With another workweek out of the way, we're taking a moment to reflect and looking back at what made headlines the last few days. So if you're feeling out of the loop, here's what you may have missed.
First off, it may only be January, but already the year's big festival announcements are already starting to roll in. First, we got the 2014 lineup of BC's Squamish Valley Music Festival, which will feature Arcade Fire, Eminem, Danny Brown, the Roots, Arctic Monkeys and many more. Also Toronto's CMW reveled its initial lineup as well, roping in M.I.A., City and Colour, Tegan and Sara, Television and Neko Case, among others.
In other Canadian news, Timber Timbre detailed their anticipated Hot Dreams and gave us a new video, Justin Rutledge announced an album of Tragically Hop covers, Kandle unveiled her debut album and, sadly, Dave Finkelman of Edmonton's Energetic Action was killed after being struck by a car while crossing the street.
Also this week, we had Slowdive reuniting, a bunch of folks getting duped by a fake Red Hot Chili Peppers' track, Prince dropping his $22 million lawsuit against some online bootleggers and Peter Seeger passing away at 94.
Last but not least, the once elusive Burial showed us what he looks like, as well as promised some new music — though that may get delayed thanks to the upcoming release of videogame Dark Soul II.