Topic: rock

Musicians band together to boycott Amazon over ties to ICE

Hundreds of artists are speaking out after Amazon announced its inaugural music festival.

Swagger Rite, Ria Mae with Dan Talevski, and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Fall 2019 guide: 17 albums you need to hear

From Tegan and Sara to Riit to T. Thomason, all the Canadian releases you should keep an eye on this season.

Haviah Mighty, Robbie Robertson, Drake and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch the 2019 Polaris Music Prize gala

Find out who will take home the award for best Canadian album of the year.

Love & marriage: wedding song wrongs

I don’t. From abstinence ballads to butterfly kisses to badonkadonks, 20 songs to never play at your wedding.

Alessia Cara, Ryan Shepherd, Sylo Nozra and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Heavy metal and classical music have more in common than you think

From Beethoven to Vivaldi, metal artists have drawn inspiration from composers for years.

'It's a battlefield': how Canadian music festivals have survived an unstable decade

2019 has already claimed Roxodus, Rifflandia and Woodstock 50. Why do some festivals fail while others triumph?

Northern Haze pioneered Inuit metal in the '80s — but they're not done yet

The Nunavut band released its debut in 1985 — the first rock album ever recorded in Inuktitut.

'We have assumed control': the evolution of Canadian metal

From Rush to Ken Mode, we explore our country's great history of metal music.

Alessia Cara, Tenille Townes, Faber Drive and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are six fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

Neil Young and Bob Dylan sing together for first time in 25 years

Watch the 2 perform 'Will the Circle be Unbroken' at their co-headlining show in Ireland.

The 7 wildest, coolest, most beautiful covers of iconic Canadian songs

From k.d. lang and Drake to Carly Rae Jepsen and Leonard Cohen.

Here are the songs for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Shawn Mendes? Avril Lavigne? Scott Helman? Whose song will your music class choose?

Queering the Canadian music industry

How Rae Spoon, Witch Prophet and other LGBTQ2SIA artists are radically reimagining the business of music.

Song of the summer: 9 Canadian contenders for the season's top tune

Shawn Mendes? Carly Rae Jepsen? Lights? Justin Bieber? Who's it going to be?

CBC Music Festival: watch the q stage performances now

Enjoy sets by Hubert Lenoir, Shopé, Narcy, Peach Pit, DJ NDN and others.

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dizzy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

'Your Ex-Lover is Dead' turns 15: exploring the brilliance behind Stars' biggest hit

The 2004 song is a timeless ode to broken hearts.

Guitars can imitate any instrument — this man proves it

His take on the bagpipe is really impressive.

Here's what you'll find on CBC Music's new website

We're excited to show you our brand new website revamp.

First Play Live: Pup, Morbid Stuff

To celebrate the release of the new album, Pup played to a sold-out crowd in Toronto.

Montreal may soon be declared a 'city of excellence in metal music'

They'll vote on city councillor (and metal fan) Craig Sauvé's motion on April 15.

These are the songs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are dying to skate to

Will we see a Céline Dion program in the future?

The Beaches, Haviah Mighty, Jon Vinyl with Tash and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new tracks to add to your playlist right now.
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Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

Our annual music fest will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.

Jann Arden and Scott Helman's 'Lovesong' cover will brighten your day

They teamed up on the Cure classic for their Hotel Session shot in Calgary. Watch it now.

Loud Luxury feat. Pitbull, Partner, Gabrielle Papillon and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

First Play Live: The Strumbellas, Rattlesnake

The Juno-winning band performs songs from its fourth studio album.

Spring 2019 preview: 15 albums you need to hear

From Broken Social Scene to Siskiyou, here are all the upcoming Canadian releases we can't wait to hear.

First Play Live: Wintersleep, In the Land Of

Wintersleep plays songs from its upcoming album, out March 29.

'The Hermit rides again': Thrush Hermit announces reunion shows and anniversary vinyl

The Halifax alt-rockers — who included Joel Plaskett, Rob Benvie, Ian McGettigan and Cliff Gibb — mark 20 years since their final album, Clayton Park, with some good news.

Grimes announces new climate change concept album, Miss_Anthropocene

"Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through pop star demonology."

A brief history of drinking songs

From classical concert halls to Irish and English pub sessions, drunk sing-a-longs date back to the 13th century.

