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Wednesday, June 29, 2022: Alexisonfire, David West Read and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: George Pettit and Dallas Green of Alexisonfire, music theorist and composer Andrew Schartmann on the Super Mario Bros. soundtrack, writer and producer David West Read.
'We suffer so well together': Alexisonfire on breaking up and reuniting for the band's new album Otherness
George Pettit and Dallas Green of Alexisonfire sat down with Tom Power for a career-spanning interview that starts in St. Catharines, Ont., where the band met, to the band's eventual breakup and reunion.
How Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. soundtrack redefined video game music
Music theorist and composer Andrew Schartmann joined us to shed some light on why the 1985 Super Mario Bros. soundtrack was so groundbreaking.
David West Read on reimagining Romeo and Juliet with the jukebox musical & Juliet
The Toronto writer and producer joined Tom Power to talk about his work on the hit musical & Juliet, which reimagines Romeo and Juliet as a modern-day romantic comedy, set to songwriter Max Martin's biggest pop hits.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022: Max Martin, Bruno Capinan
Today on Q with Tom Power: songwriter and producer Max Martin, singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan.
Pop hitmaker Max Martin on his first jukebox musical & Juliet
In a rare career-spanning interview, the songwriter and producer spoke with Tom Power about his first musical, which weaves his biggest hits into a feminist retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
Bruno Capinan on their new album Tara Rara and the dream that inspired it
The Toronto-based, Brazil-born singer-songwriter spoke with Tom Power about their latest album, Tara Rara, and how it helped them explore their own identity.
General Idea's AA Bronson on Q: A visual companion guide
Between 1969 and 1994, the Canadian art collective General Idea shook up the establishment with gonzo projects that combined pop culture and LBGTQ+ activism. With a massive retrospective opening at the National Gallery of Canada, the trio’s sole surviving member, AA Bronson, joined Tom Power to reflect on General Idea’s legacy of artistic troublemaking.
After Schitt's Creek, Noah Reid felt the pressure. Now, he's finding creative control through his music
Canadian actor and musician Noah Reid spoke with Q’s Tom Power about working on Schitt’s Creek and pouring his emotions into his music.
Monday, June 27, 2022: Josh Groban, Noah Reid and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: musician Josh Groban, actor and musician Noah Reid, artist AA Bronson.
Josh Groban on getting back on the road, his Canadian connection and more
The musician spoke with Tom Power about stumbling into success, the famous Canadians that gave him his lucky break and what he thinks about aliens.
Friday, June 24, 2022: Daniel Lanois and more
Today on Q with guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe: record producer Daniel Lanois, film critic Rad Simonpillai on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, singer-songwriter Adria Kain.
From gospel quartets to cattle barns, 10 things we learned about Canadian record producer Daniel Lanois
In a career-spanning interview with Q’s Tom Power, Canadian record producer Daniel Lanois discusses his latest album, Heavy Sun, and reflects on some of his most influential collaborations with the likes of Brian Eno, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
What Baz Luhrmann's Elvis adds to the rock legend's legacy
Film critic Rad Simonpillai joined guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to share his review of Baz Luhrmann's new Elvis Presley biopic.
Adria Kain on her album When Flowers Bloom
The Toronto singer-songwriter joined guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to introduce us to one of the songs she'll be performing in Vancouver tonight at Performance Works on Granville Island.
Thursday, June 23, 2022: Tom Perrotta, Martha Schabas and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: novelist Tom Perrotta, dance critic and novelist Martha Schabas, comedian Isabel Kanaan.
Novelist Tom Perrotta on revisiting Election's Tracy Flick in a new sequel
Perrotta spoke with Tom Power about his new book, Tracy Flick Can't Win, which revisits his most iconic character, made famous by Reese Witherspoon in the movie adaptation of Election.
Martha Schabas on the history of Swan Lake and the role its played in Russia
Dance critic and novelist Martha Schabas takes us through the history of Swan Lake and also touches on her latest book, My Face in the Light.
Isabel Kanaan's sketch comedy show Abroad draws on the culture shock she experienced coming to Canada
Kanaan joined guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss her new show and how it pulls directly from her experience immigrating to Canada from the Philippines when she was 16.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022: Chris Blackwell, Sierra Teller Ornelas and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, Rutherford Falls co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas, chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson.
Island Records founder Chris Blackwell shares the stories behind signing Bob Marley, U2 and more
Island Records started as a small independent record label in Jamaica and later became a global powerhouse. Founder Chris Blackwell joined Tom Power to discuss his new memoir, The Islander, about his life in music.
Rutherford Falls showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas on how comedy can subvert stereotypes
Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about the new comedy series Rutherford Falls, how it uses humour to unlock tough conversations about colonialism, and the importance of Indigenous representation both on and off screen.
Marcus Samuelsson on his new cookbook and how Black people have been written out of food history
Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson discusses his latest cookbook, The Rise, which celebrates the richness of Black food cultures and colours in the pieces of American culinary history that have been left blank or written out.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022: Adrian Stimson, Terry Uyarak and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: artist Adrian Stimson, singer-songwriter Terry Uyarak, filmmaker Deborah Chow, artist and plant scientist Daphne Boyer.
Adrian Stimson explains why the bison has been the central figure of his art practice for 20 years
The artist joined Tom Power to tell us how his Blackfoot ancestors' deep connection to bison fuels his art and how the animal helps him reflect on the violent legacy of colonialism.