Feb 4, 2015 | 4:28Q Alan Doyle on Séan McCann Video
Q Alan Doyle on Séan McCann Feb 4, 2015 | 4:28Alan Doyle talks to guest host Shad about his Great Big Sea bandmate Séan McCann's revelations about physical abuse and alcoholism, and about his own relationship with alcohol as a travelling musician.
Feb 3, 2015 | 15:26Q Organik heralds King of the Dot in Studio Q Video
Q Organik heralds King of the Dot in Studio Q Feb 3, 2015 | 15:26Toronto-based battle rap league King of the Dot started in a back alley by the Eaton Centre -- but these days it attracts performers from places as far flung as Australia, Sweden, the U.K., and the Philippines. Travis Fleetwood a.k.a Organik -- co-founder, owner, and host of King of the Dot -- joins guest host Shad to talk about how the league grew into one of the biggest in the world.
Jan 2, 2015 | 9:31Q Buck 65 brings "Neverlove" to Studio Q Video
Q Buck 65 brings "Neverlove" to Studio Q Jan 2, 2015 | 9:31Talented musician, wordsmith and broadcaster Rich Terfry, a.k.a. Buck 65, sits down with guest host Wab Kinew to discuss the raw roots of his "divorce record". In it, Buck 65 brings the listener through the most painful year of his life. The album takes a hard look at tough themes, but is ultimately a rewarding listen.
Jan 1, 2015 | 2:41Q Bahamas - A Q Profile Video
Q Bahamas - A Q Profile Jan 1, 2015 | 2:41In honour of Bahamas' "Bahamas is Afie" being crowned #1 of Q's Top 20 Albums of 2014, we are proud to present a Q profile featuring Afie Jurvanen pondering over his approach to songwriting set to the song "Bitter Memories".
Dec 26, 2014 | 9:51Q Lowell brings "We Loved Her Dearly" to Studio Q Video
Q Lowell brings "We Loved Her Dearly" to Studio Q Dec 26, 2014 | 9:51Electro singer/songwriter Lowell drops by Studio Q to chat with guest host Tom Power. Born in Calgary, she now splits her time between Toronto and Europe, where her music first made a splash. She chats with Tom about how she embraces collaboration, and why social activism has such a strong presence in her songwriting.
Nov 26, 2014 | 38:16Q Ryan Adams talks "Ryan Adams" in Studio Q Video
Q Ryan Adams talks "Ryan Adams" in Studio Q Nov 26, 2014 | 38:16Ryan Adams is famously prolific -- releasing, on average, an album a year alongside a bevy of EPs and live recordings. His latest effort is already a critical hit, but it's special for several other reasons. Not only is it the first album he's released after an unusual three-year pause, but it's also the follow to a different collection he recorded but ultimately shelved. It makes sense that the new record is self-titled: he recorded it on his own, in his new home studio, without the input of an outside producer.
Oct 28, 2014 | 1:35Q Taylor Swift on learning to be alone Video
Q Taylor Swift on learning to be alone Oct 28, 2014 | 1:35Taylor Swift reflects on what she's learned about herself while working on her latest record "1989" over the past two years; how she's learned to be more independent and to make bold choices on her own.
Oct 7, 2014 | 5:41Q Robert Plant: "In the days of my youth..." Video
Q Robert Plant: "In the days of my youth..." Oct 7, 2014 | 5:41In this clip from his feature chat in Studio Q, iconic rock frontman, Robert Plant muses on his early days, what might have been had he followed his father's wishes, and the "amazing kaleidoscope of looney tunes" that is his life.
Oct 7, 2014 | 8:43Q Tim Minchin on composing "Matilda" Video
Q Tim Minchin on composing "Matilda" Oct 7, 2014 | 8:43Tim Minchin joins Jian to discuss his Broadway-conquering musical, Matilda, and his irreverent musical style. His adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book was nominated for a Tony Award in the best score category last year.
Sep 24, 2014 | 11:08Q 2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq Video
Q 2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq Sep 24, 2014 | 11:08Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq defeated high-profile acts like Drake and Arcade Fire to win the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, claiming the $30,000 prize for the best Canadian album of the last year and adding fuel to the indigenous music renaissance in Canada.
Sep 24, 2014 | 5:08Q Tanya Tagaq: "There's been a genocide" Video
Q Tanya Tagaq: "There's been a genocide" Sep 24, 2014 | 5:08Reflecting on her win of the 2014 Polaris Prize, Tanya Tagaq reflects on the troubling statistics facing aboriginal women, and singles out the tragic case of Loretta Saunders and how she dedicated her record to her.