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New Faces – Diggin Roots Open Fire On Hate

New Faces – Diggin Roots Open Fire On Hate
    Digging Roots has an answer to the gun violence plaguing the world today: more love, more truth, more music. “I think we can use the word ‘epidemic’ when it comes to gun violence in society today,” says Singer ShoShona Kish of DiggingRoots whose powerful and inspirational new video AK-47 calls for an end to violence and oppression through love and understanding.   The new video is available on YouTube and already... Read More

Rising Rap Star Raz Fresco Details His 5% Nation Journey In God Body Video

Rising Rap Star Raz Fresco Details His 5% Nation Journey In God Body Video
What do Jay Z, Nas, Joey Badass, Erykah Badu, Jay Electronica, Wu Tang Clan and Rakim have in common? Outside of the fact that they have all created enduring music, if you dig a little deeper you will have also noticed that they have either used Five Percent Nation slang repeatedly or referenced their teachings in their rhymes. Toronto-based rapper Raz... Read More

NEW FACES – THE DAMN TRUTH – RELEASE NEW ALBUM “DEVILISH FOLK”

NEW FACES – THE DAMN TRUTH – RELEASE NEW ALBUM “DEVILISH FOLK”
  BAND TO RELEASE VIDEO OF “LOVE IS BLINDNESS” FOLLOWING PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO YVES SAINT LAURENT COMMERCIAL   SUMMER/FALL 2016 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED BAND PERFORMS JULY 30 AT OSHEAGA     Montreal, July 7, 2016. If you haven’t already, you’re going to hear Montreal’s The Damn Truth soon. And even if you have, you’re about to hear them with... Read More

NEW FACES – LIKE A MOTORCYCLE – HIGH HOPES FOR NEW RELEASE

NEW FACES – LIKE A MOTORCYCLE – HIGH HOPES FOR NEW RELEASE
Hot on the heels of wowing international delegates at East Coast Music Week 2016, Halifax punk-rock quartet Like A Motorcycle are stoked to announce the September 2, 2016 launch date of their long-awaited debut LP High Hopes.The album will be made available through GroundSwell Music internationally in partnership via a newly minted deal with legendary Hamburg punk rock label Rookie... Read More

New Faces – Amanda Thomson

New Faces – Amanda Thomson
Amanda Thomson began singing at the age of 4, when she started piano lessons through the Royal Conservatory of Music. “Growing up in musical theatre I’ve always been comfortable performing. And we lived in a musical household so I was always playing piano, saxophone, guitar and drums alongside my father.”, says the 23 yr-old Mississauga born singer. After watching a... Read More

NEW FACES – Rain Over St Ambrose

NEW FACES – Rain Over St Ambrose
  By Keith Sharp Formed in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, this six-piece outfit have been building a strong reputation in the Martimes since launching their recording career in 2012 with the release of their debut release, `Truth For News’. Band members; Cory LeBlanc (guitar/vocals), Marc Durkee (guitar/vocals), Curt LeBlanc (guitar), Luke Amirault (drums), Spencer Muise (bass) and Matt Amirault (keyboards) have... Read More

THE DEAD SOUTH

THE DEAD SOUTH
  Sometimes described as Mumford & Sons’ evil twins, the Regina quartet of Nate Hills (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin), Colton Crawford (banjo, kick drum), Scott Pringle (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Doug Kenyon (cello, vocals), these self-professed `modern hillbillies’ have just re-mastered their debut full album recording, `Good Company’ (Curve Music/Entertainment One), originally release in 2014, with “Honey You” serving as the... Read More

NEW FACES DAWSON RUTLEDGE

NEW FACES DAWSON RUTLEDGE
By Keith Sharp Having been selected as the top male musician by his Cranbrook B.C high school, 18-year old Dawson Rutledge has been encouraged to release his debut eight-track recording titled Today, Tonight And Tomorrow. Rutledge’s unique performance style sees him switch between acoustic and electric guitars while playing a kick drum and tambourine with his feet. His song-writing is... Read More

NEW FACES: MURDER MURDER

NEW FACES: MURDER MURDER
NEW MUSIC: MURDER MURDER By Keith Sharp A new musical trend has formulated out of the Northern Ontario outpost Sudbury and it’s called “Bloodgrass”, a unique permutation of bluegrass and outlaw country and yes, the two albums; “Murder Murder Murder” and “From The Stillhouse” recorded by this six-member group both contain ballads about one central theme; Murder! Featuring Jon Danyliw (vocals/guitar/mandolin),... Read More

NEW FACES: BROOKLYN ROEBUCK

NEW FACES: BROOKLYN ROEBUCK
Regular YTV Network viewers will no doubt be familiar with Country Music artist Brooklyn Roebuck. Since winning YTV’s `The Next Star’ competition four years ago, this 18-year-old Chatham Ontario native has been a regular on the network, appearing the ‘Life With Boys’ series and also hosting her own “Brooklyn’s Movie Nights” segment. But it’s as a Country Music performer that... Read More

NEW FACES – PANICLAND

NEW FACES – PANICLAND
A new bi-monthly section which turns the spotlight on Canada’s developing music talent. PANICLAND – Winnipeg. Understanding that Twitter/Instagram/You Tube is the current way to go to be discovered in today’s music industry environment, a fortuitous meeting between two 14 year-old lads at a Winnipeg music shop in 2009 is starting to pay dividends. Having experienced a couple of wobbles... Read More

TwoShine County: Nah, It’s Not What You Think!

TwoShine County: Nah, It’s Not What You Think!
By Keith Sharp When Calgary country-rock duo TwoShine County announced that their debut six-track Ep is going to be titled, “Whole Lotta Love”, the obvious reaction is; “You’ve got to be joking”. I mean country may be the new rock but they wouldn’t go so far as to cover that Led Zeppelin classic…would they? Just the thought of Jimmy Page’s... Read More