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Electric Youth Share New Single Arawa From New Album Memory Emotion Out August 9

Electric Youth Share New Single Arawa From New Album Memory Emotion Out August 9
NEW ALBUM MEMORY EMOTION  OUT AUGUST 9 LAST GANG RECORDS – Toronto duo, Electric Youth – vocalist, Bronwyn Griffin and multi-instrumentalist, Austin Garrick – share their new single, ARAWA (short for As Restless As We Are) today, the second off their forthcoming album, Memory Emotion. In late May, Stereogum premiered the video for lush and cinematic lead single The Life, mixed... Read More

Andy Kim Celebrates 50 Years Of The Archies Sugar, Sugar – Billboard’s Record Of The Year Hits 300 Million Streams On YouTube And Spotify

Andy Kim Celebrates 50 Years Of The Archies Sugar, Sugar – Billboard’s Record Of The Year Hits 300 Million Streams On YouTube And Spotify
Let’s talk about 1969 – 50 years ago – for a moment – The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records, First Concorde test flight is conducted In France, Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its debut, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced, Woodstock attracts more than 500,00 and a singer-songwriter... Read More

Rise Up – The New Parachute Collective Release

Rise Up – The New Parachute Collective Release
Warner Music Canada is proud to partner with Lorraine Segato and Slaight Music in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the iconic Parachute Club anthem “Rise Up” by releasing two newly recorded contemporary pop versions of the song. The Anniversary Version and Diesel Remix of “Rise Up” are meant to empower a new generation of youth activists to take a stand... 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

The Black Keys Release Their Ninth Studio Album, “Let’s Rock,”

The Black Keys Release Their Ninth Studio Album, “Let’s Rock,”
The Black Keys release their ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock,” via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. The record is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s early days as a band. Auerbach says, “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we... 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

The Glorious Sons Present: “Our Little Piece Of Work” Headlining Hometown Show At Richardson Stadium, September 21

The Glorious Sons Present: “Our Little Piece Of Work” Headlining Hometown Show At Richardson Stadium, September 21
TORONTO, ON (June 19, 2019) – On the heels of the release of their explosive new single “Panic Attack”, JUNO Award winners The Glorious Sons in partnership with Concerts West/AEG Presents today announced they’re bringing a full-sized stadium show home to Kingston on September 21.  The Richardson Stadium headlining concert aptly titled “Our Little Piece Of Work” marks the band’s first hometown show since... Read More

The Winners of the Country Music Association of Ontario Announced

The Winners of the Country Music Association of Ontario Announced
The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Winners of the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) tonight celebrated the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories at the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards in Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, Ontario lead with five wins,... Read More

Corey Hart’s Never Surrender Tour A Family Affair

Corey Hart’s Never Surrender Tour A Family Affair
Corey Hart cut a visibly emotional figure as he stood on the Toronto Budweiser Stage, June 14th, a single spotlight detecting tears welling in his eyes. He and his proficient eight-piece band had just completed their final encore, “Never Surrender”, leaving him alone to receive thunderous plaudits from a near sell-out (14,000) audience. “You know there was a time not... Read More

Madonna’s 14th Studio Album, Madame X, Debuts at #1 in 58 Countries!

Madonna’s 14th Studio Album, Madame X, Debuts at #1 in 58 Countries!
14 JUNE 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Madonna released her highly-anticipated 14th studio album  Madame X  from Live Nation/Interscope Records/Maverick/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Madame X  is now available across Apple, Spotify, Amazon and all DSPs. Listen to Madame X HERE Influenced creatively by living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years, Madame X is a collection of 15 new songs that celebrate Madonna’s career-long affair with Latin music and culture coupled with other global influences. On the album, Madonna brings this... Read More

Big Wreck to Honour Brian Doherty with Performance at Blue Water Border Festival in Sarnia

Big Wreck to Honour Brian Doherty with Performance at Blue Water Border Festival in Sarnia
In honour of the passing of guitarist and founding member Brian Doherty, Big Wreck has announced that they will perform a special show in Brian’s hometown of Sarnia, Ontario.  Scheduled for Friday, August 9, $2.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.   Find more information about Sarnia concert HERE  Find more information about the Canadian... Read More

Legendary Singer-Songwriter Bruce Cockburn Showcases his Guitar Technique on New Instrumental Album, Crowing Ignites

Legendary Singer-Songwriter Bruce Cockburn Showcases his Guitar Technique on New Instrumental Album, Crowing Ignites
WATERDOWN, ON – True North Records announces a September 20 worldwide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Cockburn also announced his North American tour (dates below) with more shows to be confirmed. Crowing Ignites was produced, recorded and mixed by Colin Linden, and recorded at the Firehouse in San Francisco. It... Read More

Peterborough Musicfest Targets Younger Demographic

Peterborough Musicfest Targets Younger Demographic
At the end of each successful season, Peterborough Musicfest general manager, Tracey Randall analyses crowd attendance and assesses whether the talent she books for the Wednesday/Saturday, twice weekly free concerts at the picturesque Del Crary Park actually matches the people attending those events. “In the past, our average age attendance has been around 60 but more recently we are getting... Read More