JJ Wilde’s JUNO Win A Payoff For Personal Perseverance

JJ Wilde’s JUNO Win A Payoff For Personal Perseverance
JJ Wilde – All Photos By Sandra Lee By Keith Sharp As JJ Wilde swung back into action with two live-stream concerts from Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th, Kitchener’s JJ Wilde celebrated an amazing week’s activities where she formerly grabbed her share of the spotlight at the 50th Annual Juno Awards by claiming the Top... Read More

Scott Helman Lets Loose On New Song And Video “Old Friends”

Scott Helman Lets Loose On New Song And Video “Old Friends”
As the follow-up to his widely acclaimed album Nonsuch Park (sa), Scott Helman unleashes his angsty new anthem “Old Friends” today, offering the first taste of his forthcoming project due out later this year. Stay tuned for more details coming this summer. The track gives his fans an inside peek at some of his intimate memories – hanging out with... Read More

Big Wreck Team Up With Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger For New Single ‘Middle Of Nowhere’

Big Wreck Team Up With Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger For New Single ‘Middle Of Nowhere’
Canadian rock powerhouses Big Wreck and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback have joined forces on the thunderous new song “Middle of Nowhere,” available now at radio and all digital retailers and streaming services (LISTEN HERE). The song is co-produced by Big Wreck frontman Ian Thornley and Kroeger. Thornley and Kroeger have been friends for many years and have always toyed with... Read More

Barenaked Ladies Announce New Album Detour de Force Out July 16, 2021

Barenaked Ladies Announce New Album Detour de Force Out July 16, 2021
PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE Detour de Force Here PREMIERE SINGLE “NEW DISASTER” Watch the “Making of” Album Teaser Here Multi-platinum band Barenaked Ladies announce their 16th studio album Detour de Force will be released on July 16, 2021. Produced by JUNO and Grammy award winner Eric Ratz and Mark Howard, the eagerly awaited album features 14 newly minted tracks including “Flip”,... Read More

JUNO Award-Winning Badass JJ Wilde Joining The Record Company On Tour This Fall

JUNO Award-Winning Badass JJ Wilde Joining The Record Company On Tour This Fall
JJ Wilde – Photo by Sandra Lee JJ Wilde has had a dynamite year! She was the first woman in 25 years to win for her debut album ‘Ruthless’ (the last female winner was Alanis Morissette for ‘Jagged Little Pill’ in 1996), her debut single “The Rush” won the SOCAN Rock Music Award and was featured on the hit TV show The Good... Read More

Iconic Band Crowded House Releases 7th Studio Album ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’

Iconic Band Crowded House Releases 7th Studio Album ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’
Today, iconic band CROWDED HOUSE officially released their highly anticipated seventh studio album Dreamers Are Waiting via BMG – Listen to the album HERE. The new music features founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and drummer Elroy Finn. “It’s finally come around… Dreamers need to wait no... Read More

Winners announced for The 2021 JUNO Opening Night Awards

Winners announced for The 2021 JUNO Opening Night Awards
Two special award presentations to industry leaders Gary Slaight (MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award Presented by Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation and Pegi Cecconi (Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award) The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) paid tribute to the artists and industry veterans at the forefront of Canada’s music scene this evening at the 2021 JUNO Opening Night Awards... Read More

Gord Bamford To Release New Album Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass On June 4th Via Anthem Records

Gord Bamford To Release New Album Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass On June 4th Via Anthem Records
On June 4th, multiple CMA and 26x CCMA Award winner Gord Bamford will release his brand-new album Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass via Anthem Records. As one of the most decorated country music artists in Canada, Bamford firmly remains at the helm of the genre as he releases new music next month. Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass is the chart-topping entertainer’s highly anticipated 10th studio album,... Read More

CMW Announces Winners of the 2021 Jim Beam® INDIE Awards

CMW Announces Winners of the 2021 Jim Beam® INDIE Awards
Canadian Music Week Announces2021 Recipients of the20th Annual INDIE Awards Grimes Leads With Two Wins Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the 20th Annual Jim Beam INDIE Awards, which was broadcast online Sunday, May 30 with virtual award presentations and pre-recorded performances from Toronto’s El Mocambo. International pop star Grimes lead with two wins for Artist of... Read More

Justin Bieber to perform at The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC

