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Maple Blues Award Nominations Continue to Celebrate Women

Maple Blues Award Nominations Continue to Celebrate Women
Sue Foley – The Ice Queen / Stony Plain Records SPCD1398 Photo by Alan MESSER | www.alanmesser.com October 31st, 2019 (Toronto) – Talented blues artists from coast-to-coast will gather in Toronto on February 3rd, 2019 to celebrate the 23rd annual Maple Blues Awards. The nominees include several newcomers and first-time nominees, as well as several Canadian blues women throughout the... Read More

Headstones New Album Peopleskills Out Today

Headstones New Album Peopleskills Out Today
Headstones – Photo by Gord Hawkins Paying homage to their punk rock roots the Headstones continue to embrace their unique DIY punk rock philosophy and with PEOPLESKILLS, remind us of why they are one of Canada’s most enduring bands. The ability to evolve while still remaining true to their original aesthetic is a rare thing but the Headstones have been... Read More

Coldplay: New Double Album ‘Everyday Life’ Out Nov 22 + New Songs “Orphans” & “Arabesque” Out Now

Coldplay: New Double Album ‘Everyday Life’ Out Nov 22 + New Songs “Orphans” & “Arabesque” Out Now
Coldplay has today announced the global release of their eighth album, Everyday Life, on Friday, November 22 via Parlophone / Atlantic on CD, vinyl and digital formats. The 53-minute double album is divided into two halves, Sunrise and Sunset. Two songs from the album, Orphans and Arabesque, are available to download/stream now alongside lyric videos. A 7-inch vinyl single featuring... Read More

Queen and YouTube Present New Fan Music Videos for ‘You Are the Champions’ Campaign

Queen and YouTube Present New Fan Music Videos for ‘You Are the Champions’ Campaign
More Than 10,000 Fans From Over 120 Countries Helped Create New Fan Music Videos for Queen’s Iconic Songs: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and “A Kind Of Magic” In celebration of “Bohemian Rhapsody” becoming the the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on YouTube, Queen and YouTube Music worked together with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records to enlist... Read More

The Beaches To Launch 2020 Canadian Headline Tour

The Beaches To Launch 2020 Canadian Headline Tour
JUNO Award-winning rock band The Beaches will embark on ‘The Professional Tour’, a 16-date cross-Canada headline tour in support of their most recent EP, The Professional, on Feb. 6 in Victoria, BC. The tour opens at the Capital Ballroom in Victoria, hits the Corona Theatre in Montreal, QC on Feb. 20, and culminates in back-to-back hometown Toronto shows at The... Read More

Alan Doyle Teams Up With Dean Brody For New Song ‘We Don’t Wanna Go Home’

Alan Doyle Teams Up With Dean Brody For New Song ‘We Don’t Wanna Go Home’
One of Canada’s most treasured musicians Alan Doyle today releases a brand new song, “We Don’t Wanna Go Home,” featuring country star Dean Brody. The track is released through Warner Music Canada, marking Doyle’s return to the label where he started his career 25 years ago. The song is the first single from Doyle’s upcoming EP, Rough Side Out, due... Read More

Scenic Route To Alaska Release New Single “Give A Little”

Scenic Route To Alaska Release New Single “Give A Little”
Scenic Route to Alaska – Give a Little – Artwork credit: Bryan Olson Edmonton-based indie-pop trio Scenic Route to Alaska have returned with the standout single “Give a Little”, listen + share HERE. The single is their first taste of new music before going back to work on their fifth full-length album due next year. The catchy new song has the band revisiting its... Read More

Platinum Selling, Award Winning Country Star Jess Moskaluke Drops “Country Girls”, Her New Single Available Today

Platinum Selling, Award Winning Country Star Jess Moskaluke Drops “Country Girls”, Her New Single Available Today
Platinum-selling, award-winning country star Jess Moskaluke unveils her new single “Country Girls”, available today via MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada. A “country girl” at heart, having spent her years growing up in small-town Saskatchewan, Moskaluke headed south to Nashville to co-write the track with songwriter Emily Shackleton and her long-time producer and collaborator Corey Crowder. The rhythmic dazzler features Moskaluke’s... Read More

Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie at Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie at Burlington Performing Arts Centre
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Presents Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie Thursday, October 17, 2019 The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, in collaboration with The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), will present Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie on Thursday, October 17. This second annual event will be a special evening to celebrate the man, the music and... Read More

Barenaked Ladies: Original Hits, Original Stars Available On Vinyl

Barenaked Ladies: Original Hits, Original Stars  Available On Vinyl
Barenaked Ladies will release their first-ever vinyl hits collection tomorrow as the group celebrates more than three decades of chart success. The 12-song compilation includes the multi-platinum band’s biggest singles, as well as their theme to the television series The Big Bang Theory, which is making its vinyl debut. ORIGINAL HITS, ORIGINAL STARS will be released tomorrow, on October 4.... Read More

Industry Award Winners To Be Honoured On Saturday, October 13

Industry Award Winners To Be Honoured On Saturday, October 13
Toronto, ON – Thursday, October 3, 2019 – The winners of the 2019 Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards have been revealed! Announced today at the WCMAwards Reception held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse, YT, during BreakOut West, the awards celebrate the best artistic talent in western Canada. See below for the full list of Artistic Award winners.... Read More

B.C. Roots Rockers Current Swell Set To Release Buffalo On October 16

B.C. Roots Rockers Current Swell Set To Release Buffalo On October 16
With six albums under its belt and continuously growing fan base around the world, Current Swell is primed to return on Oct. 16 with its latest collection, Buffalo. The five-piece roots-rock outfit from Victoria, B.C. made the new album with acclaimed producer Colin Stewart (The New Pornographers, Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan), taking a “no rush” approach. Without time constraints, the band was able to... Read More

Theory Of A Deadman Releases Powerful Single and Video About Domestic Violence

Theory Of A Deadman Releases Powerful Single and Video About Domestic Violence
Multi-platinum band Theory Of A Deadman has announced the release of their seventh studio album, Say Nothing, out January 31st via Atlantic Records. Lead single “History Of Violence” – which turns the tables on a story of domestic violence – is out now along with the gripping music video; PRESS HERE to watch the video. Directed by Sam Sulam, the... Read More

The Beatles Revisit Abbey Road With Special Anniversary Releases – Available Everywhere September 27, 2019

The Beatles Revisit Abbey Road With Special Anniversary Releases – Available Everywhere September 27, 2019
It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth... Read More

Artists Announced For Gord Downie’s Secret Path Live At Roy Thomson Hall On October 19th

Artists Announced For Gord Downie’s Secret Path Live At Roy Thomson Hall On October 19th
On October 19th, Secret Path Live returns to Roy Thomson Hall.  Featuring the original Secret Path band, surprise guests, dancers and artists will come together to create a fully immersive and cultural experience that celebrates Indigenous cultures and commemorates the lives of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack. The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is thrilled to announce the... Read More

The Prince Estate  Announces Remastered And Expanded Reissue Of Prince’s Iconic Album 1999

The Prince Estate  Announces Remastered And Expanded Reissue Of Prince’s Iconic Album 1999
“I didn’t want to do a double album, but I just kept writing… I always compare songwriting to a girl walking in the door. You don’t know what she’s going to look like, but all of a sudden she’s there.” Prince, November 1982 Considered one of the most iconic and influential double albums in rock history, Prince’s 1999 was released... Read More

Green Day Announce New Single “Father Of All…,” From Forthcoming Album + Global Stadium Tour In 2020

Green Day Announce New Single “Father Of All…,” From Forthcoming Album + Global Stadium Tour In 2020
Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their brand new single “Father Of All…,” which is the lead track on their forthcoming thirteenth studio album of the same name, out February 7, 2020 on Reprise / Warner Records.  The rock icons announced today that they will embark on a global stadium tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. The Hella Mega Tour presented... Read More

The Strumbellas Announce Canadian Tour And Multiple Toronto Dates

The Strumbellas Announce Canadian Tour And Multiple Toronto Dates
Let’s face it, this band looks good in a toque.  Hell, they’ve toured the world teaching people that it’s called a toque, not a beanie, so why not have your cross-country tour in the height of toque season!  The Strumbellas announce their Rattlesnake Canadian Tour with stops in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Toronto, Toronto, Toronto, Toronto, Kitchener, London,... Read More