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THE BEACHES SHARE EVERYTHING IS BORING (THE ACES REMIX)

THE BEACHES SHARE EVERYTHING IS BORING (THE ACES REMIX)
TORONTO, ON – May 26, 2023 – Last month, The Beaches teased their forthcoming new album, Blame My Ex (set for release on September 15 and available to pre-order here), by dropping the melodic ode-to-an-empty-feeling, Everything Is Boring. Now, the band returns with a new version of the lead single, freshly remixed by acclaimed alt-pop quartet, The Aces. Listen to Everything Is Boring (The Aces Remix) here.  With... Read More

Canada’s Teen Jam, A Prelude to Kitchener’s Wayback Festival – JUNO Award Winners KIM MITCHELL and SASS JORDAN To Headline

Canada’s Teen Jam, A Prelude to Kitchener’s Wayback Festival – JUNO Award Winners KIM MITCHELL and SASS JORDAN To Headline
Some of the best, most innovative musical acts ever started out when they were merely teens – The Runaways, The Strokes, the Arctic Monkeys, to name just a few – and Canada’s Teen Jam, a first-of-its-kind performance showcase, is well aware of the immense talent and creativity that can be developed during that wonderful time of life. Read More

Injustice Corrected – Trooper is Inducted into Canada’s Music Hall of Fame

Injustice Corrected – Trooper is Inducted into Canada’s Music Hall of Fame
By Keith Sharp Outrageous negligence will finally be corrected Thursday, May 18th, when Vancouver’s Trooper is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Calgary’s Studio Bell Centre. They, along with Country Artist Terri Clark, Francophone star Diane Dufresne and noted jazz pianist Oliver Jones will join Nickelback, who have already been inducted into the hall during this year’s... Read More

Justin Hayward Tours Ontario With New Track Plus Stripped-Down Versions Of Moody Blues Classics

Justin Hayward Tours Ontario With New Track Plus Stripped-Down Versions Of Moody Blues Classics
Justin Hayward – The Early Days – Facebook Image Having chalked up over fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard worldwide. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, he is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over... Read More

The Big Top returns to the banks of Quidi Vidi from June 14th-24th! St John’s NL and the Iceberg Alley Performance Tent – Music Festival 2023

The Big Top returns to the banks of Quidi Vidi from June 14th-24th! St John’s NL and the Iceberg Alley Performance Tent – Music Festival 2023
By Keith Sharp The region of Newfoundland/Labrador is known for its scenic beauty and its friendly people (see Come From Away)…but music events are not so much. But then Steeles Hotel chain President John Steele had this revelation when seeing a huge entertainment tent resurrected in London, England and felt the same concept would work back in his native St... Read More

Amanda Marshall Survives Prolonged Legal Battle, Releases New Single, and a New Tour.

Amanda Marshall Survives Prolonged Legal Battle, Releases New Single, and a New Tour.
By Keith Sharp For those music fans who wondered whatever happened to Amanda Marshall, do not worry; Amanda is back with a bang, and a national tour Amanda Marshall – 25 & Counting: The Heavy Lifting Tour and presented by Live Nation. With a début single, “I Hope She Cheats,” already hitting the social media airwaves, Marshall is obviously thrilled... Read More

Triple Concert Chaos Under Control For 2023

Triple Concert Chaos Under Control For 2023
By Keith Sharp Understanding the chaos caused by the cancellation of one festival concert caused by the pandemic, you can imagine the effect of planning three festivals and having all three put on hold for the past two years. But that’s exactly what happened to the organizers of Dauphin’s Countryfest, Rockin The Fields Of Minnedosa and Thunder Bay’s Country In... Read More

Bluewater Bridge No Barrier to The Bluewater BorderFest

Bluewater Bridge No Barrier to The Bluewater BorderFest
By Keith Sharp The Bluewater Bridge spanning between Sarnia, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan, as well as the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor with Detroit, represents the lifeblood of commerce to this South Western Ontario outpost. So when the COVID pandemic practically closed off access between the two cities, any major social events planned for Sarnia in 2020 and 2021... Read More

Queen and Adam Lambert at Scotiabank Arena!

Queen and Adam Lambert at Scotiabank Arena!
Queen Rhapsody Tour Schedules Lone Canadian Date For Toronto “Visions fine and sound supreme Essence of a fiery Queen Doyens of the Paradigm We Will Rock You one more time.” Brian May Having first launched their universally acclaimed Rhapsody Tour with 25 epic shows across North America in 2019, Queen + Adam Lambert are bringing their highly acclaimed production, now expanded and... Read More

Lunchbox Promotion Draws Attention To Rare Americans launch.

