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By: Digital DrumMon, 10/15/2018
Behind the Beats with Sebastian Gaskin | Digital Drum

With influences ranging from Metallica to Alan Jackson to Frank Ocean, it’s no surprise that Sebastian Gaskin’s sound is hard to nail down. But whether he’s shredding a guitar solo or hitting you right in the feels with his velveteen vocals, one thing’s for certain: “You can expect a lot of what you’ve never heard before,” Gaskin says. “Unique sounds. Dreamy soundscapes. Wet, lush reverbs.”

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By: LucilleWed, 10/10/2018
2018 American Music Awards | Stingray PausePlay

The 2018 American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles on October 9th. Our Stingray PausePlay team was all dressed up to attend this prestigious event, one of the most important in the music industry.

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By: GregWed, 10/10/2018
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival | Photo Album

After so many years, I got to cross off one item off my bucket list last weekend in San Francisco by attending the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

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By: ArianeThu, 10/04/2018
Gala de l’ADISQ 2018 | On déroule le tapis rouge !

Programmation spéciale, Prix Étoiles Stingray, PausePlay... Stingray Musique est fier de s’associer encore cette année à l’ADISQ son 40e Gala !

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By: EvaWed, 10/03/2018
Artists to Watch | October 2018

From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2018 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far.

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By: GregSat, 09/29/2018
Georgian Bay & The O’Pears | Folk Music Ontario 2018 | Stingray Rising Stars

Folk Music Ontario's 2018 conference and Awards took place from September 27-30 in Mississauga Ontario. We were there to award a Stingray Rising Stars award.

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By: LucilleFri, 09/28/2018
#SocialStatus | September 2018

We’ve spotted 5 artists and bands on Instagram that YOU MUST listen to! The #SocialStatus September collection is quite eclectic and you’re guaranteed to find music you’ll fall for!

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By: Digital DrumFri, 09/21/2018
Jeremy Dutcher | 2018 Polaris Music Prize

It’s official: Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, becoming the fourth Indigenous artist in the past five years to take home the $50,000 award.

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By: SydneyFri, 07/14/2017
Arkells | Celebrity Channel

We have been huge fans of the Arkells since their appearance on Stingray PausePlay. We were thrilled to have them guest program a channel this month! They are one of Canada’s most exciting bands right now. The group’s genuine and intimate songs walk the line between humour and melancholy. Listen to their rock ‘n soul tracks and a selection of their personal favourites.

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By: HitskeThu, 07/13/2017
North Sea Jazz Festival | Recap Day One : The Crowd Goes Wild!

The 2017 edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival started with long lines at the Ahoy Rotterdam. But the beautiful weather had everyone was in a good mood and no one complained about the extra security.

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By: WouterWed, 07/12/2017
Dutchie at the Festival international de jazz de Montréal

The combination of free and non-free concerts draws an enormously varied audience: men and women of all ages flock to enjoy the diversity that contemporary jazz has to offer.

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By: StingrayMon, 07/10/2017
Africa Oyé, Liverpool, England | Concert Review

Over 80,000 people descended upon Sefton Park in Liverpool over the two days that Africa Oyé. Some drummed. Some drank. All of them danced.

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By: WouterMon, 07/10/2017
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: The Pictures

Stingray selected their best pictures to show a few Festival International de Jazz de Montréal highlights!  

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By: Ben Fong-TorresMon, 07/03/2017
Remembering the Summer of Love, 50 Years After

In 1987, the San Francisco Chronicle noted the 20th anniversary with several articles, including this one, which I’ve edited for space. I have not updated it but should note that since then, we’ve lost three of the people I spoke with: Bill Graham, Jerry Garcia, and Paul Kantner.

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By: WouterMon, 07/03/2017
Summer is in Montreal, and so is jazz!

While Europe's Montreux Jazz Festival has already kicked off and the North Sea Jazz Festival is about to begin, their Canadian counterpart has started its 38th edition: the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal!

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By: WouterSat, 07/01/2017
Festival international de Jazz de Montréal - Deel 1 (Dutch)

Terwijl we in Nederland met spanning uitkijken naar het North Sea Jazz weekend, is afgelopen week de 38e editie van de Canadese equivalent van start gegaan: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal!

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By: KarenFri, 06/30/2017
Becoming a Stradivari 101

Ever since a visit to violin maker Johan Jacobs in Middelburg, I’ve become interested in violin construction. I had always wanted to build my own violin.

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By: Ben Fong-TorresSat, 06/17/2017
Happy Birthday, Sir Paul

It doesn’t sound right, but on June 18, Paul McCartney turns 64. Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64? Plus ten. That’s right. The perpetually youthful Macca was born in 1942 in Liverpool, England. And, as you well know, he’s still rocking.

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