Arkells' Max Kerman shares the last great things he's read, watched and bought

Find out which best-selling book the Hamilton rocker "blew through" recently.

Meet Tao-Ming Lau, the woman changing the face of Canadian music

How the 'music business nerd' went from working at major labels to making space for marginalized artists.

Pup, Marianas Trench, Tanya Tagaq, Katie Moore and more: songs you need to hear this week

Seven hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Dan Mangan, Murray Lightburn, Ellis and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch Chilly Gonzales break down Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Stick around for the surprise Britney Spears comparison.

Lights, iskwē, Broken Social Scene and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

First Play Live: Digawolf, Yellowstone

The Tlicho and English alt-rock band from Yellowknife dropped by our studio to play songs off the new album.

The 10 worst love songs, as chosen by you

While many of these songs are sincere and romantic, others are offensive and just plain creepy.

The musical meet-cute: 15 adorable stories of bandmates falling for each other

From Sharon and Lois to Snotty Nose Rez Kids to Partner to Quantum Tangle, we find out what drew everyone together.

Love expert Mandy Len Catron on the 7 best Canadian love songs

Cuddle up with music by the Weeknd, Céline Dion, Ron Sexsmith and k.d. lang this Valentine's Day.

Broken Social Scene, Hannah Georgas, Pup and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tracks that grabbed our attention.

How to watch Walk off the Earth's tribute concert this Sunday

The Canadian band will be paying tribute to member Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor who died on Dec. 29.

10 Canadian albums turning 10 this year

Time to feel old.

All about Avril Lavigne: how the teenaged pop-punk poet changed everything

We look at the singer's influence through the essential songs in her catalogue.

First Play Live: Arkells, Rally Cry

Arkells perform songs from their newest album, in sequence for the very first time.

The Golden Globes Fiji Water girl starred in this Canadian band's music video

Hint: she made a wish at 11:11.

'Our love will live': Neil Young shares beautiful tribute to Pegi Young

The couple was married for 36 years and they share two children.

CBC Music's top 100 Canadian songs of 2018

From Drake to Hubert Lenoir to Daniel Caesar to Jess Moskaluke, we rank the most popular songs of the year.

In memoriam: A tribute to the musicians who left us in 2018

A salute to the talented, inspiring, groundbreaking artists who passed on this year.

Rage, revolution and joy: 2018 was a powerhouse year in protest music

Liberating and inspiring words and songs from Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Too Attached, Shad, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino and more.

Canadian artists reveal their favourite albums of 2018

Find out which albums your favourite Canadian musicians had on repeat this year.

Here are the biggest Canadian music stories that shaped 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly: here are all the biggest stories of 2018.

July Talk, Wintersleep, River Tiber and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are five new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

The 20 best Canadian music videos of 2018

Grab some popcorn: let's take a look back at the year's most captivating, funny and viral music videos.

10 new Canadian artists who ruled 2018

From Polaris Music Prize nominees to artists breaking out with brand new solo projects, 2018 was filled with incredible new Canadian talent.

July Talk premiere a new collaborative song with First Nations high school students

During the groundbreaking New Constellations tour, artists and students wrote a song together. Read about the recording process, featuring Broken Social Scene, Ansley Simpson and more, and listen to their moving collaboration now.

Best new Christmas music for a festive and fabulous 2018

Kick-start your holiday party playlist with new music from Begonia, Serena Ryder, Whitehorse and more.

10 best Canadian francophone albums of 2018

From Hubert Lenoir's bold, unifying debut to new albums from veteran artists: this year has been a big one.

Our favourite Canadian albums of 2018

Drake, the Sorority, Bonjay, Charlotte Day Wilson, Milk & Bone and more are on our minds as we end the year in music.

'It's like a religion': listen to Jimi Hendrix describe his music in this 1969 CBC interview

The three members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience describe their work — and what audiences are like in Canada.

A Tribe Called Red, the Beaches, Alessia Cara, more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

Ruth B, Tim Baker, Carly Rae Jepsen and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

Shad, New City, Kaia Kater and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are five new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

Daniel Caesar, Scott Helman, Arkells and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are seven new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention this week.

'You feel pretty f--king spent': watch clips of Gord Downie's final Secret Path rehearsals

The never-before-seen footage arrives ahead of tomorrow's broadcast premiere of the CBC documentary Finding the Secret Path.

