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.
Sep 17, 2014 | 24:01Q Barbra Streisand makes 'Partners' of confidence and doubt Video
Q Barbra Streisand makes 'Partners' of confidence and doubt Sep 17, 2014 | 24:01In a Canadian broadcast exclusive, legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand joins Jian Ghomeshi to discuss her storied career, her life behind the scenes and her latest record, Partners -- a duets album recorded with an all-star cast of male vocalists, including Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel and John Legend.
Sep 12, 2014 | 14:17Q Bleachers' Jack Antonoff brings "Strange Desire" to Studio Q Video
Q Bleachers' Jack Antonoff brings "Strange Desire" to Studio Q Sep 12, 2014 | 14:17It was a well-kept secret that while NYC-based indie pop band Fun. were blowing up, their guitarist, Jack Antonoff, was busy prepping his first solo album as Bleachers. He joins Jian to talk about finding his voice, writing on the road, and collaborating with the likes of Grimes, Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode, and Yoko Ono.
Sep 3, 2014 | 20:24Q Richard Reed Parry brings "Music for Heart and Breath" to Studio Q Video
Q Richard Reed Parry brings "Music for Heart and Breath" to Studio Q Sep 3, 2014 | 20:24Richard Reed Parry, best known as a core member or Arcade Fire, joins Jian to discuss his first classical album, "Music for Heart and Breath", and why he literally incorporates the musicians' breathing patterns and heartbeats into his compositions. The multi-instrumentalist and composer also reflects on the blossoming relationship between classical music and indie rock and his collaborations with the Kronos Quartet, composer Nico Muhly and fellow rockers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National.
Aug 28, 2014 | 7:19Q Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin in Studio Q Video
Q Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin in Studio Q Aug 28, 2014 | 7:19Canadian indie band Alvvays are making a splash with their sunny melodies and bittersweet lyrics awash in reverb and lo-fi haze. Jian talks to the buzzed-about band, led by frontwoman Molly Rankin, who's related to the influential Celtic music group The Rankin Family. She talks about the how the band came to be, how her famed musical past informs her work and how they feel about named a band-to-watch by tastemakers like NME, BBC and Pitchfork.
Aug 1, 2014 | 5:13Q Bend Sinister - A Q Profile Video
Q Bend Sinister - A Q Profile Aug 1, 2014 | 5:13Bend Sinister were in Studio Q not so long ago to celebrate the release of their latest record "Animals". Lead vocalist & keyboardist Dan Moxon and guitarist Joseph Blood sat down with Jian to reflect on the simple joys of making music for a living.
Jul 31, 2014 | 14:24Q Owen Pallett brings "In Conflict" to Studio Q Video
Q Owen Pallett brings "In Conflict" to Studio Q Jul 31, 2014 | 14:24Toronto musician, Owen Pallett, who is fresh off touring with Arcade Fire and scoring an Oscar-nominated soundtrack for Spike Jonze's Her -- continues on the theme of collaboration with his fourth album. Pallet shares what it was like to work with legendary English musician Brian Eno and, for the first time, a backing band. He also explains how Dan Savage's "it gets better campaign" influenced his new work and why he doesn't want In Conflict to be viewed as a "confessional" record.
Jul 25, 2014 | 4:13Q Justin Rutledge's "Daredevil" - Q Luminato Video
Q Justin Rutledge's "Daredevil" - Q Luminato Jul 25, 2014 | 4:13Alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge speaks to Jian about his decision to release a cover album, how he's gone about rearranging the Hip's tunes and the kind of reception the collection has received -- including from Tragically Hip frontman himself, Gord Downie.