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Toronto’s 18th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Sets the Stage for 2020

Toronto’s 18th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Sets the Stage for 2020
Winterfolk XVIII is Set for February 21st, 22nd & 23rd in Toronto’s ANNEX  More than 100+ Artists on 5 Stages for 3 Days of Music With Winterfolk XVIII around the corner, time is running short for local live music fans to nab ‘early bird’ wristbands at $15 each — a 40% savings; the special pre-2020 offer is available until December... Read More

Betty Moon Releases New Music Video For “Crazy (What You Make Me)”

Betty Moon Releases New Music Video For “Crazy (What You Make Me)”
The Los Angeles based producer and recording artist releases the pulsing new music video for the single included on her latest album ‘Hellucination’   Betty Moon, the Toronto-born Southern California based songwriter, producer and director has released a new music video for her song “Crazy (What You Make Me)”. The clip premiered this week via Guitar Girl and can be seen on Youtube.   “Crazy (What... Read More

Platinum Selling Recording Artist Marie Mai Joins MusiCounts To Celebrate Music Education At Longueuil School

Platinum Selling Recording Artist Marie Mai Joins MusiCounts To Celebrate Music Education At Longueuil School
Monday, December 16, 2019 — Toronto, ON – Today, MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, was joined by Quebec’s queen of pop Marie Mai, musical director, David Laflèche and Stingray for a celebration at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Longueuil, QC. MusiCounts provides instrument grants to schools in-need all across Canada, and to-date the MusiCounts Band Aid Program has supported over 100 Quebec schools and community... Read More

The Glorious Sons Close Out 2019 With Most Played Song At U.S. Rock Radio

The Glorious Sons Close Out 2019 With Most Played Song At U.S. Rock Radio
 With “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” Officially Named Most Played Song At U.S. Rock Radio And Most Played Cancon Song At Canadian Rock Radio The Glorious Sons – Photo Credit Gavin Smith “Canada’s best export.” – Washington Times “The Canadian rockers continue to question the alleged impending doom of rock and roll over turbulent guitar licks and frantic drums and key. Maybe the... Read More

Rising Canadian Electro Pop Duo FEATURETTE to Release Sophomore Album Dream Riot on January 17

Rising Canadian Electro Pop Duo FEATURETTE to Release Sophomore Album Dream Riot on January 17
Electro-pop duo FEATURETTE are bringing honesty and grit into pop music with the release of their sophomore album Dream Riot on January 17th via all streaming platforms. Following a whirlwind year sharing stages with Alessia Cara, Scott Helman, and Walk Off The Earth, FEATURETTE have emerged from the studio with a polished, dark pop sound that is uniquely their own on Dream Riot. Teaming up with... Read More

Billy Talent Launch Episodic Film – Forgiveness

Billy Talent Launch Episodic Film – Forgiveness
December 10, 2019 – Canadian rock legends Billy Talent have released the first episode of a multi-part short film today.  Directed by award-winning Canadian director, Michael Maxxis, the film stars UFC fighters Rose Namajunas and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone who star in the story set in a bleak dystopian desert.  This first episode, Forgiveness I, features music from “Forgiveness I +... Read More

Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson Succumbs To A Brain Tumour

Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson Succumbs To A Brain Tumour
Photo: Mattias Edwall roxette.se By Keith Sharp With the inevitable passing of major rock stars, it’s not surprising that the December 9th death of Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson would slide under the radar. Yet any fan of 90’s pop will readily remember hit songs like “The Look”, “Listen To Your Heart” “It Must Have Been Love” and “Joyride” made famous by Fredriksson and... Read More

Events: Johnson’s Creek Band Upcoming Concerts 2020

Events: Johnson’s Creek Band Upcoming Concerts 2020
Johnson’s Creek Band Tour Dates 2020 February 12th – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON February 21st – The Red Dog – Peterborough, ON April 17th – Soo Blaster – Sault Ste. Marie. ON April 18th – The Coulson – Sudbury, ON Event information may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details with event organizers. FOR MORE... Read More

