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Lights Brings Her PƎP Tour Across Canada

Lights Brings Her PƎP Tour Across Canada
Lights has announced a 13-date Canadian tour that will bring the alt-pop icon to fans from Victoria, BC, through to Montreal, QC, in Winter 2023. The tour supports her critically acclaimed new album PƎP, which arrived earlier this year via Fueled By Ramen. Joining Lights as support on the run will be world-class drag performer Tynomi Banks.  Fresh from a headline run... Read More

33rd SOCAN Awards: Canada’s Music Creators and Publishers’ Road to Gold

33rd SOCAN Awards: Canada’s Music Creators and Publishers’ Road to Gold
SOCAN Cultural Impact Award winner Tom Cochrane celebrated with a star-studded tribute performance. Lighthouse members were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Drake, OZ, Boi-1da, Allison Russell, Murda Beatz, Keith Power, La Zarra, and High Valley were also honoured. – More than 500 of Canada’s most accomplished songwriters, composers, music publishers and industry leaders gathered tonight for... Read More

Bryan Adams Premieres “Kick Ass” Official Music Video Featuring Comedy Legend John Cleese

Bryan Adams Premieres “Kick Ass” Official Music Video Featuring Comedy Legend John Cleese
“John was amazing on set; I’ve never worked with someone so woke.” – Bryan Adams Acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams has launched the new official music video for the song “Kick Ass” off his new studio album, So Happy It Hurts, released earlier this year via BMG. Directed by Adams, the video features an opening monologue by legendary British actor/comedian John Cleese (Monty Python’s Flying Circus). WATCH... Read More

Michael Bublé Expands Higher With Deluxe Edition Out Now On All Streaming Platforms

Michael Bublé Expands Higher With Deluxe Edition Out Now On All Streaming Platforms
Continuing another banner year, Michael Bublé unveils the Deluxe Edition of his unanimously acclaimed 2022 album Higher on all digital platforms via Reprise Records. Listen to Higher Deluxe Edition HERE. Building on this worldwide blockbuster, the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar entertainer expanded the original Higher with three new songs. Illuminating his versatility, he puts his signature spin on “Pennies From Heaven,” “Quizás Quizás Quizás,” and the self-penned “We Pray.”  To celebrate the arrival of Higher Deluxe Edition, Bublé launches a full-scale television takeover. On October 17th,... Read More

Birds Of Bellwoods Release Brand New Single Videotape

Birds Of Bellwoods Release Brand New Single Videotape
Toronto alt-rock anthem-makers, Birds of Bellwoods share Videotape, the first taste of new music from their forthcoming long-awaited sophomore album. Fuelled by earworm melody, high-energy rhythm and raucous harmony-drenched vocals, Videotape is a tongue-in-cheek ode to bad habits and the mistakes that seem just a little too hard to stop making.  “This song is one of the more frenetic and hard-hitting on the album,”... Read More

Jully Black – R&B Queen Still Reigns  

Jully Black – R&B Queen Still Reigns  
by Roman Mitz for Open Spaces Long live the Queen, Jully Black, Canada’s Queen of R&B and Soul.  A true icon, and long-time advocate of female empowerment through her music, spirit and activism, Jully champions important causes and uses her career as a platform to celebrate and inspire greatness. Along the way the multiple Gemini and Juno award winner has... Read More

Monster Truck’s Warriors Spearhead Arena Rock Revival

Monster Truck’s Warriors Spearhead Arena Rock Revival
Photo by James Heaslip Interview By Keith Sharp Suggest to Monster Truck bassist/guitarist Jon Harvey that classic arena rock music is virtually extinct, and he’ll invite you to listen to his band’s latest release titled `Warriors.’ At a time when Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Patient Number 9’ sits atop Billboard’s North American album charts and even Nickleback has released an incendiary new... Read More

Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14

Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14
Platinum-selling band Big Sugar announced the 25th Anniversary deluxe edition of their iconic album, Heated, set to release October 14, 2022, through Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The deluxe album has been remastered and expanded to feature four additional tracks, including an acoustic version of “Better Get Used To It,” “Je Suis Cool,” and “Alka Lights” ft. Whitey Don. The... Read More

The Headstones Share Video + New Track “Psychotropic” Announce Fall Tour Dates 

The Headstones Share Video + New Track “Psychotropic” Announce Fall Tour Dates 
The Headstones are back with their highly anticipated new full-length album Flight Risk, out October 14 via Cadence Music/Known Accomplice. Ahead of the release, the band shared the title track and radio single “Tangled,” and today gives fans another dose of new music with the track “Psychotropic.” Last week the band announced they’ll be back on the road this November and December with concert tour dates from Vancouver to Toronto,... Read More

Nickelback Release Music Video For Latest Single “San Quentin”

Nickelback Release Music Video For Latest Single “San Quentin”
Diamond-certified multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback released the video for their latest single, “San Quentin,” from their forthcoming and highly anticipated new album Get Rollin’, out November 18 via BMG. The video finds the band performing an impromptu concert, with a surprise cameo from popular TikTok creator Kristina Collins, aka KallMeKris (TikTok), who has been participating in viral banter with Nickelback in recent months on the... Read More

