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TVO's Steve Paikin Puts the Spotlight On Canada's Music Scenes

Ontario pubcaster TVO's weekday public affairs program The Agenda more than not delves into political and social issues of the day, but host (pictured) Steve Paikin twice this week has focussed his attention on aspects of Canadian music and he does it, as ever, with clarity, humour and professionalism.

TVO's Steve Paikin Puts the Spotlight On Canada's Music Scenes

By FYI Staff

Pubcaster TVO's weekday public affairs program The Agenda more than not delves into political and social issues of the day, but host Steve Paikin twice this week has focussed his attention on aspects of Canadian music and he does it, as ever, with clarity, humour and professionalism. With credit to the public broadcaster, and The Agenda with Steve Paikin, here are the two shows we thought to bring to your attention.


Over the last number of years, Canada has lost musical giants Leonard Cohen, Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, and Rush's Neil Peart. But, are they being replaced by a generation of Canadian musical stars - Drake, and Alessia Cara, for example - who are more confident and unabashedly Canadian? On Monday, TVO’s weekday show, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, asked some aficionados to weigh in on how the music industry is changing.

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Toronto’s hardcore punk-rock past

Was "Toronto the Good" once a hardcore punk-rock haven? Yes, say the authors of Tomorrow is Too Late - Toronto Hardcore Punk in the 1980s, which details the often-angry and wall-shaking subculture that existed in the city. The book is a result of two years of interviews with punk bands and their followers and endless sifting through thousands of grimy photographs. Co-author Shawn Chirrey and contributing author Simon Harvey discuss their work.

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Tanya Tagaq Plays a Pivotal Role in 'True Detective' Season Finale

The Inuk artist provides vocals for the HBO series' soundtrack, and her song "Submerged" scores a pivotal moment in the season finale, in which she appears as an actress.

The new season of True Detective wrapped up this weekend, and timed with the tense final episode, HBO also released the show's gripping soundtrack. Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq, one of the most celebrated contemporary musicians in Canada, contributed to seven songs on the soundtrack as well as making appearances in the show herself.

Subtitled Night Country, the fourth season of the HBO detective show takes place in the fictional town of Ennis, Alaska. It stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, two police officers trying to figure out how the recent bizarre deaths of six scientists are linked to the murder of Iñupiaq activist Annie Kowtok. Through its mystery framing, the show explores themes like colonial violence, environmental destruction, and missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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