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Never Say Never As – Triumph Rocks Sweden

Never Say Never As – Triumph Rocks Sweden
Triumph bassist Mike Levine remembers getting the phone call. His band had just been inducted into Canada’s music hall of fame in April 2008, they were gearing up to play some summer dates when the call came through from their L.A agent that a promoter in Solvesborg, Sweden wanted them for his Sweden Rock Festival. “Did we want to go…no,”... Read More

Trooper in Toronto

Trooper in Toronto
CNE Bandshell, Toronto | August 25th, 2012 Photography by: Ted Van Boort When Rick Mercer decreed that “Raise A Little Hell” should be adopted as Canada’s national anthem, he wasn’t far off the mark. A song guaranteed to ignite a feel-good spirit with any Canadian audience, Trooper’s ode to the ultimate party ignited a 10,000 capacity crowd on a warm Saturday... Read More

Letting Go – Kenny Shields and Streetheart

Letting Go – Kenny Shields and Streetheart
The over capacity crowd in the ballroom was hot and loud when an aural montage of Streetheart hits began filling the sound system, pushing the energy levels up further. Smart phone cameras came out with ready fingers, waiting to capture an image of the ever-so-engaging Mr. Shields. When he entered, dressed in black with a large smile beaming across his... Read More

Perspectives – Rush

Perspectives – Rush
The steam-powered juggernaut of the Rush Clockwork Angels tour stormed across the Prairie Provinces this fall to the delight of band-brand emblazoned fans ranging from 6 to 64. With near capacity crowds at each stop, Messrs.’ Lee, Lifeson, and Peart opened the shows with a choice selection of 80s era music including “The Analog Kid”, “The Big Money”, “Bravado”, and... Read More