One Ugly Cowboy – Making Beautiful Noise

One Ugly Cowboy – Making Beautiful Noise
By Roman Mitz – Open Spaces Up and coming Toronto-based country-rockers ONE UGLY COWBOY are a relatively new band but the quintet is steeped with experience, and it shows on their latest album “Ride With The Wind”. The group is fronted by dynamic vocalist Jane Sowerby and her axe-wielding soul mate Richard Zwic, who has written and worked with several... Read More

Bachman/Cummings Postpone Planned North American Tour

Bachman/Cummings Postpone Planned North American Tour
By Best Classic Bands Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings have cancelled the 2021 U.S. leg of their reunion tour, citing travel issues in and out of Canada. The Guess Who mainstays had formally announced the “Together Again” North American tour on February 24, 2020, just prior to the lockdown, for that summer. The U.S. dates had previously been pushed to September... Read More

Emerging Vancouver Pop Star Uses Jim Beam Win To Draw Attention

Emerging Vancouver Pop Star Uses Jim Beam Win To Draw Attention
By Keith Sharp The raging pandemic that has affected the entire global music industry has forced virtually every musician to adapt accordingly. In the case of White Rock B.C native Richard Tichelman it has simply meant recording and releasing a series of singles which have attracted over 560 thousand youtube followers to his initial three singles; “Proud”, “The One” and... Read More

Dallas Smith Signs Global Record Deal With Big Loud Records

Dallas Smith Signs Global Record Deal With Big Loud Records
Big Loud Records (Big Loud), is pleased to announce the signing of multi-platinum Canadian country superstar Dallas Smith to its award-winning roster via a global recording deal, magnifying their relationship with the reigning CCMA Awards Entertainer of the Year who is also managed by Big Loud Management.  Additionally, Smith a two-time JUNO Award winner and founder of the Lifted Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation – a non-profit... Read More

Barney Bentall & Geoffrey Kelly are RanchWriters – “Bonaparte Plateau” Out Now – Album Released Sept 17

Barney Bentall & Geoffrey Kelly are RanchWriters – “Bonaparte Plateau” Out Now – Album Released Sept 17
A ‘Cinematic Canadiana’ Collaboration  Available September 17, 2021 When two multi-Platinum and Gold-selling Canadian artists pass time together with the best way they know-how, the result is certain to turn ears. And such is the case for award-winning musicians Barney Bentall and Geoffrey Kelly and their newly announced album, RanchWriters — available this Fall via True North Records. Beloved around... Read More

The Trews Announce New Album ‘Wanderer’

The Trews Announce New Album ‘Wanderer’
The Trews – Wanderer – Photo by – David Bastedo Earlier this year, rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights The Trews came out strong with their pandemic anthem “I Wanna Play”, an ode to all the things we’ve missed during the lockdown. Today the band announced their upcoming full-length album Wanderer, due November 19 via Known Accomplice. The album will include “I... Read More

Live Nation Canada To Transform Budweiser Stage Into A Year-Round Music Venue With Indoor
And Outdoor Shows

Live Nation Canada To Transform Budweiser Stage Into A Year-Round Music Venue With Indoor
And Outdoor Shows
Live Nation Canada today officially announced plans to redevelop Budweiser Stage at Ontario Place in Toronto, Ontario into a modern, year-round live music and performance venue with 20,000 outdoor capacity and 9,000 indoor.  The new state-of-the-art amphitheatre will continue to attract world-class artists and provide premiere live entertainment, hosting live music and other events. This demonstrates Live Nation’s support of the... Read More

Fast Romantics Announce “Pick It Up” Canadian Dates For Ontario & Quebec

Fast Romantics Announce “Pick It Up” Canadian Dates For Ontario & Quebec
Fast Romantics – Pick It Up – Album Photo Credit: Jen Squires Following over a year and a half of being away from the road due to the Covid-19 pandemic, acclaimed indie-rock band Fast Romantics are thrilled to finally be able to announce Canadian dates in support of their critically acclaimed full-length album, Pick It Up for Ontario and Quebec. The first and... Read More

Jane’s Party Release New Single & Lyric Video ‘Stay With Me’ ft. Ewan Currie & Max Clilverd

Jane’s Party Release New Single & Lyric Video ‘Stay With Me’ ft. Ewan Currie & Max Clilverd
Toronto pop-rock quartet  Jane’s Party release classic rock anthem and ‘70s jam  “Stay With Me” today featuring Ewan Currie (The  Sheepdogs/BROS)  on vocals and Max Clilverd (Tom  Odell)  on slide guitar. This is the second single from their forthcoming album, with Jane’s Party currently at work with Zeus—who served as a big inspiration for the band coming up as musicians—to... Read More

Aaron Goodvin Premieres Heartwarming New Music Video For Summer Smash ‘Boy Like Me’

