Calgary’s alternative weekly newspaper ruffled some feathers when they called out Canadian music as being “boring” and “mediocre”. Get the scoop and check out some other headlines making news this week in Canadian music.


FFWD Labels Canadian Music “Boring”

In a confusing article that launched some of Canada’s industry types into a heated conversation, FFWD called out Canadian music for being “boring” and attacked the industry for giving in to “mediocrity”.

The article itself was released last week, but the conversation filled Twitter space in the days thay followed. We’ll reserve all judgements…  we’re still too busy trying to figure out how 4/10 equals a majority…


Six Shooter Records Launches Inaugural Music Festival

Canada’s beloved folk-roots record label, Six Shooter Records kick off their inaugural music festival, Interstellar Rodeo. Held at Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre, the three-day festival will include headlining acts like Gillian Welch, Blue Rodeo, and Randy Newman.

The festival will also include some of the Six Shooter family, including Whitehorse, The Beauties, and Jenn Grant.


Bruce Springsteen, Drammenshallen, Norway

The Boss Adds More Canadian Dates

Bruce Springsteen has announced that he will extend his tour, including the addition of three more Canadian dates. Adding to the previously announced stops in Toronto and Moncton, the tour will now include shows in Ottawa (Oct 19), Hamilton (Oct 21), and Vancouver (Nov 26).

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