“I Melt With You” Is Modern English’s Calling Card

“I Melt With You” Is Modern English’s Calling Card
By Keith Sharp Think of England’s Modern English band, and you inevitably get drawn to one song, “I Melt With You,” which is the featured track off their 1982 second album, ‘After The Snow.’ Band bassist Gary Conroy is well aware of that fact, and phoning in from New Jersey confirms that track has been a constant calling card for... Read More

Heart’s Ann Wilson Forges Her Own Legacy

Heart’s Ann Wilson Forges Her Own Legacy
By Keith Sharp The legacy of Heart may be well documented since the release of their classic debut album Dreamboat Annie in 1975, but lead vocalist Ann Wilson is now determined to establish her own legacy. With the album release of `Fierce Bliss’ earlier this year, Wilson has assembled a band of top-notch Muscle Shoals Studio musicians and has launched... Read More

Arkells share “Teenage Tears” featuring Tegan and Sara

Arkells share “Teenage Tears” featuring Tegan and Sara
Photo by Lindsey Blane   Arkells released a new track, “Teenage Tears,” featuring Tegan and Sara, ahead of their seventh studio record, Blink Twice, coming September 23rd via Universal Music Canada. Their melancholy music video, shot in Vancouver’s famed and curious Kingsgate Mall, premieres today, care of Consequence. Says Consequence, “Indeed, with vocal harmonies that sound at home on a Justin Vernon project and an earnest... Read More

Bryan Adams To Release So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) 2 CD Set Features Latest Studio Album Plus Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits Out October 28

Bryan Adams To Release So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) 2 CD Set Features Latest Studio Album Plus Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits Out October 28
On October 28th, acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams will release, So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) – a 2CD set featuring his latest studio album. The package includes a second disc featuring 12 re-recorded classic hits paired with So Happy It Hurts. This is his fourth album released this year; the list of them is below: Classic (Parts 1 & 2) – a 2LP featuring 14 classic re-recordings... Read More

Tegan And Sara Share “Faded Like A Feeling” Single & Video Off New Album Crybaby, Due October 21

Tegan And Sara Share “Faded Like A Feeling” Single & Video Off New Album Crybaby, Due October 21
Photo credit: Pamela Littky Tegan and Sara have shared another new track from their forthcoming 10th studio album, Crybaby, due October 21 via Mom+Pop Music. “Faded Like a Feeling” is a stunning ballad about the mysterious ebbs and flows of love and relationships. The official video, directed by Mark Myers, finds the twins singing together while perched on the swings at a waterfront... Read More

The Sheepdogs Embark On Extensive North American Tour

The  Sheepdogs Embark On Extensive North American Tour
The Sheepdogs – Photo By Mat Dunlap 50+ Date Tour Includes Stops At Toronto’s Massey Hall, Montreal’s MTelus, Woodstock’s Legendary Levon Helm Studios, and 2 Shows At Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom Canada’s beloved rockers The Sheepdogs are set to embark on a 50+ date North American tour, including performances at Toronto’s Massey Hall, Montreal’s MTelus, and two back-to-back shows at Vancouver’s... Read More

Sykamore’s ‘Pinto’ Fires On all Cylinders By Roman Mitz

Sykamore’s ‘Pinto’ Fires On all Cylinders By Roman Mitz
Born in a small town outside of Calgary, pop/country vocalist Sykamore grew up on a cattle ranch surrounded by country music which laid the groundwork for her to start writing her own songs. Soon her songwriting would garner attention in Canada, leading her to be nominated for the Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) coveted Discovery Award in 2015. Her biggest... Read More

MONOWHALES Share “Rich$$$” With The World

MONOWHALES Share “Rich$$$” With The World
MONOWHALES Announce Eastern Headline Dates Toronto-based alt-rockers MONOWHALES have released their new single “RICH$$$” today.  The feel-good banger from the JUNO Award-winning group comprised of vocalist Sally Shaar, guitarist Zach Zanardo and drummer Jordan Circosta sees MONOWHALES bringing the heat with their signature super-pop, hooky chorus combined with the track’s fierce guitar, bass and raging synths. After a year of pouring their... Read More

Fond Memories of a Meeting with Olivia Newton-John by Keith Sharp

Fond Memories of a Meeting with Olivia Newton-John by Keith Sharp
Olivia Newton-John was the first legitimate superstar artist this writer had the privilege of interviewing. Newton-John, who lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on August 8th at the age of 73, had already established herself as a major recording artist in July 1976 when MCA Canada’s Western Canada regional office in Calgary presented her with a slew of gold... Read More

Canadian Country Summer Round-Up 2022 by Roman Mitz

Canadian Country Summer Round-Up 2022 by Roman Mitz
Hot Fun Country Summertime Sounds to Round Up the Summer of 2022 Singer-songwriter Riley Taylor pictured above, has just released his debut single, “Good Things.”  The 24-year-old, hailing from Burton, New Brunswick, grew up surrounded by music from a young age. His influences from the country classics being played on his uncle and grandfather’s guitars at bonfires are apparent in his... Read More