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Synth Rock’s Dynamic Duo

Synth Rock’s Dynamic Duo
When it comes to matching co-presenting concert acts, some bands just have the right synergy. Case in point are Montreal’s The Box with Images In Vogue whose members are split between Toronto and Vancouver. Friday, November 22nd, The Box and Images In Vogue performing at Toronto’s Revival Club, was the fourth time the two new wave retro electro-rockers have joined... 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

Goodwyn’s Blues Success Fosters New Career

Goodwyn’s Blues Success Fosters New Career
By Keith Sharp When April Wine lead vocalist and songwriter, Myles Goodwyn stepped on stage at Toronto’s Hughs Room Monday, November 4th to showcase his newly released Myles Goodwyn & Friends Of The Blues Vol 2 album, his primary concern was how he would be embraced by the city’s blues community. He had nothing to fear! Supported by a first-rate... Read More

Rational Youth Re-Release Classic Cold War Night Life Package

Rational Youth Re-Release Classic Cold War Night Life Package
Rational Youth – Photo by Moira Law (2017) When Rational Youth’s Tracy Howe met China Crisis leader Gary Daly backstage at Belgium’s W Festival in August, they reminisced about a previous billing together at Toronto’s Kingswood Amphitheatre back in 1983. “We’ll be returning to Toronto to play a gig there in January”, noted Daly. “So will we” concurred Howe. Only... Read More

Jason Benoit – Country From The Rock

Jason Benoit – Country From The Rock
To coin one of Willie Nelson’s signature lines, Jason Benoit can’t wait to get on the road again. Actually Jason is already on the road, travelling from his home in Newfoundland to Southern Ontario then on to Alberta, where he is playing a string of dates with his fellow Canadian country troubadours and good buddies, The Washboard Union. Jason will... Read More

A Revamped Voting Process Ramps Up Music Hall Of Fame Inductees

A Revamped Voting Process Ramps Up Music Hall Of Fame Inductees
Allan Reid – CARAS President Scanning over the honour roll which constitutes artists inducted into Canada’s Music Hall Of Fame,  Allan Reid, President CEO, CARAS/The Juno Awards & MusiCounts claims he is full of pride at the vast array of talent who have previously been selected for this prestigious award. “I am proud of being a Canadian when I look at who has been... Read More

Rankin’s Songs From Route 19 Tour Recaptures His Musical Roots

Rankin’s Songs From Route 19 Tour Recaptures His Musical Roots
Jimmy Rankin has packed up his gear, hit the road down Route 19 and crossed the Canso Causeway out of his beloved Cape Breton to execute an extensive 29-date tour taking Rankin and his band right across Canada through late September and October before returning home for a five-date Christmas tour of the Maritimes. Purpose of this tour is to... Read More

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