Lunchbox Promotion Draws Attention To Rare Americans launch.
By Keith Sharp Launching yourself as a new band in the current social media environment is always a tricky business but Vancouver’s Rare Americans came up with a novel approach to debuting the self-titled album debut in August 2018. Original members James Priestner and guitarist Lubo Ivan designed about 300 lunch boxes emblazoned with their distinctive artwork style with contents... Read More

Juno Award-Winning Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Preston Pablo Releases Music Video For “Ay Ay Ay” 

Juno Award-Winning Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Preston Pablo Releases Music Video For “Ay Ay Ay” 
Preston Pablo, winner of Breakthrough Artist of the Year. JUNO Awards. Rogers Place. Monday, March 13, 2023. Edmonton, AB. Photo: CARASiPhoto JN647 “AY AY AY” showcases Preston Pablo’s ability to craft a pop hit with a celebratory, dance-inducing vibe. About the track, Preston shares, “this song is the fantasized world built around my wildest desires. It’s my materialistic idea of success being... Read More

Colourful Junos Had Everything, Including Hockey Superstars And Topless Protesters

Colourful Junos Had Everything, Including Hockey Superstars And Topless Protesters
By Keith Sharp It’s virtually a standard practice for live broadcasts to feature the disclaimer, ”this show may contain scenes of nudity and coarse language.” But I am certain organizers of the 52nd Juno Awards staged at Edmonton’s Rogers Centre could not have possibly predicted such a warning would have come into play so early in Monday’s telecast. Yet as... Read More

Beyoncé Announces First Extension Of Renaissance World Tour 

Beyoncé Announces First Extension Of Renaissance World Tour 
Due to huge demand, seven additional North American stadium shows have been added to RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR. The North American leg of the tour will continue leveraging Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan technology for the added dates to ensure more tickets get into the hands of concertgoers. Fan demand already exceeds the number of available tickets by more than 800% based on current... Read More

Music Express ME News Update – Music Question #1 – What “the…” Correction!

Music Express ME News Update – Music Question #1  – What “the…” Correction!
The Music Express – ME NEWS Bi-Monthly would like to reach out to you, the reader. Starting with this issue, we will pose a simple question to you about your music tastes (with a few celebrity answers), and for the second ME NEWS of the month, we will print a select number of your responses. The first question is… What... Read More

The Rolling Stones’ Definite Concert Film ‘GRRR Live!’ Available Now!

The Rolling Stones’ Definite Concert Film ‘GRRR Live!’ Available Now!
The Rolling Stones have released GRRR Live!, THE definitive concert film from the band’s career. Released via Mercury Studios/Universal Music Canada, the concert film will be available in various formats; 3LP black, 3LP coloured white (Indies exclusive), 3LP red (d2c exclusive), 2CD, DVD + 2CD, BluRay+ 2CD. The Blu-ray and digital versions will include Dolby Atmos. Available to purchase here. The best live band... Read More

McBowl Concert Series Has North American Appeal

McBowl Concert Series Has North American Appeal
Photo by Andrew Clowater By Keith Sharp The 6th Annual McBowl Concert, in support of Ronald McDonald House promoter Ed Sousa can usually tell how well his annual concert festival is doing by how many tickets are sold nationally and throughout the United States. “Last year, we sold tickets to 20 U.S. states and every province in Canada. So far... Read More

City and Colour Announces New LP ‘The Love Still Held Me Near’ Out March 31

City and Colour Announces New LP ‘The Love Still Held Me Near’ Out March 31
City and Colour – The Love Still Held Me Near – Art by Kit King City and Colour – acclaimed singer, songwriter, and performer Dallas Green has announced the highly-anticipated new album ‘The Love Still Held Me Near’ will be released on March 31 via Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. ‘The Love Still Held Me Near’ is a deeply personal and cathartic offering and the most... Read More

NICKELBACK Announce 2023 Get Rollin’ Tour

NICKELBACK Announce 2023 Get Rollin’ Tour
Acclaimed rock band Nickelback announced their 2023 Get Rollin’ Tour in support of their most recent 10th studio album, Get Rollin’. Produced by Live Nation, the massive run will hit 38 cities this summer, kicking off on Monday, June 12, in Quebec City, QC, at Videotron Centre, with stops across North America in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Nashville and more before wrapping up on Wednesday, August... Read More

Bryan Adams Releases Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits

Bryan Adams Releases Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits
Photo Credit: Bryan Adams Las Vegas Residency At The Wynn Kicks Off Jan 25 Acclaimed GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Bryan Adams has released the 2LP version of Classic (Parts 1 & 2), a 2LP package featuring 14 classic re-recordings and an exclusive etching via BMG. Classic 2LP Vinyl Tracklisting  Side A 1. Summer of ‘69 2. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You 3. Run... Read More

CARAS Unveils Next Round of Performers Taking the Stage at The 2023 JUNO Awards

CARAS Unveils Next Round of Performers Taking the Stage at The 2023 JUNO Awards
The Canadian Academy of Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the next lineup of artists set to perform at The 2023 JUNO Awards Broadcast hosted for the second time by Hollywood superstar Simu Liu. Inaugural JUNO Awards performances will be made by global phenomenon AP Dhillon, as well as multi-platinum songwriter/producer duo Banx & Ranx with acclaimed singer/songwriter Preston Pablo and dance-pop icon Rêve. JUNO Award-winning country star Tenille... Read More