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John Fogerty Returns to Canada for Six Dates this July

John Fogerty Returns to Canada for Six Dates this July
Iconic singer/songwriter John Fogerty is returning to Canada for a string of dates this July, beginning July 17th in Winnipeg before winding up on July 24th in Vancouver. This marks the first time since 2019 that the rock legend will tour Canada. Tickets for the July shows will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. local.“I always enjoy... Read More

Josh Ramsay of Juno-Winning Pop Rockers Marianas Trench Set to Release Debut Solo Album The Josh Ramsay Show on April 8

Josh Ramsay of Juno-Winning Pop Rockers Marianas Trench Set to Release Debut Solo Album The Josh Ramsay Show on April 8
No one can ever accuse Josh Ramsay of being a slacker. For almost two decades he has led the multi-platinum selling Vancouver pop-rock band Marianas Trench, while also collaborating with a wide range of other artists, most notably Carly Rae Jepsen, with whom he co-wrote her worldwide smash hit song, “Call Me Maybe.”  With the pandemic putting the brakes on any plans Marianas... Read More

City And Colour + Alexisonfire Announce a 4 Day Concert Series in their Hometown

City And Colour + Alexisonfire Announce a 4 Day Concert Series  in their Hometown
Alexisonfire, City and Colour and Dine Alone Records have curated a very special lineup that will take over Montebello Park in the artists’ beloved hometown of St. Catharines from June 30 to July 3, 2022. Tickets for this all ages event went on sale Thursday, March 17 at 10am ET at ticketmaster.ca. General admission tickets are + service fees. Kids... Read More

Good Luck Getting A Ticket To This Hot Charity Gig

Good Luck Getting A Ticket To This Hot Charity Gig
Mississauga McBowl Classic An Instant Sell Out! By Keith Sharp McBowl charity concert organizer, Ed Sousa didn’t have to worry about selling tickets for his annual Ronald McDonald House event which runs over two nights, May 13th and May 14th at Mississauga’s Classic Bowl venue – he virtually sold the show out two years ago. To say Sousa’s annual fund-raiser... Read More

Eighties’ Techno-Pop Renaissance Allows Men Without Hats To Flourish

Eighties’ Techno-Pop Renaissance Allows Men Without Hats To Flourish
By Keith Sharp It started out as a vocal/piano exercise with Men Without Hats’– Ivan Doruschuk utilizing time off during the COVID-19 pandemic, and deciding to re-record an EP of some of his favourite songs. “It was when I was recording a version of The Tragically Hip’s “Blow At High Dough” as a vocal/piano track that I thought, `what would... Read More

Canadian Music Week Announces Nominations are Open for the 21st Annual Jim Beam® INDIE Awards

Canadian Music Week Announces Nominations are Open for the 21st Annual Jim Beam® INDIE Awards
Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 21st Anniversary of the Jim Beam® INDIE Awards, hosted by Josie Dye from Indie88, on June 11, 2022 at the El Mocambo in downtown Toronto. Part concert and part award show, the Jim Beam® INDIE Awards are a celebration of new music and the artists who inspire the independent spirit, both nationally... Read More

Arkells Launch 2022 With New Single “Reckoning” First Track From Upcoming Album Blink Twice

Arkells Launch 2022 With New Single “Reckoning” First Track From Upcoming Album Blink Twice
Artwork by Arkells Guitarist Michael DeAngelis Arkells share brand new single “Reckoning” out today on Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Following the release of their most recent studio album, Blink Once, “Reckoning” emerges to kick off 2022, while teasing a new album, Blink Twice, due later this year. OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “RECKONING” OUT NOW As Arkells stayed busy making music during the... Read More

Big Wreck To Release Cover Of Sting Classic “Russians”

Big Wreck To Release Cover Of Sting Classic “Russians”
L-R Sekou Lumumba, Chris Caddell, Ian Thornley, Dave McMillan 100% Of Proceeds From Bandcamp Sales To Be Donated ToThe UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) Big Wreck – consisting of Ian Thornley (vocals, guitar), Dave McMillan (bass), Chris Caddell (guitar) and Sekou Lumumba (drums) will release a special cover of the powerful and emotive Sting song, “Russians”, originally released in 1985.The... Read More

Weeknd Launches After Hours Til Dawn Tour

Weeknd Launches After Hours Til Dawn Tour
Dawn FM – Photo by Matilda Finn The After Hours Til Dawn stadium tour will kick off up north in The Weeknd’s hometown of Toronto on Friday, July 8th at the Rogers Centre, with stops at iconic U.S. stadiums including Metlife in New York City, Soldier Field in Chicago, Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and more, before... Read More

Arkells, Avril Lavigne, Charlotte Cardin and Mustafa to perform at The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast, live on CBC

