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Moist’s New Album ‘End of the Ocean’ OUT NOW

Moist’s New Album ‘End of the Ocean’ OUT NOW
After almost 8 years since their 2014 release Glory Under Dangerous Skies, Canadian rockers Moist have shared their highly anticipated full-length End of The Ocean. Listen to the album here.  To coincide with the album release, the band shared a nostalgic video for the album opener track “Ammunition.”  Created by Moist bass player Jeff Pearce, the video is composed of old touring footage... Read More

Mother Mother To Release Deluxe Edition Of Inside

Mother Mother To Release Deluxe Edition Of Inside
“It’s a revenge tale… but not necessarily a bloody one.” – Ryan Guldemond Canada’s biggest alternative-rockers Mother Mother have announced a very special deluxe edition of their hit album INSIDE.  The updated edition will feature seven new recordings, including the brand new single “Life.”.    The new tracklist for the deluxe edition includes “Hayloft II,” a follow-up to their breakout hit “Hayloft” which exploded onto... Read More

Ocean Drive Shares New Music Video For “Losing Sight” In Protest Of Government-Sanctioned Racism In Quebec – Watch!

Ocean Drive Shares New Music Video For “Losing Sight” In Protest Of Government-Sanctioned Racism In Quebec – Watch!
Symbolizing the collective responsibility in the surge of uprisings against Muslims and other racist movements in the Western World, the “Losing Sight” music video focuses on the idea that political decisions should reflect the right of every person to live a life without having to fear for their beliefs or their lives. It is available today to watch at THIS location.   Ocean... Read More

Avril Lavigne Announces Seventh Studio Album “Love Sux” Out February 25

Avril Lavigne Announces Seventh Studio Album “Love Sux” Out February 25
Today, eight-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum singer, songwriter, designer, and philanthropist Avril Lavigne has announced her new album, Love Sux, due out February 25, 2022 – Available for pre-order HERE, via Travis Barker’s DTA Records. The 12-track album is Avril’s seventh studio album and marks the first new music to be released from the star since 2019.    The announcement comes alongside the release of her... Read More

A Music Express Timeline Part 2 – The 80s with more 45th Tributes – A part of the Music Express Anniversary Edition

A Music Express Timeline  Part 2 – The 80s with more 45th Tributes – A part of the Music Express Anniversary Edition
By Keith Sharp February 1980: Having scouted out our new house/office at 209 Kingslake Road in the Don Mills area, Conny and I set up shop, with Triumph on the cover of our first Toronto-based issue. We quickly recruited new writers including Aussie Greg Quill, New Zealander Kerry Doole, Roman Mitz, and Lenny Stoute. June 19, 1981: Music Express rapidly... Read More

Joni Mitchell Premieres First Official Video For “River” For 50th Anniversary

Joni Mitchell Premieres First Official Video For “River” For 50th Anniversary
“‘River’ expresses regret at the end of a relationship…but it’s also about being lonely at Christmas time…A Christmas song for people who are lonely at Christmas! We need a song like that.” – Joni Mitchell It was just in time for Christmas, Joni Mitchell debuted the first official music video for “River,” her wistful contribution to the Christmas songbook, taken from her landmark... Read More

Reklaws Announce `Winter’s A Beach’ National Tour

Reklaws Announce `Winter’s A Beach’ National Tour
The weather might be cooling off but The Reklaws are bringing the heat with the return of their Winter’s A Beach Tour, kicking off in the New Year. Continuing the celebration from their recent wins at the 2021 CCMA Awards for Group or Duo of the Year and Top Selling Canadian Single (“Can’t Help Myself” with Dean Brody), the pair... Read More

STYX and REO Speedwagon Co-Headline U.S. Summer Tour with Loverboy “Live & Unzoomed” Kicking Off May 31, 2022

STYX and REO Speedwagon Co-Headline U.S. Summer Tour with Loverboy “Live & Unzoomed” Kicking Off May 31, 2022
It’s been four years since legendary rockers REO Speedwagon and Styx joined forces for a summer co-headlining tour. While the world has changed since then, fans’ desire to rock out hasn’t. Styx and REO Speedwagon are telling you to close those laptops and get out of your sweatpants because they’re set to once again bring their rock & roll classics to the masses, this... Read More

COVID Claims “Signs” Songwriter

COVID Claims “Signs” Songwriter
By Keith Sharp The COVID-19 Pandemic has claimed the life of Five Man Electrical Band, lead vocalist/Guitarist Les Emmerson who passed away Friday, December 10th in Ottawa’s Queensway Carleton Hospital at the age of 77. Known for this protest song “Signs” which became a global hit in 1970, Emmerson and band members Ted Gerow (keyboards), Brian Rading (bass) and the... Read More

Iron Maiden announce Ontario dates for The Legacy Of The Beast World Tour On Sale December 10th.

