Author Archives: BK

June 10

Tortured Soul & Toronto’s Lisa Shaw Release NEW Track “I Wish You Were Here”

Tortured Soul have broken free from the DJ booth once again to bring their 100% live modern, deep, soulful house music collective’s signature sound to a new track, “I Wish You Were Here” featuring top Toronto-talent and scene mainstay Lisa Shaw — available now! Likened to “The Roots of house music,” the electrifyingly dynamic co-op […]

May 25

Toronto Pop Artist Ashley Lyn Gets Candid & Direct About Love & Career in Newest Track “I Want It 2”

The Toronto-based Jamaican-Chinese pop powerhouse is all-business, remiss to hold back in song (this one lands as a sultry, attitude-packed track and visual about curving dudes on her quest for true love), and her career (the track’s backstory serves as a manifesto of sorts — read on). “I wrote ‘I Want It 2’ in a Starbucks […]

May 21

SuperBowl Opening Night @ Marlins Park, Miami FL (Jan. 27, 2020)

by Kimberly Samnang.photography by Bill Kwan. SuperBowl Opening Night Presented by Bolt24 (formerly known as Media Night), was as per usual, the spectacle of all spectacles.  On Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs faced the media as AFC champions for the first time since the 1969 season. The Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers took part in the […]

May 16

Opera Atelier presents Together/Apart: A Virtual Showcase from Around the Globe (Wed. May 20, 2020)

All-star program features Soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Broadway sensation Laird Mackintosh, Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, and many more Opera Atelier is thrilled to announce Together/Apart – a one-hour virtual showcase of music and dance to connect, uplift, and inspire – featuring an all-star line-up of Opera Atelier’s longstanding and audience-favourite artists from around the globe, Wednesday, […]

May 05

Canadian-Led Rockers TROPE Unleash Groove Grinding Take on Tears For Fears’ “Shout”

Opting for a heavier guitar and groove-centric approach to Tears For Fears’ 80s New Wave classic “Shout,” alt rockers Trope explore new sonic territory for their cover — available now! “We wanted to do something different with the song musically and instrument-wise, and balance the beautiful melody and message with the intensity of the guitars, […]

April 28

It’s Self Quarantine, Rock ’n Roll-style with Spin Doctor’s Toronto-Based ERIC SCHENKMAN’s “Locked In The House All Day”

When Spin Doctors mega music man Eric Schenkman penned his newest single “Locked In The House All Day” for his latest solo album Who Shot John?, little did he know it’d become the shared experience for so many of us. Little did any of us, really. “I’ve been hunkered down in Toronto, not working live — […]

April 28

Canadian Grunge Trap / Alt Hip Hop Rocker Krosst Out Issues “Funerals” for Former Self

Toronto-based grunge trap and alt hip hop rocker Krosst Out marks the end of his former self with the symbolic unleashing of new single, “Funerals” — available now.  The track lands ahead of his forthcoming album, Phone Calls With Ghosts, a project that has the Toronto-based artist squaring away with his small-town upbringing; the LP is set […]

April 25

Andrew Cassara New Disco/Funk Infused Debut Album, May 1

Ottawa based pop artist Andrew Cassara is set to release his debut album Freak On Repeat (SGMGroupArtists/AWAL) on all streaming services May 1st. The album’s lead track, “Bad Bad” is a funky pop number featuring upbeat dance rhythms and Andrew’s distinct falsetto. Since the start of his career as a teen in 2013, Cassara has consistently released new music while performing live both domestically […]

April 17

Canadian Alt. Rocker My Oldest Friend Unveils New Mixed Medium Single, “Ghost”

Canadian alt rock outfit My Oldest Friend pulls the sheet off its newest single and first mixed-media collaborative project, “Ghost”— available now! The nom de plume for Vancouver-based multi-faceted artist Jacob Richter, My Oldest Friend first landed in 2017; it features back-up vocals and keys from Melinda Richter, Jacob’s sister, and drums from Kurt Dahle.  […]

April 17

Canadian New Wave Icons THE SPOONS Serve Appreciation & Inspiration For Frontline Workers Amid COVID-19 Containment

Canadian new wave icons the Spoons are serving a bright dose of inspiration and immense gratitude in this, their newest video for “Landing Lights” — available now! Members Gord Deppe and Sandy Horne’s sentiments stretch two ways, but first and foremost to medical professionals and their ongoing efforts in the face of COVID-19. “We wanted […]

April 11

Ezra Jordan Offers “Cheap Therapy” On Debut EP

Former CTV’s The Launch Finalist Ezra Jordan (and son of Marc Jordan and Amy Sky) Offering “Cheap Therapy” On Debut EP Soul-rich Canadian R&B alt-pop artist — and former CTV The Launch finalist with over 5 million streams across Spotify and YouTube alone — EZRA JORDAN is releasing his debut EP, Cheap Therapy on Thursday, April 9. […]

April 11

Toronto-based Pop Singer/Songwriter JADYN LAMB Is Better Off As “Friends” in New Single

Canadian alt pop singer/songwriter Jadyn Lamb is all about lessons learned when it comes to relationship dynamics in her newest single, “Friends” — available now! “I dug deep when writing this one,” the Toronto-area artist says, looking back. “This is everything I wanted to say when I was younger, but kept inside.” It all comes […]

April 09

JUNO Award-Nominated Teen Supergroup GIRL POW-R Leading Fans To Help Those In Need During COVID-19

JUNO Award-nominated and chart topping all-girl pop band Girl Pow-R are mobilizing the masses via mobile phones to, quite simply, help in any way they can in this newly uncertain time. Leveraging the power of social media in a time of increased social distancing, Girl Pow-R continues to embody their core mission of banding together […]

April 09

Toronto Folk Singer/Songwriter RAINA KRANGLE’s New Single “My Beautiful Dear” Is Straight From a Dream

“My Beautiful Dear” is the First Single off New Album, Headbangers — A Musical Recovery From Mild Traumatic Brain Injury The track was recently selected as a finalist in the 2020 Blues & Roots Radio’s International Song Contest, and is the premiere single off her forthcoming album, Headbangers – A Musical Recovery From Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. […]

April 05

Tom Jackson Launches New Artist-Led Series in Aid of Music Community Affected by COVID-19

With countless members of the Canadian music community impacted by COVID-19, actor, singer, activist and philanthropic tour de force Tom Jackson is rallying fellow artists to aid peers with the launch of a new digital variety series, Almighty Voices. Certain to inspire, entertain, and inform audiences — and in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund, a […]