Madison Kozak: The Next Big Thing

Madison Kozak: The Next Big Thing
Madison Kozak has had a terrific year. The budding country star signed a deal with U.S. record label Songs & Daughters (a subsidiary of Big Loud Records), made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, recently released three radio-friendly singles and was selected by Nashville’s Country Music Network to be a member of CMT’s Next Wave of Country, Class of... Read More

The East Pointers Break The Rules With Contemporary Maritimes Sound

The East Pointers Break The Rules With Contemporary Maritimes Sound
The East Pointers is not the atypical band which normally performs at Toronto’s Lee’s Palace. On the surface, this trio of Maritime folk-rock musicians would seem alien to an environment that normally spotlights trendy, alternative artists and groups. But there was fiddle player/vocalist Tim Chaisson, banjo-playing brother Koady Chaisson and guitarist cousin Jake Charron on Thursday, November 14th ripping through... Read More

Billy Talent Release “Forgiveness I + II”

Billy Talent Release “Forgiveness I + II”
November 27, 2019 –Iconic Canadian rock group Billy Talent released a new song today.  The track, “Forgiveness I + II” was produced by Juno Award nominee (Producer of the Year) and Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa in the group’s Toronto studio. “Forgiveness I + II” marks the first new original Billy Talent recording since their highly successful Afraid of Heights... Read More

Matthew Good Releases Powerful Official Video

Matthew Good Releases Powerful Official Video
November 22, 2018 – Warner Music recording artist and four-time Juno Award winner Matthew Good has released the official video for his new single “Sicily.”  Shot in Delta, British Columbia,  Matthew’s home province by director Stefan Berrill (Dallas Smith, The Washboard Union), the video is a powerful visual for the song’s poignant message.  Last night, ET Canada premiered the video... Read More

Downchild Blues Band’s “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)” to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Downchild Blues Band’s “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)”  to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
Ottawa, ON (November 21, 2019) — The first Canadian blues recording ever to sell gold, “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost),” written by The Legendary Downchild Blues Band’s leader and co-founder, Don Walsh, will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Friday, November 29, 2019. The song skyrocketed to international... Read More

John Fraser Mann Leaves Spirit Of The West Legacy

John Fraser Mann Leaves Spirit Of The West Legacy
Photo Credit: Lisa MacIntosh Photography By Eric Alper With deep sadness, we announce that John Fraser Mann (OBC) has passed away peacefully in Vancouver, the inevitable result of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease with which he was diagnosed several years ago. Surrounded by friends and loving family until the end, all were reminded of John’s rich legacy. He was a potent... Read More

Gord Bamford Announces 2020 #REDNEK Music Fest Tour Starring Jess Moskaluke And Special Guests

Gord Bamford Announces 2020 #REDNEK Music Fest Tour Starring Jess Moskaluke And Special Guests
Toronto, ON – Multiple JUNO, CCMA and CMA award-winning singer/songwriter Gord Bamford will be hitting the road across Canada in 2020 with his #REDNEK Music Fest tour that will showcase a broad range of homegrown country music artists including the hottest emerging acts in Canada. Along with Bamford, the show stars multi-platinum, JUNO Award winner Jess Moskaluke, and an incredible line-up of rising talent... Read More

Canadian Rap Titans Choclair x Classified Release The Hip Hop Collective “Hurt Everybody”

Canadian Rap Titans Choclair x Classified Release The Hip Hop Collective “Hurt Everybody”
JUNO Award-winning, multi-platinum Canadian hip-hop legends Choclair x Classified are pleased to announce today’s release of their collaborative track and video for “Hurt Everybody”, via Halflife Records.  Celebrating their collective success in the world of Canadian hip-hop for more than 20 years, “Hurt Everybody” brings two of the hottest Canadian rappers together with confidence, cadence and self-awareness that maintains a strong connection to hip... Read More