730 CKDM - The Parklands Best

Ontario based (Antigonish, Nova Scotia born) singer-songwriter Coco Love Alcorn and Ste. Rose area bred musician Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner got together over the weekend to play house concerts in Onanole and Dauphin. Coco's soulful voice soared as she shared material from her past recordings (Sugar, Joyful, Play) as well as songs from her forthcoming collection of "Spirit Songs". Multi-instrumentalist Daniel also contributed some of his songs as well as some rousing bluegrass numbers on the banjo. The duo hope to return next year to do it all again.
Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:12

Dallas Smith Show Rocks Dauphin Friday Night

When West Coast rockers Default was one of the acts who first played Credit Union Place when it opened no one thought the band's lead singer would become one of the biggest solo Country acts in the country! But that is what happened! Dallas Smith, who has the number one song in the country this week, made his triumphant return to Credit Union Place Friday night and performed to a somewhat smaller crowd of fans than hoped for on the second show of his current tour (the first was in Thunder Bay the night before). Smith also included a couple of songs recorded by his old band as he has done previously when he's played Dauphin's Countryfest. Also on the bill, was newcomer Charlie Worsham, who displayed musical dexterity playing a variety of instruments and appearing to really love playing! The artist, who released his debut album, Rubberband last year,…
Thursday, 29 January 2015 09:26

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015 ABC WILL RUN SHANIA TWAIN SPECIAL Canadian mega-pop-star Shania Twain's Las Vegas show will be featured as an A-B-C special. ``Shania: Still The One Live from Vegas'' will show Twain's full stage performance, as well as behind-the-scenes footage. It runs February 28. --- SLY STONE WINS LAWSUIT Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone has won a big award in a breach-of-contract suit against his business partners. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury has ruled Stone's ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and Even St. Productions owe Stone $5 million. Stone's attorneys argued Goldstein and Glenn Stone convinced Sly Stone to become an employee and co-owner of the company in 1989 so they could get at his royalties. Attorneys for Goldstein and Glenn Stone had argued Sly Stone didn't have any royalties because he owed millions to the IRS. Goldstein and Glenn Stone…
GRAMMY.com http://www.grammy.com/news/tony-bennett-and-lady-gaga-to-perform-on-the-grammys The 57th GRAMMY Awards will continue its tradition of producing standout musical collaborations, universally known as "GRAMMY Moments," with this year's series of unique pairings including current nominees Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; nominees Hozier and Annie Lennox; nominee Jessie J and GRAMMY winner Tom Jones; and GRAMMY winners Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani. They join previously announced performers AC/DC, Eric Church, Common with John Legend, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Usher, and Pharrell Williams. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J returns as host. "Throughout the years, the GRAMMY Awards has paired musical icons with new, upcoming artists to give fans remarkable performances that can only be seen on our stage," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "This year is no different and, once again, promises to bring together unique musical worlds in innovative ways that blend genres and create new artistic boundaries." "Musical…
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 09:43

