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MusiCounts Band Aid Program Awards $900,000 in Musical Instruments to 90 Schools Nationwide

MusiCounts Band Aid Program Awards $900,000 in Musical Instruments to 90 Schools Nationwide
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — Toronto, ON – Today MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, is pleased to announce that $900,000 in musical instruments and equipment will be distributed to 90 schools across Canada through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides up to $15,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment to schools in need. These instruments will enable... Read More

Snotty Nose Rez Kids Announce New Ep Born Deadly

Snotty Nose Rez Kids Announce New Ep Born Deadly
PREMIERE VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE REAL DEADLY VIA COMPLEX WATCH/SHARE HERE FIRST-EVER U.S. HEADLINING TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 12  Haisla Nation hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, today announced a new EP, Born Deadly, set for release April 3. Fans also received a taste of the new EP with a video for the lead single, Real Deadly – premiering today via... Read More

Eternity Now Makes A Positive Statement For Revamped Big Sugar

Eternity Now Makes A Positive Statement For Revamped Big Sugar
By Keith Sharp It would be an understatement to say that the past five years have not been kind to Big Sugar’s Gord Johnson. In that period of time, Johnson lost his musical partner and muse, Garry Lowe to cancer, (July 7th, 2018) and  saw the rest of Big Sugar virtually disband, terminating a project Johnson had been working on... Read More

Tim Hicks Reveals First Leg Of The ‘Wreck This Town World Tour” / New Single ‘No Truck Song’ Leads EP Release

Tim Hicks Reveals First Leg Of The ‘Wreck This Town World Tour” / New Single ‘No Truck Song’ Leads EP Release
Four-time JUNO Award nominee and platinum-selling CCMA Award winner Tim Hicks announced the details today for his “Wreck This Town World Tour” with DJ Johnny Rivex featured on the Canadian leg.  The tour kicks off in Berlin, Germany on March 6 and travels to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, London, UK and Brisbane, Australia before landing in Canada, on May 21 for a trio... Read More

Brett Kissel to host the 2020 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards

Brett Kissel to host the 2020 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards
Brett Kissel TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced country artist Brett Kissel as host of the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by Music Canada, taking place at WTC Saskatoon at Prairieland Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020 for an evening in celebration of Canadian music.  This exclusive industry event will be live-streamed... Read More

New Music from Warner Music Canada: Matthew Good “Moving Walls”

New Music from Warner Music Canada: Matthew Good “Moving Walls”
MOVING WALLS WILL BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 21 Leave it to Matthew Good — peerless singer/songwriter, bona fide if reluctant rock star, notorious straight-shooter — to transform a simple question into an astute observation about people’s relationship to music. To wit: ask Good to sum up his dazzling new solo album, the sumptuous, orchestral, and wildly multifaceted Moving Walls in an elevator... Read More

Rock Icon Kim Mitchell to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame During Canadian Music Week, May 21st

Rock Icon Kim Mitchell to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame During Canadian Music Week, May 21st
Kim Mitchell – Photo Credit Al Pettman The induction will take place as part of CMW’s Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards on Thursday, May 21 at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto. CMW recently announced its first slate of special awards recipients including Buffy Sainte-Marie who will receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, Debra Rathwell to the Canadian Music... Read More

Meghan Patrick To Perform At The 2020 Juno Awards

Meghan Patrick To Perform At The 2020 Juno Awards
Meghan Patrick will be one of the televised performers on the 2020 Juno Awards.  The Warner Music recording artist will add this to her impressive resume of award show performances which also includes 3 televised performances at the Canadian Country Music Awards.  Tune into the 2020 Juno Awards on Sunday, March 15th to see Meghan’s electrifying performance. In addition to this... Read More

Canada’s “Queen of the Fiddle” Natalie MacMaster Receives Eighth JUNO Award Nomination for Latest Release, Sketches

Canada’s “Queen of the Fiddle” Natalie MacMaster Receives Eighth JUNO Award Nomination for Latest Release, Sketches
With over 300,000 albums sold, Canada’s most endeared and revered fiddler Natalie MacMaster has received a 2020 JUNO Award nomination for her newest release — and first solo album in eight years —Sketches. The number eight factors in further, as the nod for Traditional Roots Album of the Year at this March’s 2020 JUNO Awards counts as her eighth nomination.... Read More

New Vinyl Release: The First-Ever Vinyl Release of Daryl Hall & John Oates’ Top 5 Charting LP, ‘Our Kind Of Soul’

