Category Archives: Music

August 16

The Boots & Hearts Journal @ Burl’s Creek (Aug 8-11)

by Wayne Baggs —- Day 1! —- The trick to driving up the 400 from Toronto is in the timing. Go early or go late. Boots & Hearts 2019 started 4:30 Thursday, August 8th with shows only at the Front Porch Stage. Emerging acts followed by three bands. I made the trip anyway because I […]

August 10

The Book Of Souls Tour 2019@Budweiser Theatre-Fri.,Aug.9th,2019

The 2019 world tour continued for Iron Maiden and it returned to North American and Toronto once again in support of their latest record The Book Of Souls. The band were here in 2017 and this was the first of two sold out shows at the Budweiser Theatre, during which lead singer Bruce Dickinson underwent […]

August 03

15 Years In The Making… Canadian Indie Alt Pop Rockers Reay Release Debut Album Butterfly Tongue Revisited Takes Flight September 6th Lead Singles “Lemondrop Girl” & “Halo” — Available Now!

15 Years In The Making… Canadian Indie Alt Pop Rockers Reay Release Debut Album Butterfly Tongue Revisited Takes Flight September 6th Lead Singles “Lemondrop Girl” & “Halo” — Available Now! Some species of butterfly spend their entire existences in migration, journeying to the ends of the Earth on nothing more than sheer determination and undeniable […]

August 02

77 Years, 17 Albums, Rediscover Jazz Artist Wendell Harrison With NEW Release “Turnaround” is Available Now

Legendary jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Wendell Harrison has long been known for taking his music into his own hands, and the release of his newest single — “Turnaround” — is of no minor exception. “Quite often as humans we have to stop, take count of where we’ve been, and analyze our progress and direction in […]

August 01

Honey Jam 2019-The Launch and Meet the Producers-July25th&29th,2019

By Sally Warburton Two of the events leading up to the 2019 Honey Jam were the Honey Jam Launch on July 25th and Meet the Producers on July 29 To start here’s the history. Honey Jam 2019 is the 24th Year of Honey Jam. Founder Ebonnie Rowe proudly compared the 24th year of Honey Jam […]

August 01

Toronto’s Festival of Beer@Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place-Fri.,July 26th-Sun.,July28th,2019

By A.J.Lam The Toronto’s Festival of Beer, at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, took place from July 26 to 28 with an incredible selection of 400+ brews from around the world, star-studded entertainment, and a new selection of delectable eats for fans to enjoy as part of the 2019 edition of #TasteTFOB. With a wide variety […]

July 30

Bonds of Mara@Lee’s Palace-Thurs.,July 25th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Bonds of Mara, I was ready for some great high energy, loud rock. I got it in spades. These guys came out tight and ready to go, loud and proud right from start to finish. The sum is greater than the parts with this made in Canada band. The pieces are pretty […]

July 27

Luke Cyrus Hunter Pays Homage To Retro Canadian Hip Hop In New Single, “Old School Jams”

“‘Old School Jam’ sounds amazing. The melodies have a quirky sound and the vocals know to impress. Luke is very talented!” — Lefuturewave “Really interesting track… Loved the instrumentals” — Tongue Tied Magazine “Nice production and lyrics!” — K12 JAMZ “Like the confidence and funk” — EarToTheGround Music “Cool video” — West Coast Chill “Really […]

July 27

Toronto-based Sri Lankan Refugee Marcus Haran Releases Fresh Video for “Hot Boy from Sri Lanka”

Toronto-based Sri Lankan Refugee Marcus Haran Releases Fresh Video for “Hot Boy from Sri Lanka” First Release Following 2018’s Deeply Personal Debut Hip Hop/Trip Hop EP, A True Story: A Soundscape to In-Difference Marcus Haran has released “HBSL (Hot Boy from Sri Lanka)” — his new single ahead of his sophomore EP release — available […]

July 23

Gearing Up for Boots & Hearts – Fashion Guide

Get your tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.ca THE STYLE GUIDE FOR EVERYONETo keep things in tone with Boots & Hearts, try these fashion tips. The Ladies THE HAIR & MAKE-UPThe country look is all about the “BIG” hair and make-up as it is about clothes. Keep your hair big, loose and wavy ala Loretta Lynn & Dolly Parton. […]

July 18

Guitar Week With Colin Linden@Hugh’s Room-Mon.,July 15th, 2019

By Wayne Baggs One of Toronto’s most significant music exports comes home for a one-off gig at Hugh’s Room Live as part of guitar week. Joined by his old buddies John Dymond on bass and drummer Gary Craig, Colin does what Colin always does. A great setlist of music spanning decades and honouring pieces of […]

July 18

Guitar Week 2 – Hurricane Ruth with Scott Holt@Hugh’s Room-Sun.,July 14th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Good old ballsy blues belted out by Hurricane Ruth was offered up at Hugh’s Room Live for Week Two of Guitar Week. Scott Holt is the guitar connection. Born and bred in Tennesse, Scott plays with a spiritual loudness honed from a ten-year stint with Buddy Guy. Looks great on paper! BLUES, […]

July 17

Fingerstyle Guitarists: Antoine Dufour, Trevor Gordon Hall, Van Larkins@Hugh’s Room-Sat.,July 13th,2019

By Wayne Baggs I was supposed to be at the Roxodus Fest watching Kid Rock and Alice Cooper. Instead, I found myself at Hugh’s Room Live for the first night of Guitar Week. Sometimes you end up with something the total opposite, leaving a lasting impression. Instead of loud rock and thousands of screaming fans, […]

July 14

Tamara Maddalen’s Album Listening Party & Live Performance @B-Town Sound In Burlington-Thursday, July 4th,2019

By Wayne Baggs With great pleasure, I attended the CD listening party for Mint Green Mercury, the latest release from Singer-songwriter Tamara Maddalen. The title is an homage to the first car her father bought. This Cd is a lifetime of experiences graciously written to put some of life’s emotional roller coaster ride to a […]

July 12

Canadians Sleepcircle Amp Up on the Alt. Heavy Rock for Sophomore Release

VANCOUVER — June 27, 2019 — Canadian heavy alt rock and grunge outfit Sleepcircle have delivered their sophomore release, From the Heavens, Through the Window — available now.  Recorded at Rain City Recorders with producer Matt Roach, the 10-track release deftly displays the British Columbia-based five-piece band’s unmistakably signature sound, while paying fitting homage to the […]