Jul 7, 2014 | 10:54Q Against Me! bring "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" to Studio Q Video
Q Against Me! bring "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" to Studio Q Jul 7, 2014 | 10:54Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace talks to Jian about her coming out as transgender, her excitement to be a part of Toronto's World Pride celebrations, and about her thoughts on whether there has been a cultural shift when it comes to attitudes toward the trans* community.
Jun 24, 2014 | 8:33Q Future Islands bring "Singles" to Studio Q Video
Q Future Islands bring "Singles" to Studio Q Jun 24, 2014 | 8:33The hard-working Baltimore synth-pop band, Future Islands, broke through with an arresting and intense performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and they join Jian at the desk to talk about their latest record, "Singles".
Jun 13, 2014 | 7:02Q Sam Roberts brings "Lo-Fantasy" (and beer) to Studio Q Video
Q Sam Roberts brings "Lo-Fantasy" (and beer) to Studio Q Jun 13, 2014 | 7:02Montreal's Sam Roberts Band, famous for their feel good rock 'n' roll and shout along choruses, are flexing their synthetic muscles on their latest effort "Lo-Fantasy". The record takes what Sam and the boys were already good at -- anthemic songs and instantly memorable hooks -- and add to that a wave of lush soundscapes, psychedelic washes and layered vocals.
Jun 13, 2014 | 19:19Q Kelis brings "Food" to Studio Q Video
Q Kelis brings "Food" to Studio Q Jun 13, 2014 | 19:19...and it's delicious. Jian speaks to Kelis about her decision to leave and then return to the music industry, her second career as a chef, and how she bridges her creative approach to cooking with making music.
Jun 9, 2014 | 9:55Q Bebel Gilberto brings "Tudo" to Studio Q Video
Q Bebel Gilberto brings "Tudo" to Studio Q Jun 9, 2014 | 9:55Internationally celebrated Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto brings a special preview of Tudo, her first new album in five years, to Studio Q. Gilberto tells Jian that the the album, which is due out in August, is special to her because there was "so much happening in [her] head" during its making.
Jun 6, 2014 | 3:48Q Rufus Wainwright at Q Luminato Video
Q Rufus Wainwright at Q Luminato Jun 6, 2014 | 3:48Renowned musician, Rufus Wainwright, who Sir Elton John once dubbed "the greatest songwriter on the planet," performed live at Q's live Luminato show at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre on Thursday night and discussed his upcoming Luminato showcase "If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway - An Evening of Love Duets".
Jun 4, 2014 | 21:15Q 'Fucked Up' bring "Glass Boys" to Studio Q Video
Q 'Fucked Up' bring "Glass Boys" to Studio Q Jun 4, 2014 | 21:15Jian speaks with Damien Abraham and Mike Haliechuk, the two core songwriters for F--ked Up. The Toronto band is back with their fourth studio record Glass Boys. It sees the progressive punk-rockers turn inward and assess their evolution from a fringe hardcore act, to an internationally adored mainstream rock band.
Jun 4, 2014 | 12:43Q Half Moon Run bring "Dark Eyes" to Studio Q Video
Q Half Moon Run bring "Dark Eyes" to Studio Q Jun 4, 2014 | 12:43Montreal's Half Moon Run have captivated us with the organic maturity of their debut record, Dark Eyes. Despite disparate musical backgrounds, they have created something beautiful and harmonious. When listening to their sweeping mix of 60s-inspired folk, pop and soul, it's hard to believe they started as strangers, united by a common taste in music and a Craigslist ad.
Jun 2, 2014 | 5:55Q Matt Andersen brings "Weightless" to Studio Q Video
Q Matt Andersen brings "Weightless" to Studio Q Jun 2, 2014 | 5:55The New Brunswick musician, Matt Andersen, joins Jian at the desk to talk about exploring different styles of music while maintaining a solid love affair with the blues. After starting in the local band Flat Top in his native Perth-Andover, N.B., Andersen struck out on his own in 2007. He toured relentlessly, earning a reputation for spirited live performances, direct lyrics, and blues-infused guitar chops.
May 29, 2014 | 22:45Q Foster the People bring "Supermodel" to Studio Q Video
Q Foster the People bring "Supermodel" to Studio Q May 29, 2014 | 22:45Mark Foster, Jacob Fink and Mark Pontius of Foster the People join Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about their sophomore record Supermodel. They're looking to follow up on the massive success of their debut record Torches and the mega-hit single Pumped Up Kicks.
May 28, 2014 | 20:03Q Yuna brings "Nocturnal" to Studio Q Video
Q Yuna brings "Nocturnal" to Studio Q May 28, 2014 | 20:03Jian speaks to Yuna, a wildly popular Malaysian singer-songwriter who's made the move to L.A. with her cultural sensibilities and Muslim values in tow. Her latest record, Nocturnal, finds the 27 year old amping up her pop sound with R&B and Malaysian influences.
May 27, 2014 | 21:38Q Broken Bells bring "After the Disco" to Studio Q Video
Q Broken Bells bring "After the Disco" to Studio Q May 27, 2014 | 21:38James Mercer is frontman of the indie rock band The Shins. Brian Burton, a.k.a Danger Mouse, is the in-demand producer behind albums by Gorillaz, Beck, The Black Keys, Norah Jones and more. Together, they form the unique musical duo called Broken Bells, which brings both their skills to the fore. They join Jian at the desk in Studio Q to discuss the nature of their collaboration, and explain how the idea of reflecting on past projections plays into their new release...
May 27, 2014 | 16:50Q Tanya Tagaq brings "Animism" to Studio Q Video
Q Tanya Tagaq brings "Animism" to Studio Q May 27, 2014 | 16:50Jian speaks with Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq about her new album, Animism, collaborating with the likes of Bjork and the Kronos Quartet, and why she doesn't regret supporting the controversial #Sealfie campaign, despite the considerable fallout.
May 27, 2014 | 23:32Q David Gray brings "Mutineers" to Studio Q Video
Q David Gray brings "Mutineers" to Studio Q May 27, 2014 | 23:32In a special preview, live in Studio Q, David Gray joins Jian to talk about his forthcoming album, Mutineers. The U.K. singer-songwriter's 10th studio record, due out June 17th, is something of a departure in style and tone from his previous critically acclaimed work.