Search

NEW MUSIC: Alessia Cara / The Pains of Growing (Deluxe) (November 30)

NEW MUSIC: Alessia Cara / The Pains of Growing (Deluxe) (November 30)
Alessia Car Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Alessia Cara releases her highly anticipated second album The Pains of Growing (Deluxe), today via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The run-up to today’s highly-anticipated release of  The Pains of Growing began as far back as July, when Alessia first performed “Growing Pains” on Fallon and Colbert, then in September on The Today Show‘s outdoor... Read More

Sue Foley, Crystal Shawanda, Jenie Thai, Harry Manx & Steve Marriner, Earle & Coffin to perform at Maple Blues Awards

Sue Foley, Crystal Shawanda, Jenie Thai, Harry Manx & Steve Marriner, Earle & Coffin to perform at Maple Blues Awards
Raoul Bhaneja hosts Koerner Hall National Blues Gala February 4 Montreal’s Guy Bélanger to host lobby afterparty “Winner’s Circle Jam” (Toronto) – The Toronto Blues Society has announced the performers who will grace the stage at Koerner Hall in Toronto for the 22nd annual Maple Blues Awards gala and concert, to be held on Monday, February 4th, 2019. Heating up the cold February... Read More

Retro 80’s Night with The Box, Images In Vogue, and Kim Clarke Champniss

Retro 80’s Night with The Box, Images In Vogue, and Kim Clarke Champniss
Maxwells Concerts & Events, Waterloo, Ontario Saturday, November 3, 2018 By Keith Sharp Photos by Jim Ziegler The expression `Everything Old Is New Again’ took on a whole new meaning Saturday at Maxwells in Waterloo, Ontario as two Classic 80’s Bands; Montreal’s The Box and Vancouver’s Images In Vogue joined forces with former MuchMusic personality Kim Clarke Champniss to stage... Read More

Birds Of Bellwoods Growing In Stature

Birds Of Bellwoods Growing In Stature
By Keith Sharp The rain was sheeting down as Toronto quartet Birds Of Bellwoods took to a Montreal stage for an outdoor festival being executed in a very hostile environment. So hostile that only five people gathered together in a protective tent constituted their audience. Yet Messer’s Stephen Joffe (vocals/mandolin), Adrian Morningstar (vocals/guitar), Kintaro Akiyama (vocals/stand-up bass) and Chris Blades... Read More

ARKELLS RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STUDIO ALBUM “RALLY CRY”

ARKELLS RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STUDIO ALBUM “RALLY CRY”
Arkells release their highly anticipated, fifth studio album, RALLY CRY via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. With the size and scope to match Arkells’ ambition and ever-growing audience, RALLY CRY is the band’s boldest project yet. Following a string of surprise events, including a last minute Arkells song-filled karaoke pop-up in Toronto and a song premiere via a mysterious billboard & hotline... Read More

Page Finds Trump Nation Threatening

Page Finds Trump Nation Threatening
By Keith Sharp As a Jewish Canadian pop star currently residing just outside Syracuse, New York, former Barenaked Ladies’ frontman, Steven Page thought he was relatively immune to the racist barbs emitting from Donald Trump’s United States of America. But that was until he watched the White Supremist Rally in Charlottesville North Carolina on his television set. “I’m watching these... Read More

Europe is Rock’s Breeding Ground Notes Monster Truck’s Jeremy Widerman

Europe is Rock’s Breeding Ground Notes Monster Truck’s Jeremy Widerman
  By Keith Sharp Kiss bassist Gene Simmons may continue to sermonize that rock music is dead but Hamilton ‘s Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Widerman has a succinct response to Mr. Simmons. “If you really feel that way, stop making your millions of dollars on ticket sales and merchandise, pull Kiss off the road and give some younger band a... Read More

Platinum-Certified Canadian Rock Band DEFAULT Reunite To Join Stone Temple Pilots & Seether On National Canadian Tour

Platinum-Certified Canadian Rock Band DEFAULT Reunite To Join Stone Temple Pilots & Seether On National Canadian Tour
Multi-award winning, Platinum-certified Canadian rock band, DEFAULT announced today that they will reunite and return to the road this fall, joining Stone Temple Pilots and Seether on their national Canadian co-headline tour.  Kicking off October 23rd in Penticton, BC, the tour will travel west to east with dates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. After forming in Vancouver,... Read More

The Trews Re-Invent Themselves With Civilianaires Release

The Trews Re-Invent Themselves With Civilianaires Release
  By Keith Sharp Having reached that dreaded contractual obligation `Greatest Hits’ point in their collective careers, Antigonish Nova Scotia’s The Trews knew they had reached a significant landmark in what had been an illustrious 15-year journey. Do they view their 2016 `Time Capsules’ release as the beginning of the end of their creativity or do they utilize the release... Read More