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The Evolution Of A Classic Rock Band

The Evolution Of A Classic Rock Band
On Saturday, September 21st, Kingston’s The Glorious Sons will unveil their latest studio release, `A War On Everything’ with a sell-out headline concert at that city’s Jack Richardson Stadium before 14,000 rabid fans. To band members Brett Emmons (lead vocals), brother Jay Emmons (guitar), Chris Koster (guitar), Andy Paquette (drums), Chris Huot (bass) and Josh Hewson (keyboards), the concert not... Read More

Ice Queen Still Thriving As A Blues Guitar Icon

Ice Queen Still Thriving As A Blues Guitar Icon
Scroll down any online list of the world’s greatest rock guitar players and you’ll find the usual suspects; Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Eddie Van Halen et al, but you won’t find any prominent female players. Sue Foley just shrugs when this information is brought to her attention. A nominee for this year’s Guitar Magazine’s... Read More

Don’t Mess With Meghan Patrick

Don’t Mess With Meghan Patrick
Alongside Kasey Musgraves and Ashley McBride, Meghan Patrick is among a handful of fiercely independent women that are blazing new trails in country music. Born and raised in Bowmanville Ontario and now residing in Nashville, Meghan has honed her singing and songwriting skills to a tee and the results are proudly on display on her latest recording, the six-song EP... Read More

De Keyzer Defies Shrinking Toronto Club Scene

De Keyzer Defies Shrinking Toronto Club Scene
Toronto used to be the centre of a vibrant blues community with the likes of the Brunswick House, Silver Dollar, Jeff Healey’s and the Cadillac Lounge all playing host to major blues artists like Downchild Blues Band, Jeff Healey, King Biscuit Boy, Jack de Keyzer, Colin James, Sue Foley, Matt Minglewood, Dutch Mason et al performing regularly at these downtown... Read More

Iron Maiden Brings Video Game To Life With Legacy Tour

Iron Maiden Brings Video Game To Life With Legacy Tour
To paraphrase a certain saying, “there are only three certainties in life; death, taxes and Iron Maiden playing Toronto.” Friday, August 9th and 10th, Iron Maiden hits the Budweiser Amphitheatre stage as part of their 44-date North American leg of their current Legacy Of The Beast Tour (which also features dates in Montreal, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver).... Read More

Double-Platinum Canadian Band Streetheart Announce, Live After Dark, To Be Released August 23

Double-Platinum Canadian Band Streetheart Announce, Live After Dark, To Be Released August 23
Newly Mastered Reissue Of Their Classic Album Recorded Live In Winnipeg, Edmonton And Regina In July 1983 Includes Previously Unreleased Live Track, “Highway Isolation” Available For Pre-Order Now In Digital And Physical 1Cd/2Lp Formats JUNO Award-winning band Streetheart announce the special reissue of their 1983 live album, Live After Dark, on August 23 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. A... Read More

Former Sheepdog Lends Credibility To League Of Wolves

Former Sheepdog Lends Credibility To League Of Wolves
During his many sorties into Saskatoon, Dillon Currie and his musical pals often bumped into former Sheepdogs’ guitarist Leot Hanson. Whether it was hanging around Lydia’s Pub or later The Capitol Music Club (which Hanson co-owned), Currie’s band, soon to be known as League Of Wolves, made a connection with Hanson. Initially, it was just informal jam sessions where they’d... Read More

Robbie Robertson Taps Into Decades Of Film Work And A Fascination With Human Nature’s Darker Corridors For Evocative New Solo Album, Sinematic, Coming September 20

Robbie Robertson Taps Into Decades Of Film Work And A Fascination With Human Nature’s Darker Corridors For Evocative New Solo Album, Sinematic, Coming September 20
Inspired by his decades of creating and composing music for film and filled with an enthralling set of songs exploring the darker corridors of human nature, Robbie Robertson’s aptly titled, evocative new solo album Sinematic is set for release on September 20 via UMe/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The album is available now for preorder on CD, digital and 180-gram... Read More

Deppe Enjoying Best Of Both Worlds Playing For Two Iconic Bands

Deppe Enjoying Best Of Both Worlds Playing For Two Iconic Bands
By his own admission, The Spoons’ Gord Deppe is not a prolific songwriter. He is not one to churn out a stack of new material for pure vanity sake, preferring to re-release anniversary editions of previous records like the band’s debut `Stick Figure Neighbourhood’ (1981) and their break-through `Arias & Symphonies (1982). The band’s previous studio album, `Static In Transmission’... Read More

Exhibition Lineups Strong On Domestic Talent

Exhibition Lineups Strong On Domestic Talent
Danielle Bourre can remember when headline talent at Toronto’s Annual Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) or (The EX) meant the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Elton John, Van Halen, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen all sharing the spotlight at the main CNE Stadium. Yet those halcyon dates of Michael Cohl’s Concert Productions International attractions changed when the Molson Amphitheatre, later changed... Read More

The Strumbellas: Pop Music Done Wrong!

The Strumbellas: Pop Music Done Wrong!
According to the band’s biography, The Strumbellas’ vocalist/guitarist and chief songwriter, Simon Ward was motivated by the juxtaposition of balancing global touring activities with commitments to his wife and three children in small-town Lindsay Ontario when he penned the lyrics to the band’s fourth recording effort “Rattlesnake”. Certainly, based on the success of their last album “Hope” and the chart-topping... Read More

Pure Country Provides A Fresh Coat Of Paint To Canadian Country Music

Pure Country Provides A Fresh Coat Of Paint To Canadian Country Music
Canada’s Radio landscape just got more countrified with the partnership of 13 regional Country Music radio stations under the iheart logo. Pure Country is the banner that links a network of key regional stations together with a new syndicated programme hosted by Shannon Ella airing four hours a day on each station. Each segment will feature all the latest country... Read More

Cuddy Turns On Creativity With New Album Recorded In Just Three Days

Cuddy Turns On Creativity With New Album Recorded In Just Three Days
Jim Cuddy is a creative songwriting tour-de-force. He is so overloaded with song ideas that he needs two bands; Blue Rodeo and his own Jim Cuddy Band to contain this outflow of creativity. And even then, he has achieved additional co-writing and performing outlets with the likes of Corey Hart and Barney Bentall. If you don’t believe me, take a... Read More