In Marvel, a brand new documentary about singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes, is coming to Netflix on Nov. 23, simply days forward of his fourth studio album, Marvel, which arrives on Dec. 4. Mendes launched the album’s title observe as an advance single on Oct. 2. The feature-length documentary, helmed by veteran music video director Grant Singer, is an intimate have a look at Mendes’ life and journey, filmed over the previous couple of years. In Marvel will seemingly function footage of Mendes from his 2019 self-titled world tour that took him throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It was a particular occasion choice on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition final month.
– Juno-winning Hamilton roots-rocker Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Lee Harvey Osmond, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) was arrested yesterday (Oct. 14) throughout a protest towards a housing growth in Caledonia that has angered the native Indigenous group. The Hamilton Spectator reports that “Wilson stated throughout a Twitter livestream on Wednesday that he was arrested earlier that day ‘for delivering meals to land defenders at 1492 Land Again Lane, and in addition I went with a number of different musicians to carry out for the households there.'”
“I suppose in Canada that’s unlawful now,” stated Wilson, who carried out at one of many Land Again music concert events the place artists corresponding to Logan Staats, Derek Miller and Huge Joe Sharrow have additionally taken the stage. The OPP confirmed that Wilson, angered by “state violence and blatant racism” confronted by land defenders in Caledonia, was charged with mischief and disobeying a court docket order.
– A reminder that the Canadian Impartial Music Affiliation (CIMA) and MusicOntario are holding their Annual Basic Assembly at this time (Oct. 15) just about on Zoom, 3-4 pm EDT. Performing are Savannah Taylor and Tennyson King, with visitor audio system Jim Mahoney (VP World Operations, Merlin Community), David “Click on” Cox (President, CLK Artistic Works) & Ian Andre Espinet (Membership & Live performance Impressario, Iconic Arts & Leisure Inc.) The complete listing of nominees for the 2020-23 CIMA Board of Administrators will be discovered right here. RSVP for the AGM here
– The Jim Beam Nationwide Expertise Search is now taking place just about Oct. 13 – 20, with 30-minute episodes spotlighting 5 bands from eight Canadian cities. Hosted by Josie Dye of INDIE88, every episode will give attention to one metropolis and have interviews and performances from 5 gifted native bands. Go to INDIES.CA to vote to your favorite native artist. The Grand Prize winner will carry out on the 2021 Indie Awards in Toronto.
– On the Prix MNB Awards, 19 awards will likely be offered to artists and business professionals who’ve made their mark on the provincial music scene. Music NB members can vote here
– Toronto indie-rock artist Taylor Johnson – aka The Hope State – would have turned 33 yesterday (Oct. 14), however he lately handed away from an undiagnosed medical situation. To rejoice his life and work, an album of his materials, Burn or Bloom, was launched yesterday. Musical associates and friends are paying tribute by performing his songs on Instagram. These taking part embody members of The Strumbellas, Jeremie Albino, The Balconies, Whale and The Wolf, Laurent Bourque, and David Newberry. Examine the artists’ Instagram pages for the schedule.
– For greater than three a long time Canadian philanthropist, actor and singer Tom Jackson has ushered within the Vacation season together with his seasonal selection present and fundraiser, The Huron Carole. Whereas its thirty third season might look just a little completely different this yr resulting from covid, the present —designed to assist native meals banks and different social service companies nationwide — is about to press on beginning this November. It’s being deliberate as a digital occasion that may both be loved from dwelling or a neighborhood venue’s massive display screen inside its regional social distancing protocol and allowance. Data here.
– Now primarily based in NYC, Canadian composer, arranger and bandleader Darcy James Argue continues to draw consideration within the US together with his adventurous massive band, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. The 18-piece jazz orchestra’s Actual Enemies undertaking is a well timed one. It started as a jazz-theater work co-commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and others that premiered at BAM in 2015 as a multimedia collaboration with author/director Isaac Butler and filmmaker Peter Nigrini. The 2016 Actual Enemies album earned Argue and the Secret Society a Grammy Award nomination for Finest Giant Jazz Ensemble Album. He has now reimagined Actual Enemies as a cinematic expertise for the Cal Performances At Dwelling collection, premiering on Oct. 21. Learn extra on this feature within the San Francisco Classical Voice. A serious expertise, Argue deserves much more publicity in his native nation.
– Launched in March, DNA Activation, the second album from Eritrean-Canadian singer/songwriter Witch Prophet, obtained a really optimistic response, culminating in its putting on the Polaris Music Prize‘s shortlist (the winner will likely be introduced subsequent week). This is a model new video for one of many tracks, Tesfay.
