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Eclectic Peterborough Musicfest Has Something For Everyone (And It’s Free!)

Eclectic Peterborough Musicfest Has Something For Everyone (And It’s Free!)
  By Keith Sharp It’s an annual challenge which faces Peterborough Musicfest general manager, Tracey Randall. Drumming up the resources and sponsorships to fund free concerts to be staged at the four-acre Del Crary Park every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, kicking off this Saturday with the visit of Mickey Thomas and his Starship Band.     But going... Read More

GUNS N’ ROSES POP-UP SHOP COMES TO TORONTO

GUNS N’ ROSES POP-UP SHOP COMES TO TORONTO
EXCLUSIVE POP-UP EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE RE-RELEASE OF ‘APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION’:   Scarborough Town Centre – Located by TTC Entrance #4, Friday June 29 to Sunday July 1 Open from 10:00am-9:00pm on Friday, 9:30am-9:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday               To celebrate the much-anticipated re-release of their classic debut album ‘Appetite For... Read More

Tim Hicks’ Hot New Licks

Tim Hicks’ Hot New Licks
by Roman Mitz for Open Spaces ‘Gonna stomp our boots till the neighbours call the cops’. The opening line to Tim Hicks’ latest single “Loud”, and one of a dozen songs you’ll find on his new release “New Tattoo”, gives you a great indication of the wild ride that’s in store for you. The song is about tearing it up... Read More

Monster Truck Release New Single “Evolution”; Band Announces New LP True Rockers Out September 14

Monster Truck Release New Single “Evolution”; Band Announces New LP True Rockers Out September 14
Juno award-winning rock outfit, Monster Truck, will release True Rockers on September 14 via Dine Alone Records in Canada and via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group for the rest of the world. This is the band’s third full-length album and follow-up to 2016’s critically successful Sittin’ Heavy. Alongside the album announce, Monster Truck has also unveiled a brand new single titled “Evolution”. Says guitarist Jeremy Widerman of the new... Read More

TERRA LIGHTFOOT RELEASES “RUTHLESS” VIDEO, UNVEILS MORE SUMMER TOUR DATES

TERRA LIGHTFOOT RELEASES “RUTHLESS” VIDEO, UNVEILS MORE SUMMER TOUR DATES
As Terra Lightfoot’s New Mistakes tour continues to roll onward around the world, the artist released the third single from her critically acclaimed album, “Ruthless”. The single is paired with a video directed by Lightfoot’s trusted creative collaborator, director Dustin Rabin (Foo Fighters, Eagles of Death Metal, Billy Talent), who previously directed the videos for Lightfoot’s singles “Paradise” and “Pinball... Read More

THE SHEEPDOGS TO HEADLINE ECHO BEACH ON SEPTEMBER 20

THE SHEEPDOGS TO HEADLINE  ECHO BEACH ON SEPTEMBER 20
Canada’s favourite shaggy Saskatchewan rockers The Sheepdogs have announced a co-headlining show at Echo Beach. On September 20, they’ll be taking the stage alongside Shakey Graves marking a record-breaking third time the group has had the honour of headlining the iconic venue. The bill is being rounded out by Portland, OR’s Blitzen Trapper.  Tickets will be available to the public... Read More
SUMMER FESTIVAL CIRCUIT INCLUDES IMPRESSIVE LIST OF INTERNATIONAL DATES   #1 ALTERNATIVE RADIO SINGLE, “EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT” CERTIFIED GOLD After a year of memorable shows, JUNO Award winning alternative-rock band, The Glorious Sons are gearing up for a very special performance as direct support for The Rolling Stones at Orange Veledrome in Marseille, France on Friday June 26. “I’ve been to three... Read More

Cummings, McLauchlan Star In 29th SOCAN Awards Gala

Cummings, McLauchlan Star  In 29th SOCAN Awards Gala
  By Keith Sharp   The Stars were out in force at SOCAN’s 29th Annual Awards night staged Monday at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre Hotel as two Canadian music icons, Burton Cummings and Sarah McLauchlan capped off winning major awards by performing live before an ecstatic music industry audience. Cummings, seemingly fully recovered from a recent automobile accident in Los Angeles,... Read More

THE GRAPES OF WRATH ANNOUNCED AS THIS YEAR’S INDUCTEES INTO THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME

THE GRAPES OF WRATH  ANNOUNCED AS THIS YEAR’S INDUCTEES INTO THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME
This October, BreakOut West heads back to Kelowna, BC, for the first time since 2010. Now in its 16th year, the gathering continues to develop, support, and honour the best of western Canadian music, with its annual conference, festival and the Western Canadian Music Awards. This year, Kelowna-born rock band, The Grapes Of Wrath, will be celebrated for their decade-spanning career, and inducted into... Read More

ALESSIA CARA TO DROP NEW SINGLE, “GROWING PAINS”, JUNE 15

ALESSIA CARA TO DROP NEW SINGLE, “GROWING PAINS”, JUNE 15
Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara – the most-streamed new female artist of 2017 – will release her brand new single, “Growing Pains”, via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, this Friday, June 15. “Growing Pains” is the first single from Cara’s forthcoming sophomore album. The nationally televised debut of “Growing Pains” will be Monday, June 18 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.... Read More

The Heels Have It

The Heels Have It
by Roman Mitz for Open Spaces Vancouver country trio The Heels were not always The Heels. They started out as the The Heals, thus the play on words of their debut album title, ‘Love, Heels’. Two-thirds of the group, Kyla Rawlins and Brittni Dominelli, had just ended difficult relationships and music was the catharsis that saw them through the hard... Read More