Meet Canada’s top university band

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

McGill’s Busty and the Bass prevailed over musical acts from universities across the country in the first-ever CBC Rock Your Campus battle-of-the-bands competition.

A big night at the Grammys

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

The 2014 Grammy Awards proved to be a night to remember for several McGill graduates. Four alumni won music’s most coveted prize, while three others were nominated for the award.

Jazz-trained Suuns create a sound all their own

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Their CD is earning rave reviews and they’re fresh off an appearance at SXSW. The Suuns (three of its four members studied at McGill) are a band on the rise.

A new kind of piano man

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Eclectic musician Chilly Gonzales, BMus’94, relishes walking the fine line between art and entertainment as he collaborates with everyone from Feist to Drake.

Jazz vet earning raves

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Trumpet player Kevin Dean laid down the foundations for McGill’s thriving jazz program. Dean’s latest album offers further proof that he was the right man for the job.

Kid Koala Keeps Turning the Tables

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

Kid Koala (aka Eric San, BEd’96) has made a name for himself by creating offbeat music and art that defy expectations

Rock steady Sam Roberts

Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

As he works to balance his roles as a music star and dad, Sam Roberts, BA’98, is pleasantly surprised that he’s able to do what he loves for a living.

Braids are bracing for the big time

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

McGill students form three-quarters of Braids, an indie band that’s earning rave reviews. The former Calgarians recently moved to Montreal and McGill was one of the biggest reasons why.

Sowing their wild (Hall and) Oates

Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Montreal’s Chromeo draws musical inspiration from the eighties Remember when the eighties were a joke? It wasn’t so long ago that the decade’s musical contributions were reduced to hair metal and cheese pop – sounds as disposable and easily-dismissed as the fashions that surrounded them. But just as retro wardrobes have a funny way of [...]

From management to music, NEeMA charts her course

Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Singer-songwriter NEeMA, BCom’96, blends practicality and spirituality in her philosophy, which she pours into her new album, Watching You Think.