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NEW MUSIC: Alessia Cara / The Pains of Growing (Deluxe) (November 30)

NEW MUSIC: Alessia Cara / The Pains of Growing (Deluxe) (November 30)
Alessia Car Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Alessia Cara releases her highly anticipated second album The Pains of Growing (Deluxe), today via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The run-up to today’s highly-anticipated release of  The Pains of Growing began as far back as July, when Alessia first performed “Growing Pains” on Fallon and Colbert, then in September on The Today Show‘s outdoor... Read More

Tètè : Say Hello to The French Bob Dylan…Or Is That Jeff Buckley!

Tètè : Say Hello to The French Bob Dylan…Or Is That Jeff Buckley!
  By Keith Sharp   Thursday April 20th at Toronto’s Rivoli Theatre. As part of the annual Canadian Music Week Festivities, a delegation from France (along with a similar delegation from Italy) were showcasing a lineup of domestic artists at the venue. Public Relations person extraordinaire, Joanne Smale had convinced yours truly to write about the delegation and to check... Read More

Pistolwhips Tour New Album

Pistolwhips Tour New Album
Saskatoon alternative rockers, The Pistolwhips have announced that their sophomore album, Voices will be released worldwide on May 26, 2017. To celebrate the release, the band will begin a month long tour across Canada kicking things off with a hometown release show at Amigos Cantina on May 26. Voices, produced by JUNO award winner, Eric Ratz (Arkells, Monster Truck, Billy... Read More

New Faces: Montreal’s Fleece Set Sail With Voyageur Debut

New Faces: Montreal’s Fleece Set Sail With Voyageur Debut
Montreal’s Fleece are excited to announce details of their sophomore album Voyager which will be released on January 19th, 2017 via their own Fleece Music imprint.  Listen to the album’s first single “What You’ve Done” here via Brooklyn Vegan who had this to say about the song: “The track really shows off what Fleece do well, bringing a tropical rhythm to a bright, joyous pop song... Read More

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