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Timmins Kayak Challenge Takes 10th Annual Historical Spin

Timmins Kayak Challenge Takes 10th Annual Historical Spin
  By Keith Sharp The city of Timmins Ontario is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Great Canadian Kayak Challenge Festival August 24-26th by returning to the historical roots of this event featuring Voyageur canoeists dressed in pioneer garb and even a 50th anniversary meeting of The Timmins Fur Council which will explain to festival patrons the necessity and value... Read More
    If history had dictated otherwise, Howard Jones would have developed into a bona fide Canadian pop superstar. Having moved to Ottawa when he was nine years old, Jones sparked a burgeoning music career and by the age of 14 was performing in his own band, Warrior. Unfortunately for Jones, his parents decided to move back to the UK... Read More

Trending Changes Is The Key To Rock The Park’s Continued Success

Trending Changes Is The Key To Rock The Park’s Continued Success
  By Keith Sharp The key to 15 years of continued success at London’s Rock The Park Music Festival is Promoter Brad Jones’ ability to keep his finger on the pulse of ever changing musical trends. Kicking off this Wednesday at the city’s Harris Park venue, the four-night festival will feature two lineups of current alternative rock bands like Shinedown,,... Read More

Eclectic Peterborough Musicfest Has Something For Everyone (And It’s Free!)

Eclectic Peterborough Musicfest Has Something For Everyone (And It’s Free!)
  By Keith Sharp It’s an annual challenge which faces Peterborough Musicfest general manager, Tracey Randall. Drumming up the resources and sponsorships to fund free concerts to be staged at the four-acre Del Crary Park every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, kicking off this Saturday with the visit of Mickey Thomas and his Starship Band.     But going... Read More

Staging Manitoulin Country Fest A Logistical Challenge

Staging Manitoulin Country Fest A Logistical Challenge
  By Keith Sharp Thursday August 6th 2015 is a date forever tattooed across KT Timmermans’ cranium. Up to that point, Timmermans and her husband Craig had successfully built a small but growing country music festival around their ownership of Country 103 radio station, the only radio station on Manitoulin Island, geographically located in Lake Huron. Yet as the festival... Read More

Sloan: Pure Pop For Now People

Sloan: Pure Pop For Now People
  By Keith Sharp `12’ is the title of Sloan’s latest album release. The number indicates that this is the 12th studio album this Halifax band has recorded. The title is also significant for any hard core Sloan fan in that it indicates 12 tracks equally composed by the band’s four members. Chris Murphy (bass), Patrick Pentland (guitar), Jay Ferguson... Read More

Queen Of Scream Complements Documentary With New Live Album

Queen Of Scream Complements Documentary With New Live Album
  By Keith Sharp When Vancouver-based Spotlight Productions decided to shoot a documentary on former Headpins’ lead vocalist Darby Mills, the Vernon B.C resident decided it would be appropriate to release a new recording in conjunction with the national broadcast of her TV special (set for the second week of April). So on November 4th 2017, Mills herded her Darby... Read More