Arkells' Max Kerman's advice to music students: perform with New Orleans swagger

The band has not one but two tunes on the official song list for the 2018 Canadian Music Class Challenge.

Shawn Mendes, BadBadNotGood, Nikki Yanofsky and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are seven new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention this week.

First Play Live: Tokyo Police Club, TPC

The band is back and fresher than ever.

Metric: the art of being a rock band in 2018

After 20 years on the scene, Toronto rock band Metric is stronger than ever on its new album, Art of Doubt.

Fall 2018 preview: 16 albums you need to hear

From Shad to Ryan Hemsworth to Ralph to Metric, here's our list of albums to watch for this fall.

2018 Polaris Music Prize: see amazing portraits of Weaves, Jeremy Dutcher and more

Photographer Vanessa Heins snapped beautiful black-and-white shots of this year's short listed nominees including Weaves, Jeremy Dutcher, Jean-Michel Blais and more.

Harrison, Classified, Diana Krall with Tony Bennett and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks — and why you need to hear them.

The Beastie Boys look back on the evolution of their career in special House of Strombo interview

Ad-Rock and Mike D reflect on their 39-year career, discuss their work outside of the group and reveal how they feel about Eminem's new album.

'We're coming back at you': Hubert Lenoir praises Quebec's strong showing at the Polaris Music Prize

Lenoir is one of three Québécois artists shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize this year.

Metric, Munya, Majid Jordan and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks — and why you need to hear them.

Avril Lavigne pens open letter about new music and battle with Lyme disease

"I was able to turn that fight into music I'm really proud of," says the Canadian pop star.

Arkells, Loud Luxury, Magic! and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks from Arkells, Magic!, Daniela Andrade and others.

Premiere: Watch Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds perform 'The Mercy Seat' live in Copenhagen

Cave will release Distant Sky: Live in Copenhagen on Sept. 28.

Mac DeMarco, Jessie Reyez, Tyler Shaw and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks from a l l i e and the Kount, Paul Brandt, F--ked Up and others.

Jessie Reyez, Ryan Hemsworth and more: Songs you need to hear this week

New music from Jessie Reyez, Ryan Hemsworth, Busty and the Bass featuring Pierre Kwenders, and Milk & Bone.

Metric, Desiree Dawson and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out new songs this week from Metric, Desiree Dawson, Sylo Nozra and more.

Jessie Reyez, Deadmau5, Tory Lanez and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out the new songs we're adding to our playlists.

New version of David Bowie's 'Zeroes' released: listen

A new Bowie box set, called Loving the Alien, comes out on Oct. 21.

Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry announces new Japan-inspired solo album

Parry's last solo album was 2014's Music for Heart and Breath.

'Guitars are back in force' on new Metric album; watch 'Dark Saturday' video now

Watch Metric's new music video for 'Dark Saturday.'

Watch the Jerry Cans' stunning performance at the 2018 CBC Music Festival

The Nunavut band has had a big year, which included a performance at the Junos and CBC Music Festival.

Watch July Talk's incredible headlining set at this year's CBC Music Festival

The Toronto band proved why they're one of the city's best acts at this year's CBC Music Festival.

That's so Canadian: 20 songs that always make us think of Canada

Our Canada: a personal CBC Music playlist.

Watch Yukon Blonde bring their new songs to the 2018 CBC Music Festival

The Vancouver rock band debuted songs from their new album, Critical Hit, during their 2018 CBC Music Festival show.

Watch the Rural Alberta Advantage's wild performance at the 2018 CBC Music Festival

The Toronto trio rocked the main stage at this year's CBC Music Festival.

2018 Polaris Music Prize: Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar, Gord Downie make this year's long list

Here are the 40 albums up for the title of this year's best Canadian album.

Canadian flag featuring 50 musicians to be auctioned off in Gord Downie's honour

The flag features signatures from the Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Blue Rodeo and more.

Love & marriage: 25 new songs for your indie wedding playlist

Songs to make your wedding as unique as your love.

Ralph, Devon Welsh, Shawn Mendes and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Here are some hot new tracks to add to your playlist.

Watch Franz Ferdinand cover Drake's 'Passionfruit' on House of Strombo

The Scottish band paid tribute to a Toronto star during their session at House of Strombo.