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015 SLY STONE Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded five-million dollars Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties. A Los Angeles jury ruled for the 71-year-old performer in his action against his ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and Even St. Productions. Stone, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, led the group Sly and the Family Stone to a string of hits in the 1960s and early '70s including ``Everyday People,'' ''Dance To The Music`` and ''Family Affair.`` But heavy drug use began to take a toll. His lawyers say Stone was destitute when Goldstein and Glenn Stone convinced him to become an employee of and co-owner of Even St. Productions with them in 1989. --- NICK JONAS JOINS ``SCREAM QUEENS'' Nick Jonas has been cast in a recurring role in the upcoming…
MANITOBA ARTISTS LAND NODS FOR THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS The 2015 JUNO Awards may be on their way from Winnipeg to Hamilton, but Manitoba artists are still speaking music. Homegrown acts are up for several awards, including nine nominations for artists that currently call Manitoba home. The nominees for the 44th annual awards were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) on January 27. Canada’s music awards are headed for Hamilton for JUNO Week, March 9-15, 2015. Brandon-based Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq continues her incredible streak with two JUNO nods, including Alternative Album of the Year and Aboriginal Album of the Year for her groundbreaking release, Animism. Tagaq won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2014, landing rave reviews and significant national and international media attention. This will bring Tagaq's JUNO tally to five nominations, with nods in 2006 and 2009 for Sinaa and Auk/Blood,…
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of Jan. 27: Amason _ ``Sky City'' Ascension _ ``The Dead of the World'' Bethel Music _ ``We Will Not Be Shaken'' Blind Guardian _ ``Beyond the Red Mirror'' The Bros. Landreth _ ``Let it Lie'' Chandos _ ``Rats in Your Bed'' The Charlatans UK _ ``Modern Nature'' Gaz Coombes _ ``Matador'' JP Cooper _ ``When the Darkness Comes'' Jamie Cullum _ ``Interlude'' Corey Dargel _ ``OK It's Not OK'' Dengue Fever _ ``The Deepest Lake'' The Dodos _ ``Individ'' The Do _ ``Shake Shook Shaken'' Doomtree _ ``All Hands'' George Ezra _ ``Wanted on Voyage'' Funeral for a Friend _ ``Chapter and Verse'' Gov't Mule featuring John Scofield _ ``Sco-Mule'' Milo Greene _ ``Control'' Drew Holcomb & Neighbors _ ``Medicine'' Howlin Rain _ ``Mansion Songs'' I Am They _ ``I Am They'' Danny James _ ``Pear'' Jim Brady…
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:21

Manitobans Score Juno Nominations

JUNO AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED Magic! is the leading nominee heading into this year's Juno Awards. The Toronto group's reggae-infused single ``Rude'' is up for single of the year, while they're also nominated in the Juno Fan Choice, breakthrough group, top songwriter, and pop album of the year categories. Leonard Cohen and Calgary's Kiesza have four nominations apiece. Rockers The Arkells will perform at the awards show, which is being staged in their hometown of Hamilton, along with Magic!, Kiesza, Hedley and Shawn Mendes. Manitoba nominees include Winnipeg’s Fred Penner, Brandon resident Tanya Tagaq with 2 nods, former Brandonite James Ehnes, The Bros Landreth from Winnipeg (who play the WAC on March 5th) & Del Barber who lives in the Russell area these days. The show will air live on CTV on March 15. Here is the complete list … http://junoawards.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/FINAL-2015-JUNO-Nominee-List.pdf
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:18

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015 SAM SMITH CREDITS TOM PETTY AND JEFF LYNNE FOR ``STAY WITH ME'' Sam Smith's representatives confirm he's now given songwriting credit for his song ``Stay With Me'' to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. Smith's reps tell Rolling Stone the publishers of Petty's song ``I Won't Back Down'' contacted Smith's publishers to point out the common elements with ``Stay With Me.'' Smith and his co-writers were not familiar with ``I Won't Back Down'' but they acknowledged they sounded similar. Smith's reps say it's ``a complete coincidence'' but they came to ``an immediate and amicable agreement.'' --- TOM DELONGE LEAVES BLINK-182 Guitarist Tom DeLonge is no longer in Blink-182. Rolling Stone reports DeLonge has left the band ``indefinitely,'' according to bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker. Hoppus and Barker say they were set to play a festival and record a new album, but DeLonge ``kept…
Monday, 26 January 2015 09:44

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015 RYAN ADAMS AND MANDY MOORE SPLIT When Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore got married, many people wondered how such different people could make a marriage work. Now they're questioning it themselves. The couple have issued a statement saying they're getting divorced. Adams and Moore have been married nearly six years and have no children. They call it ``a respectful, amicable parting of ways.'' --- BLACK KEYS CANCEL EUROPE CONCERTS The Black Keys have called off their European tour because drummer Patrick Carney is nursing a serious shoulder injury. Carney dislocated his shoulder earlier this month while on vacation in the Caribbean. The band was unable to reschedule the dates. They intend to pick up the tour April 2 in Brisbane, Australia. --- FANS WANT TO CAMP OUTSIDE FOR LAST GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERTS If the Grateful Dead are going to play their last shows ever,…