Aaron Goodvin Premieres Heartwarming New Music Video For Summer Smash ‘Boy Like Me’
Aaron Goodvin has unveiled the music video for “Boy Like Me” – WATCH NOW. The video was filmed last month in Nashville and directed by Sean Hagwell, who previously shot Michael Ray’s “Whiskey & Rain” video. “Boy Like Me” is Aaron Goodvin’s first new music release since 2019’s JUNO and CCMA Award-nominated album V (LISTEN HERE). Aaron Goodvin has established... Read More

Iron Maiden Launch State of the Art Video in preparation for New Double Album Release

Iron Maiden Launch State of the Art Video in preparation for New Double Album Release
By Keith Sharp England’s Iron Maiden may have been passed over for inclusion into The U.S Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame earlier this year by a group of stuffed shirts who clearly cannot comprehend a real legendary band in their midst. Yet their response has been the release of a new single “Writing On The Wall” (based on a... Read More

Sam Roberts Band Announce Canadian Fall Tour Dates

Sam Roberts Band Announce Canadian Fall Tour Dates
Sam Roberts Band – Photo Credit – Dave Gillespie As the world slowly moves towards a new normal, Sam Roberts Band celebrates the return to the live stage with the announcement of fall tour dates. The November and December dates include stops in Winnipeg, Victoria, Vancouver, two hometown shows in Montréal and more. Not wasting any time, they also recently... Read More

So What Is In A Name? When In Rome UK – Plans A Relaunch.

So What Is In A Name? When In Rome UK – Plans A Relaunch.
Left to Right – Ed Sousa, Andrew Mann, Former Leaf goalie Curtis Joseph and his wife Stephanie, and Clive Farrington Photo by Andrew Clowater By Keith Sharp You may not be familiar with the song title and I am sure you can’t identify the band who recorded that track but when you hear “The Promise” by Manchester England group, When In Rome... Read More

Juno Award-Winning Rock Duo Crown Lands Announce “The Big Wave Tour” With 13 Headlining Shows Across Canada

Juno Award-Winning Rock Duo Crown Lands Announce “The Big Wave Tour”  With 13 Headlining Shows Across Canada
Juno Award-winning, powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys) – are proud to announce, “The Big Wave Tour,” kicking off this October. The band’s first headlining tour will be a 13-date cross-Canada tour with Skye Wallace joining as support, see list of full tour dates below. Tickets will be available... Read More

Alessia Cara Drops Two New Singles “Sweet Dream” and “Shapeshifter” – Ahead Of Upcoming Third Album.

Alessia Cara Drops Two New Singles “Sweet Dream” and “Shapeshifter” – Ahead Of Upcoming Third Album.
Grammy Award®-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara raises the curtain on her eagerly awaited upcoming third album with the release of two brand new songs, “Sweet Dream” and “Shapeshifter,” available across all platforms via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. “Sweet Dream” debuted on BBC1’s flagship program hosted by Annie Mac. Listen to “Sweet Dream” HERE Listen to “Shapeshifter” HERE and watch the video HERE “The theme of duality is... Read More

VOX REA release intimate acoustic video for nostalgic track “When You Go”

VOX REA release intimate acoustic video for nostalgic track “When You Go”
Following the release of Vox Rea‘s nostalgic new single, “When You Go,” the Vancouver noir-pop outfit has stripped the trackback for a special live performance video of the song, released today. Filmed on a trip to Portland, OR, the group’s fine artistry shines through with raw, crystalline vocals accompanied by delicate guitar. Watch the video here. On sharing the video, the band notes:“When... Read More

The Arkells Live At Toronto’s Budweiser Stage

The Arkells Live At Toronto’s Budweiser Stage
Live Nation and Budweiser Stage Back to Live are thrilled to announce ARKELLS triumphant return to live music – their first shows back onstage, for two once-in-a-return-from-pandemic history-making nights at Toronto’s Iconic Budweiser Stage, Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th aptly titled “ARKELLS LONG WEEKEND.” In bringing Budweiser Stage Back to Live, ARKELLS LONG WEEKEND will mark Arkell’s first live performance in 16 months... Read More

City and Colour Announces Canadian Tour Dates November & December 2021

City and Colour Announces Canadian Tour Dates November & December 2021
City and Colour Announces Canadian Solo Show Dates Tour Kicks off in Vancouver on November 12, 2021 5th Show At Historic Massey Hall In Toronto Added After First 4 Dates Sell Out City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, announces tour dates kicking off in Vancouver on November 12, 2021, and culminating with 5 shows at historic... Read More

Juno Award-Winning Rock Duo Crown Lands Unveil “White Buffalo,” Third Instalment In A Series Of Songs Addressing Indigenous Rights

Juno Award-Winning Rock Duo Crown Lands Unveil “White Buffalo,” Third Instalment In A Series Of Songs Addressing Indigenous Rights
Crown Lands Photo by Lane Dorsey  “White Buffalo” Released With The Inspiring Video And Parcelled With 13-Minute Multi-Composition, “The Oracle” Listen To “White Buffalo” & “The Oracle” Here Watch The Video For “White Buffalo” Here Juno Award-winning, powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys) – share two new tracks, “White... Read More