Canadian music renaissance is over but Matthew Good isnt

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement If, in the late 1990s, the Canadian music scene was like it is now, Beautiful Midnight would not exist. And neither would Matthew Good — at least not the version we know now.The seminal album of modern CanRock, which in 1999 sprung forth radio singles such as “Load Me Up” and “Hello Time Bomb,” came in a glory era of Canadian music. Bands could criss cross the country playing smaller venues and fill the rooms with fans. Producers championed Canadian music on network TV.“It was a Canadian music renaissance,” said Good, who will play Beautiful Midnight front to back in a show at FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton Place) on Saturday. He’s also promoting an EP of revamped songs called I Miss the New Wave: Beautiful Midnight Revisited. Advertisement “I don’t think we’ll ever see the like of it again.”Smaller venues are rapidly closing, he says. Record labels investing in Canadian music are fewer and farther between. At 45, he’s still releasing music, still packing shows like the countless number he’s played in Hamilton. But if the climate now existed then, “I don’t know if I’d be in music.” Twitterlast_img