William Prince’s Gospel First Nation is a Nostalgic Ode to Home

William Prince gave us not one, but two albums in 2020! His new album, Gospel First Nation, came out October 23rd on Six Shooter Records.  The album is a gospel country record inspired by his childhood home on Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Prince returned home to his First Nation during the pandemic to find comfort amidst all the uncertainty. […]

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Alexisonfire and Indspire Partner to support young Indigenous artists

Canadian post-hardcore band, Alexisonfire, have partnered with the Indspire charity to support Indigenous musicians and artists. The band said they have been collecting $1 from every concert ticket sold for the last two years with the company, Plus1. As a result, they were able to create the Alexisonfire Indigenous Music Bursary.  Beginning in 2020, the […]

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Commemorate Chanie Wenjack and Gord Downie during Secret Path Week

Secret Path Week begins Saturday, October 17th through October 22nd. It is a special week to commemorate Chanie Wenjack and Gord Downie. Both dates are significant because October 17th, 2017 is when Gord Downie unfortunately passed away from brain cancer. October 22nd, 1966 marks the day Chanie Wenjack sadly passed away from hunger and exposure […]

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Update: Trick-or-treating not encouraged in the capital this Halloween

The beloved spooky autumn celebration of Halloween will look different this year. On October 14th, Ottawa’s top doctor, Vera Etches, encouraged people not to trick-or-treat for Halloween 2020. She mentioned that candy bowls are high risk in the transmission of COVID-19. However, that doesn’t mean you and your kids can’t dress up and collect candy within your […]

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2020 Polaris Prize Short List featuring Lido Pimienta, Jessie Reyez & nêhiyawak

As we lead up to this year’s virtual Polaris Music Prize celebration on Monday, October 19th, you might be looking to get a listen in on the short list of 10 albums, which includes the likes of 2017 Polaris winner, Lido Pimienta, moccasin-gaze band, nêhiyawak, beloved pop artist, Jessie Reyez and more. Check it out below! 2020’s […]

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