Commentary: nine things to look out for at this year’s CityFolk

CityFolk is back this year, taking place from Sept. 13-17 at Lansdowne Park. While there are many things to check out at this year’s festival, here are the top 10 things to see and do. 1) With a range of styles from Post Malone to Ruth B, there’s a sound for everyone. Canadian artists like Rose Cousins, as well as international artists like Tank and the Bangas, will appear at CityFolk. It’s a great place to listen to what you like as well as well as to get exposed to a new kind of sound. 2) Amanda Marshall—who hasn’t released any new material since 2001—will appear at the festival. She’s worked with big names like Elton John, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and […]

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Letter: George Martin’s influence on music incomparable, yet still largely unknown

Who the hell is George Martin? Last Wednesday I posted a status on Facebook about the death of George Martin, making sure to assure people that no, it wasn’t George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels (some are very concerned he may die before he finishes the series). No, the George Martin who passed away on March 9 was not the jolly grandfatherly-looking fellow whose books have been adapted into the pop culture phenomenon Game of Thrones TV show, but a George Martin who has had an equal, if not greater influence on pop culture—and no one seems to know who the hell he is. Music critics have compared him over the years […]

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