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SONiC QuaranTunes
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We’re teaming up with some of your favourite SONiC artists who are making the best out of social distancing and playing some acoustic jams, or QuaranTunes, for you. If you’re missing your live music fix, keep updated with this page and we’ll keep you updated with all the SONiC Q...
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WATCH: Wayne Gretzky and Connor McDavid Have A Chat
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Two of the greatest hockey players of all time sit down for a little one-on-one.
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Win Butler has begun teasing a new Arcade Fire song
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Arcade Fire’s lead vocalist Win Butler has begun teasing a new Arcade Fire song on social media. The 9 second clip was recorded by reddit user cdawg_66. Butler wrote the caption “Sometimes it takes 20 years to write a song”.   Saw someone ask if you could listen to Wins sto...
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Marcus Mumford performs new song on Fallon
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On Wednesday night, Marcus Mumford performed an acoustic version of his Major Lazer collaboration, “Lay Your Head On Me”, on Fallon. Filmed by his wife Carey Mulligan, Mumford sang a folk version of the newly released song. Donations were accepted during the performance to benefit War...
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John Frusciante shares new solo project, ‘Look Down, See Us’
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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist John Frusciante has released a new solo project. Entitled Look Down, See Us, the EP was released under the alias Trickfinger and features four acid house songs. Look Down, See Us by Trickfinger “GR 8′, “Meaning To”, “Cymm Trace&...
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Hayley Williams shares empowering song, ‘Over Yet’
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Hayley Williams has shared another track off her forthcoming debut album Petals for Armour. On Thursday, the Paramore frontwoman shared the music video for “Over Yet”. Watch below. “If there’s resistance/it makes you stronger/It’s not the end”, sings Williams. She released...
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Sarah Silverman shares moving story about Adam Schlesinger
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On April 1, Fountain of Wayne’s frontman Adam Schlesinger passed away due to COVID-19. He was 52. Colleagues and friends of Schlesinger took to social media to share their memories of the Emmy, Grammy and Oscar-nominated songwriter. There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, witho...
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Discover New Music: July Talk – ‘Pay For It’
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Canadian rockers July Talk have returned! On April 1, the group shared “Pay For It”. The song marks the band’s first release since 2016’s Touch. In a video shared to their Twitter, July Talk shared the track list for their forthcoming album Pay For It. It will be released ...
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Canadian comedian Jay Baruchel making Canadian content recommendations all month long
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MADE has teamed up with Canadian comedian Jay Baruchel to aid in your cabin fever, eh! For the month of April, Baruchel will be sharing his favourite pieces of Canadian content, featuring anything from television to film to video games and beyond. Our trip starts in Igloolik, Nunavut, where Zacha...
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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe shares new demo, ‘No Time For Love Like Now’
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Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is making the most of his quarantined time. On Sunday, the legendary rocker released a new demo track entitled “No Time To Love Like Now”, which was made in collaboration with The National’s Aaron Desser. In the YouTube description, Stipe wro...
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Ben Gibbard, Fred Armisen & more to perform in Light The Attic COVID-19 relief concert
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Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Jim James, Fred Armisen and more will participate in a livestreamed COVID-19 relief concert this Friday. Light The Attic will stream on YouTube and Twitch at 2pm MST. Hosted by archival label Light The Attic, the concert will feature a mix of contemporary ...
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Billie Eilish, Moby & more reflect on Coachella in festival documentary trailer
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Billie Eilish, Moby, Perry Farrell and Ice Cube discuss all that is Coachella in a new documentary trailer about the long-time running festival. The YouTube Original film, Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert, will begin streaming for free on April 10. “Everybody knows what Coachella is,”...
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Kings of Leon go acoustic on new song, ‘Going Nowhere’
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Kings of Leon have returned with their first song since 2016’s Walls. On Tuesday, the band shared “Going Nowhere”. The music video was filmed in their hometown of Nashville, TN. In a message to fans, the band said, “Stay safe. Stay home. We will see you as soon as we can.&...
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Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger dead at 52 due to COVID-19
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Adam Schlesinger, founding member of New Jersey power-pop group Fountains of Wayne, has died. He was 52. The news comes after Schlesinger was hospitalized in March due to complications with COVID-19. His lawyer confirmed the loss on Wednesday. In addition to his career with Fountains of Wayne, Sc...
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WATCH: Quarantine Version of Adele’s ‘Hello’
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Quarantine life summed up in song.
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