hardly Art 14    JOANNA NEWSOM    Divers    Drag City 15    SPRAY PAINT    Dopers    Monofonus Press 16    KURT VILE    B'lieve I'm Goin Down...    Matador 17    W-X    W-X    Castle Face 18    ...

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Inspirational Documentary in the works…

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Inspirational Documentary in...

Our talented friend Dwayne Cloes has been busy once again with his video camera. A while back, he did a documentary on Cheeky Monkey called "The Last Record Store." CLICK HERE to view. Now he has trained his lens on local musician D'Arcy Krumholtz. The film is a work in progress, but just this first part is inspirational to say the least. Give it a look and watch for more to come.

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Polaris Prize 2015 – Canadian Music Award for talent...

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  MA note - The Polaris Music Prize is a music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label Photo by Dustin Rabin   Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Power In The Blood Wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize SEPTEMBER 21 2015 · BY AARON BROPHY ( on www.polarismusicprize.ca) Polaris Music Prize Gala 2015 Winner Buffy Sainte-Marie Carlu, Toronto - September 21, 2015. Photo by Dustin Rabin Polaris Music Prize Gala 2015 winner Buffy Sainte-Marie. Photo by Dustin Rabin Buffy Sainte-Marie has won the 2015 Polaris Music Prize for the album Power In The Blood, besting the nine other albums on the Polaris Short List. Sainte-Marie performed the songs “Power In The Blood” and “Carry It On” during her Polaris Gala set. The Prize, which goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on “artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation,” was determined by a Grand Jury ...

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Canada finally has vinyl pressing plant

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Canada finally has vinyl...

As reported on website FYI Music... Calgary's oddly named Canada Boy Vinyl (CBV) became a reality this weekend when Dean Reid's two-year near obsession to retro-fit a suburban industrial warehouse space printed out 12-inch pressings by Big Sugar and Calgary band Chron Goblin. The machines, purchased in Germany and the UK, have the capacity to stamp out several thousand pressings a day, according to GM Dillon Romney who, like Reid, is a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and both in their spare time play in local band Resurrection. The 6,500 square-foot plant also houses Magnetic North Studios that specializes in 2 inch analog tape and 24-track analog recording. To find out more about CBV, link here MA note: - hopefully this is good news for all our vinyl loving customers. Until now, there were only 2 main vinyl record pressing plants, both in the U.S. With the revival of records,the pressing plants ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 197

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Aug 11, 2015 Opening Segment: First Friday Events, Special mention to local band 'BIG HIGHWAY' AN interview with NDP leader Jason McMichael Photos from the 5th annual international powerboat festival. The Entertainment Scene: Winners of INDIEFEST 2015 'OPUS REX' invite us to the Johnny Warrent studios where they are currently working on their new CD to be released soon. The Band talks about their learning curves and their intentions for the new CD. www.opusrex.com In The Community: Many children want to play and excel at sports. Unfortunately not all children can afford to play. Graham Holmes, founder of Empower Play has a solution. Several special events are planned to raise funds for the children in the community. Graham Holmes shares the details of how you can get involved. www.empower-play.com Apps with Mark Russell: Ever wonder what the lyrics to a song mean?

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Ian Tyson & Led Zepplin in the news – May 2015

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Ian Tyson & Led Zepplin...

IAN TYSON has been announced as the University of Lethbridge Senate’s fourth 2015 Honorary Degree recipient. The U of L will present Tyson with the degree of Doctor of Laws, honouris causa on May 29. Fellow southern Alberta country entertainer Corb Lund will read Tyson’s citation at the official ceremony. Now 82, the retired Alberta rancher and author of "Four Strong Winds" recently released Carnero Vaquero, his 13th album for Stony Plain Records. Led Zeppelin has stood accused of nicking licks and melodies from a wide assortment of American bluesmen including Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Muddy Waters. These charges have never been proven, but on occasion the band has acknowledged sources and added song credits. Now the band's epic hallmark "Stairway To Heaven" is in the docket, following a California court filing last week brought by an attorney representing the band Spirit and it's deceased frontman and songwriter ...

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Stones Sticky Fingers re-issue announcement…

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Stones Sticky Fingers re-issue...

STICKY FINGERS, the Rolling Stones classic 1971 album, is to be reissued, finally, with its famous zipper cover. The deluxe anniversary edition was schedule in April but a snag in manufacturing the original cover art pushed it back. Universal Music now has it scheduled for a June 9 release date. The original was the first release on the band's Rolling Stones Records label, after having been under contract since 1963 with Decca in the UK and London Records in NA. Much of the recording for Sticky Fingers was made using The Rolling Stones' mobile studio, which was recently purchased and refurbished by the National Music Centre in Calgary. Material included on that album will be included in the Stones' upcoming Zip Code summer tour which winds up July 15th at Quebec's Le Festival D’Été de Québec. Will be available on CD and vinyl in many choices of packages. 1 CD - already avail 1 LP 2 ...

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