Justin Bieber to perform at The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced a very special performance from Justin Bieber at the 2021 JUNO Awards Broadcast.  This marks his first appearance at the JUNOS since 2010. The superstar has been nominated for 27 JUNO Awards throughout his career, winning seven times with recognition for his albums Changes, Purpose, My World... Read More

Murray McLauchlan Speaks to Racism and Privilege on New Album “Hourglass” out July 9

Murray McLauchlan Speaks to Racism and Privilege on New Album “Hourglass” out July 9
Watch the new video for the single  A Thomson Day (For Tom Thomson)  here Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Order of Canada recipient and 11-time JUNO Award-winning artist Murray McLauchlan challenged himself to look within himself for issues pertaining to systemic racism, privilege, and economic disparity on his landmark 20th album Hourglass, to be released July 9, 2021... Read More

Jann Arden to perform from The Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 2021 JUNO Awards on CBC

Jann Arden to perform from The Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 2021 JUNO Awards on CBC
Jann Arden to perform from The Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 2021 JUNO Awards on CBC Anne Murray to induct Arden during the nationwide broadcast The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that multi-platinum award-winning artist and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Jann Arden, will hit the stage to perform from her hometown at... Read More

Sheepdogs Cook Up Recipe For Unpretentious Rock

Sheepdogs Cook Up Recipe For Unpretentious Rock
By Keith Sharp When you are a rock band whose virtual existence is based on constant touring and recording, it comes as a major shock to your system when those options are taken away from you. This was the reality, Saskatoon-based rockers, The Sheepdogs faced when the COVID-19 epidemic reared its ugly head last year and eradicated all present and... Read More

The Tragically Hip Release Saskadelphia 6-Track EP – Stream Now!

The Tragically Hip Release Saskadelphia 6-Track EP – Stream Now!
Welcome to Saskadelphia: The celebrated, iconic band Tragically Hip Surprise Fans with New Album Saskadelphia Out Now! Friday, May 21, 2021 Featuring Six Previously Unreleased Tracks READ THE FULL STORY BEHIND SASKADELPHIA Saskadelphia (Universal Music Canada/UMe) is made up of six previously unreleased tracks written in 1990. Five recorded in that same year during the Road Apples sessions in New Orleans, and one live... Read More

The Glorious Sons ‘Daylight’ Available Now

The Glorious Sons ‘Daylight’ Available Now
Two-time JUNO Award-winning rock band, The Glorious Sons drop the unexpected new song Daylight, today released independently by the group and distributed via award-winning label Black Box. Produced by The Glorious Sons and written by Brett Emmons, Jay Emmons, Chris Koster, Adam Paquette and Josh Hewson, Daylight displays the unpredictable unmitigated kind of sonic catharsis fueled by emotion and unfiltered intensity that offers an awakening to the mind... Read More

Tim Hicks – Campfire Troubadour

Tim Hicks – Campfire Troubadour
Tim Hicks – Photo by Dustin Rabin By Roman Mitz While Tim Hicks is known for his raucous live shows and the party atmosphere surrounding them, his evolution as a performer had humble beginnings, as he charmed bar patrons nightly with a vast repertoire of solo acoustic material designed to please a crowd. His latest EP, “Campfire Troubadour“ pulls from this model, reimagining... Read More

Juno Nominated Crown Lands Flaunt The Big Sound Of Their Two-Person Set-Up In Performance Video For “Context: Fearless Pt. 1”, Out Today

Juno Nominated Crown Lands Flaunt The Big Sound Of Their Two-Person Set-Up In Performance Video For “Context: Fearless Pt. 1”, Out Today
“The multi-part, three-years-in-the-making suite ‘Context: Fearless Pt. 1’ may well be one of the most overt Rush tributes ever attempted, with a direct musical nod to ‘Red Barchetta’ and modal riffing straight out of the Alex Lifeson handbook.”— Rolling Stone “Clocking in at a glorious seven minutes and 45 seconds, Crown Lands’ epic, sci-fi-laced ‘Context: Fearless Pt. 1’ is a... Read More

Marks Merges Country With Hard Rock For Gold Record Success

Marks Merges Country With Hard Rock For Gold Record Success
By Keith Sharp If Merle Haggard recorded a duet with the heavy metal group, Pantera (produced by Kevin Churko) it would probably sound like Cory Marks’ latest single “Blame It On The Double”. Blending Country with hard rock has become the trademark of this North Bay Ontario native with vocal support from Theory Of A Deadman’s Tyler Connelly and former... Read More