Music Biz Headlines, May 30, 2018

Small Faces' 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' turns 50: Phil Collen, Peter Frampton, Linda Thompson & more pay tribute. Under the recording guidance of the great Glyn Johns -- who had also spent '68...

Music Biz Headlines, May 30, 2018

By Kerry Doole

Small Faces' 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' turns 50: Phil Collen, Peter Frampton, Linda Thompson & more pay tribute

 Under the recording guidance of the great Glyn Johns -- who had also spent '68 already working on a ton of other albums including Beggars Banquet by the Rolling Stones, the second Traffic LP and the debut from The Pentangle -- the Small Faces pushed their art beyond the pop charts and toward a more adventurous strain of their signature sound – Ron Hart, Billboard

One Night Only: The Hip open up their Bathouse studio to promote Up Cannabis deal

Gord Downie's boots were the emotional highlight of a tour of the 1847 house-turned-recording facility near Kingston as the group helped promote its involvement with Up Cannabis  – Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun


Korea's other summit: K-pop album tops US charts for first time

BTS, a seven-member all male group from South Korea, beat Post Malone with their album Love Yourself: Tear to take the No 1 spot on the Billboard 200  – Benjamin Haas, Billboard

The UK’s eight best music festivals

From the Mighty Hoopla’s queer, pop-focused celebration to Download’s annual joyous metal onslaught, there’s an event this summer for everyone  – Leonie Cooper, The Guardian

Thousands from far right and Berlin's techno scene face off in rival rallies

German police deployed to keep anti-immigration AfD group and counter-protesters apart and avoid clashes – Agence France-presse

Jo Passed and all that jazz

The local quartet’s off-kilter rhythms and odd time signatures underscore an uncanny knack for hooks – John Lucas, Georgia Straight

The real-time reverence of Ry Cooder

Reverence is the ideal word for how multitudes of musicians, guitarists and fans over the decades and through generations, including this writer, have felt about Ry  – Paul Zollo, American Songwriter

Bonjay and Too Attached on the limits of "diversity"

On their just-completed Diversity Tour, the two Canadian acts satirized the "inclusive" banner that often obscures pursuits against racism, homophobia and oppression – Michael Rancic, NOW

How Wired lost $100K in Bitcoin

Here's what happened to our 13 Bitcoins—and to the millions of others that have faced the same fate  – Louise Matsakis, Wired

Wildlife: Faunts send off the incomparable Dave Regnier with concert love

The Edmonton band played a wake farewelling Dave Regnier, "our beloved party bear" – Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal

An unlikely union between an ’80s rock star and a folk choir blossoms in Bulgaria

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares teams up with Lisa Gerard of Dead Can Dance on a new project  – Jim Farber, NY Times


All Points East review – Björk brings life to corporate festival newcomer

Big-hitting headliners such as LCD Soundsystem and Lorde made the first All Points East a success, but thin afternoon bills and a fuzzy identity didn’t help   Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian

Music Music Life Death Music blends story with song in new ‘absurd’ production

The brand new musical keeps in line with One Little Goat’s penchant for off-kilter stories and speeches, trading realism for poetic rhythms and metaphors  – Carly Maga, Toronto Star

'This Is Nigeria' masterfully reframes Childish Gambino's epic video for a different audience

Folarin Falana, better known as the Nigerian rapper Falz, did something with Childish Gambino's incisive "This Is America" music video that no one else has managed: He deconstructed it and rebuilt it for his home audience  – Adam Rosenberg,

A look at Vancouver’s under-the-radar musicians

These emerging artists are all worth a read—and a listen. Introducing the next generation of Vancouver musicians. – Imogen Jefferies,  Montecristo

CP24 Car at 299 Yonge
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CP24 Car at 299 Yonge


Music Biz Headlines: The Fate of CP24's Famous Spinning Car at 299 Queen Toronto Headquarters

Also this week: Queen's catalogue sells, The Weeknd makes history, Celine Dion's moving documentary and more.

CP24 is moving. Here’s what that means for the iconic car on the side of the Queen Street building

The CP24 truck bursting out of the side of 299 Queen Street West has been a staple of Toronto for decades. – Andy Tagaki, Toronto Star

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