Iron Maiden announce Ontario dates for The Legacy Of The Beast World Tour On Sale December 10th.
Ontario Iron Maiden fans need to circle October 11 (Toronto), October 12 (Hamilton) and October 15 (Ottawa) to catch what the band is touting as their most ambitious production to date as The Legacy Of The Beast World Tour completes a global itinerary that was initially launched in 2019 but now allows them to perform new tracks off their Senjutsu... Read More

Dallas Smith Crowned Entertainer of the Year for the Third Consecutive Year at the 2021 CCMA Awards

Dallas Smith Crowned Entertainer of the Year for the Third Consecutive Year at the 2021 CCMA Awards
Multi-Platinum award-winning country star Dallas Smith celebrated his third consecutive win for ‘Entertainer of the Year’ at the 2021 CCMA Awards last night in London, Ontario. Smith, nominated for five CCMA Awards during the evening, took home three, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year, adding to his second consecutive win for Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year... Read More

2022 Love Someone Tour Dates Announced!

2022 Love Someone Tour Dates Announced!
Johnny Reid has announced his 2022 Love Someone tour, set to be one of the longest-running artist tours in Canadian history with over one hundred shows once all tour dates are announced!  Tickets for most shows go on sale: November 26th at 10 am (local time) Tartan Army Fan Club Presale: November 24th at 3 pm (local time) RSVP on Facebook... Read More

The Glorious Sons Announce New Year’s Eve Hometown Show In Kingston, ON

The Glorious Sons Announce New Year’s Eve Hometown Show In Kingston, ON
Award-winning rock band, The Glorious Sons are excited to ring in the new year with a special hometown show on December 31 at Leon’s Centre presented by K-Rock 105.7. Hot off their third time opening for The Rolling Stones (first in Marseilles, France in 2018, followed by a Toronto show in 2019 and most recently in Los Angeles, CA), the chart-topping rockers’ NYE show... Read More

A Music Express Timeline – The 70s with more 45th Tributes – A part of the Music Express Anniversary Edition

A Music Express Timeline – The 70s with more 45th Tributes – A part of the Music Express Anniversary Edition
Alex Lifeson – Music Express 45th Anniversary – 2021 “Congratulations, Keith, to you and Music Express Magazine’s 45th Anniversary and to a long future going forward.” – Alex Lifeson July 1976 Sportswriter Keith Sharp, freelancing for Calgary Herald entertainment department executes a feature interview with Calgary’s The Stampeders, returning to execute headline show at the annual Stampede Rodeo. Entertainment editor pans Thursday... Read More

Crown Lands Announce – Odyssey Volume 1 – Virtual Concert on November 18 – Hosted by Louder Sound

Crown Lands Announce – Odyssey Volume 1 – Virtual Concert on November 18 – Hosted by Louder Sound
Photo Credit: Travis Shinn Juno Award-winning, powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys) – partner with Louder Sound to announce a virtual concert they have titled Odyssey Volume 1, happening on November 18 at 7PM GMT / 2PM EST. The 1-hour concert will be hosted across all associated platforms including Classic... Read More

Drake and Live Nation’s Music Venue History – opens its doors in Toronto November 7

Drake and Live Nation’s Music Venue History – opens its doors in Toronto November 7
Live Nation Canada today announced that Toronto’s newest venue, History, will officially open its doors on November 7, 2021, after restrictions around general admission capacity were lifted last week. A collaboration between Live Nation Canada and Global Icon Drake, the live entertainment venue will be home to hundreds of premier concerts and events each year. Located at 1663 Queen Street... Read More

The Tragically Hip Release Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe Album

The Tragically Hip Release Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe Album
The Tragically Hip announced that they will be releasing a special version of their sophomore album, Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe, on Friday, November 5 (Digital) and November 12 (Physical). Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s second studio album which became their first record to hit #1, the Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe editions were carefully crafted with input from each... Read More

MONOWHALES Release Cover Of Iconic Nine Inch Nails Single “The Hand That Feeds”

MONOWHALES Release Cover Of Iconic Nine Inch Nails Single “The Hand That Feeds”
Toronto-based alt-rockers MONOWHALES have released their take on the Nine Inch Nails track “The Hand That Feeds.”  The group makes the most of this opportunity to put their own stamp on the iconic track, propelled by a powerful vocal from lead singer Sally Shaar.   “The Hand That Feeds” is the first new music from MONOWHALES since the release of their... Read More

Celebrated Hip Hop Artist Classified Shares “Off The Beat ‘N Path’ – An Uncensored Autobiography

Celebrated Hip Hop Artist Classified Shares “Off The Beat ‘N Path’ – An Uncensored Autobiography
“I have been writing songs about my life since I was 15 years old, but I couldn’t find a way to put some stories into a song, so I did the next best thing – I wrote a book! I’m excited to finally share and get my story out into the world. Talking about my childhood, my family, the rise... Read More