New Vinyl Release: The First-Ever Vinyl Release of Daryl Hall & John Oates’ Top 5 Charting LP, ‘Our Kind Of Soul’
Today, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates and the Friday Music collector’s club present the first vinyl release of Our Kind of Soul. This beloved 2004 LP, which debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, features the legendary duo reinterpreting some of their favourite soul classics by Aretha Franklin, The O’Jays, Gladys... Read More

Huey Lewis & The News Release “Weather”, Their First Album Of Original New Music In Nearly 20 Years

Huey Lewis & The News Release “Weather”, Their First Album Of Original New Music In Nearly 20 Years
Huey Lewis & The News release “Weather” (BMG), the group’s first new collection of original music since 2001’s “Plan B”. “Weather” features six new songs and a cover of Eugene Church’s “Pretty Girls Everywhere.” Forty years into a Grammy-winning, chart-topping, and Academy Award-nominated career, Huey Lewis and The News – Johnny Colla (keyboards/saxophone/vocals), Bill Gibson (drums/vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards/vocals), John... Read More

Buffy Sainte-Marie to Receive Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at CMW

Buffy Sainte-Marie to Receive Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at CMW
Iconic Indigenous Musician and Activist Buffy Sainte-Marie To Receive 10th Annual  Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award  Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce Buffy Sainte-Marie as the 2020 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. Buffy will be honoured for her work over the last 60 years as a trailblazing musician, activist and educator at the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards... Read More

Johnson’s Creek at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Johnson’s Creek at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern
JOHNSON’S CREEK Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Wed Feb 12th, 2020 By David Silva Photos by Andrew Clowater The Rolling Stones, The Police, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Crowded House, Bryan Adams, Stompin Tom Connors. Well, now you can add Toronto’s Johnson’s Creek to this esteemed list who have tread the boards at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern. It may have been just... Read More

Corb Lund Returns With New Album, Agricultural Tragic, Out April 24

Corb Lund Returns With New Album, Agricultural Tragic, Out April 24
Corb Lund is set to release his first album of original material in five years, Agricultural Tragic, on April 24 (Pre-order/save/add). The album’s first single, “90 Seconds Of Your Time,” is available today (stream/download). Along with today’s album news, Lund announces a 25-date Canadian tour, set to begin April 27 in Victoria, BC. A full list of dates can be... Read More

Classified Premieres New Track “Rap Shit” Featuring Dax And Snak The Ripper

Classified  Premieres New Track “Rap Shit” Featuring Dax And Snak The Ripper
 “Pick Your Poison” EP due out April 10 Celebrated Canadian hip-hop artist and producer Classified is pleased to announce today’s release of “Rap Shit” featuring DAX and SNAK THE RIPPER, from his forthcoming EP “Pick Your Poison” out April 10 via Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada. Featuring DAX, a Hip Hop artist with a huge YouTube presence of more than 1.4 million subscribers and SNAK THE RIPPER a well-known rapper... Read More

Scenic Route To Alaska Release New Single “Daydreaming”

Scenic Route To Alaska Release New Single “Daydreaming”
Scenic Route to Alaska – Photo credit Lyle Bell (L to R: Shea Connor, Murray Wood & Trevor Mann) Edmonton-based indie-pop trio Scenic Route to Alaska have returned with their take on a 70’s summer rock ‘n’ roll single, “Daydreaming”. Listen + share HERE. Inspired by simpler things like warm weather and watching the sun come up with ones you love, the band hopes to... Read More

Theory New Studio Album “Say Nothing” Out Now

Theory New Studio Album “Say Nothing” Out Now
THEORY New Studio Album Say Nothing Out Now via Atlantic Records Releases Official Music Video for “World Keeps Spinning” PRESS HERE To Watch Multi-platinum band THEORY (Theory Of A Deadman) has released their seventh studio album, Say Nothing. The 10-track collection, available now via Atlantic Records, features the powerful lead single “History Of Violence,” which turns the tables on a... Read More

Review: China Crisis, Rational Youth, Slave To The Square Wave – Revival Theatre Toronto

Review: China Crisis, Rational Youth, Slave To The Square Wave – Revival Theatre Toronto
China Crisis Rational Youth Slave To The Square Wave Revival Theatre Toronto Saturday, January 25th 2020 By Keith Sharp Thirty-seven years after they last performed together at Kingswood north of Toronto (1985 to be exact), Liverpool’s China Crisis hooked up again with Montreal’s Rational Youth, this time at Toronto’s Revival Theatre with local band Slave To The Square Wave opening... Read More