– Final Friday, BreakOut West: Dwelling Version wrapped after 15 days. Though 2020 proved to be an uncommon yr, given the circumstances surrounding Covid-19, the digital fest and convention introduced attendees immersive on-line experiences, the place artists and business professionals got the chance to increase their careers with 112 audio system, 18 panel discussions, 7 networking occasions, and over 443 digital conferences with 95 mentors. Music discovery was celebrated as properly with 51 Spotlight Artists featured all through the occasion. In whole, over 720 folks attended the occasions, with delegates becoming a member of in from 15 completely different nations, sharing their precious perception. BreakOut West plans a return to Winnipeg, MB in 2021, from Oct. 13-17.
– Andrea Morris’ AM to FM Promotions hosts a digital efficiency by Canadian nation artist Amanda Hagel at this time (Oct. 15) at 8 am PDT. View it here
– John Cody and former Leonard Cohen backing singer Perla Batalla have teamed up for a duet to learn the Unison Benevolent Fund. An excerpt of The Nice Divide initially aired on the CBC Radio podcast The Band Played On, which coated a teacher-student intercourse abuse scandal at Bell Excessive College in Ottawa throughout the Nineteen Eighties. The music The Nice Divide was downloaded over 1 million instances from the episode and has been in fixed demand ever since. Cody, one of many victims, has now created a shifting video for the music, that includes performances by Batalla and himself. Providers by all of the musicians concerned recording The Nice Divide have been donated and the video, accomplished by Cody at his dwelling studio, features a mini-doco detailing the music’s background and its significance.
Struggling some critical well being problems with his personal, Cody – together with the blessing of Batalla – is assigning all web gross sales generated by The Nice Divide to music business charity the Unison Benevolent Fund. Unison has executed a lot to assist me and others throughout troublesome instances that they’ve supplied me with a lifeline,” stated Cody in an announcement. “With out them, I’m undecided how I’d survive. I needed to present again and that is the easiest way I can determine learn how to do it.” Donate to Unison here. To buy The Nice Divide, please go to a streaming platform of your alternative: Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora. Perla Batalla’s Apple music web site is here. (Nick Krewen).
– Indie Week has introduced Martin Atkins as a keynote speaker for its digital version subsequent month. The founder of business supergroup Pigface, he has performed in 9 Inch Nails and PiL, and is taken into account one of many music business’s foremost audio system on DIY advertising and touring. His handle is on Nov. 10 at 3 pm EST, and on Nov. 14 he has a dialog with Michael Illargo, who signed Metallica, and Wendy Day, who labored with Eminem. Closing at this time (Oct. 15) at 5 pm is a $10 low cost promo code (IWC20OFF) for Indie Week.
– Mariposa Folks Competition is releasing a brief video vignette showcasing the music and legend of Joni Mitchell. The Mariposa Digital Stage will likely be internet hosting this 15-minute video, titled Episode 2, on Mariposa’s Fb web page at 8 pm EDT, on Oct. 15. For many who miss the launch occasion, the vignette may also be obtainable on Mariposa’s web site here. These “Episodes” pay homage to people and Mariposa legends by combining uncommon and unearthed archival footage with compelling up to date performances. The Episodes assist rejoice the famed fest’s sixtieth anniversary. Episode 1, launched to fashionable acclaim in June, featured Gordon Lightfoot and Dala.
– Meg Toohey, Sara Bareilles, and the Waitress Band pay tribute to the late Canadian Broadway star Nick Cordero with a brand new music, Fortunate Streak. The 2 singers and the musicians who performed alongside Cordero within the authentic Waitress have come collectively for a stirring celebration of a life misplaced too quickly. Supply: Billboard
– Toronto world music group Al Qawha Ensemble has launched Marrakesh, the primary single from its upcoming album African Routes, out Nov. 27. The group contains famous singer Maryem Tollar and wind participant Ernie Tollar. The video for the observe is formally out tomorrow, however this is an advance look.
– Adventurous Hamilton music pageant Something Else has been internet hosting free reveals on the Gazebo in Hamilton’s Bayfront Park, Saturday afternoons from 1 pm. Subsequent up on Oct. 17 is the acclaimed Rob Clutton Trio from Toronto. Beneficial.
– Canadian pop-country artist, Jordyn Pollard has been chosen because the first-ever Stingray Music Trending Monitor Artist for her new single Again To Us. Stingray began the Trending Monitor initiative with Pollard on Oct. 12, and can proceed to assist rising Canadian expertise on taking part nation radio stations. Each different month, Stingray will choose a special artist’s observe to be featured and obtain two months of assist and a minimal of 25 spins per week throughout 19 stations.