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It’s All About Persistence – An Interview With Strange Advance

It’s All About Persistence – An Interview With Strange Advance
Strange Advance Releases 4 2022 By Keith Sharp “Just like getting back on a bike, it was so great to play in front of a live audience again,” enthused Strange Advance keyboardist/vocalist Drew Arnott after finally getting to parade his reconstituted line up which now features six musicians; including vocalist/guitarist Sean Dillon, keyboardist Rob Bailey, guitarist Ian Cameron, drummer/vocalist Russ Friesen... Read More

The Sadies’ Colder Streams Out July 22 on Dine Alone Records; Release Lyric Video For ‘Cut Up High and Dry’

The Sadies’ Colder Streams Out July 22 on Dine Alone Records; Release Lyric Video For ‘Cut Up High and Dry’
The Sadies 2022 – Photo by Chris Colohan On July 22, Dine Alone Records will release Colder Streams, The Sadies’ long-awaited and highly anticipated 11th studio album produced by Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. Watch and share the lyric video for “Cut Up High and Dry”, the third single from the forthcoming album, out today.  Recorded between 2019 and 2021... Read More

Spring Country Round-up  

Spring Country Round-up  
Gord Bamford’s “I Ain’t Drunk” featuring celebrated Canadian country star Terri Clark By Roman Mitz Spring is a time of rebirth so we’ll begin with the rebirth of Gord Bamford’s album “Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass” in an expanded Diamond Deluxe Edition. Spring is a time of rebirth so we’ll begin with the rebirth of Gord Bamford’s album “Diamonds In... Read More

Ann Wilson Releases Stratospheric Version Of Queen’s ‘Love of My Life’ In Duet With Vince Gill; New Album, Fierce Bliss, Nears Release

Ann Wilson Releases Stratospheric Version Of Queen’s ‘Love of My Life’ In Duet With Vince Gill; New Album, Fierce Bliss, Nears Release
Releases Stratospheric Version Of Queen’s ‘Love Of My Life’ In Duet With Vince Gill New Album, Fierce Bliss, Nears Release Ann Wilson releases the breathtaking rendition of Queen’s “Love of My Life,” featuring vocals fromVince Gill. Taken from Wilson’s forthcoming album, Fierce Bliss, out April 29 via Silver Lining Music. “‘Love of My Life’ is a beautiful song about endless love. It was my honor to duet... Read More

Elton John Madman Across The Water – 50th Anniversary Reissue Announced

Elton John Madman Across The Water – 50th Anniversary Reissue Announced
Featuring Live Rarities, Demos & Outtakes, Including Previously Unheard Tiny Dancer Piano Demo Unveiled Today: Listen Here  Super Deluxe Box Set 3-CD, 1-Blu-ray also featuring 18 previously unreleased tracks, also containing 1971 reproduction poster and 104-page book, photos and essay with interviews with those who helped make the album, as well as memorabilia and artwork taken from the Rocket Archive. Blu-ray... Read More

Alexisonfire Release 2nd Track ‘Reverse The Curse’ From First Studio LP in 13 Years ‘Otherness’

Alexisonfire Release 2nd Track ‘Reverse The Curse’ From First Studio LP in 13 Years ‘Otherness’
Alexisonfire Unveil 2nd Track From New Album Otherness and Celebrate 20 Years Since The Release Of Self-Titled Debut Album *New* North American Tour Dates Added ALEXISONFIRE unveil the 2nd track from Otherness, their first full-length album in over 13 years. “Reverse The Curse” is a poetic commentary on facing one’s demons anchored by a gigantic, Kyuss-worshiping riff. Says George Pettit, “Some... Read More

Bülow Releases Booty Call EP Title Track Produced By Finneas

Bülow Releases Booty Call EP Title Track Produced By Finneas
Today, alternative pop singer and songwriter bülow shares new EP booty call via Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The new EP highlights the new sound from bülow, which has been unleashed with previously released tracks “Playin’ Me Back” and “Don’t Break His Heart”. Listen to “Booty Call” HERE “booty call. it’s not a sad song. its not about pining after someone.... Read More

Rough Trade’s El Mo Performance A Practice Run For Future Stage Production

Rough Trade’s El Mo Performance A Practice Run For Future Stage Production
By Keith Sharp If Carole Pope & Rough Trade‘s sold-out performance at Toronto’s El Mocambo Tavern Friday, April 29th seems to take the form of a Broadway musical, that’s because the concert is being set up, partially as a dry run for the music that will eventually form the basis of a new musical which is being created by Pope and... Read More

Advice Chat Turns Into Envy OF None Album Debut.

Advice Chat Turns Into Envy OF None Album Debut.
The Envy of None features singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne, guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush fame, bassist Andy Curran formerly of Coney Hatch, and multi-instrumetalist Alfio Annibalini. Photos by Jaden D, Richard Sibbald, and Troy William Dunn By Keith Sharp As an A&R rep for established Canadian Record Label Anthem Entertainment, Andy Curran was asked to be an online judge for an Alabama songwriting contest four years... Read More

Rolling Stones Announce ‘Live at the El Mocambo’ Album to be Released on May 13

Rolling Stones Announce ‘Live at the El Mocambo’ Album to be Released on May 13
The Rolling Stones – Photo by Mark Seliger FIRST EVER RELEASE of the legendary 1977 shows featuring never before heard recordings A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of the Rolling Stones is being released in full for the first time on Friday, May 13th. Live At The El Mocambo marks the first official appearance of the group’s two famous secret concerts at... Read More

Hailey Whitters – Raised On Country Sunshine

Hailey Whitters – Raised On Country Sunshine
You can take the girl out of the cornfield, but you can’t take the cornfield out of the girl. Hailey Whitters represents small town America at its finest as she hails from Shueyville Iowa, population 731. The singer/song writer has just released a new album called “Raised” and like Hailey herself, the record is steeped in the culture of the... Read More

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

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

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