Author Archives: BK

September 25

Montreal’s All-Women Grunge-Rockers “BAD SKIN” Say Live Fast Die Punk with Latest Album

Watch “Grey Day” via YouTube Here  While the calendar may say 2021, Montreal-based band Bad Skin haul hints of being a 90s punk parcel, drawing from their70s forefathers, and giving The Runaways an actual run for their money. What Shirley Manson and Brody Dalle invoked, what Courtney Love concocted, and even the gauntlet Hayley Williams […]

Same as me Captures Sugar-Sweet Simplicity with “Just Right”

Watch “Just Right” via YouTube Here  Just like candy or cake, that feeling of everything being ‘just right’ when you’re with that special someone is simple and sweet, and Toronto-based rapper and singer-songwriter same as me celebrates that pure and uncomplicated joy with her aptly-titled new single “Just Right” — available now. An easy-flow pop […]

September 25

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival-October 19-24, 2021. 

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalAnnouncesSeven Directions Shorts ProgramPLUS In Person Screenings Across CanadaHalifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Vancouver The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce exciting live in-person and virtual events as part of the 22nd Annual Festival from October 19-24, 2021. imagineNATIVE will present select in person screenings at Cineplex Theatres in Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg […]

Alt-Rock Duo BLACKOUT ORCHESTRA Delve into the Complexities of Non-Monogamous Relationships with “It’s Fine”

Watch “It’s Fine” via YouTube Here “It’s Fine” is the latest musical effort from the unique perspective of Canadian alt-rock duo Blackout Orchestra’s primary songwriter, Ben VanBuskirk, and singer Morgan Thompson-Reid — on whom the song is based. Available now, the catchy pop guitars and a dance beat are juxtaposed with unrelenting lyrics that emphasize […]

September 25

Latin Pop sensations BenAnthony Lavoz and Delon Om, dropped their new EP “The Gentleman & Scholar.” 

    BENANTHONY LAVOZ AND DELON OM                                    GET RAW WITH                         “The Gentleman and Scholar” Canadian Latin Pop sensations BenAnthony Lavoz and Delon Om, dropped their new EP “The Gentleman & Scholar.”  Coming off the success of their summer hit single “One More Time” the pop sensations went dark for their new project. The multi-talented artists wanted the lyrics of their […]

September 24

Yellowknife, NWT’s Singer-Songwriter CARMEN BRADEN Captures Pandemic Confinement with “Menu”

Watch “Menu” via YouTube Here Study after study has shown that women have borne the brunt of stresses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Canadian singer-songwriter Carmen Braden’s new single “Menu” — available now — captures the sentiment. Viscerally, at that. Every man, woman and child in arms reach wants a piece of meLike I’m […]

September 24

Pop Artist Anna Goldsmith Inspires Audiences to “Shine” in Dazzling New Single

Recorded with Award-Winning & Platinum-Selling Producer, Composer & Artist Chris Birkett, The Song Marks the Theatre Artist’s Singer/Songwriter Debut Watch “Shine” via YouTube Here While many other 14-year-olds can find themselves nervously transitioning from senior youths to junior adults, Canadian pop and musical theatre artist Anna Goldsmith is here to say she’s in their corner […]

September 23


“NOTHING SHORT OF MAGICAL. LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE.”– Kristen Page-Kirby, AWFJ “THIS IS AN OSCAR CALIBER FILM FOR THE FAMILY AND ONE NOT TO BE MISSED.” – Jeffrey Lyons, WCBS Newsradio 880 “A DELIGHT.”“There’s a fiery rhythm and life infused into their music that fuels a passion that results in a unique musical texture.”– Bradley Gibson, Film Threat “The film has a pulsing rhythm at its core that […]

September 23

Multi-Award Winning Internationally Acclaimed Guitarist, Composer & Producer JESSE COOK Announces Release of 11th Studio Album, Libre, Out December 3

Title-Track Features Multi-Instrumentalist Fethi Nadjem and Explores 808 Trap Beats Listen HERE Photo Credit: Matt Barnes What happens when you let multi-Platinum/Gold award-winning producer, composer, and guitarist Jesse Cook’s Spanish guitar off-leash with Algerian multi-instrumentalist Fethi Nadjem and some 808 trap beats? You get Cook’s newly-announced album, Libre — coming December 3rd. His 11th studio offering, the release […]

September 23

3x JUNO Award Nominees & 3x CFMA Winners Sultans of String Release New Single, “Mi Santuario” — Available Now!Featuring Juan Carlos Medrano, Song Serves as Preview to Forthcoming Album, Sanctuary — Out This November.

“Energetic and exciting music fest from a band with talent to burn… The very epitome of global music: no boundaries, no rules!” — Maverick Music Magazine “It seems that Sultans of String can’t get out of bed at the moment without finding themselves nominated for one award or another. In a word: Magnificent!” — Rock […]

September 22

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s LABYRINTH OF CINEMA@The Metrograph in New York on October 20 and in Los Angeles@The Lumiere Cinema-October 29 (co-presented by Acropolis Cinema)&VANCOUVER-Friday, October 30@Vancity Theater(At VIFF Centre)with a nationwide theatrical release to follow.

LABYRINTH OF CINEMA Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi (House)Cast: Takuro Atsuki, Takahito Hosoyamada, Yoshihiko Hosoda, Rei Yoshida, Riko Narumi, Hirona Yamazaki, Takako Tokiwa  LABYRINTH OF CINEMA will be released at The Metrograph in New York on October 20 and in Los Angeles at The Lumiere Cinema on October 29 (co-presented by Acropolis Cinema) with a nationwide theatrical release to follow. […]

September 22

Rock Band Imperial Ashes Shine a Blinding Light on the Darkness of Neocolonialism & Indigenous Injustice in Blazing New Single, “A Toxic Life”

In an urgent call-to-action to address injustices and atrocities that have plagued Indigenous communities for centuries, Toronto, ON-based rock band Imperial Ashes dive to new lyrical depths to shine a blinding light on neocolonialism in this, their new song, “A Toxic Life” — available now. Continuing to craft a soundscape that is fresh, yet familiar, […]

September 22

Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine @ TIFF 2021

A “rock n’ roll machine” who split up at the height of their careers during a run from the late 1970s through to the ’80s, the power trio from Toronto consisting of drummer-singer Moore, singer-guitarist Rik Emmett, and bassist-keyboardist Mike Levine defined an era of straight ahead Rock n’ Roll with hits including; ”Rocky Mountain […]

September 22

Jockey @TIFF 2021

Aging jockey Jackson Silva (Clifton Collins Jr.) is forced to come to terms with the limitations of his body’s deterioration from years of working through injuries, struggling to train for the final championship of his career. Longtime trainer and sometime friend Ruth (Molly Parker) lends a sympathetic ear and a sought-after horse to increase his […]

September 22

SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM.Directed by Nefise Özkal LorentzenProduced by Jørgen LorentzenFeaturing the Outspoken and Fierce Seyran AteşOpening October 1st at Laemmle GlendaleWith San Francisco and New York to Follow

She is bold. She is fierce.  She is love. Meet Seyran Ateş!Discover the life and work of Muslim feminist and human rights activist Seyran Ateş through the acclaimed film SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM. The documentary, directed by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, opens October 1st at the Laemmle Glendale and other cities including San Francisco and New York to follow. In the 1960s, the hippies […]