Arkells, Avril Lavigne, Charlotte Cardin and Mustafa to perform at The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast, live on CBC
Arkells The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the first round of confirmed artists set to perform at The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast, which will be hosted by star of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Simu Liu.  The first in-person JUNO Awards since 2019, this year’s open-air event will feature highly anticipated performances from... Read More

Nominations Revealed for The 2022 JUNO Awards

Nominations Revealed for The 2022 JUNO Awards
Nominations Revealed for The 2022 JUNO Awards Montreal’s Charlotte Cardin leads with six nominations,|while global icons Justin Bieber and The Weeknd follow with five The nominees for the 51st Annual JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) during a virtual presentation streamed on CBCMusic.ca/junos. This year’s winners will be revealed during the closing weekend of JUNO Week, at The JUNO Opening Night Awards... Read More

Juno Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Barney Bentall To Release New Album ‘Cosmic Dreamer’ On April 22

Juno Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Barney Bentall To Release New Album ‘Cosmic Dreamer’ On April 22
Soaring with sentiments of hope, love, longing, and loss, multi-Platinum selling, and JUNO award-winning artist Barney Bentall plots a sonic constellation of Americana to traditional Folk with the upcoming release of his new album, Cosmic Dreamer. Set for release April 22, 2022 via True North Records, the album includes the title track, “Cosmic Dreamer”. Pre-Order Album With special guests Ruth Moody,... Read More

Amanda Jordan – Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Amanda Jordan – Everything’s Coming Up Roses
by Roman Mitz Smith Falls native and Nashville transplant Amanda Jordan has been on a pretty wild ride as of late. The country chanteuse released the singles “Pretty Girl” and “Love You To Pieces” in March and August of 2021. It ended up being a breakout year for Amanda which saw the two songs amass over half a million streams... Read More

Dallas Good Succumbs To Coronary Illness

Dallas Good Succumbs To Coronary Illness
By Keith Sharp The Canadian Music Industry is in mourning with the passing of The Sadies’ co-founder Dallas Good who died from natural causes on Thursday February 17th. As announced on the band’s website “It’s with unfathomable sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dallas on Thursday, February 17th. Forty-eight years old, he died of natural causes while under... Read More

Classic Rockers Join Forces for Mega Stadium Tour: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett On Same Bill

Classic Rockers Join Forces for Mega Stadium Tour: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett On Same Bill
After two summers of delays it is FINALLY happening!! The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together this summer for a co-headlining tour SO MASSIVE that it could only be held in North America’s biggest stadiums. THE STADIUM TOUR featuring, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will hit select... Read More

Sting Sings My Songs At Multiple Canadian Venues

Sting Sings My Songs At Multiple Canadian Venues
The Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation have confirmed that Sting will perform six very special My Songs concerts in Canada this summer. Tickets for all shows go on sale next Friday, Feb. 25th. May 02               Halifax, NS                       Scotiabank CentreMay 04               Ottawa, ON                     Canadian Tire CentreMay 05               Montreal, QC                  Bell CentreAug 25                London, ON                     Budweiser Gardens.Sept. 13              Moncton, NB                   Avenir CentreSept. 16              St. Johns, NF                  Mary Brown’s Centre... Read More

What We Like About Mike Skill

What We Like About Mike Skill
Mike Skill – Photo By MeredithLordEcole By Keith Sharp Romantics guitarist/vocalist Mike Skill constantly hears his band’s two biggest hits; “What I Like About You” and “Talking In Your Sleep” being played on North American classic radio but it constantly bugs him that the full potential of those songs were never fulfilled. Skill performed a pop-up show Sunday, February 27th... Read More

The Who Announces 2022 North American Tour
 – The Who Hits Back!

The Who Announces 2022 North American Tour
 – The Who Hits Back!
Legendary rock band The Who have announced a brand new tour for 2022, THE WHO HITS BACK!  The iconic band’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshendback to U.S. venues two years after their acclaimed MOVING ON! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates. THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour (see complete list... Read More

Blue Rodeo Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

Blue Rodeo Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates
Thursday, November 10, 2022Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, On Saturday, November 12, 2022Sunday, November 13, 2022Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, Mb Tuesday, November 15, 2022Conexus Arts Centre – Regina, Sk Wednesday, November 16, 2022Tcu Place – Saskatoon, Sk Friday, November 18, 2022Saturday, November 19, 2022Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AbTuesday, November 22, 2022Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver,... Read More

International Sensation Simu Liu to host The 2022 JUNO Awards in Toronto, live on CBC

International Sensation Simu Liu to host The 2022 JUNO Awards in Toronto, live on CBC
Simu Liu – Photo by Mike Marsland – WireImage The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC announced today that Simu Liu, Marvel Studios star of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, is returning to his hometown to take on a new role as the host of The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast.  The first in-person iteration of the... Read More