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TD Bank brings even more music to Calgary!

April 20, 2016

2016 is Calgary’s Year of Music, which means that almost every day is packed with once in a lifetime concerts, packed music halls, surprises show and historic openings like the National Music Centre.  The Year of Music celebration also included the …

Six JUNO events that aren’t the JUNOs!

March 8, 2016

As you may have heard, The 45th annual JUNO awards are coming to Calgary at the end of March. It’s all apart of Calgary’s Year of Music celebration. I’ve actually been to a few JUNOs and I find that so …

Calgary to host the 2016 Junos!

February 27, 2015

Well this is just great news! It’s just been announced that Calgary will be playing host to the 2016 Juno Awards.  Which, in case you didn’t know, are like our Grammy Awards. Except they’re like the Oscars, because CTV has …

On repeat: Meet the new Meaghan Smith!

April 16, 2014

Previously on Meaghan Smith, on top of celebrating the release of her first studio release The Cricket’s Orchestra, the Ontario-born singer, also won the 2011 Juno for Best New Artist of the Year. Now, on Meaghan Smith.   Meet the all new …

Dallas Green drops out of the Junos!

February 11, 2014

In terms of classy moves, they don’t come much classier. Check out a statement released by City and Colour: “I have had the pleasure of performing on the JUNO Awards many times and have been honoured by the recognition I’ve …

Junos: Who do you think deserves to win Video of the Year?

February 4, 2014

This morning Canadian artists all across the country sat by their phones, hoping, praying and wishing that they’d hear the news that every musician wants to hear: They’ve been nominated for a Junos. Yup, this morning, the nominations for this …

Polaris Prize’s shocking Serena snub!

June 13, 2013

This is the time of year where I write a post about the the recently announced Polaris Prize long list, normally gushing over the nominees and curiously excited about which Canadian artist would win the huge $30,000 prize.  See, here’s …

The Junos in tweets: Night #2

April 21, 2013

Juno awards start right now!I’m backstage, tweeting all night!#junoawards — Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) April 22, 2013 Michael Buble’s funny intro features cameos from @kellyripa, @drphil and @therealrussellp! #junoawards — Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) April 22, 2013 Leonard Cohen wins Songwriter of …

Interview: Walk Off The Earth are just about to take off!

April 21, 2013

There’s perhaps no bigger sign of a changing music industry than Ontario’s Walk Off The Earth. Together since 2006 in one form or another and posting videos on YouTube since 2009, the band broke out in a huge way last …

Day #1 at the Junos in Regina!

April 20, 2013

  Juno Fan Fare is about to kick off.Time to bring out my earplugs! #junos… — Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) April 20, 2013   One can only hope that an iota of @michaelbuble‘s swagger rubbed off on me, or sweat. …

Juno Awards Preview: Group of the Year!

April 18, 2013

The year’s Juno nominees for Group of the Year is perhaps my favourite category, just because it’s so strong. All five of the bands have done amazing things in the past twelve months. Even though some are newer than others, …

Juno Awards Preview: Artist of the Year!

April 17, 2013

The 2013 Junos preview continues today. I thought it’d be good to look at Artist of the Year!  It’s always fun to go back and look at the winners and even the nominees. Man, oh man, is Canadian music awesome…and …

Juno Awards Preview: Who will win Breakthrough Artist of the Year?

April 14, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, if you love Canadian music, it is. It’s officially Juno week, which means that just in a few short days, all the country’s biggest stars will descend upon Regina and celebrate …

Said the Whale gets punchy with this new teaser video!

April 8, 2013

Well, I’ve certainly never seen a promo for a new album like this before. Vancouver pop-rockers Said the Whale, who won the 2011 Juno for New Group of the Year,  get down right punch drunk for the quick clip announcing …

Juno Awards Preview: Who will win Video of the Year?

March 5, 2013

In the coming weeks, I thought it’d be fun to highlight some of my favourite categories at this year’s Juno Awards, which take place in April in Regina. So let’s kick things off with the always fun Video of the …