WHEN I MOVE
The Dirty Nil’s Ross Miller drops a superb three track hardcore blast under the When I Move moniker. Proceeds are going to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute an organization that protects and defends the human rights of black transgender people.
A TRIBE CALLED RED
A TRIBE CALLED RED is an all First Nation (Mohawk and Cayuga) DJ crew from Ottawa that remixes traditional Pow Wow music with contemporary club sounds into what they call Electric Pow Wow. The crew has been around since 2008 and has won a Juno Award, and appeared at festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo.
BLACK LIVES MATTER – YEAH RIGHT! Compilation
A stellar compilation from London, Ontario’s Yeah Right! Records with some sweet, sweet goodies among the 31 tracks, like this nugget from a 90s Danko Jones band called The Violent Brothers. Also featured are DBoy, Biters, Thunder Queens, Red Arms, UIC, Public Animal, and more. All proceeds Proceeds from this compilation will be donated to Black Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter Canada and The Black Solidarity Fund Canada (donations are matched by a corporate sponsor until July 31st).
SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS
Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Canadian Hip-Hop duo of Haisla descent from Kitimat, BC, composed of rappers Darren “Young D” Metz and Quentin “Yung Trybez” Nyce. They made the shortlist for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize with their album ‘Trapline‘ and dropped a new EP ‘Born Deadly‘ in April while in quarantine.
SLED ISLAND LEMONADE STAND
The Sled Island Festival is an independent music and arts festival usually held each June in Calgary, Alberta. This year the festival, like all the others is canceled, but the folks have put together a 2-volume compilation of artists who were scheduled to appear. The compilation is a “pay what you can,” by donation release with 100% of proceeds going to charity. Donations will be split equally between Black Health Alliance: a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada and The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF): a national Indigenous-led, charitable organization with the goal of educating and raising awareness about the history and many legacies of the Residential School System.
DANIEL ROMANO’S OUTFIT
The prolific polymath Daniel Romano tackles Dylan’s often overlooked 1983 album ‘Infidels‘ had Dylan decided on making the LA Latino punk band The Plugz his permanent backing band. The Plugz strangely, but amazingly backed Dylan up for a performance of ‘Jokerman‘ on David Letterman in 1984 leading to speculation that there would be a tour. There wasn’t, but Romano and his Outfit, reimagine ‘Infidel‘ as if it happened.