Every Monday, Postcity.com rounds up the most exciting music news happening in Toronto. In this edition: Born Ruffians drop a new single, Joel Plaskett gets an award and The Strumbellas take up residency at The Dakota Tavern.
Maritime king of pop rock Joel Plaskett was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal last week. The prize honours Canadians who have made significant contributions to our nation’s culture and community — and Plaskett sure has. He has more than 20 years in the music biz, having made stellar albums with his ’90s rock band Thrush Hermit, and he’s received nods from the Juno Awards and the Polaris Music Prize. Forget beer and poutine, Joel Plaskett is one of our country’s greatest exports.
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