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Martha and the Muffins Set To Release First New Album in 11 Years with New Single “Do You Ever Wonder”

Martha and the Muffins Set To Release First New Album in 11 Years with New Single “Do You Ever Wonder”
 Iconic & Innovative Canadian New Wave Punk Art-Popsters Martha and the Muffins  Release First New Album in 11 Years Described as “one of the most innovative of their era,” iconic Canadian artists Martha and the Muffins have announced the release of their new album, Marthology: In and Outtakes — available November 5th! Groundbreaking from the start, Martha and the Muffins formed... Read More

Big Wreck Announce New EP Big Wreck: 7.1 Available November 19 + Tour Dates

Big Wreck Announce New EP Big Wreck: 7.1 Available November 19 + Tour Dates
Today, beloved rock phenom Big Wreck announces a November 19th release for a brand-new EP titled Big Wreck: 7.1 (via Warner Music Canada). The first EP of what will be an immersive three-volume collection, Big Wreck: 7.1 features 5 impressive new tracks from the band including the standout riff-heavy lead single “Bombs Away”. “It started from a riff that has... Read More

The Legendary El Mocambo Is Set To Officially Reopen October 30 with Our Lady Peace

The Legendary El Mocambo Is Set To Officially Reopen October 30 with Our Lady Peace
 Presented by Heineken & 102.1 The Edge #KEEPLIVEALIVE El Mocambo Entertainment Inc. along with Michael Wekerle, owner of the beloved El Mocambo announced today that the legendary venue will welcome the return of major live music events and officially reopen its doors on October 30, for an exclusive live concert experience headlined by award-winning, multi-platinum alt-rock band Our Lady Peace (OLP). Described as an “ultramodern broadcast studio with... Read More

Rock On The River – Reconnect Festival Lights Up Timmins

Rock On The River – Reconnect Festival Lights Up Timmins
Arkells By John David Emms Music has always been the salvation of many problems. One thing was clear in Timmins this past weekend at Rock On The River – Reconnect (ROTR) music is much better ‘live!’ That may sound simple, but people seemed to have forgotten this during the Covid 19 pandemic with its almost 2-year haze. On Friday and Saturday of this Timmins festival,... Read More

Midge Ure – Live Aid Legend Set For One-Off Appearance

Midge Ure – Live Aid Legend Set For One-Off Appearance
By Keith Sharp James (Midge Ure) has fond memories of Canada. When his band Ultravox toured this country for the first time in 1979, he discovered that because his band contained a Canadian drummer, Vancouverite Warren Cann, they qualified as Canadian content due to CRTC radio regulations, which meant they received strong domestic airplay. “Compared to the United States, which seemed to be... Read More

Montreal’s The Box Rocks The El Mocambo

Montreal’s The Box Rocks The El Mocambo
Photo By Andrew Clowater Friday, September 24th, 2021 El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario By Keith Sharp Two anniversaries converged on Friday, September 24th and 25th when Michael Wekerle’s sparkling renovated El Mocambo Tavern celebrated its 50th year as Toronto’s prime music venue by inviting Montreal’s The BOX for a two-night engagement. The band is celebrating their 40th anniversary as a unit.... Read More

Michael Bublé Christmas 2021 Super Deluxe 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Box 

Michael Bublé Christmas 2021 Super Deluxe 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Box 
Michael Bublé’s Christmas is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the phenomenal success of his mega holiday album in grand style with the announcement today that Warner Records/Reprise Records will release an extraordinary updated package of music and holiday goodies that will be housed in a new Super Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set. The 2021 boxed set, scheduled to be released on November 12th in the U.S. and Canada and November 19th internationally,... Read More

Sue Foley’s New Album, Pinky’s Blues Takes the Wheel

Sue Foley’s New Album, Pinky’s Blues Takes the Wheel
Sue Foley – Photo by Danny Clinch Stony Plain Records announces an October 22 release date for Pinky’s Blues, the new album from award-winning blues guitarist/singer Sue Foley. Featuring several Sue Foley originals, as well as songs from some of her favourite blues and roots artists, Pinky’s Blues was recorded at Fire Station Studios in San Marcos, Texas. Joining Sue... Read More

Music Express Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Special October Features

Music Express Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Special October Features
It’s hard to believe it, but October 2021 will mark the 45th anniversary of Music Express and how some snot-nosed British kid working at the sports department of the Calgary Herald, got pissed off because that paper’s entertainment department  rejected his feature story on The Stampeders. The reason being; because they had trashed the band’s concert in a mean-spirited review the... Read More

Country Rockers Bring Horseshoe Back To Life

Country Rockers Bring Horseshoe Back To Life
Johnson’s Creek And One Ugly Cowboy Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Friday, September 17th, 2021 By Keith Sharp Live music is slowly but surely returning to Toronto nightlife with a doubleheader of the GTA’s top Country Rock bands; Johnson’s Creek Band and One Ugly Cowboy appearing together at the Horseshoe Tavern before a modest but enthusiastic audience. Johnson’s Creek Band’s firebrand assault of... Read More

