Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14

Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14
Platinum-selling band Big Sugar announced the 25th Anniversary deluxe edition of their iconic album, Heated, set to release October 14, 2022, through Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The deluxe album has been remastered and expanded to feature four additional tracks, including an acoustic version of “Better Get Used To It,” “Je Suis Cool,” and “Alka Lights” ft. Whitey Don. The... Read More

Nickelback Release Music Video For Latest Single “San Quentin”

Nickelback Release Music Video For Latest Single “San Quentin”
Diamond-certified multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback released the video for their latest single, “San Quentin,” from their forthcoming and highly anticipated new album Get Rollin’, out November 18 via BMG. The video finds the band performing an impromptu concert, with a surprise cameo from popular TikTok creator Kristina Collins, aka KallMeKris (TikTok), who has been participating in viral banter with Nickelback in recent months on the... Read More

MONOWHALES’ First Headline Tour Kicks Off September 21st!

MONOWHALES’ First Headline Tour Kicks Off September 21st!
By Keith Sharp While other bands sat on their thumbs waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto’s MONOWHALES couldn’t have been more industrious. Releasing their debut album `Daytona Bleach’ just as the pandemic took effect, group members Sally Shaar (lead vocals), Zach Zanardo (guitars/bass) and Jordan Circosta (percussion) also channelled their pandemic experiences into a recently released second album, `Tunnel Vision,’... Read More

“I Melt With You” Is Modern English’s Calling Card

“I Melt With You” Is Modern English’s Calling Card
By Keith Sharp Think of England’s Modern English band, and you inevitably get drawn to one song, “I Melt With You,” which is the featured track off their 1982 second album, ‘After The Snow.’ Band bassist Gary Conroy is well aware of that fact, and phoning in from New Jersey confirms that track has been a constant calling card for... Read More

Tenille Townes Takes Home Four Wins At The 2022 CCMA Awards

Tenille Townes Takes Home Four Wins At The 2022 CCMA Awards
Dallas Smith Continues Streak with Fourth Male Artist of the Year Win and Celebrates with Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice Award.The Reklaws Earn Group or Duo of the Year Win for the Second Year in a RowAndrew Hyatt Wins First CCMA Award Taking Home the Title of Rising Star  Commemorating its 10th year in Calgary, the Canadian Country Music Association... Read More

Heart’s Ann Wilson Forges Her Own Legacy

Heart’s Ann Wilson Forges Her Own Legacy
By Keith Sharp The legacy of Heart may be well documented since the release of their classic debut album Dreamboat Annie in 1975, but lead vocalist Ann Wilson is now determined to establish her own legacy. With the album release of `Fierce Bliss’ earlier this year, Wilson has assembled a band of top-notch Muscle Shoals Studio musicians and has launched... Read More

Arkells share “Teenage Tears” featuring Tegan and Sara

Arkells share “Teenage Tears” featuring Tegan and Sara
Photo by Lindsey Blane   Arkells released a new track, “Teenage Tears,” featuring Tegan and Sara, ahead of their seventh studio record, Blink Twice, coming September 23rd via Universal Music Canada. Their melancholy music video, shot in Vancouver’s famed and curious Kingsgate Mall, premieres today, care of Consequence. Says Consequence, “Indeed, with vocal harmonies that sound at home on a Justin Vernon project and an earnest... Read More

Bryan Adams To Release So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) 2 CD Set Features Latest Studio Album Plus Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits Out October 28

Bryan Adams To Release So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) 2 CD Set Features Latest Studio Album Plus Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits Out October 28
On October 28th, acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams will release, So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) – a 2CD set featuring his latest studio album. The package includes a second disc featuring 12 re-recorded classic hits paired with So Happy It Hurts. This is his fourth album released this year; the list of them is below: Classic (Parts 1 & 2) – a 2LP featuring 14 classic re-recordings... Read More

Tegan And Sara Share “Faded Like A Feeling” Single & Video Off New Album Crybaby, Due October 21

Tegan And Sara Share “Faded Like A Feeling” Single & Video Off New Album Crybaby, Due October 21
Photo credit: Pamela Littky Tegan and Sara have shared another new track from their forthcoming 10th studio album, Crybaby, due October 21 via Mom+Pop Music. “Faded Like a Feeling” is a stunning ballad about the mysterious ebbs and flows of love and relationships. The official video, directed by Mark Myers, finds the twins singing together while perched on the swings at a waterfront... Read More

The Sheepdogs Embark On Extensive North American Tour

The  Sheepdogs Embark On Extensive North American Tour
The Sheepdogs – Photo By Mat Dunlap 50+ Date Tour Includes Stops At Toronto’s Massey Hall, Montreal’s MTelus, Woodstock’s Legendary Levon Helm Studios, and 2 Shows At Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom Canada’s beloved rockers The Sheepdogs are set to embark on a 50+ date North American tour, including performances at Toronto’s Massey Hall, Montreal’s MTelus, and two back-to-back shows at Vancouver’s... Read More

