So, farewell then, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, first touted as a landmark show due to its star leaping from a suburban Toronto bedroom to NBC via YouTube. But it drew little enthusiasm among viewers despite the grasping at topicality. She still has some other deals to maintain a Hollywood house, and other YouTubers dissecting the disaster.
Budweiser Stage awaits the day
Saudi Arabia recently saw a $500 million pandemic bet in Live Nation double in value as the promoter readies a comeback that involves integrating live streams with in-person audiences. Live Nation Canada also expressed confidence about working around an ongoing border closure, while betting on September’s end to be safe for Megadeth.
The week Bill C-10 became part of the vocabulary in Canada. An amendment that Liberals promised would make “crystal clear” that content from individual users won’t be subject to regulation is being criticized for remaining fogged up. It even has past CRTC chairpersons calling for such changes to the Broadcasting Act to be altogether trashed.
One less Rexall in Chinatown
A new development at 315 Spadina Avenue has the first condition of its kind in Toronto: forbidding chain stores that meet criteria as previously defined in San Francisco, which then saw increased vacancies—and Trader Joe’s getting an exemption. But it’s not like the city lacks for historic properties big brands can buy, maybe even this old house:
Fucked Up’s never-ending songs are perfect listening for a lockdown. Year of the Horse had four acts unveiled one track at a time, each between 19 and 26 minutes long. The third one featured Matt Berninger from the National. The fourth features vocals from Julien Baker, a two-time guest on duet partner Damian Abraham’s punk podcast.
Finally, the views from Austin
Joe Rogan puts out so many podcasts on Spotify that it’s hard for the clickbait to keep pace. But after a backlash for his skepticism about the need for younger people to get vaccinated, he’s drawn headlines for saying “Canada’s fucked right now” to guest Matty Matheson, as the pair discussed the current state of the pandemic between countries: