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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

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

Money And Ocasek Become Rock’s Latest Casualties

Money And Ocasek Become Rock’s Latest Casualties
Rock Music lost two of its iconic figures over the weekend with the deaths of Cars’ vocalist/guitarist Rick Ocasek and solo artist Eddie Money. Ocasek was found deceased (cause of death, natural causes) Sunday morning September 16th in his New York apartment by ex-wife and former supermodel, Paulina Poritzkova, while Money passed away Thursday, September 13th from esophageal cancer, Ocasek... Read More

Correcting A CARAS Travesty

Correcting A CARAS Travesty
Saturday, August 17th,2019 and more than 3,000 spectators are crammed into Little Current, Manitoulin Island’s Flatrock Event Centre to witness Vancouver’s Trooper bring the two-day Rockin The Rock music festival to a frenzied conclusion. Not a bad turnout for a community which boasts a resident population of fewer than 1,800 souls. And although the likes of Platinum Blonde, Glass Tiger,... 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

Grande Prairie Native Steals CCMA Awards Spotlight

Grande Prairie Native Steals CCMA Awards Spotlight
On a night when the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards returned to Calgary after a 14-year absence, it was fitting that  Alberta performer Tenille Townes stole the spotlight. Langley B.C’s Dallas Smith, who co-hosted the show with Billy Ray Cyrus, claimed two major awards as Top Male Vocalist and Top Entertainer plaudits but it was 25-year old Grande Prairie native,... 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

The Trews Share New Single “Touch”

The Trews Share New Single “Touch”
The Trews Announce Upcoming Kingston Penitentiary On September 14 With Headstones, Members Of The Tragically Hip And More It’s been a year since The Trews released their critically acclaimed and JUNO nominated album Civilinaires. Today they give fans a special treat with brand new slick and catchy single, “Touch”. Listen/ watch the video here. On the track, produced again by... 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

Legendary Canadian Rockers 54-40 Release New Video for “Sublime Like Me”

Legendary Canadian Rockers 54-40 Release New Video for “Sublime Like Me”
Even in today’s absurdly fragmented music scene, it’s easy to spot legendary bands. They’re the ones reliably cranking out great album after great album, each distinct and accessible, in sync with the times, yet timeless. Witness pop/rock luminaries 54-40 and their newest single — the swirling, futuristic, yet somehow vaguely psychedelic “Sublime Like Me” — available now. Established New Year’s... Read More

Fast Romantics Premiere Video For Latest Single “Do No Wrong” With Alberta/Ontario Dates

Fast Romantics  Premiere Video For Latest Single “Do No Wrong” With Alberta/Ontario Dates
(Toronto-based indie rockers Fast Romantics have partnered with Indie88 to premiere the music video for their infectious, CBC chart-topping latest single “Do No Wrong”. Directed by Anne Douris and Fast Romantics’ lead vocalist and key songwriter Matthew Angus, the psychedelic, light-hearted, quirkily-animated video is available to watch HERE. Filmed at The Ossington in downtown Toronto, the bands frontman had this... Read More

Raising Hell In Rainbow Country

Raising Hell In Rainbow Country
Rockin’ The Rock Manitoulin Island August 17th, 2019 By Keith Sharp The tee shirt said it all. “Arrive. Raise A Little Hell. Leave.” This was the profound effect Vancouver’s Trooper had on the 3,000 plus audience who packed into The Flatrock Event Centre in Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Saturday, August 17th to attend what was the second annual Rockin’ The... Read More

From MUCHMUSIC in the 80s to Film Fests Around The World! THE SPOONS win big with music video!

From MUCHMUSIC in the 80s to Film Fests Around The World! THE SPOONS win big with music video!
From Hollywood to Bollywood, legendary Canadian band ‘Spoons’ video for “The First & Last Time” is among those selected for screening at eight (and counting!) prestigious International film festivals. The growing list includes the world-renowned Cannes Short Film Festival, Lisbon Film Rendezvous, The Lift-Off Sessions at Pinewood Studios, South Georgian Bay Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, Jaipur International Film... Read More

Sass Jordan’s “Rats” 25th Anniversary Limited Edition 180 Gram Coloured Vinyl Available August 30, 2019

Sass Jordan’s “Rats” 25th Anniversary Limited Edition 180 Gram Coloured Vinyl Available August 30, 2019
JUNO Award winner Sass Jordan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her third album, Rats, this year. The monumental record is one of the biggest releases of her career so far and a popular fan favourite. To commemorate the anniversary, she will release a newly-manufactured 180-gram orange-coloured vinyl. The limited-edition run of 1,000 copies will be available at upcoming live shows... Read More

Neon Dreams Premiere Music Video ‘Life Without Fantasies’ From New Album Sweet Dreams Till Sunbeams

Neon Dreams Premiere Music Video ‘Life Without Fantasies’ From New Album Sweet Dreams Till Sunbeams
“When you don’t fit in, it’s like your forced to see the world differently. These are the fantasies of a very uncool, unpopular kid,” says Frank Kadillac of Neon Dreams, about the duo’s song “Life Without Fantasies.” The video pays homage to Frank’s favourite movies from his childhood – Napoleon Dynamite and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – and was shot... Read More

The Glorious Sons Investigate “The Ongoing Speculation Into The Death Of Rock And Roll”

The Glorious Sons Investigate “The Ongoing Speculation Into The Death Of Rock And Roll”
Who said rock is dead? Today, The Glorious Sons release the next track off their bracing new record ‘A War on Everything’ out September 13 via Black Box, called “The Ongoing Speculation Into The Death of Rock And Roll.” Billboard loves the songs’ “turbulent guitar licks,” saying, “maybe the self-aware band thinks the genre is dying, but they might just be resurrecting it.” Listen HERE. A witty jab... Read More