Sykamore’s ‘Pinto’ Fires On all Cylinders By Roman Mitz

Sykamore’s ‘Pinto’ Fires On all Cylinders By Roman Mitz
Born in a small town outside of Calgary, pop/country vocalist Sykamore grew up on a cattle ranch surrounded by country music which laid the groundwork for her to start writing her own songs. Soon her songwriting would garner attention in Canada, leading her to be nominated for the Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) coveted Discovery Award in 2015. Her biggest... Read More

Harlow’s PRiSM Quest To Keep Their Legacy Alive

Harlow’s PRiSM Quest To Keep Their Legacy Alive
Al Harlow of PRiSM – Photo by Debbie Albrough By Keith Sharp An examination of PRiSM’s personnel timeline on Wikipedia reveals that no less than 24 musicians have featured in the band since two other Vancouver-based bands; Seeds Of Time and Sunshyne, merged together in the early 1970s as a studio project producer Bruce Fairbairn was assembling, eventually developing into... Read More

MONOWHALES Share “Rich$$$” With The World

MONOWHALES Share “Rich$$$” With The World
MONOWHALES Announce Eastern Headline Dates Toronto-based alt-rockers MONOWHALES have released their new single “RICH$$$” today.  The feel-good banger from the JUNO Award-winning group comprised of vocalist Sally Shaar, guitarist Zach Zanardo and drummer Jordan Circosta sees MONOWHALES bringing the heat with their signature super-pop, hooky chorus combined with the track’s fierce guitar, bass and raging synths. After a year of pouring their... Read More

Fond Memories of a Meeting with Olivia Newton-John by Keith Sharp

Fond Memories of a Meeting with Olivia Newton-John by Keith Sharp
Olivia Newton-John was the first legitimate superstar artist this writer had the privilege of interviewing. Newton-John, who lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on August 8th at the age of 73, had already established herself as a major recording artist in July 1976 when MCA Canada’s Western Canada regional office in Calgary presented her with a slew of gold... Read More

Canadian Country Summer Round-Up 2022 by Roman Mitz

Canadian Country Summer Round-Up 2022 by Roman Mitz
Hot Fun Country Summertime Sounds to Round Up the Summer of 2022 Singer-songwriter Riley Taylor pictured above, has just released his debut single, “Good Things.”  The 24-year-old, hailing from Burton, New Brunswick, grew up surrounded by music from a young age. His influences from the country classics being played on his uncle and grandfather’s guitars at bonfires are apparent in his... Read More

Industry Rocked By Gord Lewis Murder

Industry Rocked By Gord Lewis Murder
Photo and Tribute for the loss of Teenage Head guitarist posted on Facebook, August 8th, 2022“We are heartbroken and still trying to process the loss of our friend, bandmate and brother Gord Lewis Our hearts are with his family, and all that knew and loved him. Gord was a force and an inspiration to many. You were taken from us... Read More

Carly Rae Jepsen Announces New Album ‘The Loneliest Time’ Due Out October 21

Carly Rae Jepsen Announces New Album ‘The Loneliest Time’ Due Out October 21
GRAMMY®, JUNO, and Polaris Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen announces the forthcoming release of her massively anticipated new album, The Loneliest Time.  Her most introspective body of work to date, The Loneliest Time, expands on the emotionally potent songwriting and effervescent sound that Jepsen has showcased in past work like 2015’s critically lauded and culture-shaping E*MO*TION. In bringing her new album to life, Jepsen worked with... Read More

Arkells Unveil New Track “Human Being” Ft Lights

Arkells Unveil New Track “Human Being” Ft Lights
Arkells, Lights – Human Being – Photo by Nathan Nash Blink Twice To Be Released September 23 Includes “Dance With You” Featuring Lights Today, Arkells shared a new track, “Human Being,” featuring Lights, ahead of their seventh studio record, Blink Twice, coming September 23rd via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.  “We wanted a chaotic energy – something like Talking Heads meets Billy... Read More

Revitalized Streetheart Launches Eastern Invasion

Revitalized Streetheart Launches Eastern Invasion
By Keith Sharp Since Streetheart last played at Toronto’s legendary El Mocambo Tavern, much has happened. You need to go back in time by 43 years to 1979. The Winnipeg-based band had just released their second album, ‘Heaven Over Hell,’ John Hannah had just replaced Paul Dean on guitar (who moved on to help form Loverboy), and they were about... Read More

Could Gowan see a Stranger Things Moment For “(You’re A) Strange Animal” from Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’?

Could Gowan see a Stranger Things Moment For “(You’re A) Strange Animal” from Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’?
Gowan Live – Photo by Claude Dufresne A new wave of music is coming out of the world Jordan Peele created in his latest #1 box office film, NOPE, and it’s the sound of Canadian prog-rocker Gowan. No spoilers here. But Jordan Peele has always used music as dramatic irony, using Gowan’s 80s hit “(You’re a) Strange Animal,” a song where... Read More