Neon Dreams Shares Soaring New Alt-Pop Single “Say It Out Loud” feat. South African Star Mthandazo Gatya

Neon Dreams Shares Soaring New Alt-Pop Single “Say It Out Loud” feat. South African Star Mthandazo Gatya
Halifax alt-pop duo Neon Dreams have shared their new single “Say It Out Loud,” featuring the vocals of South African star Mthandazo Gatya, via Dreaming Out Loud Records. The track was inspired by the band’s awakening South African tour earlier this year, where they were greeted by a wildly excited fanbase who were aching for their arrival after the success... Read More

Myles Goodwyn Releases Striking Statement on Residential School System in “Some Of These Children (They Never Grew Up)”

Myles Goodwyn Releases Striking Statement on Residential School System in “Some Of These Children (They Never Grew Up)”
Multi-Platinum selling and award-winning Hall of Fame producer, songwriter, and artist Myles Goodwyn, relays a sombre and striking statement on the residential school system in this, his new song “Some Of These Children (They Never Grew Up) — available now. “It’s a personal response by Jim Henman and I to the recent finding of unmarked graves of Indigenous children in Canada,” Goodwyn... Read More

Tonic for Our Troubled Times, Chris de Burgh Re-Imagines a Fabled Tale & Folklore Favourite in New Album, The Legend of Robin Hood

Tonic for Our Troubled Times, Chris de Burgh Re-Imagines a Fabled Tale & Folklore Favourite in New Album, The Legend of Robin Hood
Re-imagining the fabled tale of a folklore favourite has been the latest creative challenge for Chris de Burgh, and his new album, The Legend of Robin Hood, finds the iconic artist at his imaginative best. Available now, the compelling release breathes music and lyrical life into a centuries-old and much-loved classic, re-telling the story with a cinematic vision coupled seamlessly... Read More

The Legendary El Mocambo Announces Intimate Pop-Up Concert Series

The Legendary El Mocambo Announces Intimate Pop-Up Concert Series
#Keeplivealive El Mocambo Entertainment Inc. along with Michael Wekerle, owner of the El Mocambo announced that the legendary venue will welcome the return of live music events with a series of mini pop-up concerts beginning this Friday, September 17th. Following all safety protocols, the pop-up concert series kicks off with Andre Pettipas and The Giants on September 17th and 18th... Read More

Rock On The River – Set To Rock Timmins

Rock On The River – Set To Rock Timmins
By John Emms   Rock On The River has a new venue at the Hollinger Park on October 1st and 2nd, and it’s big news for the entire region’s music scene. Let’s face it, John Olaveson and the entire committee at Timmins Festivals and Events (TFEC) have done it again. Olaveson, the chair for the festival, commented, “The feedback has been off the chart; people are... Read More

“Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine” Feature Doc Makes Its World Premiere At The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Friday, September 10th

“Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine” Feature Doc Makes Its World Premiere At The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Friday, September 10th
“Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine” Feature Doc Makes Its World Premiere At The Toronto International Film Festival Friday, September 10Th International Rights Handled By Wazabi Films Watch The Trailer  HERE Banger Films, in association with Revolver Films, is proud to announce its latest feature, “TRIUMPH: ROCK & ROLL MACHINE,” will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).... Read More

The Trews Acoustic Trio, Corey Hart & The Tragically Hip’s Gord Sinclair Join Canadian Non-Profit Make Music Matter’s September 9th Exclusive Event, #UnpluggedTogether

The Trews Acoustic Trio, Corey Hart & The Tragically Hip’s Gord Sinclair Join Canadian Non-Profit Make Music Matter’s September 9th Exclusive Event, #UnpluggedTogether
The Trews Acoustic Trio, Corey Hart & The Tragically Hip’s Gord Sinclair Join Canadian Non-Profit Make Music Matter’s September 9th Exclusive Event, #UnpluggedTogether September 9th — The Trews Acoustic Trio w/ Special Performance by Corey Hart & Live Q&A with The Trews & The Tragically Hip’s Gord Sinclair Tickets September 23rd — Cone McCaslin (Sum 41), Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) &... Read More

CMAOntario Announces 2021 Award Winners

CMAOntario Announces 2021 Award Winners
The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Winners of the 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) tonight celebrated the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 17 categories with a drive-in award show at Ancaster Fairgrounds in Hamilton. Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, Ontario lead with three wins, followed by Aaron Allen from London, Ontario with two wins.... Read More

Snotty Nose Rez Kids To Release New Album Life After On October 22

Snotty Nose Rez Kids To Release New Album Life After On October 22
Today, award-winning Vancouver hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, officially announce their forthcoming new full-length album – Life After, set for release on October 22nd – and share the record’s third single, Wild Boy. Pre-order Life After here. Listen to Wild Boy here and check out the video here.   Produced by longtime collaborator, Boogey The Beat, Wild Boy came about... Read More