Calgary heavy rockers Miesha & The Spanks are back with their​ latest release entitled Singles EP. #CMIAE artist Miesha Louie spoke with CMI via email about the record’s origins, adapting from an ever touring live band to releasing music under lockdown, balancing creativity and new motherhood, and exploring what it means to be a “Mixed Blood Girl”. Q: HOW DIDContinue reading “INTERVIEW WITH MIESHA AND THE SPANKS”


Full interview on After spending 2020 locked away in his creative space, Saint Idiot (Tomáš Andel) emerges from the incense smoke and potted plants with a new single, “Bubblewrap.” We met this Edmonton-based musician in the first virtual offering of our Artist Entrepreneur program last summer. To celebrate his latest release, we caught up (virtually) toContinue reading “Q&A WITH #CMISUPPORTED SAINT IDIOT”


Hey all, I’ve started doing interviews for work so here is a sneak peak, check out the full read on “With a new single out, Taigenz, a self-described “North American city boy with a unique African sound”, has utilized the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic to release new music and solidify his brandContinue reading “Q&A WITH #CMISUPPORTED TAIGENZ VIA CMI”

Interview: Hockey Dad on what it’s like releasing an album during Quarantine.

The year I first saw Hockey Dad’s, Zach Stephenson, wail into a microphone with closed-eyes and a guitar across his torso, is lost on me, but it’s been an experience I’ve grown used to. Despite their Australian origin, Hockey Dad’s, Billy Fleming (drums) and Stephenson (vocals and guitar) steady stream of tours made them aContinue reading “Interview: Hockey Dad on what it’s like releasing an album during Quarantine.”

Cut Worms’, Max Clarke, performs for himself, and you’re all invited to watch

The shy demeanour of Max Clarke disappears the moment he steps into Cut Worms on stage. Clarke has decorum in his music that gives it a sense of timelessness tenderness. The debut EP, Alien Sunset, will release next month on Jagjaguwar records. Currently touring with The Lemon Twigs, I caught up Clarke for a Q&AContinue reading “Cut Worms’, Max Clarke, performs for himself, and you’re all invited to watch”

Locals Only: Q&A With The Bandicoots

It’s been a few weeks since the release of Zolly, by Hamilton-based band The Bandicoots. They’ve established themselves as a young, fast-paced, alt-rock band, yet, switched things up with their latest release. Justin Ross, the band’s lead, gives a quick Q&A about the new sound. Q: Your latest EP seems to take on a more mature toneContinue reading “Locals Only: Q&A With The Bandicoots”

5 Things you didn’t know about Julia Jacklin

Meet the singer-songwriter on the edge of a breakout. About to release her debut EP, Don’t Let the Kids Win, Julia Jacklin is an artist to watch. Bringing us sweet melodies and poetic lyrics all the way from Australia this past weekend at TURF, Jacklin took a minute before the performance to talk. We learned thatContinue reading “5 Things you didn’t know about Julia Jacklin”

Interview | Meet Oh Wonder

  It’s 2 .p.m, inside the Danforth Music Hall the giant letters “O” and “W” are being hauled on to stage. Soundcheck is still an hour away and the final preparations for Oh Wonder ‘s show are being sorted. Outside, fans are already lining up in the cold for the sold-out concert. They wait bundledContinue reading “Interview | Meet Oh Wonder”

Q & A | Avec Sans’ Alice Fox Shares Instagram Secrets

It’s a common thought among any social media savvy person: How do I make my Instagram awesome? and it’s a lot harder than it looks.  Imagine how hard it must be for a band. Bands today have to stand out while, being themselves. To set themselves apart from the crowd they need to offer fans something new andContinue reading “Q & A | Avec Sans’ Alice Fox Shares Instagram Secrets”

Most Memorable Dragonette Videos Explained | Q&A with Dragonette

  Q: Is there any significance behind the red roses in Let The Night Fall? A: Probably, yes. But I think we just liked how strange it looked. Kind of bends your brain for a second. Q: Fixin’ To Thrill might have the most striking ending. You kill the parents of the kids at theContinue reading “Most Memorable Dragonette Videos Explained | Q&A with Dragonette”