Here you go: stream Austra’s new album Olympia!
Rules for Outdoor Festival-goers!
We’ve put together an infographic to show the creative span of supergroup Broken Social Scene! The band has had more than 20 members who have formed their own bands, and in some cases those bands have featured members of other notable acts.
To emphasize the collective nature of the scene, we’ve also included several members who simply collaborated on recordings. For instance, KC Accidental was Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin’s band, but their recordings feature at least seven other BSS members.
Oh, and if you’re curious, BSS is only two degrees removed from Kevin Bacon.
We asked you what bands you’d have in the lineup for your Canadian dream festival. You were allowed to choose any Canadian bands you wanted (even if they don’t exist any more), at any venue you could imagine.
The result: the Too Good To Be True Canadian Music Festival!
Want to win it? Sure you do!
Check out the Arts & Crafts prize pack giveaway:
To win one of five Arts & Crafts 10-year prize packs, including a double CD, tote bag, Broken Social Scene book (This Book Is Broken), T-shirt and stickers, write a Haiku about any Arts & Crafts band on the album and tweet it to @CBC_Music, tagging it #AC10Haiku.
The five best poems will win!
R.I.P. Robert Zildjian.
New Brunswick-based Sabian Cymbals founder dies at 89.
Coming from 10 generations of Armenian cymbal makers, Robert Zildjian set up shop in tiny Meductic, N.B. His cymbals have been used by drumming heavyweights including Neil Peart of Rush, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bill Cahn of the Nexus percussion group, Terry Bozzio of Frank Zappa’s band, jazz great Jack DeJohnette and dozens more.
Read more about his life here.
Cash said, “I sat with my pen in my hand, trying to think up the worst reason a person could have for killing another person, and that’s what came to mind.”
‘Best Baked Goods Innuendo’ is quite a category, really.